Colie Spink
Managing Director
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Co-leads the firm's European Private Equity Performance Improvement practice
25+ years of experience as an operator and adviser in healthy growth businesses, as well as in non-performing, distressed and crisis situations
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Shepard (Colie) Spink, a Managing Director of Alvarez & Marsal Europe LLP, currently co-leads the firm's European Private Equity Performance Improvement practice. Mr. Spink brings more than 25 years of experience as an operator and as an advisor in healthy growth businesses, as well as in non-performing, distressed or crisis situations.

Since joining A&M, Mr. Spink has led significant engagements across all stages of the private equity lifecycle. He has held numerous senior executive roles in sponsor-owned businesses (including Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Restructuring Officer), where he has taken direct responsibility for delivering operational improvement; as well as having led numerous pre-acquisition and post-acquisition advisory engagements for private equity clients throughout Europe.  Mr. Spink has led significant engagements in a wide variety of sectors including metals and mining, automotive manufacturing, consumer products manufacturing, healthcare, energy and retail. 

Before A&M, Mr. Spink served as an operating partner with BA Capital Partners Europe, a Managing Director and Head of Bank of America's European emerging markets investment banking division, and in various management positions with Macy's in New York. 

Mr. Spink earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Virginia and a master's degree in business administration, with concentrations in finance and management strategy, from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a U.S. national and has resided in the U.K. for 17 years.