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John M. Collard Named Business Leader of the Year by Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce.
John Collard -- Turnaround Interim Management Expert John Collard -- Turnaround Interim Management Expert
Annapolis , MD
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

John M. Collard – Business Leader of the Year
The Prince George's Chamber of Commerce named John M. Collard, Chairman, Strategic Management Partners, Inc., as Business Leader of the Year. The award was presented at the Excellence In Business Awards Ball, hosted by Prince George's Chamber www.pgcoc.org November 13, 2010.


Ms. Rhonda L. Slade, President and Chief executive Officer, Prince George's Chamber of Commerce said, "This award is based upon visionary leadership, individual accomplishments, ethical character, community service, and business acumen. There was stiff competition from all nominees this year, but we are prowd to name John Collard as our Business Leader of the Year." She continued, "We recognize all nominees for 'Succeeding Against the Economic Odds.' The Excellence in Business Awards are presented to honor those businesses and individuals who have demonstrated successful business growth, strong community involvement and leadership in Prince George's County. I congratulate all Excellence in Business Awards nominees and the award recipients." The chamber is located in suburban Maryland between Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland.

John M. Collard, Chairman and CEO, Strategic Management Partners, Inc. said, "We are honored to accept this prestigous award. While these are uncertain times for business, there are opportunities for growth with constructuctive guidance. We must focus on building companies in which investors and lenders want to invest their precious capital. We can not tolerate CEOs who guide their company into trouble and watch value deteriorate, they must be replaced. Thank you to my clients for their successful turnarounds, this fine work is why I am here to accept this award. Thank you."

John M. Collard, Chairman:

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 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 is Past Chairman of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA). John is among the Regional Manufacturing Institute's Constellation of Stars 2010, honoring those individuals whose outstanding contributions have advanced the Maryland Manufacturing industry, and saved jobs in Maryland. John is the 2010 Business Leader of the Year, awarded by Prince George's Chamber of Commerce.

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 and investment 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, Reagan, 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 .

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. We provide strong interim and operational leadership, strategic planning, financial, defense conversion, sales and marketing acumen developed building organizations in large and small companies, including President of public & private middle-market companies providing solutions to Commercial, Federal, International markets. Enterprises range from start-up to $100+mil. Industry expertise: Manufacturing; Job Shop; Engineering Services; Computer Processing/Services/Software/Integration; Communications; Defense Electronics; Aerospace; Federal Government Contracting; Systems Integration; High-Tech; Finance; Marine Services; Real Estate Development; Construction; Fabrication; and Printing.




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