Q: How did you gravitate into turnaround/restructuring work?

FIEGEL: I fell into this business more than planned to be here. My education is in industrial engineering, and I found that I didn’t like that, so I was searching for something. Before that I was doing architectural lighting systems. I was designing nightclubs in the mid-1980s.

In the late 1980s my sister’s then-husband had a small local auction firm that I would help out from time to time, which became more full-time as I became more interested in the business. I realized I really liked the...

Shane O’Grady is vice president, client development, with Celtic Capital Corporation, which specializes in asset-based financing from $500,000 to $5 million for manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, and service providers throughout the United States. He is a member of the TMA Arizona Chapter’s board of directors.

Q: What might people who only know you in your professional capacity be most surprised to learn about you?

O'GRADY: I played golf in college, and then I played professionally for a few...

Dawn Ragan is a partner with CR3 Partners in Dallas. She has 25-plus years of experience in financial advisory, turnaround management, and corporate finance. She is skilled in quickly assessing complex situations, developing effective operational and financial restructuring solutions, and managing multiple adverse constituencies.

Her engagements have included assets and operations in China, Japan, Europe, Australia, Argentina, Mexico, Canada, and the United States, and she has served in a variety of capacities, including...

Alison Elko Franklin is a senior managing associate with Denton’s in Atlanta, focusing her practice on corporate reorganizations, municipal reform, creditors’ rights litigation, and distressed transactions. She represents debtors, trustees, creditors’ committees, and creditors in Chapter 11 reorganizations, Chapter 9 municipal debt adjustments, Chapter 15 cross-border insolvency proceedings, and Chapter 7 liquidations.

Franklin also counsels examiners, receivers, and creditors in fraud investigations and commercial...

Joseph L. Schwartz is a partner with Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland Perretti LLP and head of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Reorganization Group. He concentrates in all facets of restructuring, insolvency law, and complex bankruptcy and commercial litigation.

Over the past few years, Schwartz has represented a number of Chapter 11 debtors. During his career, the vast majority of Schwartz’s clients have been secured and unsecured creditors, creditor committees, third-party purchasers, unions, private equity/hedge funds, bankruptcy trustees,...

Sean Clancy is a manager in the Forensic Services Division of Marcum LLP. He provides litigation services in the areas of bankruptcy and reorganization, fraud and misappropriation, computer forensics, and partner and shareholder disputes, specializing in asset tracing and recovery. He also performs economic damage calculations for personal injury and wrongful death claims related to insurance coverage matters.

Clancy also assists counsel in developing case strategy and preparing deposition questions for opposing financial experts and...

Ed Caldie is a partner with Stinson Leonard Street in Minneapolis. He represents creditors’ committees, trustees, financial institutions, individual creditors, corporate debtors, buyers, servicers, public companies, investment funds, and others in complex bankruptcies, workout scenarios, insolvency situations, and related issues and disputes. His practice typically involves distressed assets and companies, commercial workouts, and Chapter 11 bankruptcies involving bond defaults or other complex structures.

Caldie routinely...

Jacques H. “Jac” Belét III, CTP, is president of The Belét Group Inc., based in Memphis, Tennessee, with staffing throughout the United States. He has done turnarounds and corporate restructurings of middle market companies for 35 years and has an in-depth background in creditor and debtor representation in both bankruptcy and out-of- court restructurings. Belét has served as interim chairman, CEO, COO, CFO, CRO, and financial advisor for companies across a host of industries. He provides financial advisory services to creditors and lenders...

Heather L. Morgan is a national strategic account manager with Ritchie Bros. in Denver. In that role, she travels throughout the United States meeting with clients and referral sources, attending her company’s auctions, and participating in various conferences. Before joining Ritchie Bros., Morgan was with Wells Fargo in Southern California, where she was a business development officer in commercial lending. An active member of the TMA Rocky Mountain Chapter, Morgan is co-chair of the chapter’s TMA NOW group.

Q: How...

Brian Davies is a managing director and practice head of Capstone Headwaters’ Financial Advisory Services (FAS). He is responsible for the firm’s corporate restructuring, transaction advisory, and specialty M&A operations, as well as managing client engagements. With 20 years of experience in transaction advisory, business reorganization, and interim management services, Davies has provided financial advisory services to lenders, debtors, creditors’ committees, trustees, and equity holders in bankruptcy matters and out-of-...