We’re proud to introduce John Harrington!
Calder Capital, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisory firm, is pleased to announce the addition of John Harrington to its team as an M&A Advisor specializing in distressed and turnaround businesses.
John has more than 40 years of combined experience in bank management, executive leadership, and turnaround consulting covering a wide spectrum of businesses. John received his BSBA from Central Michigan University with an emphasis in Finance and Economics. His executive leadership and consulting background help his clients focus on maximizing the value of their enterprise while his banking experience allows for effective negotiations and communication with his client’s lenders and creditors.
John was introduced to Calder’s Managing Partner, Max Friar, in 2018. Their discussion revolved around Calder’s interest in working with turnaround and distressed businesses. John vividly remembers how it became clear that Max shared a common vision of providing valuable assistance to clients, prioritizing their well-being over financial gains. John looks forward to collaborating with the Calder team and sharing his expertise in helping distressed businesses. When asked about his goals at Calder, he expressed, “I’m eager to mentor our team members, helping them understand turnaround restructuring, and guiding businesses through challenging transitions to achieve the best outcomes. I also look forward to working with businesses and business owners navigating the complexities of the sale process.”
Motivated by a dedication to service and mentorship, John’s primary source of satisfaction is helping his clients. He values the opportunity to assist clients in comprehending their business situation and working together to find solutions. His most fulfilling moments are when clients begin to see where they stand and what’s needed to move forward.
Outside of the office, John enjoys outdoor activities such as boating, golfing, and skiing. He takes pride in his role as a father to two children, Alexander and Pauline. Being a Grand Rapids native, John is deeply involved in community service. He has contributed his time and expertise to various local charities, serving on boards and committees for organizations like Guiding Light Mission, West Michigan Refugee Education & Cultural Center, Economic Development Foundation, YWCA, and GROW. In addition, he has been involved with the United Way of West Michigan, Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, American Heart Association, Leadership Grand Rapids, and the Early Childhood Education Program.
“It is a true honor to have John Harrington join our team. John embodies our values of honesty, determination, steadiness, and acting with honor. I have watched him work with clients and our team and am looking forward to his knowledge being spread across the firm,” stated Calder Managing Partner, Max Friar.
At Calder Capital, John will be responsible for leading Calder Capital’s new turnaround and distressed advisory practice and assisting other advisors with working through the distressed sale process.
We’re proud to welcome John to our growing team! If you’re interested in learning more about John or his professional background, we encourage you to connect with him on LinkedIn.