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Rodney Gayle

Rodney Gayle

Managing Director

Bio

Rodney Gayle is a Managing Director at Phoenix with more than 30 years of executive experience in operations and technology roles across a broad array of industries in small, medium and large organizations.  He is a problem-solving change agent with a background in manufacturing, technology, and financial services, bringing a unique blend of functional insight across all areas of operations.  

His insight, as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, with his technology expertise and financial acumen, enables value delivery in a variety of settings.  His clients realize immediate value through operational improvements and assessments, organizational design, business intelligence, continuous improvement, strategic planning, business risk assessments, and more.

Mr. Gayle’s style of working hands-on with Phoenix clients provides rapid insight in many environments as he leads engagements involving turnaround management, interim management, operational and technology integrations, quality of earnings and due diligence assignments, and continuous improvement and profit improvement initiatives. He is characterized as a pragmatic and metric-driven leader, possessing strategic and tactical skills, who drives positive change and optimizes resources. With a comprehensive range of functional disciplines and relationship management skills, he is both an effective leader and a valued member of successful teams.

Life Before Phoenix

Before joining Phoenix, Mr. Gayle worked in a variety of entrepreneurial and leadership roles. For 15 years he served in several leadership roles with a Fortune 50 company, MetLife. With a focus in technology and operational functions, he served insurance, banking and customer service verticals. Mr. Gayle has held sales management positions within the beverage industry and managed distribution, logistics, and operations for a fast-growth software company. He spent many years as a manager and partner for a private company in precision machining, plastic forming and manufacturing where he provided hands-on leadership.

Education & Affiliations

Mr. Gayle graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor’s of Science in both Operations Management and Human Resource Management. Mr. Gayle is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt attained from Villanova University. He has been previously registered with FINRA holding Series 6 and Series 26 licenses, has held additional insurance licenses in Life and Health and Property and Casualty as well as designated as an Accredited Mortgage Professional by the MBA.

Featured Transactions

Operations Advisor, Precision Parts Manufacturer: Led the operational assessment and subsequent turnaround process for a $45 million annual revenue manufacturer that was experiencing profitability challenges.

Integration Executive, Metal Manufacturer and Plastic Injection Molder: Stabilized the Company, completed integrations, and assisted with the retention of critical customer and employee relationships for a $150 million annual revenue metal manufacturer and plastic injection molder serving Telecom/IT/Cloud, Agriculture and Energy industry sectors.

Turnaround Lead, Business Services Firm: Guided the Company through corrective actions that would aid recovery and developed/presented to the Company’s senior lender to re-establish communications and relationships.

Operations Leader to Multiple Quality of Earnings/Quality of Operations assessments: Provided critical analysis regarding the operational and financial performances across multiple industries in business services, manufacturing, distribution, and logistics.

Operational Advisor, Construction Products and Plastics Manufacturer: Provided important feedback on the operational improvements necessary to facilitate a turnaround plan which included improvements in operational flow, supply chain, inventory, and establishing operational metrics.

Strategic Operational Advisor, Division of a Construction Products Company: Assessed a series of operational challenges, provided root cause analysis, and guided the strategic planning process to address operational inefficiencies.

Operations Advisor, Manufacturing Company: Provided insight and guidance to assess issues and risks and identified opportunities for profit improvement and growth.

Office: (646) 490-5062

Mobile: (215) 499-4901

Office Location: New York, Philadelphia

Years with Phoenix: 4

Years of Experience: 13

Service Specialties:

Turnaround Management

Operational Assessments

Profit Improvement

Interim Management

Strategic Advisory

Operational Integration

Due Diligence Reviews

Business Plan Validation

Quality of Earnings

Recovery 

Industry Specialties:

Aircraft/Parts

Automotive

Building Products

Business Services

Chemicals

Construction

Consumer Products

Distribution

Electrical Products

Financial Services

Food & Beverage

Healthcare

Machinery/Equipment

Manufacturing

Medical Products

Plastics

Printing/Direct Mail

Technology

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