John M. Collard is the Chairman of Annapolis, Maryland-based Strategic Management Partners, Inc - a turnaround management firm specialising in asset and investment recovery, outside director corporate renewal governance, investing in and rebuilding underperforming troubled companies, and interim turnaround management. He is a Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP), Certified International Turnaround Manager (CITM), who brings over 35 years of senior operating leadership, $85M+ asset and investment recovery, 45+ M&A transactions worth $1.2B, and $80M fund management expertise to advise companies. John is the Past Chairman of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA), Past Chairman of the Association of InterimExecutives, Senior Fellow at the Turnaround Management Society, serves on public and private boards of directors, and advises companies, and private equity investors. He’s enshrined in Turnaround Management, Restructuring and Distressed Investing at the Industry Hall of Fame and frequently writes articles on turnarounds and outside leadership. We speak with him on all things turnarounds over the next pages. TURNAROUNDS EXPLAINED John M. Collard - Strategic Management Partners Bank i ng & F i nanc i a l Se r v i ce s 40 Finance Monthly.