Portage Point Partners, a business advisory and interim management firm that partners with stakeholders during periods of transition, underperformance and distress, added Vladimir Kasparov to the firm as a managing director.

Kasparov’s 20 years of experience spans middle-market portfolio management, complex financial and operational restructuring and interim management.

“Vlad is a seasoned industry leader and his addition signals a strong commitment to growing our middle-market practice,” Matthew Ray, founder and managing partner of Portage Point Partners, said. “His expertise will be invaluable as we help middle-market companies navigate financial and operational challenges that have surfaced over the last 15 months.”

Kasparov joined Portage Point Partners with experience as a chief restructuring officer, recently having served in that role for a national food copacker and distributor and a manufacturer and marketer of foodservice and hospitality products. He also has held interim CFO and COO roles in a variety of industries. He spent the last decade building the interim advisory practice at Andrews Advisory Group in Chicago.

“At just five years old, Portage Point has built an impressive reputation in the marketplace. The firm was named the eighth fastest growing consultancy in 2020 by Consulting Magazine and just this summer, the firm was ranked in the top 10 advisor rankings on Debtwire,” Kasparov said. “Joining a young, hungry yet rapidly maturing firm focused on bridging financial and operational restructuring at a time when middle-market companies need it most is incredibly exciting. I look forward to the opportunity to create value for our clients and contribute to the successful growth of the firm.”