Jim Wiesen

Managing Director, Restructuring

Jim Wiesen is a Managing Director with G2 Capital Advisors focusing on corporate and credit restructuring advisory. Jim has over thirty-five years of financial advisory and interim management experience. His experience spans from middle market to Fortune 500 companies across several sectors. Over the years, his work has resulted in significant value creation for both institutional investors and companies.

At G2, he regularly serves as interim management. Over the last nine years, he has served as interim management six times for four companies (he returned to two). From 2013 to 2016, he served as CFO and then COO for a $300M seafood manufacturer and distributor. From 2016 to 2018, he served as CFO for a $300M 3PL logistics company. In 2019, he served as Interim CFO for a $650M company that designs and markets audio brands. In 2020 and 2021, he again worked as Interim CFO for the 3PL Logistics company. In 2021 and 2022, he served as interim CFO for a $300M retailer and its construction arm that provides agricultural supplies and machinery to growers.

Specialties: General Management; Strategic Planning, Interim Management; Liquidity Management; Turnaround Management; Company Preparation for Sale; Operational Restructuring; Operational Improvement.

Jim started his career at Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC), consulting to both Fortune 500 companies and the middle market, including manufacturers and service companies in both the consumer and industrial sectors. In this position, he focused on finance, operations and process improvement for both business and manufacturing functions. Jim has worked on dozens of transactions directly with investors and management teams to lead turnaround and or pre/post-bankruptcy activities, specifically to restructure operations, improve profitability and cash flow, and in some cases, determine the ultimate viability of the company. In several situations, creditors have asked Jim to evaluate options and represent their interests. Increasingly, he is serving in interim roles as CFO or COO for a few months up to a few years, helping to reposition the company. Generally, the revitalized company is sold.

Jim served on the board of the leading U.S. provider of industrial rollers to the metals, converting, pulp and paper, nonwovens/textiles, graphic arts, and business machine markets. It was sold a few years ago.

Jim received his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He passed the Illinois CPA exam in 1985. Jim is married and resides in the Chicago area. He enjoys cycling, tennis and many outdoor activities.


Years of Career Experience


Years at G2

Recent Engagements

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Project Pesce

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has received an asset-based debt financing by Wells Fargo

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has received a minority investment from Samherji

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Project Mechold

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has received unitranche financing from Gulf Coast Capital Partners  

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