Melissa S. Kibler is a senior managing director of Mackinac Partners in Chicago and has more than 25 years of experience providing financial advisory, restructuring, turnaround and interim management services to Fortune 500 and mid-sized companies and their stakeholders. She also has extensive investigative, litigation and valuation experience, including insolvency-related litigation, avoidance actions, fraud investigations, merger and acquisition disputes, director and officer claims, and other commercial litigation support. Ms. Kibler was previously a senior managing director in the Chicago office and an executive committee member of Mesirow Financial Consulting following its 2004 acquisition of the corporate recovery practice of KPMG LLP, where she had served as partner-in-charge of the Midwest Corporate Recovery practice and the Pacific Northwest Corporate Recovery and Forensic & Litigation Services practices since 1999 after starting her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ms. Kibler currently serves as president of the American College of Bankruptcy, and prior leadership roles in professional associations included president and chair of the American Bankruptcy Institute, director of INSOL International, and chair of the AICPA Bankruptcy Task Force. Ms. Kibler holds the CPA, CIRA, CTP, CFF and CDBV certifications. She was named a Consulting Magazine 2013 Women Leader in Consulting; an Illinois CPA Society 2011 Women to Watch Award recipient; the IWIRC 2010 Woman of the Year in Restructuring; a Crain’s Chicago Business 2004 40 Under 40; and the 2003 CIRA Gold Medal Winner. She earned her B.B.A. in accounting summa cum laude from Texas A&M University and her M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University, graduating first in her class.
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