Clifford Hall
Senior Director
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Executive leader and board advisor with 25 years of experience creating operational value for private equity sponsored companies and global enterprises
Focused on operations performance improvement, interim leadership, sales and margin management opportunities for B-to-B companies in business services, manufacturing and industrial sectors
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Cliff Hall is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal Private Equity Performance Improvement and co-leader of its Revenue & Margin Management service line in the U.S.

Mr. Hall brings 25 years of experience in a range of management and board advisory, operational and functional roles in the Americas, Europe and Asia.  He is a respected mentor, having successfully coached portfolio company management professionals and their teams to measurably impact financial performance. 

Mr. Hall’s career is defined by his ability to combine strategic vision with implementation to drive results. In addition to his interim senior management and board advisory positions for A&M’s private equity clients, his functional areas of focus include operations performance improvement, pre-acquisition due diligence, carve-out and merger integration, salesforce effectiveness and margin management. Mr. Hall has worked across industry sectors, including manufacturing, industrial, business services and consumer enterprises.  

Among his recent engagements are:

  • Chief Transformation Officer for $500 million printing company and $2 billion industrial distribution company. Supported Chairman, board and CEO to drive significant corporate, financial and operational transformation, resulting in annual run rate savings of ~$20 million at the printing company. Helped distribution company define and monetize performance improvement initiatives that led to a top quartile exit for the sponsor.
  • Chief Operating Officer for $350 million oil & gas company. Drove significant corporate and product line / customer base changes and operational transformation.  Results: successful recapitalization of the company, identified $4.8–$9.2 million in EBITDA and $4.3–$7.2 million in working capital opportunities.
  • President of $250 million sports equipment & apparel company. Managed diligence, synergy assessment and implementation process for private equity owned strategic buyer. During his interim role, revenue increase by 42% and EBITDA by 84 percent over the prior year.  
  • President of $250 million sports equipment company where he managed diligence, synergy assessment and implementation process for private equity owned strategic buyer. During his interim role, revenue increased by 42% and EBITDA by 84% over one year. 

Prior to his role at A&M, Mr. Hall served as Chief Operating Officer at Timex Group, and as Chief Marketing Officer for Trane Industrial.  He earned an MBA from Loyola University in Baltimore.