Daphne Firth is a co-founder and CEO of Solutiona Investimentos e Consultoria Ltda in São Paulo, Brazil. Solutiona is a master servicer of nonperforming loans (NPLs) in Brazil, specializing in the management of corporate middle-market secured loans. Firth oversees all aspects of the firm’s operations, including new business development, compliance, operating budgets, portfolio objectives, innovative acquisition structures, and portfolio acquisition pricing.

Before her move to Brazil, Firth was managing partner with Woodside...

Deirdre Carey Brown is of counsel with Hoover Slovacek LLP in Houston. Board certified in business bankruptcy law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, she focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on bankruptcy litigation and mediation. 

Brown consistently serves as lead counsel on matters involving commercial litigation; collections; business-to-business, landlord-tenant, and real estate disputes; construction litigation; and bankruptcy matters. Her bankruptcy experience spans contested matters in Chapters 7, 11, 12,...

Andrew M. Toft is a Denver attorney whose practice includes commercial and civil litigation, real estate litigation, commercial foreclosures and receiverships, commercial collections and loan workouts, post-judgment collection, creditors’ rights in bankruptcy, and Uniform Commercial Code Article 9 issues. He is an active member of the American, Colorado, and Denver Bar Associations.

Toft is a former president and board member of the TMA Rocky Mountain Chapter; held positions on a number of TMA Global committees and served on its...

Susan M. Smith is a senior managing director with GlassRatner Advisory and Capital Group LLC in Tampa, Florida. She has more than 20 years’ experience in financial advisory services, including turnaround management, bankruptcy and restructuring consulting, and litigation support. She has served as both financial advisor and interim CFO for companies in need of financial improvement.

Smith has provided expert testimony in insolvency, preference, and fraudulent transfer adversary actions, and has testified numerous times to support of her clients through...

David Enghauser is a senior vice president with MB Business Capital. Based in Chicago, he is responsible for underwriting new senior debt facilities of $5 million to $50 million typically used for acquisitions, recapitalizations, refinancings, debt restructurings, growth financing, debtor-in-possession financing, or turnarounds. With 20 years of banking experience, he works closely with a borrower’s management team and advisors to expedite the loan approval, legal documentation, and customer on-boarding processes.

Prior to joining...

Timothy G. Becker, CTP, founded Lighthouse Management Group Inc. in 1993 with Jim Bartholomew, CTP. Becker has more than 20 years of executive-level financial management experience working with distressed organizations to develop and implement pragmatic solutions. His client list includes public and private companies with annual revenues up to $600 million and in industries as varied as food production, transportation, retail, technology, energy, and real estate. He has served as both CEO and CFO of distressed companies...

Craig T. Lutterbein is a senior associate with Hodgson Russ in Buffalo, New York, and focuses his practice on bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and commercial litigation. He has represented debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, and other parties in U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, including the Southern and Western Districts of New York, and in New York state courts.

Before joining the firm, Lutterbein was an extern for Judge Burton R. Lifland of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. He was named the Robert M. Zinman Bankruptcy Scholar...

Oren Klein is a managing partner and cofounder of AuctionAdvisors in Montclair, New Jersey. With more than 16 years of auction experience, he is responsible for auction sales and client management throughout the United States. Before entering the traditional auction business, Klein was a partner at a real estate investment brokerage company, where he concentrated on the acquisition and disposition of commercial properties.

Klein holds a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and is a graduate of The World Champion College of...

Soegiono “Sugi” Hadiwijaya, senior manager with Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP and senior vice president with Deloitte Corporate Restructuring Group in Dallas, has more than 10 years of combined experience in financial services and turnaround management. He has provided financial advisory and operational restructuring services, both out of court and during Chapter 11 proceedings, assisting companies with cash management, business plan assessment, M&A activities, financial modeling, and securing financing.

Hadiwijaya authored and serves as lead...

Bill Patterson, CTP, is a principal with Bridgepoint Consulting LLC in Austin, Texas. He has 30 years of financial experience, having spent 10 years with Big Four firms and served as CFO and consulted with a number of early-stage and mid-market companies.

Patterson has extensive transaction experience, particularly in bankruptcy and turnaround situations. In addition, he has led companies through Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and risk abatement. During his career, he has managed and overseen corporate operations, vendors, and consulting projects in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and...