Mark D. Podgainy is a Managing Director at Getlzer Henrich, bringing more than 20 years of experience in operational roles and consulting. His areas of expertise include transaction advisory services, business plan analysis, performance improvement, cash and vendor management, and interim management services. He has also worked with law firms on forensic and litigation support assignments. Assignments have ranged from consumer products, apparel and textile, building products, and food, to hospitality, real estate, services, and retail sectors. Clients have included companies, secured lenders’ boards of directors, and creditors’ committees.
Mark has extensive consulting and operating experience in the food industry supply chain, including restaurant chains such as Big Boy Restaurants, Roadhouse Grill, and Eateries (Garcia’s, Garfield’s, and Pepperoni Grill concepts), among others. He has worked with several food manufacturers, including Rich Products, Nestlé Brands, Heinz USA, Chef Francisco, Ocean Spray, Smucker’s, Country Pure, and StarKist.
His food distribution advisory experience includes middle-market distributors, and he has worked with the New England Wholesale Food Distributors Association (NEWFDA). Mark has also held line and management positions in the food service and hospitality industries, including Howard Johnson’s Restaurants, Harvey Hotels, and Winegardner & Hammons (Assistant General Manager and General Manager of full-service 300-room hotels). Prior to Getzler Henrich, Mark provided consulting services at TRG (now CRG Partners). He writes frequently on mergers and acquisitions, real estate, and related topics for numerous industry trade publications.
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