John M. Collard was named Business Leader of the Year by the Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 13. Collard, chairman of Strategic Management Partners Inc., is a certified turnaround professional. He advises company boards, litigators, and institutional and private equity investors, sometimes stepping into troubled companies at interim CEO or senior executive to turn them around.
Collard is past chairman of the Turnaround Management Association and a member of the Turnaround Management, Restructuring, and Distressed Investing Industry Hall of Fame. Strategic Management Partners has been named Maryland’s Small Business of the Year and the Global M&A Network’s Boutique Turnaround Consulting Firm of the Year.
John M. Collard
Education: B.S., financial management and architectural engineering, Southern Illinois University.
Resides in: Annapolis.
Daily commute: Not very far.
Hobbies: Enjoys sailboating, Harley motorcycle, golf, skiing.
Favorite food: Steak, medium rare.
Favorite quote: “Never give up.”