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Webinar | Cash is King! Managing Cash During Covid: Strategies for Restructuring

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Thursday, October 01, 2020
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM CST

07:00 AM - 08:00 AM (Pacific)
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM (Mountain)
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM (Central)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Eastern)

WEBINAR
Zoom Invitation Will Be Shared the Day of the Event

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Overview

This highly experienced panel of restructuring professionals will discuss strategies for optimizing operations and maximizing cash flow during challenging times. It will also discuss how the board can assist in the process and issues that board members should be concerned with. Given the ongoing challenges of the US economy, this is a must see webinar for owners of businesses and board members. 

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Speakers

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Scott Eisenberg
Co-Founder and Partner
Amherst Partners

Mr. Eisenberg has over 25 years of experience structuring and negotiating transactions and advising companies on financial matters, including M&A transactions, restructuring engagements, and a wide variety of management advisory services. He has acted as CRO, Receiver, and Trustee in a wide range of industries. Mr. Eisenberg has worked on over 75 investment banking assignments and has advised more than 200 manufacturing, service, financial services and technology companies. Many of the completed transactions involved publicly traded client companies.

Before founding Amherst, Mr. Eisenberg was a Vice President at Onset BIDCO, a subordinated debt fund. Prior to that, Mr. Eisenberg was a Manager in the National Corporate Finance Group of Deloitte & Touche, the firm where he began his professional career as an accountant. He is an active participant in many professional and charitable organizations.

Mr. Eisenberg earned his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois, his MBA in finance from Indiana University and is a CPA.

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Kimberly Rodriguez
Chief Executive Officer
Dura Automotive Systems LLC

Automotive industry veteran, Kimberly Rodriguez joins Dura Automotive Systems as Chief Executive Officer and board member on September 1, 2020. Kimberly is a renowned expert in transforming global organizations to maximize efficiencies in supply chain, manufacturing and operational performance. During her 30-year career, she has assisted automakers and suppliers in driving value creation by leveraging the interface between finance, operational (plant floor) efficiency, and the effective use of technology.

Prior to joining Dura, Kimberly was Chief Executive Officer of Rush Trucking, a $100 million long-haul trucking company. During the 2020 COVID Automotive shutdown, she helped to dramatically improve efficiency, reduce equipment cost in half and quadruple the customer base for Rush.

Kimberly joined Rush from Detroit-based Huron Consulting Group, where she served as a senior consultant. She previously served as a principal of her own firm SCRM, providing independent consulting services, largely to equity funds and multiple holding family funds relating to sales growth, efficiency and market strategy.

From 2010-2015 Kimberly was principal at KPMG and from 2006-2010 she was partner at Grant Thornton, where she led creation of an industry-leading, proprietary financial and operational web-based analytical tool and its follow-on product to monitor extensive supply chains. The highly successful tool is now in use by Fortune 50 firms and over 10,000 of their suppliers. From 1999-2006, Kimberly was partner at Stout, Risius, Ross, Inc. She began her career in 1998 as founder of Michigan-based Concorde Management Group.

Kimberly sits on the Board of Directors for AMG Industries, LLC., and Romeo Rim, as well as on the Executive Committee and General Board for The Children’s Center, a Detroit-based non-profit. She is a founding member and the first female chair of the Private Director’s Association, which provides training and insight for existing and potential board members of privately held companies. In 2019 she was named “Director to Watch” by Directors & Boards Magazine.

Kimberly earned a Bachelor of Art in economics and accounting from Michigan State University and a Master’s in business administration from Walsh College.

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Stephen Gross
Member and Co-Chair, Business Restructuring
Chair, Automotive Practice Group
McDonald Hopkins

Steve is a member and co-chair of the firm’s Business Restructuring Department, Chair of the Automotive Practice Group, and was the original managing partner of the firm’s Detroit office. For over 35 years, he has been extensively involved in business restructuring matters, corporate acquisitions and divestitures, especially in the automotive industry, other manufacturing businesses and large regional franchisees. Steve has represented business debtors ranging in size from small businesses to large, mid-market, and multinational auto suppliers in successful restructurings and sales and has also acted as counsel to many of these clients as they grew and expanded after becoming profitably reorganized.

Prior to joining McDonald Hopkins, Steve was the managing partner and founder of Lindahl Gross Lievois. He has authored articles on restructuring issues and has lectured on various restructuring matters.

Steve earned a J.D. from Wayne State University in 1983. He received a B.A. from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1980.

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