Steven Hirt, Operations Expert, Joins Firm as Managing Director
Harney Partners, a national, corporate turnaround and restructuring advisory firm, is pleased to announce that Steve Hirt has joined the firm as Managing Director. In this leadership role, Steve will provide direction and deliver strategic advisory services and operation optimization to further meet the growing needs of clients seeking process improvement and optimization across their operations.
A highly respected operations expert and leader in strategic and operational excellence, Steve has successfully founded, operated, and transitioned multiple businesses to new ownership. He has also held senior executive positions in finance and operations for global food manufacturing and consumer products companies including, CFO, VP of Finance & IT, and VP of Strategy.
“We are delighted to welcome Steve to our team,” said Jim Harney, President of Harney Partners. “His broad expertise and passion for leading growth initiatives, including strategy development and deployment, further enhances the firm’s service offerings and complements our existing turnaround practice.”
Steve has developed and executed initiatives for companies ranging in size from $20M to greater than $1B. His 30-year career includes more than two decades in strategic consulting assignments in a variety of OEM and manufacturing environments. He has deep skills in everything from strategic planning, change management and customer service—to sales, process improvement and financial operations.
“This is a challenging time for companies as they face rising costs, labor shortages and supply chain issues,” said Hirt. “I look forward to working with the Harney team and helping companies identify and implement strategic changes to help them be successful in the post-pandemic world.”
A Certified Public Accountant, Steve earned his Bachelor’s in Finance and Accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh and completed the SHINGO executive leadership program at Utah State University.
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 30 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 consulting, operations optimization, bankruptcy consulting, professional fiduciary services, transaction advisory, interim management, and forensic accounting and fraud examination.