Patrick Flynn has more than 30 years of experience in commercial lending, private equity investing, restructuring, performance improvement, interim management and as a business executive.
Mr. Flynn has deep expertise in the automotive industry, including experience with Tier I automotive suppliers, industrial machining equipment manufacturers, industrial lifting equipment manufacturing, and home improvement goods manufacturing and distribution. His areas of emphasis include alignment of operational initiatives with strategic goals and objectives, financial management, including strategic planning and investment analysis, commercial negotiations and general corporate management.
As a restructuring advisor or a principal at private equity firms, Mr. Flynn held numerous interim management positions including those of Chief Financial Officer for JL French, President of a wood products manufacturer of home improvement goods, CFO of an industrial lifting equipment company, and as CFO of a publicly traded designer and manufacturer of industrial finishing equipment. He has also been appointed Chief Restructuring Officer for two clients, Pine River Plastics and Pace Industries. In addition, he led strategic planning processes and the execution of those for portfolio companies while a principal at private equity firms.
Most recently, Mr. Flynn was the Chief Financial Officer of a $1.3 billion US subsidiary of a Tier 1 Japanese automotive supplier. In that capacity, working along-side other senior executives, they executed a dramatic operational turnaround of the business. Following significant operational losses in 2015, the Company recorded positive earnings in 2017, an improvement of $125 million over that time period. Additionally, he led the organization to streamline its financial processes, implement capital spending controls, enhance its IT systems, and develop plans for a manufacturing footprint rationalization.
Previous to that, Mr. Flynn was the Business Unit Director for the US and Canada region of a Mexico based automotive supplier. In this matrixed organization he had direct responsibility in the region for all elements of the Company’s business including manufacturing at eight facilities, sales and commercial administration, finance, IT, purchasing and human resource compliance. He arrived at this position by virtue of being the Chief Financial Officer of JL French Automotive Castings, Inc. He joined JL French directly in 2010 and assisted the Company in an operational turnaround of its Glasgow, KY facility while overseeing an expansion of its Wisconsin based facilities and overseeing its operations in Spain and China. He led and managed the sale of the Company in 2012 to Nemak S.A.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Flynn held senior positions at The Oxford Investment Group, Oxford Automotive, Conway MacKenzie, JL French Automotive Die Casting, Nemak S.A. and Akebono Brake Corporation.