Don Van der Wiel

Managing Director, Restructuring

Don Van der Wiel is a Managing Director at G2 Capital Advisors specializing in operational and financial restructurings. He has over 30 years of experience guiding financial turnarounds, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, debt refinancing’s, operational restructurings and system implementations. He has served as a C-level executive for middle market companies ranging up to $1.5 billion in revenues in a wide range of industries including retail, hospitality, e-commerce, logistics, software, off-shore sourcing and business services.

Most recently, Don served as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and co-investor in Parker School Uniforms, a private-equity backed, vertically-integrated, omni-channel school uniform retailer serving over 1,500 schools located across the southern United States. He replaced every proprietary, legacy system with a fully integrated third-party solution spanning customer relationship management, ERP, warehouse management, order management, point-of-sale, accounting, purchasing, demand planning and e-Commerce. Don also developed a comprehensive financial and restructuring plan redefining core product and service offerings, changing the go-to- market strategy and rationalizing the account portfolio and related support structure. Prior to Parker, Don joined Fifth Gear as an Advisory Board Member and subsequently its Chief Financial Officer. Fifth Gear was a technology-enabled business services company and single-source provider of end-to- end e-commerce services including order management technology, fulfillment, customer care, and freight management. In less than four years, revenues more than doubled and shareholder value more than tripled culminating in a strategic sale to a publicly-traded competitor. Prior to Fifth Gear, Don led a successful Initial Public Offering for hhgregg, a multi-billion dollar consumer electronics and appliance retailer which doubled in size and profitability during his three-year tenure. Don has held financial leadership roles at Buffets Holdings, Inc., Things Remembered, Carter’s Childrenswear and Sears, Roebuck and Co. He began his career at Deloitte & Touche where he earned his CPA license.

Don holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Northwestern University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

Don and his family live in Orlando, Florida. He enjoys playing tennis and other outdoor activities in his spare time.

37

Years of Career Experience

4

Years at G2

Recent Engagements

Exclusive Sell-Side Advisor

Arbre Group Holding

has sold Arbre Farms Corporation and Willow Cold Storage Corporation to Oregon Potato Company

Exclusive Financial Advisor

Image

has been acquired by TPS Group Holdings, LLC. through a Chapter 11 Section 363 Sale Process  

Exclusive Financial Advisor

Project Fleece

Phase 1 Strategic Assessment & Financial Restructuring & Sell-Side

Exclusive Sell-Side Advisor

Image

including its operating division Guardian Medical Logistics has been acquired by Tforce Logistics

Exclusive Financial Advisor

Project Dam

Operational Restructuring & Sell-Side

Exclusive Restructuring Advisor

Project Hoosier

Operational Restructuring

Exclusive Sell-Side Advisor

Arbre Group Holding

has sold Arbre Farms Corporation and Willow Cold Storage Corporation to Oregon Potato Company  

Connect With Us.

Image
Homepage Contact
Services of Interest