Mark Thorson is a director in BRG Corporate Finance who specializes in financial and operational turnarounds both within and outside of formal Chapter 11 reorganization.

He provides high-impact leadership while serving in senior roles at both midsize and large companies, including chief restructuring officer (CRO), chief financial officer (CFO), senior vice president of finance (SVP), corporate controller, and treasurer.

Mr. Thorson has successfully led all phases of restructuring while controlling costs and keeping process on track. His deep experience and knowhow derive from many engagements of providing interim management, operations management, cost control, liquidity enhancement, financial planning, post-merger integration, system implementation, and organizational development. He has worked throughout the world, including in Europe, Asia, and South America. He is a CPA and CIRA.

Mr. Thorson served as the CRO of a financial services company, stabilizing liquidity while reducing costs, managing a sale process, and executing a sale through a Chapter 11 process, maximizing the return to the investors. Additionally, he integrated into one corporate function the back-office operations of four oil and gas-servicing logistics companies while serving as CFO. He also designed and established the complete back-office platform while serving as the first CFO of a power generation company that was a private-equity-led carve-out of a major power generation company. He led financial turnarounds at multiple manufacturing companies, serving in various senior management roles. He has assessed, designed, and implemented liquidity and performance improvement initiatives across companies and industries, including home building, resorts and hotels, consumer electronics, promotional products, and private aviation.

Employment History

AlixPartners LLP
2001 – 2017

Zenith Electronics
SVP customer service/operations controller
1997 – 2001

Tenneco/Case Corporation
Business manager
1992 – 1996

Arthur Andersen
Senior auditor
1990 – 1992

1981 – 1985

Professional Affiliations

Turnaround Management Association


Certified Public Accountant

Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor

Areas of Expertise


University of Wisconsin
BBA, 1990

DePaul University
Graduate Studies