Various leadership positions in financial & operational roles in large public and private companies engaged in manufacturing, oil & gas, diversified food, agricultural, warehousing, automotive, insurance, and construction businesses.  Most recently engaged by Private Equity portfolio managers as an interim CFO/ CRO for companies with special situations.  Company experience includes: Koch Industries Inc., Anderson, Clayton & Co., Tenneco Inc. [Held Executive positions at Tenneco Automotive, Tenneco Oil, Tennessee Gas Transmission, Newport News Shipbuilding, & Tenneco West], and various middle market PE companies including Penda Truck Accessories, Marshfield DoorSystems, Whirlpool/Hoover carve-out transactions, and other NEP portfolio assignments.

Served as Chief Restructuring Officer/Chief FinancialOfficer with Portfolio companies in financial distress, or trouble debt re-financings.  Installed numerous ERP -Revenue/Cost/Profit analysis & financial systems to augment management team turnaround efforts

Most Recent Engagement

  • Innoware LLC is a middle market company that provides innovative solutions to enhance the everyday dining experience.

  • The company sells disposable food service products that provide both form and function coupled with creative and design sensitive flair.

  • Successful turnaround outcome.  Assignments included leading at multiple ERP installations at two divisions, refresh cost accounting systems at both Plastic & Paper divisions, and support PE exits to strategic purchasers.

Portfolio Status/Experience

  • 
Penda Corp, entry 1997/exit 2005

  • Consult engagement, Marshfield Door – Wind Point Ptrs. Company – Represented Labor Negotiator – Contract settlement, lead ERP & product standard costing system installation

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Consult engagement, PCA a NEP portfolio Co.

  • Innoware LLC, entry 2008/exit 2011

Leo E. Waner

Consultant

Financial Executive · Chief Financial Officer

608.322.7097

LWaner@sandhillconsultinggroup.com

  • Multi-disciplined in Operations

  • IT, General and Executive Management

  • Sales and Business Development Growth

FOUNDING PARTNER

  • Interim Executive/CEO

  • General Management

  • Investment

  • Food Service

  • Publishing

  • Paper Plastics Printing
     

FOUNDING PARTNER

  • Interim Executives/CEO

  • Marketing & Sales

  • Talent Strategy

  • GroPaper Plastics Printing
     

CONSULTANT

  • Branding

  • Design

  • Creative Direction

  • Digital User Experience
     

Rob Croft

ADVISOR

  • Interim Management

  • Business Integration

  • Marketing

  • Innovation and New Products

  • Strategic Planning

  • International Expansion

  • Organizational Structure and

  • Development

  • Consumer and Industrial
     

CONSULTANT

  • Interim Leader

  • Marketing & Sales

  • Innovation

  • Licensing

     

PRESIDENT

  • Operations & Logistics

  • Growth

  • Product Sourcing & Supply

  • Paper Plastics Printing

     

CONSULTANT

  • Marketing

  • Sales

CONSULTANT

  • Interim Leader

  • Sales

  • Publishing

  • Food Service

  • Paper Plastics Printing

CONSULTANT

  • Paper, Plastics & Printing

  • Operations & Logistics

CONSULTANT

  • Interim Executives

  • Operations & Logistics

  • Growth

  • Food Service

  • Product Sourcing & Supply

CONSULTANT

  • Interim Executives/CEO

  • Marketing & Sales

  • Growth

  • Education Media

  • New Media

FOUNDING PARTNER

  • Interim CHRO 

  • Executive Coach 

  • Employee & Labor Relations

CONSULTANT

  • ​Interim Executives

  • Finance

  • Talent Strategy

  • Food Service

  • Paper Plastics Printing

Leo E. Waner

CONSULTANT

  • ​Growth

  • Talent Strategy

CONSULTANT