Winston Mar, a partner and managing director of SierraConstellation Partners (SCP) in Los Angeles, provides advisory and interim management services to distressed companies that include setting strategic direction, performing creditor negotiation, and implementing productivity improvements. He has assisted companies in a variety of industries with their restructuring efforts, both out-of-court and in Chapter 11 proceedings, and has served in a variety of senior-level positions, including CRO and CEO.

Before joining SCP, Mar was a managing director with...

Michael M. Parker is a partner with Norton Rose Fulbright in San Antonio and Austin, Texas. For 25 years, he has focused his practice on bankruptcy and insolvency-related litigation and workouts in a broad range of industries. Parker has considerable experience representing large and small buyers of distressed assets in U.S. Bankruptcy Court and federal District Court.
 
He has represented secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, trustees, real estate developers, intellectual property holders, individuals, groups, corporations, REITs and private funds in complicated  
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Patrick J. Gros, CPA, is president of the eponymously named accounting firm that he and his wife Kimberly founded in 2001 in Covington, Louisiana. The firm provides outsourced accounting services, bankruptcy reporting, tax consulting and preparation, and compilation/review services, and specializes in the restaurant, hospitality, construction, professional services, and healthcare industries.

Before founding the firm, Gros was with Arthur Andersen, where he performed financial audits and technology consulting services. He is a graduate of the University of New...

John Lane is the CEO/managing director of Inglewood Associates LLC, a 10-person consulting firm in Mentor, Ohio. He is a former board member and former president of the TMA Ohio Chapter. He has nearly 40 years of financial, business, and technology experience, serving clients throughout the United States and in Shanghai, Sydney, and Taipei.

Lane served as interim CEO of American Roll Formed Products (ARF), a custom roll former located in Painesville, Ohio, and as a board member of Knotice Ltd. prior to its sale in 2014. He has served as an operating and...

Michelle M. Aurich is a senior associate with WithumSmith+Brown P.C. in Princeton, New Jersey. Her experience includes traditional accounting, audit and tax services for closely held businesses, forensic accounting for insolvent and bankrupt business entities and individuals, auditing employee benefit plans for publicly traded companies, and a variety of other financial matters.

Aurich holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Rutgers University and is a member of the TMA New Jersey Chapter, the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring...

Hernan Serrano has over 25 years of experience in litigation, corporate recovery, turnaround management, and restructuring. He has worked as a financial advisor to law firms, investment banks, accounting firms, commercial banks, asset-based lenders, financial advisors, and corporations. He also has served as a trustee and receiver in numerous cases, including actions brought by the Federal Trade Commission.

Serrano is a certified New York state ombudsman, serving the healthcare industry. Formerly with the restructuring firms of FTI and CBIZ, Serrano...

Howard Bailey, CTP, is a managing director at Arch + Beam LLC. He has more than 30 years of experience in banking and consulting, with more than 25 years in restructuring, loan workouts, and turnaround management. He has been an advisor and interim manager in multiple industries and has represented both debtor and creditor groups in and out of bankruptcy. Bailey moved to San Francisco in 1997 to establish the Western Region offices for BankBoston and later was with GE Commercial Finance’s Restructuring Finance Group,where he held roles in originations and was team...

Jerry Pence recently founded Adlocis Partners, a private equity firm focused on special situations, after leaving the Pivotal Group, where he had been a managing director responsible for all key aspects of the investment transaction process. Before joining Pivotal Group in 2009, Pence was a partner at Najafi Companies in Phoenix, which he joined after stints with Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, and The Boston Consulting Group.

Pence was born in Mexico City and grew up in Tucson, Arizona. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and an MBA from...

Jeremy L. Retherford is a partner with Balch & Bingham LLP in Birmingham, Alabama, and chair of the firm's Creditors Rights and Bankruptcy Practice Group. He represents creditors in out-of-court workouts, in enforcing rights and remedies outside of court (e.g., non-judicial foreclosure), and in state and federal litigation.

Retherford also has significant experience in receivership actions, both in representing creditors seeking appointment of a receiver and in representing receivers. He routinely represents financial institutions in the management...

Baker A. Smith, CTP, is a managing director in the Atlanta office of BDO Consulting LLC. He has more than 25 years of experience in crisis management, turnaround planning, corporate renewal, and strategic advisory services, and has advised company owners, management, lenders, creditors, and investors on significant corporate restructuring matters in a broad range of industries. Smith has led more than 300 crisis management and turnaround teams for distressed companies, ranging from $25 million to several billion dollars in revenues, including serving as interim CEO and...