Edward P. Bond, a founding member of New Jersey accounting firm Bederson LLP, received a Lifetime Leadership Achievement Award during the Turnaround Atlas Awards recently at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. His firm also received an award in the private equity turnaround (small cap) category. Bond’s career spans 50 years, a tenure that includes serving as managing partner and chairman and overseeing a department specializing in bankruptcy and forensic accounting at Bederson LLP. He has provided fiduciary, forensic accounting, insolvency and reorganization, and litigation services and turnaround consulting, and has served as liquidating trustee and accountant to the liquidating trustee in cases throughout New Jersey, New York, and Delaware.
Greg Donat has joined AlixPartners’ Turnaround & Restructuring Practice as a managing director and global head of strategy and business development for the practice. He is based in the firm’s New York office. Donat has more than 20 years of experience with deep roots in hedge funds and other private-capital sectors. Most recently, he was a partner and co-led day-to-day operations at Casablanca Capital LP, a hedge fund based in New York, and served as president of Hawkview LLC, a New York-based strategy and financial-advisory firm, which he also founded. Donat also previously worked at investment bank Lazard Freres & Co. LLC and at Banc of America Securities LLC, both in New York.
Anthony Facciano has joined Bankruptcy Management Solutions Inc. (BMS), a case administration software and depository services provider, as a director, and Christopher Updike has been appointed general counsel of the company. A former corporate restructuring attorney most recently with Debevoise & Plimpton, Updike oversees BMS’s legal department and also serves as an advisor on corporate and strategic initiatives. He holds an undergraduate degree from Villanova University and a law degree from Boston College Law School. Facciano manages the needs of bankruptcy trustees and other fiduciaries while supporting the growth, onboarding, and account management of new client engagements. Facciano previously was a director of trustee and fiduciary services at Epiq Systems Inc.
Peter Jaffe has been appointed managing director at Gordon Brothers Finance Company in London to lead the firm’s financing platform in the U.K. and Europe. With more than 20 years’ experience across European financing markets, Jaffe has held various roles at JPMorgan across leverage finance and credit, including as a managing director and head of the Restructuring Group, and later was a founding partner of Grovepoint Credit, an alternative debt provider. Gordon Brothers Finance Company focuses on middle market lending worldwide and originates asset-based loans across a wide spectrum of industries.
Michael W. Kaufman has joined Day Pitney LLP as a partner in the Finance Group in the firm’s Stamford, Connecticut, office. Previously a partner at Robinson & Cole LLP, Kaufman’s practice involves all aspects of secured and unsecured bank, mezzanine, and other senior and subordinated lending. He represents borrowers, banks, funds, and other lenders. As part of his transactional finance practice, Kaufman represents small-business investment companies in connection with mezzanine lending transactions.
Ziggy Krupa has joined Cedar Croft Consulting in Toronto to lead the firm’s Canadian client base and new business development. With some 40 years of experience, Krupa brings to his new role expertise in business transformation, cost control, operational improvements, cost accounting, and securing appropriate capital and financing. Cedar Croft Consulting assists mid-market clients in manufacturing, distribution, retail, and service provider sectors with services that include due diligence, performance enhancement, strategic planning, financial restructuring, and all aspects of corporate renewal, from reorganization to interim management.