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Q: Turnaround and restructuring professionals usually work boots on the ground. How has the pandemic and the resulting virtual environment affected your work? Berret: Everyone involved, from the courts to the professionals to the DOJ, has risen to the occasion and found ways to keep cases moving in...
John R. Rizzardi photographed by ©2021 Jason Sinn Photography,  www.jasonsinnphotography.com
Q: How did you gravitate into turnaround/restructuring work? Rizzardi: It was not by design. I began to practice law in 1979. In 1982, I was working at a four-lawyer firm in Auburn, a small town south of Seattle. The town’s senior lawyers regularly gathered for cocktails, and one night they learned...
Kathleen Aiello | ©2020 Drew Noel Photography, drewnoeldesigns.com
How did you gravitate into turnaround and restructuring work? Aiello: Before I became I lawyer, I worked for a Big Four accounting firm, and I developed a financial services background from that. I did a lot of corporate investigations and fraud investigations, anti-money laundering reviews, anti-...
Tina L. Hughes, CTP | Photographed by Albert Yau, albert@secondprintproductions.com
Q: How did you gravitate into turnaround/restructuring work? HUGHES: When I was a field examiner at American National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago, I found that I enjoyed performing the collateral reviews for the asset-based lending and workout divisions of the bank. The general lending...
Chip Hurley
Q: How did you gravitate into doing turnaround and restructuring work? HURLEY: I went to college and majored in geology. Before getting involved with the real estate industry, I was a geologist in the environmental industry. Then things changed within Michigan that forced me to modify my career...
Eagle-eyed John R. Bise
Q: How did you gravitate into turnaround/restructuring work? BISE: Early in my career, I was a commercial banker, and then I worked with a couple of small venture capital funds. In each of those settings, I had occasions to work with distressed firms. At the time I was leaving my last regular job,...
POWERFULLY FOCUSED: Wanya du Preez
Q: How did you gravitate into turnaround/restructuring work? DU PREEZ: I started with Deloitte out of college and worked in audit for a number of years, which was really great for learning about the fundamentals of business and finance as well as seeing how a number of companies operate. But I...
Ken Yager | Julie Terry Photography, julieterryphotography.com
Q: How did you gravitate into turnaround/restructuring work, or did you head in that direction from the get-go? YAGER: I’m one of those “get-go” guys. First, my father was in general management, and at some point during my high school days when he was talking to me about careers, he showed me a...
Walter Ulrich © 2020 Nathan Lindstrom, nathanlindstrom.com
CEO, Medical Bridges | TMA Member: Three Years Q: How did you gravitate into turnaround/restructuring work? I see you had majored in computer science and math in school. ULRICH: I did. In fact, I developed the first commercially successful electronic mail service for a company called Tymshare in...
Katie Montague © 2019 Naturally Photography, naturallymonni.com
Q: How did you gravitate into turnaround/restructuring work? MONTAGUE: I originally wanted to be a lawyer, before I started college. When I was in college, I realized I really enjoyed my accounting and finance classes, so I decided to stick with it. Also, as an undergrad, I worked at a law firm and...