Troy Temple
Senior Director
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Sales operating effectiveness (sales coverage model, sales process development and CRM strategy)
Customer experience, segmentation and targeting
Marketing efficiency and effectiveness (organization and spending)
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Troy Temple is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal Private Equity Performance Improvement in Chicago. He specializes in identifying and implementing solutions to improve marketing and sales force effectiveness for PE portfolio companies.

He has deep experience in developing and executing complex business strategies to improve revenue and profit performance. Additionally, he has led workstreams for several portfolio companies, executing cost reductions and performance improvement for mergers and carve-outs.

With more than 20 years of executive line management experience, Mr. Temple has led companies from multi-billion-dollar global players to startups, specifically focused on growth strategies to drive revenue and profit. He has a track record of driving top-line growth and EBITDA via impactful marketing and sales programs based on a deep understanding of the customer experience. He helps clients improve ROI by aligning marketing and sales and ensuring focus on the right segments, channels and customers.  

Mr. Temple brings considerable experience driving revenue and profit improvement in the technology, manufacturing and service sectors. He has led sales and marketing transformations for Pitney Bowes, Amsted Industries and Exide Technologies. His notable engagements include sales force operating effectiveness, go-to-market strategy and market analysis, customer profitability analysis with margin management, optimizing customer contract terms and conditions, demand planning and S&OP redesign, sales compensation reform and customer service and inside sales alignment.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Temple led sales, marketing, service and operations for a $3B battery manufacturer to help execute the Plan of Reorganization for a North American business that entered Chapter 11 one year before his arrival. Responsible for a $690M Americas business, he restructured the sales channels, leading a business of 500+ employees in their North American operation. The business emerged from Chapter 11 under his watch and today is a much stronger company both financially and structurally.

Mr. Temple served as the VP/Corporate Officer for a $227M pipe manufacturer headquartered in Chicago and led the restructuring and turnaround of a worldwide sales organization resulting in a 4X (EBITDA) sale to a PE firm. Serving as VP of Sales for a $150M technology business, Mr. Temple successfully integrated several new software acquisitions, driving change resulting in a standard incentive plan, sales process, CRM platform, go-to-market strategy and forecasting methodology.

Mr. Temple earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Illinois.  His has received several sales training certifications including Miller Heiman’s Strategic Selling, Customer Centric Selling and Solution Selling.  Additionally, he is a certified trainer for Franklin Covey’s Four Disciplines of Execution (4DX) and has three marketing certificates from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.