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January/February 2018

Andrew Blaesing, Matt Dossey, Peter (Che) Carrasquillo, and Catherine Kendall have joined Aurora Management Partners LLC in Charlotte, North Carolina. Blaesing and Dossey are associate directors, Carrasquillo is a senior consultant, and Kendall is marketing and administrative manager. Blaesing, who previously was an audit manager for Deloitte & Touche LLP, holds a master’s degree from the University of Georgia and is a CPA. Dossey, who also was previously an audit manager with Deloitte & Touche, holds a master’s degree from the University of Florida and is a CPA. Carrasquillo is a former assurance manager for Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, holds a master’s degree from Clemson University, and is a CPA. Kendall holds a bachelor’s degree from Elon University and was previously with B Corporation Clinic, NCSU & B Lab.

Thomas Jones has joined GCG as senior director, client relations & development, in New York. He is a seasoned financial restructuring professional with more than 15 years of experience providing turnaround consulting, corporate finance, forensic accounting, litigation support, and other strategic advisory services. His experience managing numerous corporate recovery and advisory engagements, including multiple Section 363 sales, liquidations, and other out-of-court restructurings, positions him to advise GCG’s clients at each phase of their proceeding.

Paul Rome has formed Paul Rome and Associates LLC (PRAL), which specializes in commercial collections and maximizing account recoveries for clients. The firm is based in Hackettstown, New Jersey, and serves corporate clients, banks, alternative lenders, turnaround firms, and attorneys in the U.S. and Canada with liquidation and management services that include accounts receivable liquidation, back office and accounts receivable management, consulting, and expert testimony. With more than 40 years’ experience, Rome most recently served as CEO of University Management Associates & Consultants Corp., an Atwell Company.

William E.J. Skelly has joined MLT Aikins LLP in Vancouver, British Columbia, as counsel. He provides insolvency and restructuring, commercial lending, general corporate, and real estate advice. In addition to Vancouver, MLT Aikins has offices in five other cities in Western Canada.

Joe Upson has joined Big Shoulders Capital as director of sales for the Southeast. He is responsible for leading the Atlanta office of the Chicago-area direct lender. Before joining Big Shoulders, Upson served as managing director of Heritage Global Capital and as co-founder and principal in CompanionWay Capital, a senior secured lender focused on the middle market. He has more than 30 years of experience in corporate leasing and financing and holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Georgia.  

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