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Will Holden

Will Holden

Will has held senior finance, operational and strategic positions for private and public companies of all sizes and across all stages of the business cycle from early-stage high-growth businesses to mature global conglomerates. His 25+ years of experience has focused on working with companies facing critical financial, operational and strategic challenges and leading complex solution focused initiatives which include developing/implementing bottoms-up long-range strategic business plans, creating global liquidity monitoring and management capabilities, finance function & system overhauls, esoteric debt & equity capital raises, and debt restructurings.

Will’s career started at Merrill Lynch in their Real Estate Investment Banking group where he structured debt financings for public and private, domestic and international companies. From Merrill, Will went to business school after which he transitioned to working with companies as an interim-manager (FP&A/CFO/CRO) and financial/turnaround advisor, side-by-side with incumbent management teams and owners tackling all types of operational, structural and financial challenges.

Over his career, Will has had success across multiple industries as his leadership, finance, accounting, transaction, transformation, capital raising and strategic capabilities have proven transferrable across multiple business models including manufacturing, digital media, aerospace, healthcare services, energy, on-line marketplaces, E&P, logistics, hospitality, and real estate.

Core to Will’s capabilities is to triage, prioritize and execute in partnership with management.

His representative experience includes:

  • Interim CFO for a PE backed propane company pursuing a large scale and accelerated roll-up strategy
  • Interim CFO for an early-stage electric aircraft OEM developing cargo and passenger aircraft
  • Interim CFO for a PE sponsored roll-up of multifamily and student property management companies
  • CRO and Interim CFO for a late-stage manufacturer of medical packaging vials and syringes post emergence
  • CRO for a global digital media company impaired by an unfavorable legal judgement
  • CRO for a boutique group fitness franchisor with 14 locations across major U.S. cities
  • Managed the Chapter 11 proceeding for a major domestic coal producer
  • Managed liquidity and the Chapter 11 proceedings for a domestic upstream E&P company
  • Supply chain and finance function advisor to a global EPC company through its Chapter 11 process
  • Interim VP of Finance and Accounting for PE backed on-line marketplace
  • Interim FPA for a PE owned middle-market industrial manufacturing company
  • Interim executive management for a family-owned manufacturing firm with facilities in 16 countries
  • Financial advisor to the office of the CRO at an Atlantic City casino resort through its Chapter 11 process
  • In-court restructuring advisor to medical transcription company with 4,000 employees in India

Will has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Skidmore College and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

“When things don’t make sense, chances are you don’t have all the information.”

Something You Should Know

  • Moonlights as a musician and opened for Eric Clapton at a local music festival


  • Certified Turnaround Professional and a member of the Turnaround Management Association