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Rob Denious

Senior Managing Director

As a senior managing director, Rob Denious works with companies in need of operating or financial turnaround as well as with those that are underperforming or seeking to achieve performance improvement.

Conway MacKenzie, with its combination of former operating executives and restructuring, real estate, supply chain, financial analysis, M&A, and other specialists, offers clients the kind of experience and insight that produce outsized results.
Fly fisherman. Yard work enthusiast. Fan of New Hampshire's White Mountains.

Background

Rob Denious has more than 30 years of experience restructuring and growing companies. Over that period, Rob spent 11 years working as a corporate lawyer, 16 years as an investor focused on turnarounds and special situations, more than three years in C-level executive leadership running a $500 million business facing significant operating challenges, and several years working as an advisor and consultant for private equity funds and their portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Conway MacKenzie, Rob founded and served as managing director of QEP Capital Management Company, an independent sponsor and consulting firm. Prior to that, he served as president and CEO of Polar Corporation, a manufacturing and distribution business headquartered in Minneapolis. Before Polar, he spent 16 years as a managing director of Questor Management Company, a manager of private equity funds with $1.2 billion of capital invested in service, distribution, and manufacturing businesses in the United States and abroad, with a focus on turnarounds and underperforming companies.

Education and Certifications

  • Juris Doctor, Harvard Law School
  • Bachelor of Arts, Amherst College

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