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Neil Heyside

Managing Director, Conway MacKenzie

As a managing director, Neil is responsible for client relationships and project execution across multiple service lines.

Conway MacKenzie thrives at helping businesses seek out and capitalize on opportunities. Our talented professionals embrace change and are passionate about teaming with clients to drive leading market outcomes.
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Neil Heyside is a seasoned, entrepreneurial senior executive with more than 25 years of experience as a management consultant. His practice is centered on financial and operational advisory services, with a focus on performance improvement, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. Neil assists clients across the deal lifecycle from strategy development to planning and execution. Pre-deal, Neil focuses on opportunity identification, development of targets and acquisition pathways, and validating value through due diligence. Post definitive agreement, Neil engages in rapid planning and execution to achieve successful deal outcomes.

Prior to joining Conway MacKenzie, Neil was a managing director for Deloitte Advisory’s Restructuring, Performance Improvement, and M&A practices. Previously he had worked for CRG Partners in their New York office, CRG having acquired his consultancy practice which he owned and managed for 16 years. He possesses particular expertise with media and publishing clients. He has represented over 2000 publishing titles and has implemented improvement programs across virtually all functions of a media organization.

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Studies and Economics, Liverpool University