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Lawrence Blackman

Lawrence Blackman

Senior Director

Bio

Larry Blackman is a Senior Director at Phoenix Management Services with more than 25+ years of experience in finance and operations.

As a financial leader, Larry deploys a hands-on approach delivering innovative and exceptional results in competitive environments. He has a strong record of accomplishment with solid problem solving, planning, and project management skills, and building trust and credibility with internal and external stakeholders.

Mr. Blackman works closely with Phoenix clients’ to quickly identify challenges in their financial, operational, and organizational structure to implement solutions that deliver successful results. Larry has experience working with various types of companies from distressed, underperforming companies to companies on a high growth trajectory. He has extensive experience working in the areas of turnaround/crisis management, budgeting and forecasting, process optimization, change management, operations, and he has led many merger and acquisition negotiations. Larry has a wide range of expertise and knowledge in multi-plant and multi-national companies that spans a multitude of industries including but not limited to healthcare, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, technology, printing, manufacturing, and consumer products.

Life Before Phoenix

Prior to joining Phoenix, Larry served in a wide range of financial capacities. Most recently, Larry served as Chief Financial Officer to Pharmasol, a manufacturer of pharmaceutical and personal care products. Before Pharmasol, Larry served as Chief Financial Officer to American Banknote Corporation, a manufacturer and developer of payment and identification solutions

Education & Affiliations

Larry is an honors graduate of Northeastern University with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Management. In addition, Larry earned his MBA in Finance and Marketing from Babson College.

Featured Transactions

CFO, Pharmaceutical Company: Served as Chief Financial Officer to a manufacturer of pharmaceutical and personal care products.

CFO, Developer of Payment Solutions: Served as Chief Financial Officer to a manufacturer and developer of payment and identification solutions.

CFO, Chocolate Retailer: Served as Chief Financial Officer to a manufacturer and retailer of chocolate.

CFO, Electrical Components Manufacturer: Served as Chief Financial Officer to a manufacturer of electrical components.

CFO, Medical Device Manufacturer: Served as Chief Financial Officer to a medical device manufacturer.

CFO, Home Decor Products: Served as Chief Financial Officer to a manufacturer of home decor and home good products.

CFO, Commercial and Residential Lighting: Served as Chief Financial Officer to a manufacturer of commercial and residential lighting products.

Office: (617) 600-3603

Mobile: (508) 250-6285

Office Location: Boston

Years with Phoenix: 1

Years of Experience: 25

Service Specialties:

Interim Management

Turnaround / Crisis Management

Operational Assessments

Strategic Advisory

Bankruptcy Advisory

Liquidity Management

Winddown & Recovery Services

Operational Diligence

Industry Specialties:

Apparel

Electrical Products

Healthcare

Machinery / Equipment

Plastics

Consumer Products

Manufacturing

Printing

Direct Mail

Medical Products

Food & Beverage

Pharmaceuticals

Retails

Technology

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