Anthony Horvat is a Managing Director with over two decades of experience leading business improvement initiatives across numerous industries and situations. He brings a deep and extensive skill set to all aspects of business improvement, including acquisition integration to generate value on behalf of all stakeholders.
Prior to joining Accordion, he founded and led Steelgate Partners, an advisory firm focused on providing finance function consulting, interim leadership, and merger integration to private equity-owned portfolio companies and corporations. Sample engagements include providing interim CFO services to a global $300MM B2B distributor, where he prepared the company for and executed a very successful refinancing of over $50MM resulting in a significant dividend to shareholders.
Anthony was an early member of the highly successful Turnaround & Restructuring Service practice at AlixPartners where he focused on increasing value for under-performing and distressed companies globally. His extensive client work included leadership positions at RCN, Acterna, WorldCom and Dura Automotive. His experience in turnarounds and performance improvement cross a wide range of client companies located in the US and overseas with revenues ranging from $100 MM to $40 billion.
Earlier in his career, Anthony was a member of the senior leadership team at US Filter Corporation, an acquisition focused growth enterprise that consolidated the fragmented industrial water-equipment market, eventually achieving over $5 billion in global revenues. He led the operating integration of multiple acquired businesses, functioning in all dimensions of the strategic business process to build value. His roles included responsibility for equipment manufacturing plants to regional service operations.
Anthony received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. He received the M&A Advisor 2015 Outstanding Distressed M&A Transaction Award, is a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor and published in the ABI Journal.
“Wisdom is the daughter of experience” - L. DaVinci