Dalton is a founding partner of Winter Harbor and has more than 25 years’ experience in the practice of turnarounds, restructurings, executive management and certified auditing.
Dalton specializes in advising boards and management teams, as well as serving in interim management roles such as Chief Restructuring Officer, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer for companies in both bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court restructurings. He has advised on nearly 100 successful turnaround engagements across a variety of industries.
Dalton earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Husson College. He is a Certified Turnaround Professional, Certified Insolvency Restructuring Advisor and served on the Board of Directors for the New York Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association. Dalton enjoys spending weekends relaxing and doing outdoor activities with his family.
Shaun Martin | Managing Partner
Shaun is a founding partner of Winter Harbor and an experienced corporate restructuring and reorganization specialist.
Shaun has been in the business for two decades and has held executive officer positions within industry and advised boards, management teams and creditors of financially and operationally distressed companies across multiple industries. He has managed all aspects of the financial restructuring process, including developing business plans, performing valuations, raising replacement capital, asset dispositions and structuring and negotiating plans of reorganization.
Shaun earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Massachusetts. He serves on the boards of Commerce Bank & Trust and Forum Health Insurance. Shaun is an avid fisherman who enjoys spending time with his wife and children, including weekends serving as a dedicated fan at the kids’ hockey games and dance competitions.
Stuart Noyes | Managing Partner
Stuart is a founding partner of Winter Harbor and has more than 25 years of experience in executive and general management, operations, procurement, creditor negotiations, and finance.
Stuart has participated in out-of-court and Chapter 11 reorganizations, divestitures, liquidations, mergers and acquisitions. The businesses have ranged from large organizational structures to strategic divisions. He provides clients with strategic and tactical turnaround solutions based on understanding and capitalizing on their businesses, the market, and revenue and cost opportunities.
Stuart earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Maine, his Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Utah and completed the Strategic Negotiations Executive Program at Harvard University. He is a member of the Turnaround Management Association. Stuart enjoys spending weekends attending sports activities with his family, biking, and fitting in the occasional golf game.
Gayla Bella | Managing Director
Gayla is a Managing Director at Winter Harbor and an experienced financial executive with extensive experience in turnaround management.
Gayla joined Winter Harbor in 2017 having previously served as CFO for a professional services firm and a large retailer. She also has significant consulting experience and expertise in the areas of cash management, debt restructuring, divestitures, due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, profit improvement, and valuation.
Gayla earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with a Minor in Spanish from the University of Texas at Austin and her Masters of Business Administration degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the University of California Los Angeles. She is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth, American Banking Institute and Association of Legal Administrators. She has shared her knowledge at various industry events as a subject matter speaker. Gayla is also a dedicated volunteer and works with various charitable organizations. She manages to make time for fun at home with her husband in south Florida where they boat, paddle board and scuba dive frequently.
Elizabeth Cardia | Office Manager
Elizabeth Cardia | Office Manager
Elizabeth is a senior administrator with over 20 years of professional experience providing high-level support to executives and leadership teams. Her expertise lies in the oversight of daily operations, financial report preparation and coordinating executive meetings. She is an integral part of our firm’s team, and a valuable asset in ensuring our operations run smoothly and efficiently. Liz joined our team in 2018 as Office Manager.
Prior to joining Winter Harbor, Liz served as senior executive assistant to the CEO, COO, CFO, CBO and CPO of Cafua Management Company. She handled all administrative responsibilities for the office, in addition to coordinating special events and preparing expense reports. She worked directly with management and general counsel teams to ensure compliance standards were adhered to by all personnel. Liz has held several executive administrative roles throughout her professional career, focused on financial, operational and technical initiatives.
When not in the office, Liz follows her passion for interior design and do-it-yourself projects. You can also find Liz relaxing on the beach with an award-winning book, or spending time with her family. Liz resides in Tewksbury, MA with her two children.
Matthew Czerkowicz | Manager
Matt is a Manager with Winter Harbor and an experienced financial analyst.
Matt joined Winter Harbor in 2017 having previously worked for multi-asset investment firms, including a financial leadership program where he gained technical experience in managerial finance and asset management.
Matt received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Skidmore College and his Master of Business Administration degree from Boston College. Matt played NCAA Ice Hockey and continues to enjoy skating, golfing, and skiing in his free time.
Matthew Dalton | Manager
Matt is a manager with Winter Harbor and has nearly 10 years of experience in financial services.
Matt joined Winter Harbor in 2017 having previously worked as a financial planning, analysis and operations manager for a large healthcare technology services company and in various finance and operations roles for a global credit specialist and bank. Matt has extensive experience working with Marketing and Finance teams managing significant budgets, overseeing teams and projects, leading financial planning and forecasting and strategic planning.
Matt earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Tufts University and his Master of Business Administration from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Matt played college hockey at Tufts and now enjoys playing golf and cheering on Boston and University of Michigan sports teams with his friends and family.
Sean Galligan | Director
Sean Galligan | Director
Sean Galligan is a financial consultant with over 15 years of experience providing business advisory, technical accounting and forensic accounting services to companies across a wide range of industries. Sean’s expertise includes working closely with management teams, private equity groups and senior lenders, to provide comprehensive business assessments and analyses that support turnaround efforts of financially distressed companies. He specializes in financial analysis, cash flow management and financial modeling for under-performing businesses.
Sean has been a member of the Winter Harbor team since 2013. Prior to partnering with Winter Harbor, Sean served as a director of Floyd Advisory LLC, where he advised boards of directors and outside counsels of Fortune 100 companies on various forensic issues. Sean began his professional career at Huron Consulting Group, focused on operational strategic planning and financial performance improvement.
Sean received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Providence College. Away from the office, he enjoys spending time outdoors and at his home on Cape Cod. He is an avid golfer and fan of all Boston sport teams. Sean resides in Quincy, MA.
Kurt Hedderich | Director
Kurt is a Director at Winter Harbor and has more than 15 years of experience in corporate finance and sales management.
Kurt has been with Winter Harbor from the start and prior to joining the firm worked for a publicly traded international media solutions company as Finance Director and Director of Business Development, leading teams nationally. He has extensive experience with financial modeling, organizational restructuring, pricing strategy, process improvement, and operations.
Kurt earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and Marketing and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Kurt is a proud father of three and a passionate soccer player, fan, and coach of all three of his children’s club teams. You can find him spending his free time with his children on the pitch almost every weekend or making travel plans for their next adventure.
Jeffrey Horine | Senior Director
Jeffrey is a senior director with Winter Harbor and has more than 25 years of experience in executive and general management, operations, capital formation and finance. He has participated in out-of-court reorganizations, orderly wind downs, liquidations, and mergers & acquisitions. Jeff has held senior operating and principal investing roles with companies across a range of industries, during which time he raised $40 million of venture capital as the CFO of a carve-out from a Fortune 500 business, negotiated five acquisitions in connection with a $140 million roll-up IPO, and was recruited by Citadel Investment Group, a $28 billion hedge fund, to found its Industry Consolidations Group.
Jeff earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Accounting from Florida State University and his Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. Jeff was the Captain of the FSU varsity tennis team and ranks second in all-time career wins for FSU Men’s Tennis. Jeff lives in Newton, MA and enjoys spending weekends attending sports activities and community events with his wife and son.
John is a Managing Director at Winter Harbor and has over 25 years of experience as a financial and operations executive and strategic business advisor.
John joined Winter Harbor in 2017 having most recently served as CFO for a New York City digital advertising company. Prior to entering the private sector, he had over 20 years of experience in corporate restructuring, 10 of which were as a Managing Director/Principal with two of the Big Four accounting firms in the U.S. and abroad, having spent a year in London. He has extensive restructuring experience initiating, negotiating and structuring financial transactions and leading management, board and lender negotiations.
John earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Boston College and his Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Marketing from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He is a New England native who lives in Connecticut with his wife and three children. He’s an active community volunteer having just completed a four year term as an elected Board of Education Member for Fairfield Public Schools, as well as serving as a Board Member of Humanity Now. In his free time he is the parent coach to his son’s high school robotics team, enjoys woodworking, traveling and spending time with family.
Bruce Meier | Managing Director
Bruce is a Managing Director at Winter Harbor and has more than 20 years of diversified experience providing interim management and advisory services to companies, lenders, and investors.
Bruce has been with Winter Harbor since our founding having previously worked with both international restructuring firms and international accounting firms. His specialties include financial management and performance improvement, strategic planning, development and evaluation of business plans, as well as formulating debt restructuring plans and divesting of unprofitable and/or non-strategic operations and assets.
Bruce earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in finance from Loyola College in Maryland and a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Accounting from Hofstra University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA). In his free time, Bruce enjoys travelling the world with his family (30+ countries and counting). When he’s not traveling, he spends weekends playing sports with his kids and watching their sporting activities including lacrosse and football.
Jordan Meyers | Senior Director
Jordan is a senior director at Winter Harbor and has extensive experience in restructuring, capital raising, and sell-side advisory.
Jordan joined Winter Harbor in 2015 having previously worked at two other restructuring firms, two international accounting firms, and as an investment banker. He provides guidance to financially challenged entities maneuvering through both out-of-court and court-supervised restructurings. He has also been involved in several M&A transactions and has experience servicing both debtors and senior secured lenders.
Jordan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Binghamton University and his Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA). Jordan is a golf enthusiast who enjoys spending time on the course and at home with his family in south Florida.
Todd Michalik | Managing Director
Todd is a Managing Director at Winter Harbor and has more than 15 years of experience in restructuring and financial advisory services.
Todd joined Winter Harbor in 2014 having previously worked for a middle market financial advisory firm, a national turnaround and restructuring firm, a Big 4 accounting firm and a national insurance company. Todd’s experience includes working with companies across a variety of industries operating under bankruptcy protection as well as numerous “out of court” situations. He is skilled at working with clients to structure and implement comprehensive plans that address the timing, budget, and procedural requirements involved in the restructuring process.
Todd earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Boston College. In his free time, Todd enjoys spending time outdoors whether it be fishing, kayaking, or boating on Quincy Bay.
Steven Sadowski | Senior Manager
Steve is a Senior Manager with Winter Harbor and has nearly 10 years of experience as a financial analyst across numerous industries.
Steve joined Winter Harbor in 2015 having previously worked as an analyst at a national full-service retail and institutional brokerage firm, an international private and sub-custodial bank, and a private equity real estate investment firm. Steve’s background is in equity research, corporate finance, market research, financial modeling, due diligence, valuations and operations. His experience includes modeling companies, implementing new process improvements and training and managing new hires.
Steve earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate Finance and Accounting from Bentley University. Steve is an avid golfer who enjoys reading, traveling and playing basketball and tennis.
Diana Salvucci | Marketing Manager
Diana Salvucci | Marketing Manager
Diana joined Winter Harbor in June of 2018 as our Marketing Manager, bringing several years of marketing and business development experience. Diana oversees the development of our marketing initiatives focused on client engagement, brand positioning and corporate promotion. She has experience with event planning, public relations, design and digital marketing.
Diana is a graduate of University of Delaware, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Operations Management and Finance, with minors in International Business and Economics. She also holds her FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses.
Outside the office, Diana enjoys traveling to Cape Cod with her family. She has a passion for interior design, baking and running. She currently resides in South Boston, MA.
Edmund Schwartz | Director
Edmund Schwartz | Director
Edmund (Ed) is a turnaround professional with a proven track record in developing practical business solutions that increase stakeholder value in complex financial environments. Ed has years of experience with acquisitions, organizational restructurings, implementing process improvement initiatives and developing cash management disciplines in a variety of industries. His expertise lies in consumer products, manufacturing, distribution and retail.
Ed has served as interim chief financial officer, chief operating officer and chief administrative officer on various client engagements. He has led the implementation of cost-reduction initiatives, fully-integrated financial forecasting processes and compliance procedures. Ed has been responsible for negotiating credit facility amendments and restructuring financial covenants to gain compliance approval with lender requirements. He has extensive experience with due diligence reporting and memorandum preparation for acquisitions.
Ed received his Master of Business Administration from the University of New Haven and his Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting) from the University of Hartford. He and his wife, Claudia, have two children and five grandchildren. Their weekends are usually spent on a field or at a gymnasium, cheering on one of their grandchildren. Ed is an avid golfer who looks forward to playing as much as his schedule allows. Ed and Claudia are active parishioners of Saint Mary’s church in Watchung, New Jersey.
Kaitlin Stilphen | Director of Administration
Kaitlin is a business leader who understands the vital role of financial integrity, strategic growth, and operational support. As Director of Administration, Kaitlin oversees employee resources, technical issues, billing services, and recruiting. She is responsible for the development, direction, and coordination of administrative service. She closely monitors significant aspects of our operations, and ensures legal compliance with the Firm’s risk management policies.
Kaitlin joined our firm in 2013, having previously worked as an office manager and administrative assistant for an accounting and advisory firm. In this position, she managed daily office and administrative procedures, providing direct support to company partners. She managed a variety of tasks including the preparation of budgets, development of tax reports, and coordination of firm resources. Kaitlin is proactive in creating an office community and connection among professionals.
Kaitlin is a New England native, who enjoys spending weekends in her hometown. When not in the office, you can find Kaitlin and her son spending time together at their local beach.
Susan Storey | Managing Director
Susan Storey | Managing Director
Susan is a managing director at Winter Harbor who has over 25 years as crisis manager, interim CEO and turnaround consultant. She has partnered with private equity investors, banks and boards of directors to restructure distressed companies in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, retail and financial services.
Susan has worked with companies throughout North America and Mexico and has extensive international experience. She was an advisor to the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade for two years working to restructure and negotiate sales of companies in the steel and aircraft manufacturing industries. She was also CEO of several Czech companies leading turnaround teams who created restructuring plans to right-size the operations and compete in new markets. While serving as managing partner of the western region of a Big Four accounting firm, she led engagements in real estate development, time shares and high-tech manufacturing. Most recently her focus has been in the middle-market as a trusted advisor to owners of mature companies struggling for financial stability in a rapidly changing marketplace.
Susan recently returned to her native city of St. Louis, where she worked to elect the first female mayor of the city. She enjoys hosting her family of seven siblings and 20 nieces and nephews, who enjoy her culinary experiments and barbecue. She is an avid art collector and gardener, and continues to travel to Europe and North America primarily to visit friends. Susan graduated summa cum laude from Boston College, and served as an officer for International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation and Turnaround Management Association.
Nicholas Vara | Associate
Nicholas Vara | Associate
Nicholas is an Associate at Winter Harbor with a background in corporate accounting and financial analysis. After graduating from college, Nicholas worked as an analyst for a global asset management firm in the Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis division.
Nicholas previously worked with Winter Harbor as a Summer Intern. During his internship, he partnered with our upper-management on various client engagements and financial assessments across different industries.
Nicholas earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance with a minor in Economics from Providence College. Outside the office, Nicholas enjoys boating, following sports and spending time with friends and family.