Managing Director, Performance Improvement and Restructuring Practice
John Macrae is Managing Director in CohnReznick’s Performance Improvement and Restructuring practices. Based in New Jersey, he has twenty-five years of experience in executive management and management consultancy with a focus on leading and transforming growth-oriented businesses across multiple industries.
John brings extensive leadership skills in financial planning and analysis, business strategy, and mergers and acquisitions. In his work with the Performance Management team, John helps the firm increase collaboration across service lines and create new services to help clients drive growth. As a versatile and strategic finance and operations professional, he uses data-informed decision-making to optimize business processes.
John has successfully helped businesses align people, processes, information, controls, and technology to improve effectiveness and efficiency, boost cash flow and profitability, and increase value. His industry experience includes manufacturing and distribution, consumer, financial services, engineering and professional services, construction, and not-for-profit.
Before joining CohnReznick, John was the chief financial officer and chief operating officer for the largest beer wholesaler in New Jersey. In this role, he led a third-generation family business through a transformation to become a more data-driven organization focused on continuous improvement. Utilizing Lean methodology, he helped cross- functional teams build a finance and operations platform that leveraged technology to boost capacity and support sustainable, profitable growth.
BS, Marketing, Monmouth College
MBA, Finance, Monmouth College
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt