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Melissa S. Kibler

Certified Public Accountant

Current Position

Senior Managing Director
Mackinac Partners
180 N. LaSalle St.
Suite 3020
Chicago, IL 60601

Tel: 630-805-3905

Class: XXI (2010)Circuit: Seventh


Texas A&M University, B.B.A., Accounting (1988)
Southern Methodist University, M.B.A. (1990)

Professional Career

Senior Managing Director, Mackinac Partners (2016 -)
Senior Managing Director, Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC (2004-2015)
Partner, KPMG LLP (1999-04)
Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (1990-99)
Intern, Arthur Young LLP (1989)
Certification in Distressed Business Valuation (2011)
Certified in Financial Forensics (2010)
Certified Turnaround Professional (2006)
Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (2004)
Certified Public Accountant-Illinois, Oregon, Texas (1992)


American College of Bankruptcy, Treasurer (2013-2016, 2018-)
American Bankruptcy Institute (1994-); President (2010-11); Board Chair (2012-13)
INSOL International (2004-); Director (2012-2015); Oversight Committee (2012-2015)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (1993-); Forensic & Litigation Services Committee (2011-2014); Bankruptcy Task Force Chair (2011-2014)
Turnaround Management Association (1998-): Former Treasurer and Director of Northwest Chapter (1998-2001)
Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (1994-)
International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (2002-)
Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants (2002-2015)
Chicago Finance Exchange (2009-2015)
Chicago Children's Choir, Board of Directors (2004-); Board Chair (2008-10)


Forensic & Valuation Services Practice Aid, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Volume 1 - Litigation and Dispute Resolution in Bankruptcy, Providing Bankruptcy and Reorganization Services, 2nd Edition, 2016
American Bankruptcy Institute "How to Write an Effective Expert Report," Fraud and Forensics: Piercing Through the Deception in a Commercial Fraud Case, 2015
"The Quid Pro Quo of Chapter 22 - Do the Benefits Outweigh the Costs?" Journal of Corporate Renewal 2012
"The US Economy and Credit Markets: Heralding a Turnaround for Turnarounds?" Financier Worldwide Global Reference Guide 2011: Bankruptcy and Restructuring 2011
"A Look Back at a Great Year," American Bankruptcy Institute Journal 2011
"Back to the future-Seeking redress for today's losses by changing the past," Financier Worldwide 2011
"Stay up-to-date as fall begins with ABI conferences and programs," American Bankruptcy Institute Journal 2010
"Get involved! Harness the benefits of ABI membership," American Bankruptcy Insitute Journal 2010
"Legislative Symposium Roundtable: Chapter 11 at the Crossroads: Does Reorganization Need Reform?" American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review 2010
"When Cash is King: Understanding Cash Requirements for Distressed Companies and Maintaining Effective Mangement and Reporting Systems," Navigating in Today's Environment: The Directors' and Officers' Guide to Restructuring 2010
Frequent lecturer on bankruptcy and restructuring.


Consulting Magazine, Women Leaders in Consulting, Leadership Award (2013)
2011 Women to Watch Experienced Leaders Award, ICPAS and AICPA Women's Executive Committees (2011)
IWIRC Woman of the Year in Restructuring (2010)
Crain's Chicago Business 40 Under 40 (2004)
Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor Gold Medal Winner (2003)