Mack Ferguson is Managing Partner of Arche Value Management. Mack has over 24 years of professional consulting experience in the field of applied business economics, finance and operations management. Most recently, Mack was President of the Americas management consulting operations of Stern Stewart & Co., a pioneering firm in the field of applied corporate finance and the developer of EVA®. With Stern Stewart, Mack was responsible for consulting operations across the US, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean. With 19 years of Stern Stewart related experience, Mack was involved with the implementation of value based strategy and management systems and the provision of a wide variety of corporate finance services to well over 100 companies – working closely with Senior Management and the Board of Directors to effect far reaching corporate change focused on the objective of improving performance and generally creating shareholder value. Mack has significant technical knowledge and practical experience with performance management, portfolio analysis, valuation, and corporate operational and financial restructuring. In addition, he is skilled in the design of financial strategies, including the optimization of capital structure, the cost of capital and enterprise value.
Mack has global experience with companies engaged in a broad spectrum of industrial and financial services activity. He has deep expertise in implementing Economic Profit based financial management systems with companies operating in emerging and turbulent markets, and has specialized skill in introducing value based incentive compensation in challenging situations, including situations of high growth, turnaround, private ownership, and the state sector.
Prior to joining Stern Stewart, Mack worked with Resource Management Associates (RMA), a consulting firm specialized in energy and industrial economics, and, prior to that, with the International Economics Practice of Deloitte Haskins + Sells Canada. With both firms, he participated on a wide variety of projects directed at industrial restructuring in countries of Eastern and Central Europe, South and Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Mack holds an M.S. in Operations Research and an M.B.A. specialized in Finance, both from Columbia University, New York, and a B.Sc. in Agriculture from the University of Guelph, Canada.