William J. Winkowski, Jr. has 20 years of diverse financial and operational experience, including 6 years of executive management and 16 years of direct education management, focusing on financial and operational oversight and implementation. Mr. Winkowski works closely with Boards of Directors, private equity groups, lenders and investors, often serving in interim management CFO and COO roles.
Mr. Winkowski has extensive executive leadership and operations experience in challenging corporate environments specializing in assisting with management practices, partnership agreements, structured buyouts, technology solutions, overall operating efficiencies and customized training. His extensive experience enables him to deliver critical insight and solutions to the Companies he represents.
Mr. Winkowski’s recent experience includes serving as Chief Executive/Financial Officer of MedTech College where he restructured operations to achieve profitable results and increased liquidity, conducted a forensic audit to restate 2014 financial results, and created and managed an operations transition plan for the sale of all campuses to a new ownership group. He has served as Chief Financial/Operating Officer, North America, of SAE Institute where he was responsible for the operational restructuring that produced substantial growth in population metrics by 56% and driving $5M in profit. As Chief Financial Officer of ATA College, he improved efficiencies to increase revenue by $750,000 and cost reductions of over $1 million.
Previously, he was Vice President of Finance at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts where he was responsible for managing and monitoring operations of two campuses comprised of 2,300 students and $51 million in revenue.
Mr. Winkowski earned a BA from University of Wisconsin, an MBA from Keller Graduate School, and is a Certified Public Accountant.