Chicago, IL – (March 3, 2021) – Harney Partners, a national corporate advisory firm that helps companies navigate complex financial and operational situations, is pleased to announce the addition of Paul Dubuque to its Midwest team. As Director in the Chicago office, Dubuque will provide strategic leadership and support to client advisory engagements for the firm.
Dubuque is an accomplished leader with 30+ years of experience, including twelve with a Big 4 firm, supporting companies in a variety of industries including banking, fintech, SaaS, health & wellness, food & beverage, and wholesale commercial distribution. He has held interim executive roles as CEO, CFO and CRO, as well as advisory roles to management teams, boards and lenders.
Dubuque is highly skilled at supporting organizations through periods of transition, including turnarounds, restructurings, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. His recent experiences include returning a $130 million heavy equipment retailer to profitability and stabilizing and working hand-in-hand with senior management to engineer the successful turnaround of a previously insolvent $400 million distributor to building contractors.
“Paul’s experience and operationally-minded approach will drive opportunity and value across the organizations we serve,” said Jim Harney, President of Harney Partners. “His extensive background in corporate finance, coupled with his understanding of the private equity world, is also invaluable.”
Dubuque has led more than 80 corporate transactions involving the sale, merger and formation of financial entities, including the very first private equity fund to become a bank holding company. He has also helped form, fund or acquire an additional two dozen commercial entities across eight industries.
Dubuque is a Certified Public Accountant with a Masters of Accountancy from Saint Louis University and a BS in Business Administration (Accounting) from the University of Richmond.
About Harney Partners: Harney Partners is a national, corporate-advisory firm that provides independent, multi-disciplinary solutions for middle-market companies and their stakeholders to overcome financial and operational challenges. For more than 25 years, Harney Partners have helped clients realign their business for immediate stability and implement innovative, results-oriented strategies for future sustainability and growth. Harney Partners has offices in Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Houston and Madison and specializes in restructuring and turnaround, bankruptcy advisory, fiduciary services, transaction advisory, interim management, and forensics and litigation services.