Mackinac Partners Promotes Business Intelligence Executive Kevin M. Cronin to Senior Managing Director, Welcomes Corporate Development and Legal Executive Howard S. Lanznar as Senior Advisor

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich.--()--Mackinac Partners, a leading financial advisory, turnaround management and restructuring firm, announced the promotion of business intelligence and security expert Kevin M. Cronin to Senior Managing Director and the addition of highly accomplished corporate growth, restructuring and legal executive Howard S. Lanznar as Senior Advisor.

Cronin, a highly credentialed investigative and intelligence professional has over 24 years of experience across public and private sectors, including serving with distinction as a Special Agent with the US Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General. Kevin held a US Top Secret Clearance while serving as a Special Agent. Cronin also spent time in law enforcement as a Police Sergeant with a local law enforcement agency and was President of a Michigan based security consulting firm. He has personally managed several large scale conspiracy, fraud and corruption investigations over the years and also worked in an undercover capacity with the U.S. government, the FBI, DEA, and other federal and state jurisdictions.

As a senior member of Mackinac’s Business Intelligence Group (BIG), Cronin has led various corporate investigative engagements helping companies mitigate risk, secure stakeholder value with advanced security plans and actionable intelligence, and respond to key security threats and breaches, including upgrading corporate security infrastructures and process controls. He received the 2016 Investigative Excellence award from the Michigan Council of Professional Investigators (MCPI) in November 2016.

“Kevin continually strives to deliver exceptional value and relevant capabilities to our clients, who are increasingly interested in solutions that fortify their security platforms, mitigate their risks and provide the intel and insights that help drive and secure sustainable business plans,” Mackinac Partners Founder and Managing Partner Jim Weissenborn said. “We congratulate Kevin on his promotion and look forward to the continued growth and innovation he helps bring to our Business Intelligence practice and clients.”

Howard S. Lanznar, who has served as a C-level corporate executive and senior legal counselor across firms that include Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Diamond Resorts International and Fruit of the Loom Inc., brings 40 years of growth, strategy, M&A, restructuring and legal advisory experience to the firm. He has led transactional growth, legal, compliance, risk management and security related functions for companies and clients on a global level and he was a key member of the Diamond Resorts International senior team that generated dramatic growth of revenues and EBITDA leading to the sale of that company in 2016.

Lanznar has also served as a counselor and strategic advisor to Boards, Board Committees, and executive stakeholders and has served as outsourced General Counsel to many clients. At Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Lanznar facilitated many public and private mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, compliance programs, financings, joint ventures, and cross-border transactions. Lanznar also has significant experience working with distressed businesses, their owners, directors, creditors and advisors in turnarounds, restructurings/re-capitalizations, and asset sale scenarios.

“We are very pleased to welcome Howard Lanznar as a Senior Advisor to our team,” Weissenborn said. “Howard has tremendous experience in transactional growth and development, as well as in facilitating restructurings, recapitalizations, and helping constituents in distressed debt and turnaround scenarios, including the ongoing mitigation of transactional and operational risks.”

Lanznar, who has received strong industry recognition including Chambers USA’s America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2009-2016) and The Best Lawyers in America (2010-2017), has served as an attorney for constituencies in transactions local and global, facilitating deals in both strategic M&A and turnaround scenarios that have driven increased stakeholder value.

“We are excited for the opportunity to leverage Howard’s insights and expertise across our senior team and with our client stakeholders,” Weissenborn added.

About Mackinac Partners:

Mackinac Partners is a leading financial advisory, turnaround management and restructuring firm that helps clients address and resolve financial and operational crises and pursue new growth opportunities. Mackinac Partners helps clients improve their capital structures and financial performance, overcome liquidity challenges and improve operations, enhance their brand performance, improve profitability, achieve new growth and increase stakeholder value through an array of strategic, restructuring, M&A and financial advisory services including:

  • Turnaround Management & Financial Restructuring
  • CRO and Interim Management
  • Strategic, Operational and M&A Services
  • Business Intelligence, Corporate Security and Cyber Security

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Mackinac Partners Promotes Kevin M. Cronin to Senior Managing Director, Welcomes Corporate Development and Legal Executive Howard S. Lanznar


Mackinac Partners
Stephen L. Weissenborn, 248-258-6900