Suzanne M. Burke, CPA, CTP

Managing Director, Chicago


Sue is an experienced senior financial executive and consultant with extensive knowledge and expertise in financial services, manufacturing, automotive, healthcare, and service industries of private equity-backed, privately held, and publicly traded companies.

She has a unique combination of experience. During the last twenty years, Sue worked in the financial services industry in various roles including as a Turnaround Consultant, Vice-President of Finance, Special Assets Portfolio Manager, Commercial and Asset Based Lending Credit Officer, Financial Consultant, and a Senior Director in Investment Banking.

She has found success in many financial and operational management, and private equity initiatives. As a turnaround CEO, Sue managed and restructured a $200M manufacturing operation to ensure the successful sale of the company. On a separate occasion, she served as interim CEO of a high growth, next generation brand and marketing consulting firm to Fortune 100 customers with $32M in annual revenues in 2010, among other financial and consultant roles.

Sue began her career in public accounting and later held many accounting and financial positions at American Hospital Supply Corporation, an international healthcare manufacturer and distributor.

Sue is a high impact, dynamic leader who thrives in fast-paced growth and turnaround environments. She strives to build productive, cross-functional influence and business relationships spanning all levels of the organization and with external constituents.

Her key competencies include: Initial Assessments, Financial and Operational Management, Strategic Planning, Performance Improvement and Value Creation, Interim CFO, Financial Statement Preparation, Financial Statement Review and Analysis, Financial Statement Restatements, Accounting Support, Private Equity Capital Accounting and Reporting, Restructuring, 13 Week Cash Forecasting, Capital Restructuring, Credit Analysis, Collateral Review and Monitoring, Covenant Testing and Forecasting, Asset Management, Exit Strategies, M&A Due Diligence, Asset Based Lending, Expense Analysis and Cost Reductions, Field Audits, Training, Forensic Accounting, Portfolio Management, and Leasing.

Education & Certifications

  • Post Graduate Studies, Northwestern University, J.L. Kellogg School of Management
  • B.A., Business, Accounting & Auditing, Western Illinois University
  • Certified Turnaround Professional
  • Certified Public Accountant

Professional & Civic Organizations

  • Illinois CPA Society
  • Turnaround Management Association (TMA)
    • TMA Global Audit Committee
    • TMA Global Certification Oversight Committee
    • TMA Global Finance Oversight Committee