Meet the key people at Windsor Associates
John C. Thibodeau, Principal
John Thibodeau has spent the majority of his professional career helping companies restructure their operations and preserve, even enhance the value proposition for its owners. A problem-solver by inclination, John first became involved in the turnaround field through commercial banking, serving as a vice president and group manager for the work-out department of Bank of New England in the late 1980’s. Thereafter he was named senior vice president for Fleet Management & Recovery Corporation as head of its asset management division.
Seeking to gain further experience, this time from the company perspective, John joined Arthur Andersen LLP in the corporate recovery services practice where he held interim CFO responsibilities as well as guided clients through bankruptcy and turnaround plans. His experience working on behalf of both creditors and debtors has given John valuable insights into what is important in a negotiation and how best to craft a plan that takes all interests into account.
In 2002 upon returning to Maine, he formed Windsor Associates, LLC In addition to helping establish the Turnaround Management Association, Maine Satellite Chapter, he served as its president in 2003-2004. John has served on a number of not for profit and community boards including as chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals for the town of Cape Elizabeth and president of Purpoodock Golf Club. John enjoys skiing, golf, reading about history. spending time with his wife and two daughters and keeping the family dog from putting holes in the carpet.
Lawrence P. O’Hare
Larry O’Hare works hard to help his clients move forward -- in their thinking as well as in their daily business activities. For much of his career, Larry O’Hare has been primarily involved in the financial management of small to mid-size manufacturing companies, serving in several management capacities including controller. Over his 30+ career, Larry has accumulated significant hands on experience with an extensive variety of responsibilities and tasks such as financial analysis and reporting, budgeting, operational planning, and forecasting. His experience includes managing companies through rapid growth as well as through challenging turnarounds.
Clients value Larry’s insight into and understanding of traditional accounting. His experience covers every aspect – accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, cost accounting and inventory, monthly closings and general ledger review and analysis. He has also successfully managed the implementation of fully integrated accounting systems in several companies. This financial acumen benefits all company stakeholders.