ACG Detroit | Automotive Update - September 2022

Automotive Update

Event Details


September 13, 2022 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM EDT

Location Name
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Visitor Center 2nd Floor
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Come join us at the historical Edsel and Eleanor Ford House as we gear up for the Detroit Auto show with an informative conversation with two of the top firms in automotive. Topics will cover everything from the outlook for the rest of 2022 and trends being watched for 2023, to a broader discussion on challenges that may lie ahead for the sector.


Steven Wybo

Steven Wybo

Senior Managing Director

Steven Wybo is a senior managing director with over 20 years of experience in providing turnaround, reorganization, M&A, and financial advisory services to distressed and underperforming companies. Steve specializes in insolvency/bankruptcy matters, turnaround and crisis management, profit enhancement, mergers and acquisitions, business valuation, raising of debt/equity capital, and liquidations both in and out of court. He has also served as an interim chief financial officer, chief restructuring officer, interim chief operating officer, treasurer, and court appointed receiver for several middle market clients.

In prior roles, Steve was a senior associate at PwC where he specialized in financial service compliance, investment banking in technology and other service industries, and automotive industry financing, including debt offerings, securitizations, and private placements.

Mike Wall, IHS

Mike Wall

Executive Director, Automotive Analysis, S&P Global

Mike brings more than two decades of financial analysis, forecasting, consulting and manufacturing experience to S&P Global Mobility, with a primary focus on assisting automakers, suppliers and financial firms in their evaluation and understanding of the auto industry, as well as in-depth analysis of vehicle markets and technology trends.

Mike is quoted frequently in the media on a variety of automotive topics, and he regularly delivers presentations on the outlook for the automotive industry to company executives, financial investors and other interest groups, including past work with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization in Vienna, Austria. Mike graduated summa cum laude with an undergraduate degree in finance and later earned the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation.


Clay Vanderpool (Moderator)

PNC Business Credit
Senior Vice President

Clayton is a Senior Vice President for PNC Business Credit where he focuses on financing LBO's, dividend recapitalizations, ESOPs, high growth, turn-arounds and cyclical businesses seeking flexibility and durability. He has spent nearly 18 years in Banking and finance but has also gained considerable experience serving as Vice Chairman of the Board for Waseyabek Development Company (a tribally owned economic diversification company) and as Managing Director for DWH, LLC a boutique Financial Advisory firm focused on M&A growth and succession strategies as well as turnaround and restructuring strategies. Clayton earned his bachelors of science in Accounting from Western Michigan University’s Haworth College of Business and his MBA from Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business.

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