Steven F. Agran

Managing Director at Carl Marks Advisory Group LLC

Steven F. Agran

Steven F. Agran

Managing Director at Carl Marks Advisory Group LLC

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Steven F. Agran has over 20 years of experience providing turnaround and interim management services to financially distressed companies. He provides financial and operational advisory services to company ownership, Boards of Directors, private equity groups, lenders and investors focusing on workouts, loan restructurings, strategic planning, bankruptcy, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Agran works with company management to develop and implement business plans that create profitable growth and increase enterprise value.

Mr. Agran has served in various roles for a myriad of companies, including Chief Restructuring Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Advisor. His engagements have encompassed turnarounds, operational and financial restructurings, liquidations, cash management, operational and financial assessments, due diligence and examinations, and Chapter 11 reorganizations and §363 sales.

Mr. Agran’s wide range of industry experience has included trucking & transportation, distribution, food production & services, consumer products, manufacturing, business services, retail, and healthcare. He has also advised many family run businesses as they worked through transition periods.

His recent experience includes serving as CRO of Dell’s Maraschino Cherries, overseeing the transition during a Brooklyn DA investigation, CFO of a start-up Beef slaughter and fabrication company, implementing policies and procedures, creating accounting tracking and measurement systems and providing integral advisory on strategy and planning. He has served as interim CEO and CFO of an $80 million artificial flower design, sales and distribution company, CRO to a supplemental education company settling disputes between Equity and Lender. He has implemented a safety program, equipment procurement, tracking and monitoring systems for a $250 million trucking company emerging from bankruptcy. He oversaw the planning, bankruptcy and wind-down of Jevic Transportation, Inc. and provided management consulting and merger integration services for a $300 million health care organization.

Prior to joining Carl Marks Advisors, Mr. Agran was a Principal at Morris Anderson LLC. He has also been a turnaround advisor at Addition Management, Glass & Associates and Nightingale & Associates. He began his career with PriceWaterhouse in New York City.

Mr. Agran earned a BBA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He is a CPA (inactive), TMA Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP) and a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA). Mr. Agran is also the President of the New Jersey Turnaround Management Association, on the Board of Directors of Global TMA and former co-chair of the TMA Mid-Atlantic Symposium.

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Part of Carl Marks & Co., Inc., Carl Marks Advisory Group LLC is a company headquartered in New York, NY, that provides investment and advisory services.The company says this about itself: Carl Marks Advisory Group LLC (Carl Marks Advisors) is a New York-based investment bank that provides financial and operational advisory services. Our integrated client service teams unite industry, operations, and transaction expertise to create effective solutions in complex situations. Securities are offered through Carl Marks Securities LLC, member FINRA and SIPC.

Managing Director, Carl Marks Advisors
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Carl Marks & Co., Inc. provides investment and advisory services. It offers distressed investments, asset management, private equity, and real estate services. The company was founded by Carl Marks in 1925 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Member, Board of Trustees
2020 - 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.

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