Mr. Nishant MachadoMACKINAC PARTNERS LLC, Santa Monica, CA
NISHANT is a senior managing director and co-leads the firm’s Financial Restructuring and Transaction Advisory practice. He has extensive business, finance and restructuring experience, including positions as CRO, interim CEO, CFO & COO and lead advisor to many turnaround clients, as well as public and private corporations. His recent experience includes being the CRO/ CEO in the successful restructuring of Romano’s Macaroni Grill and the CEO/ CRO at Logan’s Roadhouse, where he guided the company through its restructuring and turnaround.Nishant also has served as financial advisor to several regional homebuilders, lead restructuring advisor to Windsor Steel, CFO/COO to Pacific Monarch Resorts and CRO to Quantum Fuels Systems Technology Worldwide, Inc., as well as financial advisor to a number of lenders.As an entrepreneur, Nishant founded Great Destinations Inc., a timeshare sales and marketing company he developed, served as CFO and sold to Interval Leisure Group, Inc., a publicly traded company with an enterprise value in excess of $3 billion. He has served on the boards of directors of Native Foods Café, Great Destinations Inc., Sbarro Inc. and Romano’s Macaroni Grill, and in 2013, he received an M&A Advisor 40 under 40 Top Service Provider award. In addition, he is a member of the board of directors of the Turnaround Management Association’s Southern California Chapter and is a member of the Global One Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO).Nishant is an emeritus board member for his community Boys and Girls Club, and he leads the mentoring program of young analysts and associates at his firm.
Nishant displays true leadership in coordinating workstreams and projects at every level of an enterprise, and in doing so he quickly earns the respect of his subordinates, advisers, and adversaries.... [I]t is no surprise that [he] has masterfully performed as the helmsman of many successful business restructurings, both in and out of court.