John Suckow
Chief Operating Officer
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Served as consultant, financial advisor and interim management
Worked on behalf of companies, boards of directors and other stakeholders
Developer of solutions for complex problems
Can develop solutions, advise on implementation of solutions, and implement solutions depending on the needs of the company
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John Suckow is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal in New York and serves as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer.

He specializes in analyzing, developing and implementing business plans to assist financially-challenged companies, as well as underperforming segments of successful businesses.

With more than 30 years of financial restructuring and business experience, Mr. Suckow has advised management teams, boards of directors, secured lenders and other constituent groups in a variety of ways, ranging from financial adviser to interim management.

He brings expertise across numerous industry sectors, including: manufacturing, distribution, telecommunications, financial services and retail. Additionally, he has represented strategic and financial buyers in numerous acquisitions, and he has served as an expert witness in state and federal court.

Mr. Suckow most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. Earlier, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Restructuring Officer of Interstate Bakeries Corp. His diverse restructuring experience includes: Beatrice Canada, Bush Industries, Fleming Companies, Magellan Health Services, Microcell Telecommunications, Peter J. Schmitt, Pierre Foods and Singer NV. Additionally, he served as an advisory partner on numerous other restructuring assignments.

Before joining A&M, Mr. Suckow was the Managing Partner of Arthur Andersen's U.S. Restructuring practice, responsible for all facets of the business, including oversight of 180 full-time restructuring professionals. He began his career in Chicago in 1981, became a partner in 1992, and transferred to New York to lead the Northeast Region Restructuring practice in 1995.

Mr. Suckow earned a bachelor's degree in accountancy from Miami University (Oxford) in 1981.