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Spencer Ware

Managing Director, Conway MacKenzie

As a managing director, Spencer Ware is responsible for leading client engagements, sourcing and managing client relationships, and leading the firm’s restructuring efforts in the retail industry.

The combination of Riveron and Conway MacKenzie provides a deep suite of transactional, operational, and restructuring services serving clients through all aspects of acquisitions, growth, turnarounds, and divestitures.
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Spencer Ware has 20 years of experience in corporate turnaround and restructuring. Spencer’s extensive experience in the municipal restructuring area includes projects on city infrastructure, emergency services, ports, and third-party investment. He has received a number of restructuring industry awards including the American Bankruptcy Institutes’ 40 Under 40 list of outstanding young professionals, the M&A Advisors Emerging Leaders Award, and the New York Institute of Credit’s Future Leader of the Year Award.

Spencer has served in a wide array of industry and non-profit leadership positions ranging from the alumni president for Haverford College to global trustee for the Turnaround Management Association (TMA). Spencer was also the recipient of the TMA’s Mid-Size Transaction of the Year for his work as chief restructuring officer of Eastern Outfitters. He is currently chair of the editorial advisory board to the Journal of Corporate Renewal, and a frequent speaker and author on the topic of corporate restructuring including as a faculty member of Practicing Law Institute.

A native to the New York Area, Spencer lives in Hoboken, New Jersey with his wife and two children.

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics , Haverford College 
  • General Course, London School of Economics 
  • Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor
  • Certified Turnaround Professional