John Brincko's background includes more than 40 years of executive, financial, and operational-management experience. Since forming Brincko Associates Inc. in 1979, Brincko and his team have provided personalized advisory and interim-management services to financially troubled companies and their investors. He has served as president and CEO of more than 50 companies, ranging in sales from $50 million to more than $3 billion. His experience encompasses turnarounds, mergers and acquisitions, investment feasibility, due diligence, cost-reduction programs, and divestitures.
Brincko is CRO and director of FLO TV Incorporated, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc.; financial adviser to AIG in its role as lender to a major food-processing and packing company; CEO in turnaround and now liquidating trustee for Franchise Pictures, an independent motion-picture production company that has released more than 70 films; director of EMAK Worldwide Inc., a major media-advertising company that provides marketing services to such companies as Procter & Gamble, Kraft, Disney, Hilton, Corona, and Wild Turkey; and Chapter 11 trustee for National Consumer Mortgage.
Recently, Brincko appeared as a damages expert witness for a Big 4 accounting firm in a $2 billion litigation case, as well as an expert witness in connection with major real-estate litigation. He served as CRO of Spansion Inc., the largest flash memory-chip supplier. He was president and CEO of Consolidated Freightways, an independent worldwide transportation and logistics company, and CRO and receiver for Pacific Title and Art Studio, the oldest post-production film company in Hollywood.
As CEO, Brincko, along with other members of his firm, managed and sold CalComp Technology, a publicly traded 87-percent-owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, a multinational company with substantial business interests in the United States, Europe, China, Australia, and Japan. In addition, Brincko was CEO and adviser to Strouds, a publicly traded specialty bed, bath, and linen retailer, and sold it to an investor group. Brincko also served as president and CEO of Mossimo Inc., a NYSE fashion-apparel manufacturer and retailer. In less than one year, the company began generating its first profits in several years.
Brincko was president and COO of Barneys New York, the $400 million retailer of upscale men's and women's clothing and accessories, where he led an 18-month turnaround and reorganization. As president and CEO of Sun World International Inc., a $300-million worldwide grower and marketer of fresh fruits and vegetables, Brincko engineered a dramatic turnaround. Within a year, Sun World went from a $42 million loss to a $27 million profit, and the company was subsequently sold at a significant premium. Brincko was also CEO of Knudsen Foods Inc., Foremost Dairies Inc., and Globe Security.
Prior to forming his own firm, Brincko was senior vice president, CFO and acting COO of the multinational cosmetic company Max Factor. He also held executive-management positions with American Home Products, International Paper Company, Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Grey Advertising.
Brincko holds a BBA degree in accounting from the Bernard Baruch School of Business Administration, City University of New York.