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John T. Young Jr.

Senior Managing Director

As a senior managing director for Conway MacKenzie, John Young is responsible for helping clients with the complex Chapter 11 strategies needed to create superior results for constituents across a client’s capital structure.

With hundreds of millions, and often billions, of dollars at stake, each restructuring situation warrants a bespoke solution. Conway MacKenzie professionals provide the right solution through technical excellence and developing thoughtful approaches to meet clients' needs.
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John Young oversees a suite of Houston-based services, including transaction and transformation, fiduciary, restructuring, interim management, and litigation support. John has extensive experience serving in interim leadership positions, including those of chief restructuring officer, chief executive officer, and chief financial officer. Most of his interim management and advisory experience has involved Chapter 11 debtors.

Additionally, John leads the firm’s Unsecured Creditors’ Committee advisory practice with a focus on maximizing unsecured claim recoveries in Chapter 11 bankruptcies. In his capacity as practice leader, he oversees a team of specialized committee advisory professionals who are skilled in quickly identifying and evaluating issues affecting creditor recoveries and providing investigation, litigation support, and expert testimony on behalf of committees. Over the course of his career, he has been involved in the restructuring of over $100 billion of debt and has significant experience in the energy, infrastructure, and industrial services sectors. While his experience in recent years has been dominated by the downturn in the energy space, he has been involved in and obtained significant recoveries for his clients in several notable non-energy matters over his career.

Education and Certifications

  • Master of Business Administration, Baylor University
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Baylor University
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Turnaround Professional
  • Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor
  • AICPA Certified in Financial Forensics