Suzanne M. Burke, CPA, CTP

Consultant, Chicago


Sue is a Senior Financial Executive with extensive knowledge and expertise in financial services, manufacturing, healthcare and service industries of private equity-backed, privately held, and publicly traded companies.

She has found success in several financial and operational management, and private equity initiatives. As a turnaround CEO, Sue managed and restructured a $200M manufacturing operation to ensure the successful sale of the company. On a separate occasion, she served as interim CEO of a high growth, next generation brand and marketing consulting firm to Fortune 100 customers with $32M in annual revenues in 2010, among other financial and consultant roles.

Sue is a high impact, dynamic leader who thrives in fast-paced growth and turnaround environments.  She strives to build productive, cross-functional influence and business relationships spanning all levels of the organization and with external constituents.

Key Competencies include: Restructuring, Interim CFO, Asset Management, M&A, Banking, Credit, Asset Based Lending, Audit, Risk Management, Training, Forensic Accounting, Financial and Operational Management, Strategic Planning, Value Creation, Forecasting, Portfolio, Financial Statement Review & Analysis, Accounting, and Leasing.

Education & Certifications

  • Post Graduate Studies, Northwestern University, J.L. Kellogg School of Management
  • B.A., Business, Accounting & Auditing, Western Illinois University
  • Certified Turnaround Professional
  • Certified Public Accountant

Professional & Civic Organizations

  • Illinois CPA Society
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • TMA Global Finance Committee
  • TMA NOW Co-Chair