Charles C. Reardon is the Senior Managing Director of Asgaard Capital LLC. He is an award-winning investment banker and business executive specializing in distressed M&A and turnaround transactions.
Mr. Reardon has more than 25 years of expertise in directing operational and financial restructurings, healthy and distressed M&A, debt and equity capital financing and real estate development. His extensive experience includes conceptualizing and executing complex commercial, legal and financial transactions with multiple stakeholders and changes in control and capital structures. He has advised public and private companies across a broad spectrum of industries including defense, financial services, hospitality, manufacturing, mining, technology, telecommunications, real estate and retail.
Prior to founding Asgaard Capital, Mr. Reardon was a Partner in the investment banking division of Carl Marks & Co., the middle-market merchant bank headquartered in New York. Before that, he was a Director with Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin and a member of their globally recognized Financial Restructuring Group. He led Houlihan’s Distressed Mergers & Acquisitions Practice in the mid-Atlantic region.
Mr. Reardon began his career on Wall Street with the legal firm of Lane & Mittendorf (now Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf) specializing in corporate finance, general corporate and real estate law. He was one of two attorneys advising the Sperry & Hutchison Company (S&H Green Stamps) when its parent, Baldwin United Insurance Company, filed for Chapter 11 – then the single largest corporate bankruptcy in history. The success of their efforts ultimately led Baldwin to reorganize its remaining interests around S&H.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Reardon also regularly served as interim CEO or COO for portfolio companies on behalf of two privately held investment entities active in M&A and real estate development. In addition, he has served as a board member for a number of public and privately held companies.
Mr. Reardon has been named among the nation’s top debtor investment bankers by Bankruptcy Insider. Recognition for his transactions includes Retail Products & Services Turnaround of the Year (Turnaround Atlas Awards), Professional Services Deal of the Year (M&A Advisor) and Middle Market Financing of the Year (M&A Advisor).
A frequent industry speaker and expert panelist, Mr. Reardon holds Series 7, Series 79 and Series 63 licenses with FINRA. He is a member of both the Turnaround Management Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute, and has served on the boards of a number of public and privately held companies.
Mr. Reardon holds a B.A. with highest distinction from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from Yale Law School.