Jeff Gasbarra; Managing Director
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Jeff Gasbarra

Managing Director

Jeffrey (“Jeff”) Gasbarra currently serves as a Managing Director at Portage Point Partners where his primary areas of focus include performance improvement, turnaround & restructuring and interim management. He specializes in advising healthy, underperforming and distressed companies on value creation strategies and navigating complex financial issues.


Since joining Portage Point, Jeff has served as interim Chief Financial Officer for a consumer products company with domestic manufacturing and an international supply chain. His efforts have focused on stabilizing the financial organization, implementing a strong global liquidity management capability and driving enhancements in cost transparency and financial reporting, effectively supporting significant enterprise value growth.


Jeff has also served as Interim Chief Administrative Officer for a Jones Act Petroleum Barge operator. His key accomplishments were establishing a 13-week cash flow, developing a long-term forecast and business plan and key performance indicators to manage the business culminating in the successful sale of the business in excess of $250 million.


Other notable engagements include serving as the execution lead for a consumer products company operating on multiple continents. He was responsible for liquidity management, business plan refinement and finance function enhancement. As finance function lead for a leading software developer, he was instrumental in developing working capital improvement initiatives and enhancing the accuracy of the financial forecasting process. As an execution lead for one of the largest travel companies in the world, Jeff led the contingency planning, cash management and restructuring plan workstreams. While leading the finance transformation initiatives for a promotional products distribution firm, he developed cash management and liquidity forecasting tools which he and the company used to navigate complex operating environments and liquidity constraints. As a team leader for Melinta Therapeutics chapter 11 he was responsible for driving key workstreams culminating in a successful plan of reorganization.


Jeff has been instrumental in preparing multiple companies for bankruptcy through both cash management and contingency planning in multiple industries.


Prior to joining Portage Point, Jeff worked in the Turnaround & Restructuring Services group at AlixPartners. Previously Jeff worked within the consulting practices at Development Specialists Inc. and FTI Consulting.


Jeff graduated with a master’s degree in Accounting and minor in Finance from the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois. Jeffrey is currently a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor and Certified Public Accountant (inactive).


Performance Powersports Group
Sendero Midstream
JMB Shipping
Inspirion Delivery Sciences
Engine Group
Eaglestone Holdings
Alex and Ani
Tuesday Morning
Myron Corporation
Melinta Therapeutics
Hornbeck Offshore Services
Eyecare Services Partners
Carlson Worldwide Travel
Compute North
Cashman Equipment
Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc.
Alert 360