His primary areas of focus include developing financial reporting / KPI programs; formulating and evaluating strategic business and operational plans; and filling critical interim management positions to help implement key initiatives in situations where there are management constraints.
Mr. Cejka was recently retained by Värde Partners to help manage a real estate development company in Park City, UT. In this capacity, he was responsible for leading a team that recreated the Company’s back office and developed a process for managing all aspects of the business. Once the accounting / function had been restored, Mr. Cejka helped prepare the Company for extensive financial and operational due diligence that was performed by potential third party investors.
Prior to that assignment, Mr. Cejka served as the financial advisor to BeavEx, which is a $300 million national logistics / same day courier provider. In this capacity, he helped lead a new task force that was established to help identify the root cause of a recent operating downturn; identify and implement key initiatives that were designed to improve the Company’s operating performance; and monitor the Company’s progress in meeting the key initiatives. In addition, Mr. Cejka’s team was responsible for designing weekly financial reporting tools that helped the Company measure its financial performance during a period of financial restatement. These initiatives allowed the Company to improve its EBITDA run-rate from breakeven to over $15 million on annual basis and permitted the Management team to have tools to measure its financial performance on a real-time basis.
Mr. Cejka has also served in numerous interim management positions to help his clients implement their initiatives on an accelerated basis, including: National Energy and Gas Transmission Inc., which was a $4.0 billion energy company; Palm Harbor Homes, a leading, public-traded company that manufactured and sold factory-built homes and also offered mortgage and insurance products; Empire Today, a national flooring company; and Coach America, which was the largest motorcoach operator in the US.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Cejka spent several years in the corporate restructuring group of a Big Four firm, where he served in various debtor and creditor advisory roles.
Mr. Cejka earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Southern Methodist University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (non-practicing) and a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor. Mr. Cejka is also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), the Turnaround Management Association (TMA), and the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA).
NOTE: Alvarez & Marsal employs CPAs but is not a licensed CPA firm.