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Larry Hughes - CEO

CEO and Managing Director  |  C-Level Advisory

Larry has operated as CEO, Board member, advisor, and investor in global transformational, transitional, crisis, and special situations across a vast array of industries. He has served on 12 Boards and as CEO, CRO, and COO in over 15 companies including American Buildings, LouverDrape, Del Mar, Home Fashions Canada, Westinghouse Remediation Services, Alexander Doll, QualServ Corporation, Monarch Windows, Clark Holdings, Inc., Lee Brass, Fulton Bellows, Private Label Cosmetics, and HiTech Electronic Displays. Larry has operated on a worldwide basis to implement business-building strategies, re-launch companies, achieve turnarounds and corporate restructurings, guide innumerable M&A situations, re-engineer infrastructures to eliminate struggle points, and professionally manage relationships from the banker to the Board to the shipping dock in public and private companies through hyper-change. He has led start-up operations domestically as well as in Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic. Larry has managed companies in bankruptcy and other troubled situations such as fraudulent actions on the part of executives. His Fortune 500 general management and operations background includes International Playtex, Sara Lee, Harris Corporation, and U.S. Industries. (B.S., Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology; M.S., Systems Management, Florida Institute of Technology)

FUN FACTS

Invented the “Crazy Larry” cocktail (and will gladly share the recipe); lived in Scotland for 3 years but never played a round of golf; certified scuba diver; was standby Senior Engineer during the Apollo 13 crisis; guided groups river-running down Section IV of the Chattooga River…everyone survived; voracious reader of fiction and physics.