As Principal, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of KCP, Jacen Dinoff oversees all company operations and case assignments. Mr. Dinoff is highly-regarded as a corporate restructuring and turnaround management advisor with over 16 years of hands-on accounting, finance, management and operations experience that complements his technical expertise in bankruptcy case administration and financial advisory. Mr. Dinoff’s career has included engagements in financial and operational restructurings, asset divestitures through sale and liquidation, and senior debtor/creditor advisor roles for many well-known companies, both publicly and privately held.
Prior to founding KCP, Mr. Dinoff was responsible for the successful growth and development of the Boston office of a well-established, national turnaround and restructuring practice. While there, he developed a line of transaction advisory services for investors and lenders that provided a more thorough analysis of operations, infrastructure, assets and liabilities, and overall strengths and weaknesses of a potential transaction. Mr. Dinoff has also spent many years as an independent turnaround consultant, providing management advisory services to privately and publicly held companies across many industry sectors, and has been engaged on projects for a multitude of well-known turnaround firms.
In addition to his work as an independent consultant, Mr. Dinoff held a number of positions at Paragon Capital LLC, a partnership between The Ozer Group LLC (now Gordon Brothers), a leading boutique asset valuation and reallocation firm, and Foothill Capital, a subsidiary of Wells Fargo Bank. Paragon provided secured debt financing to small and mid-size retail and consumer product companies; specializing in expansion working capital for early stage and emerging growth companies before being acquired and becoming Wells Fargo Retail Finance.
Before joining Paragon, Mr. Dinoff was a Senior Financial and Business Analyst for Strategic Management Services, a Boston-area provider of strategic and tactical advisory services for financial and operational improvement, corporate growth and development, and the management of employee resources. His case activities included identifying sources of working capital and negotiating terms; integration of a new division to an established company; CFO-support duties including financial forecasting and budgeting; research and development of business plans for emerging companies and due diligence analysis for mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Dinoff holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire, and an M.B.A in Finance from Bentley College. He is an active member of the Turnaround Management Association and American Bankruptcy Institute and is a frequent speaker and contributor at industry events and media outlets.