William Markley
Senior Director
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Interim management roles include CFO, controller and finance for large and middle market companies
Industries include manufacturing, software, business services, hospitality and construction
Focus areas include interim management, working capital optimization, back office efficiencies, streamlining accounting processes
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William Markley is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Private Equity Services Group. Mr. Markley applies over 25 years of experience assisting his clients with corporate finance, performance improvement, and back office optimization.

His primary areas of concentration are interim management roles, enhancing earnings and working capital performance, driving back office efficiencies, streamlining accounting processes, and strengthening finance teams. Additionally, he has advised clients in diverse industries, including manufacturing, software, business services, hospitality, and construction, and held senior finance positions in both large and middle-market organizations.

Mr. Markley served as interim CFO for a 90M SaaS business divested by a large multinational.  In the role, he stood up a full finance organization, implemented new accounting software and forecasting procedures, expanded and refined management reporting, increased involvement in sales’ deal desk, and enhanced back office controls.  He also served as interim CFO for a 150M manufacturing operation serving the automotive industry focusing his efforts on working capital management, restructuring the forecasting processes, and driving cost efficiencies. 

Notably, Mr. Markley has served as interim corporate controller in various engagements ranging from a 900M construction company to 1.2B international business services firm and, in this role, assisted companies with updating their accounting policies and procedures, completing their annual audit procedures, and refining their transaction processes and controls.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Markley served as CFO of a 150M family-owned international architecture and engineering firm, Vice President of Finance and Controller at an operating unit of a 1B diversified manufacturing company serving the consumer product market, Director of Finance at an operating unit of a 20B Fortune 500 multinational conglomerate serving the automotive industry, Corporate Accounting & Risk Manager of a 1.5B OEM joint venture, and Senior Auditor of a Big Four accounting firm.

Mr. Markley earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Michigan State University, Eli Broad College of Business, and an MBA from the University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business. He is a non-practicing Certified Public Accountant.