Founder & Partner
YWCA West Central Michigan
- Board President
Turnaround Management Association
- Past President
Grand Rapids Symphony
- Board Member
American Bankruptcy Institute
Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)
Doug Wilterdink has more than 35 years of experience in corporate finance, public accounting, management consulting, restructuring and turnaround, and other transition situations. Doug earned his B.A. from Michigan State University and is a Certified Public Accountant (non-practicing). He founded DWH in 2006 and currently serves as a Managing Partner.
Doug has led restructure and turnaround situations as an employee (CFO and CEO), as an entrepreneur, and as an outside advisor. Following his employment with an international public accounting firm, he took a financial management position with a company that was part of a family-owned portfolio. That evolved to leading turnaround and M & A activities for a number of companies in the portfolio. Doug used this experience to then purchase a distressed company, which he turned around and eventually sold. This turnaround involved significant changes in strategies and tactics, recapitalization and refinancing, developing and implementing improved forecasting, financial reporting and other controls, as well as other business development and operations improvement initiatives.
Doug applies his hands-on experience to each unique client situation, taking into account all the stakeholders affected by a transition situation. He is able to understand, from an entrepreneurial standpoint, all the business items an owner and manager has to think about, including financial management and modeling, contractual relationships, operations, international practices, and corporate administration.
In addition, Doug is active in many professional and community organizations including serving as Board President for the YWCA West Central Michigan and past President of the West Michigan Turnaround Management Association.