As the Managing Director of Advisory Services, Susan oversees all aspects of Mission Throttle’s client engagements. Over the past 20 years, Susan has had an extensive career working with several leading international consulting firms and Fortune 500 companies. She has worked extensively with companies experiencing pervasive change, providing financial restructuring and turnaround advisory services along with capital advisory and merger and acquisition assistance. Her clients ranged from manufacturing-based middle market companies, to public conglomerates and financial services firms.
Susan’s diverse experience has provided her with numerous opportunities to interact with companies at various points in their growth cycles including, due diligence and deal negotiation, cash management, and financial crisis management and turnarounds. These experiences have provided Susan with a particularly strong ability to trouble-shoot problems at the front end of a transaction and identify strengths and flaws in both the organizational and financial structures of business plans. While Susan’s professional career has been exciting and rewarding, she is most interested in utilizing her corporate expertise to assist for-impact organizations to achieve financial stability and enhanced social impact.
Susan is active in numerous community, philanthropic and professional organizations, including parent leadership at Cranbrook Schools, Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, and Friendship Circle. Susan serves on the boards of Detroit Public Theatre, Venture Michigan and Build Institute. She is a frequent lecturer at professional forums, and a former Adjunct Finance Professor at Walsh College.
Susan earned her BA from the University of Michigan and her MBA from the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University. Susan is completing the coursework to receive the Certified Forensic Financial Analyst designation.