Marjorie Kaufman


Marjorie (Margie) Kaufman has provided turnaround and interim management expertise for companies around the country for over thirty years, with immense experience in developing and implementing strategic and financial plans that drive business success and control costs.

Margie joins PKF Clear Thinking from Christmas Tree Shops, LLC, where she served as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to her position at Christmas Tree Shops, Margie spent fifteen years at a middle market turnaround and restructuring firm, frequently serving as interim Chief Restructuring Officer and Chief Financial Officer for companies experiencing financial difficulties. As part of those engagements, she provided cash flow management services, conducted business plan viability analyses, designed and steered turnaround action plans, managed debt and equity placement, sourced refinancing, and leveraged her deep expertise in forensic accounting. Margie’s work has spanned many industries, including retail, car rental and sales, distribution, health care, education, manufacturing, food and beverage, and professional services.

Margie was recently named Chair of The International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), the premier international networking and professional growth organization for women in the restructuring and insolvency industry. She is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and previously served as the president and director of the Northeast Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association, now serving as a member of the past president’s council for the chapter. Margie is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, frequently speaking on various aspects of restructuring and has been published in the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Bridgeport.

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