Michael Perfetti, Southwest Regional Director, Steel Valley Authority

Michael Perfetti is the Southwest Regional Director of the Steel Valley Authority/Strategic Early Warning Network for Layoff Aversion (SEWN). SEWN provides cost-free turnaround consulting services for manufacturing companies located in Pennsylvania.

It is committed to sustaining the Commonwealth’s manufacturing base to ultimately avert shutdowns and layoffs. Michael is responsible for covering 11 counties for SEWN, which has a total of 5 offices that make its services available throughout Pennsylvania. This past year marked the group’s 35th Anniversary. It was born out of the collapse of the steel industry in the mid-eighties, to provide support to the local communities and businesses in the supply chain that were most impacted. Since its inception, it has consulted with well over 1,200 manufacturing firms and has saved over 30,000 manufacturing jobs.

Just over the past 5 years, its Turnaround Consulting Services saved over 7,300 manufacturing jobs. Michael joined SEWN in 2019, but he had always maintained a relationship with the organization in his previous roles. Prior to joining SEWN, Michael spent 20 years primarily in the Asset Based Lending Industry, responsible for large multistate sales territories, doing transactions throughout the Country that delivered relief to businesses unable to obtain, secure adequate, or continue with traditional bank financing. Michael’s experience meshes well with SEWN’s Financial and Operational Restructuring work.

Michael is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and a member of the Turnaround Management Association.

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