Clifford Hall
Managing 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 B2B companies in business services, manufacturing and industrial sectors
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Cliff Hall is a Managing 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 more than 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.

Mr. Hall served as Chief Transformation Officer for a $500 million printing company and a $2 billion industrial distribution company. He supported the Chairman, Board of Directors and CEO to drive significant corporate, financial and operational transformation, resulting in annual run rate savings of ~$20 million at the printing company. He also helped the distribution company define and monetize performance improvement initiatives that led to a top quartile exit for the sponsor.

Mr. Hall also recently held the position of Chief Operating Officer for a $350 million oil and gas company. In this role, he drove significant corporate and product line / customer base changes and operational transformation. The results included the successful recapitalization of the company; identification of $4.8-$9.2 million in EBITDA and $4.3-$7.2 million in working capital opportunities.

Previously, Mr. Hall served as President of a $250 million private equity-backed sports equipment and apparel company. While there, he managed the diligence, synergy assessment and implementation process for the private equity-owned strategic buyer. During Mr. Hall’s interim role, revenue at the company increased by 42 percent and EBITDA by 84 percent over the prior 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, Maryland.