Lee Diercks is a Founding Partner of Clear Thinking Group LLC. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business/Marketing from St. Thomas University, and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Impac University. He is a business executive with over 40 years of direct management and leadership experience. His experience spans companies such as JCPenney, Coast to Coast Hardware, Herman’s Sporting Goods, Venator Group – Woolworth & Champs Sports; including roles in Executive Management in Operations, Logistics & Distribution, Merchandising, Planning and Allocation, Marketing, and Strategy Development.
For the last 20 years, he has worked in the corporate renewal/turnaround industry with companies in manufacturing, distribution, consumer products, and retail. He has worked with many Companies facing severe financial distress. He has taken on interim management roles as CEO, COO and CRO, and has provided immediate leadership and direction to those businesses. He has an excellent reputation and relationships with most of the large asset based lenders, factors, boutique lenders, legal advisors, and many private equity firms. He has extensive experience in dealing with companies in bankruptcy, and has helped lead a number of companies successfully out of bankruptcy. Mr Diercks is designated as a Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP) by the Turnaround Management Association. He is also a member in good standing with the Association for Corporate Growth and Commercial Finance Association.
Mr. Diercks leads the Value Preservation Practice of Clear Thinking Group LLC.