Kenneth T. Latz

Managing Director at Variant Capital Advisors, LLC

Kenneth T. Latz

Kenneth T. Latz

Managing Director at Variant Capital Advisors, LLC

Biography

Kenneth Latz is a Managing Director in Conway MacKenzie’s restructuring practice, and leader of the firm’s Institutional Investor Services group . Kenneth has over 16 years of experience in financial and operational restructuring, private equity, merger and acquisition advisory services and the management of performing and under-performing companies.

As a restructuring advisor, Kenneth has represented the interests of debtor and creditor constituencies in out-of-court restructurings and formal bankruptcy settings in a variety of industries, including automotive, manufacturing, retail, consumer products, healthcare, and distribution.

Kenneth has also served in various executive management roles for performing and under-performing companies including, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Restructuring Officer, Corporate Controller and Treasurer across a variety of industries and situations.

As leader of Conway MacKenzie’s Institutional Investor Services Group , Kenneth oversees the deployment of the firm’s strategy for the provision of portfolio management and other advisory services to help institutional investors preserve and maximize the value of alternative investments during circumstances of fund-level restructuring, distress, conflict or transition.

Kenneth is currently serving as Managing Director of a middle-market private equity fund following a for-cause removal of the former general partner by the fund’s limited partners.

Kenneth is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and a Certified Turnaround Professional. He has received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and holds memberships in the Turnaround Management Association, the Association for Corporate Growth, and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

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Manager at Conway Mackenzie Investment Advisors LLC

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Managing Director, Investment Banking at Mesirow Financial Holdings, Inc.

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Founder at MetricStream, Inc.

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Managing Director & Head of the Restructuring & Special Situations Grou at FocalPoint Partners LLC

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Senior Managing Director at Conway Mackenzie Management Services LLC

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Managing Director at Angle Advisors LLC

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Director at Variant Capital Advisors, LLC

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Managing Director at Variant Capital Advisors, LLC

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Business Owner at Conway MacKenzie, Inc.

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Education
Bachelor of Science Degree in Accountancy

The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is a public research-intensive university in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is the flagship campus of the University of Illinois system. The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is the second oldest public university in the state (after Illinois State University), and is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference. It is considered a Public Ivy and is a member of the Association of American Universities.

Memberships
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Current

ACG is the global organization for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. ACG’s almost 10,000 members come from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 50 chapters in North America, Europe, and soon, Asia.

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ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more 12,600 attorneys, auctioneers, bankers, judges, lenders, professors, turnaround specialists, accountants and other bankruptcy professionals providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information.

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Current

Turnaround Management Association (TMA) is a non-profit association dedicated to corporate renewal and turnaround management. Established in 1988, TMA has more than 9,000 members in 48 chapters, including 31 in North America and one each in Australia, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Romania, Southern Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan and the United Kingdom, with a chapter in formation in Singapore.The TMA Certification Program recognizes professional excellence and provides an objective measure of expertise related to workouts, restructurings and corporate renewal. Applicants for certification must meet stringent standards of education, experience and professional conduct, pass a comprehensive examination and maintain the credential through continuing education credits.

Career History
Responsible for Management
2012 - Current

Conway Mackenzie Investment Advisors LLC, part of Riveron Consulting LLC, is an American company located in New York, NY, that provides investment advice.

Head, Institutional Investor Services Group
Current

Conway MacKenzie delivers hands-on financial, operational and strategic services that help healthy companies grow and troubled companies get back on track. With offices that have grown throughout the United States and internationally, and with a team of professionals who represent the best and brightest in their respective disciplines, our mission has been and will always be steadfast: to provide our clients with tangible results that bring about the optimal outcome for a given situation. That mission has been evidenced time and time again over the last 25 years as we continue to deliver high-impact results for our clients.

Managing Director
Current

Variant Capital Advisors (Variant Capital), an affiliate of Conway MacKenzie, Inc., specializes in investment banking services primarily for middle market companies. As a trusted financial advisor, Variant Capital utilizes its market knowledge and expertise to provide creative and optimal solutions for its clients. Variant Capital's investment banking activities encompass a broad range of services, including Capital Raising, M & A Advisory, Financial Restructurings and Equity Sponsor Advisory Services.

Awards & Honors
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
Certified Turnaround Professional
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