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Paul Dubuque
Paul E. Dubuque
Managing Director
Education & Qualifications
Masters of Accountancy, Saint Louis University
BSBA, University of Richmond
Certified Public Accountant
Paul E. Dubuque
Managing Director

Paul has 30+ years of experience helping companies through complex transitions, including twelve years of consultative and transactional work with a Big 4 firm. He is an accomplished leader with extensive business formation, M&A, restructuring and corporate finance expertise. Paul is an operationally-minded executive with broad P&L management experience, and exceptional financial, strategic, analytical and problem-solving skills.

He consistently drives opportunity and value by building upon a company’s foundation, leveraging strategic partners and developing product, services and processes to optimize ROI.

Representative Engagements
Interim CEO / CFO & CRO

Appointed by Private Equity Senior Secured lender of a nationally recognized distributor to assume financial & operational control. First stabilized and then successfully returned to profitability by reducing bloated inventory, instilling fiscal discipline, eliminating operational waste and inefficiencies while increasing year over year sales and margins by 20% with no additional outside capital.

Chief Restructuring Officer

Successfully stabilized and then boosted core business of health & wellness group by reorganizing management’s priorities, introducing client profitability tools, and focusing on high margin niche service offerings that quickly differentiated the Company in spite of its highly commoditized marketplace.

Chief Restructuring Officer

Responsible for stabilizing a $400 million distributor in fiscal peril and engineering its turnaround. Immediately secured retention and full participation of Company’s top talent in developing a comprehensive turnaround plan embraced and later buoyed by two national bank partners enabling a comprehensive business transformation including two strategic acquisitions that ultimately increased EBITDA & Sales by 170%.

Business Structuring / Interim CFO

Reengineered a convoluted capital structure and aligned interests of equity holders, debt holders, & management of healthcare systems group. Reconstructed corporate plan to attract a regional investment bank to lead a recapitalization initiative leveraging key business alliances and a cross-sell opportunity with a national PBM.

M&A Advisory

Led over 80 corporate transactions involving the sale, merger & formation of financial entities including the very first private equity fund to become a bank holding company. Managed numerous systems, services, life science & distributor based deals, as well as the formation, financing & restructuring of venture capital and angel investor transactions.

CFO / Interim & Fractional CFO

Additional roles as financial leader of an internet bank, e-commerce systems group, medical device company, and a wholesale coffee distributor to the hospitality industry.

Recent Blog Posts & Presentations By Paul E. Dubuque
May 4, 2022
Sale Leasebacks are Heating Up: What you should know

What is happening with sale leaseback? There was a 92% increase in sale leaseback volume in 2021.  The 2022 outlook appears to be equally strong with numerous multi-billion-dollar buyouts of…Read More

September 28, 2021
COVID-19 EIDL Program Gets a Boost but Time is Running Short

Overview of Enhancements Here’s What You Need to Know: The upgraded COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program runs from September 8, 2021, through year end. Unlike PPP, this is…Read More

August 6, 2021
Employee Retention Credit Opportunities Remain Robust & Ongoing

Breaking Down the Updates on the Employee Retention Credit Before we get started on the details, as you may be aware, Section 2301 of the CARES Act allowed a credit…Read More