Professional Team Vincent J. Colistra Professional Team

Vincent J. Colistra

Senior Managing Director

Years of Investment Banking Experience: 20
Office locations: Philadelphia, PA
Office Phone: (610) 358-4700
Mobile Phone: (215) 275-7110
vCard: Vincent J. Colistra.vcf

Vincent J. Colistra is a Senior Managing Director and Shareholder of Phoenix Management Services, Inc. He joined the firm in 1997 and became a Shareholder in 1998.

Mr. Colistra has managed or participated in over sixty engagements since joining Phoenix that involved developing and implementing solutions in complex corporate restructurings and reorganizations, operational and financial turnarounds, recapitalizations, re-financings, the raising of senior debt, 2nd lien debt, subordinated debt with warrants, as well as representing strategic and financial buyers and sellers of businesses in both the public and private sector.

In addition, Mr. Colistra has successfully managed numerous engagements for companies wherein the ultimate solution to maximize value for the various constituents required filing for protection of Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code to ultimately effectuate operational turnarounds, balance sheet restructurings, sales of the businesses through the “363” auction process and Plans of Reorganization. He has served in the capacity at Phoenix Management as both financial advisor and in direct management positions as CRO, CEO, COO and CFO and has assisted clients in a wide spectrum of industries including manufacturing, building components, distribution, equipment leasing, specialty/structured financing, mining, restaurants and retailing. Mr. Colistra has successfully completed numerous transactions that have included re-financings, restructurings, recapitalizations and “363” sales within bankruptcy.

Prior Experience

Before joining Phoenix, Mr. Colistra was Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration and CFO of a holding company with operating subsidiaries in contract operations, manufacturing and the licensing of proprietary technology to sub-licensees throughout the United States and Canada; served as Senior Vice President and COO of a company in the manufacturing and distribution of building products and CFO of a group of companies involved in steel processing and trading; and spent nearly 15 years in banking where he held various positions in corporate finance, investment banking, corporate lending and asset based financing wherein his engagements involved recapitalizations, leveraged/management buy-outs, acquisition financing, divestitures and advisory roles in overall capital restructuring. He also held international banking positions at Wachovia Bank, where he was General Manager of Wachovia’s New York office, and at Bank of America.


Mr. Colistra holds an MBA from Fordham University, where he majored in Corporate Finance, and a B.S. from Pennsylvania State University where he majored in Finance and Economics. He is also a member of the Turnaround Management Association and the Association for Corporate Growth. Mr. Colistra is registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and holds his Series 7 and Series 79 licenses.