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Winning in the Turnaround World… Warning Signs of Trouble and Strategies for Renewed Growth
John Collard -- Turnaround Interim Management Expert John Collard -- Turnaround Interim Management Expert
Annapolis , MD
Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Turnaround and Interim Managers apply distinctive strategies that can improve results for troubled company investors. There is a different set of skills needed and applied. Turnarounds require a new set of eyes, and approach to change direction.

Winning in the Turnaround World… Warning Signs that a Company is in Trouble and Strategies for Renewed Growth, a webinar presentation hosted by InterimCEO, Inc., October 14, 2010, at 11:00AM EST (10:00AM CST).



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October 14, 2010 at 10:00 AM (CST)/11:00 AM (EST) Webinar

Turnaround professionals discuss winning techniques, how to market when clients would rather you not have a high profile or where endorsements are hard to come by. Turnaround work doesn't mean you can't have effective marketing! Learn what works.

Some businesses face a downward spiral, often due to mismanagement. Bringing in a professional can be the key to successfully turning the company around. But what are the warning signs and when is it time to bring in a specialist to stabilize, restructure and position a company for renewed growth?

On October 14, 2010 interimCEOinterimCFO, the worldwide network of interim, contract, and project executives will host a webinar where experts John Collard and Anna Prata will dive into this topic. Private equity funds, company owners, and other executives can tune in to pick up new ideas and contribute their expertise to position themselves to win in the turnaround world and help their companies prosper.


Winning in the Turnaround World… Warning Signs that a Company is in Trouble and Strategies for Renewed Growth


Robert Jordan, Chief Executive Officer, InterimCEO, Inc.



John M. Collard, Chairman, CEO, Strategic Management Partners, Inc.


Anna Prata, Chief Executive Officer, ReEngineering Capitalism


InterimCEOinterimCFO is the worldwide network of qualified C-level interim executives who take on interim, contract, and project assignments as CEO, COO, CRO, CFO, CMO, CTO, CIO, and turnaround specialists. The network makes executive talent on demand highly accessible to company owners, boards of directors, and private equity funds, through a free search engine.

Robert Jordan, CEO and Founder, InterimCEO, Inc. said "we are delighted to have John and Anna participate. They are both experts in business turnarounds and interim manager engagements. Listeners will learn how to look for the subtle warning signs that a company is headed for trouble, the risks associated with turnaround projects, and the roles that interim and turnaround professionals typically take on."

John Collard, CEO, President of turnaround firm Strategic Management Partners, Inc. said "these are opportunistic times for troubled businesses. CEOs who allow their company to become distressed and watch value deteriorate must be replaced." Collard continued. "Turnaround specialists are often a great replacement option, to stabilize the situation and rebuild value. We focus on building companies in which investors and lenders want to invest their precious capital. Turnaround management strategies will certainly play a key role in recovery."

Anna Prata, a senior executive with experience in both fortune 500 corporations and start-ups commented on frequent mismanagement in companies. "Just because someone knows how to do business transactions does not mean they know how to run a business." Prata went on to say, "In a time when corporate credit can go from 'extend to pretend' in a nanosecond, it is crucial to have better transparency into portfolio companies."

Strategic Management Partners, Inc.: turnaround managers ready to run troubled companies, recover assets from investments gone bad, advise boards of directors and investors on company viability in distressed situations.

The Firm:

Strategic Management Partners, Inc. (www.StrategicMgtPartners.com 410-263-9100) is a turnaround management firm specializing in interim management and 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. Global M&A Network Turnaround Atlas Awards named SMP as Boutique Turnaround Consulting Firm of the Year .

Our Principal, John M. Collard:

John is a Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP), who 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. John has on many occasions parachuted in as the Interim CEO or senior executive to turn around a trouble entity. John is Past Chairman of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA). 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.

Anna Prata, Chief Executive Officer, ReEngineering Capitalism

www.ReEngineeringCapitalism.com. is a senior executive with 19 years of experience in both fortune 500 corporations and start-ups. With extensive experience in business model restructuring, distressed environments, operational turnaround, finance, cultural transformation, cash flow management, risk mitigation, as well as process and performance improvement, Anna has successfully re-built teams and lead organizations resulting in increased profits, revenue and growth. Ms. Prata holds a Juris Doctor, and is skilled and credentialed mediator and certified arbitrator. Additional training includes: Crisis and change management.




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