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Turnaround Managers: Run Troubled Companies, Recover Assets, and Invest in Distressed Businesses
John Collard -- Turnaround Interim Management Expert John Collard -- Turnaround Interim Management Expert
Annapolis , MD
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Strategic Management Partners, Inc.: Turnaround Managers Specializing in Turning Around Troubled Companies, Asset Recovery, and Distressed Investing


We are turnaround managers ready to run troubled companies, recover assets from investments gone bad, advise board of directors and investors on company viability in distressed situations. Do you know how to avoid risk when you enter the zone of insolvency? Do you have a company or client in trouble? Perhaps we can help you or a client.

If you find this information of interest, please forward it on to a colleague with interests in interim CEO and turnaround executive leadership, turning around distressed companies, and corporate renewal governance in troubled situations.

The Firm:

Strategic Management Partners, Inc. (www.StrategicMgtPartners.com 410-263-9100) is a turnaround management firm specializing in interim executive CEO leadership, asset recovery, corporate renewal governance, private equity advisory, and investing in underperforming distressed troubled companies. SMP helps clients restore value to troubled companies, prepare entities for 'cash out' at maximum value, recover assets for fund investors, support litigation, and invest private equity into distressed opportunities. The firm has been advisor to Presidents Bush (41 & 43), Clinton, and Yeltsin, World Bank, EBRD, Company Boards, and Equity Capital Investors on leadership, governance, turnaround management and equity investing. SMP is celebrating 20 years of service to its clients. SMP was named Maryland's Small Business of the Year, and received the Governor's Citation, Governor Martin J. O'Malley, The State of Maryland as a special tribute to honor work in the areas of turning around troubled companies and saving jobs in Maryland. Turnarounds & Workouts Magazine has twice named SMP among the 'Top Outstanding Turnaround Management Firms'. American Business Journals named SMP among the Most Active Turnaround Management and Consulting Firms in Baltimore, Washington, and the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Strategic Management Partners, Inc. has been listed as a Turnaround Management and Distressed Investing Expert by Incisive Media/American Lawyer Media Experts and by Broadcast Interview Source/Yearbook of Experts. Collard is often asked to speak and for quote www.TurnaroundSpeaker.com and Available as Speaker or for Quote. Collard Writes Articles on Turnaround Management, Distressed Investing, Leadership and Governance, and Stages in the Turnaround Process.

Primary Areas of Expertise:

Turnaround and Crisis Management

Interim Executive CEO Leadership in Turnaround Situations

Leadership and Management in Troubled Portfolio Investments

Investing in Underperforming Distressed Troubled Companies

Recovery Fund Management and Advisory

Private Equity Advisory

Asset Recovery for Investors

Recovery Assessments Before Investing the Next Tranche

Company Viability

Mergers & Acquisitions

Corporate Renewal Governance

Revenue Driven Turnarounds

Building Companies to Create Value

White Collar Fraud and Misrepresentation

Litigation Support

When we enter an interim CEO engagement we have three goals to accomplish: 1) Gain control of a dire situation, stabilize work environment, establish breakeven, and jump-start the company; 2) Establish a viable plan, rebuild an enduring management team to implement that plan; and 3) Hire our replacement. We believe true company value comes from a stable competent cohesive team of people resources committed to company growth, profitability and prosperity. We do not build-up the number of consultants on engagements because when they leave all of the value leaves with them. Instead, we utilize the client's employees and take them to the next level. We build value into the company for the investors and all stakeholders.

Our Principal:

John M. Collard is a Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP), and brings 35 years senior operating leadership, $85M asset recovery, 40+ transactions worth $780M+, and $80M fund management expertise to run troubled companies, and advise company boards, litigators, institutional and private equity investors. Mr. Collard has on many occasions parachuted in as the CEO or senior executive to turn around a trouble entity. John is Past Chairman of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA), and serves on the Past Chairman's Council. John was inducted into the Turnaround Management, Restructuring, and Distressed Investing Industry Hall of Fame, honoring those individuals whose outstanding contributions have increased the stature and respect of our industry.

John M. Collard, Chairman, Strategic Management Partners, Inc. said, "These are very turbulent times for business. Our declining global economy, unprecedented changes in government policy effecting how we will do business in the future, uncertainties regarding recovery timetables, and limited availability of capital are pressing business issues that we must all face and conquer. We must focus on building companies in which investors and lenders want to invest their precious capital. Turnaround managers bring a unique set of skills to deal with these issues and create value." "Our government may be a catalyst to this process of restoring value to distressed companies if their solutions to the toxic assets that rob banks of their reserves prove to stimulate lending. In this way banks will have more capital to lend and restart the credit lending process."



www.StrategicMgtPartners.com Turnaround Managers

SMP Celebrates 20 Years in Turnaround Business

SMP Named Among Top Outstanding Turnaround Management Firms by Turnarounds & Workouts Magazine

SMP Named Maryland's Small Business of the Year and Received the Governor's Citation

Strategic Management Partners, Inc. Named to Most Active Turnaround Management Firms List by American and Baltimore Business Journals

www.StrategistLibrary.com or

Strategic Management Partners, Inc. Library

Collard Enters Turnaround Management, Restructuring, and Distressed Investing Industry Hall of Fame

Collard Past Chairman, Turnaround Management Association (TMA)

Is Your Company in Trouble? www.StrategicMgtPartners.com/tcb.pdf

Incisive Media/American Lawyer Media Experts Profile Resume

Broadcast Interview Source/Yearbook of Experts Profile


John M. Collard
Strategic Management Partners, Inc.
Annapolis, MD