Mackinac Partners promoted business intelligence and security expert Kevin M. Cronin to senior managing director and added corporate growth, restructuring and legal executive Howard S. Lanznar as senior advisor.

Lanznar, who has served as a C-level corporate executive and senior legal counselor across firms that include Katten Muchin Rosenman, Diamond Resorts International and Fruit of the Loom, brings 40 years of growth, strategy, M&A, restructuring and legal advisory experience to the firm.

He has led transactional growth, legal, compliance, risk management and security related functions for companies and clients on a global level.

“We are very pleased to welcome Howard Lanznar as a Senior Advisor to our team,” Mackinac Founder and Managing Partner Jim Weissenborn said. “Howard has tremendous experience in transactional growth and development, as well as in facilitating restructurings, recapitalizations, and helping constituents in distressed debt and turnaround scenarios, including the ongoing mitigation of transactional and operational risks.”

Cronin, a highly credentialed investigative and intelligence professional has more than 24 years of experience across public and private sectors, including serving with distinction as a special agent with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General.

Cronin also spent time in law enforcement as a police sergeant with a local law enforcement agency and was president of a Michigan-based security consulting firm. He has personally managed several large scale conspiracy, fraud and corruption investigations over the years and also worked in an undercover capacity with the U.S. government, the FBI, DEA and other federal and state jurisdictions.

As a senior member of Mackinac’s Business Intelligence Group, Cronin has led various corporate investigative engagements helping companies mitigate risk, secure stakeholder value with advanced security plans and actionable intelligence, and respond to key security threats and breaches, including upgrading corporate security infrastructures and process controls.

Mackinac Partners is a financial advisory, turnaround management and restructuring firm that helps clients address and resolve financial and operational crises and pursue new growth opportunities.