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Jeff Zappone

Restructuring Leader

Based in Chicago, Jeff Zappone is a senior managing director and the leader of Riveron’s restructuring and turnaround segment.

Our diverse range of services addresses our clients’ ever-evolving needs through all stages of the business lifecycle. Unlike bigger companies that rely on traditional methods, we are nimble and innovative in the face of change.


Jeff Zappone has over 25 years of experience in turnaround management with specific expertise in interim management, including profit and cash flow enhancement and organizational improvements. His experience spans a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, transportation, aerospace, leasing, and retail. He has extensive expertise in metals, automotive, furniture, food and beverage, consumer products, employee leasing, and all aspects of freight forwarding.

Jeff has served companies as an advisor as well as in the role of chief executive, operating, restructuring and financial officer. Jeff began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, after which he served as director and chief financial officer of a privately held transportation company, was an owner and executive of a privately held transportation company, and also worked for Glass & Associates, Inc.

Education and Certifications

  • Master of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance, University of Pittsburgh
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Westminster College
  • Named People to Watch: Business Professionals Making Their Mark by Turnarounds & Workouts
  • Awarded Top 100 Turnaround Professionals by Global M&A Network