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Expert in Corporate Finance, M&A, Planning, Lender Negotiations, Restructuring, and Interim CFO Resources

Expert ID: 722951 Ohio, USA

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Expert A. Expert has nearly 20 years of experience in strategic finance positions encompassing executive roles at private and public companies and as an advisor to a wide variety of organizations. His experiences encompasses completing over $2.5 billion in acquisition and divestiture activity and over $5 billion in financing activity. Over the years, he has developed strategic and operational plans, conducted extensive competitive and market analyses, provided in-depth financial modeling, managed finance organizations, and worked in numerous challenging restructuring situations. His extensive experience in working with lenders and investors provides valuable insight for any company looking to grow or facing challenges in today's global competitive environment.

Expert acted as an interim financial executive for a $500 million consumer products manufacturer that had been acquired by a private equity group. During this engagement, he managed the company through a difficult liquidity crisis, completed an ERP system conversion, developed long-term financials plans, implemented weekly cash flow forecasts, and gained lender support to renegotiate the company's credit facility with a group of banks.He acted as the financial advisor to the Unsecured Creditors' Committee of a automotive supplier operating in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.In his role as Treasurer at a publicly traded international manufacturer, Expert completed numerous acquisitions and divestitures ranging from $1 million to $1 billion. Major acquisitions included a $180 million acquisition of a Finnish nickel refinery, a $1.1 billion acquisition of the precious metal chemical division of Degussa in Germany, and the acquisition of a $35 million chemical manufacturing division of Rhodia based in the UK.In his role as Treasurer at a publicly traded international manufacturer, he completed over $5 billion in financing transactions including a $1.8 billion debt syndication, a $400 million high yield bond offering, and a $235 million secondary equity offering.As a member of Ernst & Young's Corporate Finance Practice, Expert advised numerous clients in restructurings and strategic transactions. Significant clients included; Koenig Sporting Goods, the senior lenders of Sharon Specialty Steel, Carlisle Retailers, Figgie International, the tort committee of Dow Corning, OM Group, Blair Corporation, and the unsecured creditors committee of Boston Distributors.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Detroit, Michigan - Warren, Michigan - Sterling Heights, Michigan - Livonia, Michigan - Dearborn, Michigan - Westland, Michigan - Cleveland, Ohio - Toledo, Ohio - Akron, Ohio - Erie, Pennsylvania

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1986 Degree: B.S.B.A. Subject: Finance and International Business Institution: The Ohio State University
Year: 1991 Degree: M.B.A. Subject: Finance Institution: Cleveland State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2008 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Corporate Finance and Turnaround Advisor Department: Corporate Responsibilities: Providing restructuring and corporate finance advisory to middle market companies with revenues ranging from $10-$200 million.
Years: 2003 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Chief Executive Officer Department: Responsibilities: Expert is responsible for all aspects of client development, operations, and delivery of quality financial advisory services.
Years: 1998 to 2003 Employer: OM Group, Inc. Title: Vice President and Treasurer Department: Corporate Responsibilities: He led numerous international acquisition teams, raised capital to support growth (including equity offerings, bond offerings, and debt syndications), developed capital investment and new product development tools and procedures, managed bank and rating agency relationships, and headed up the global treasury function for this publicly held international manufacturer.
Years: 1996 to 1998 Employer: Koenig Sporting Goods, Inc. Title: Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President Department: Corporate Responsibilities: Expert joined this company to assist with restructuring and turnaround opportunities and was responsible for all accounting, financial reporting, information systems, human resources, bank relationships, and the evaluation of strategic alternatives to address a challenging business environment. He ultimately negotiated a sale for the majority of assets and led the management team through a wind-down of remaining operations.
Years: 1992 to 1996 Employer: Ernst & Young LLP Title: Manager Department: Corporate Finance Responsibilities: He was responsible for providing investment banking, restructuring, and strategic advisory services to a wide variety of middle market companies.
Years: 1990 to 1992 Employer: Forest City Enterprises, Inc. Title: Senior Financial Analyst Department: Apartment Division Responsibilities: Expert performed all aspects of accounting, budgeting, financial analysis, and long-term planning for a variety of real estate holdings.
Years: 1988 to 1990 Employer: Cardinal Federal Savings Bank Title: Manager, Special Assets Department: Commercial Loan Department Responsibilities: He was responsible for restructuring and workout of non-performing and substandard commercial loans.
Years: 1987 to 1988 Employer: TransOhio Savings Bank Title: Credit Analyst Department: Commercial Lending Responsibilities: Expert conducted financial analysis and credit review associated with commercial lending opportunities to identify potential risk factors.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2001 to 2003 Country / Region: Germany Summary: Expert led the acquisition team for a $1.1 billion acquisition of a German chemical manufacturer and assisted with post merger integration with German management team.
Years: 1998 to 2003 Country / Region: Finland Summary: He has traveled to Finland on numerous occasions as part of the management team with significant operations in Finland. He also led the acquisition of additional Finnish operations and assisted with post-merger integration.
Years: 2001 to 2002 Country / Region: United Kingdom Summary: Expert led the acquistion team for a UK-based division of Rhodia and assisted with post-merger integration.
Years: 1998 to Present Country / Region: Asia-Pacific Summary: In various capacities, Expert has worked with numerous Asia-Pacific countries as part of the operations of global manufacturing companies, acquisition targets, and global treasury operations.

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