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Baltimore/Washington Mid-Atlantic Entrepreneurial Bash 2011 Is Co-Hosted by Strategic Management Partners, Inc.
John Collard -- Turnaround Interim Management Expert John Collard -- Turnaround Interim Management Expert
Annapolis , MD
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Entrepreneurial Bash Co-Hosted by Strategic Management Partners, Inc.
Strategic Management Partners, Inc. is co-hosting the Baltimore/Washington Mid-Atlantic Entrepreneurial Bash, an upcoming celebration by and for company leaders on October 17, 2011. Join amazing founders as they share how they started and grew companies to $100 million+ success.

The Entrepreneurial Bash is a celebration of outstanding entrepreneurship that brings together top business leaders, executives, company owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, investors, lenders, and supporting organizations. Each stop along the tour focuses on a panel of world class company founders who started from scratch and blazed a trail to success at, or greater than, $100 million. Founders share key insights and ingredients that made their companies extraordinarily successful — as well as the challenges and failures they faced along the way.


Robert Jordan: Author How They Did It: Billion Dollar Insights from the Heart of America, and Founder of Entrepreneurial Bash and InterimCEO Network

Speakers Include:

Howard Tullman: Tribeca Flashpoing Media Arts Academy, Kendall College, The Cobalt Group

Troy Henikoff: SurePayroll, Excelerate Labs

Ted Leonsis: AOL, Monumental Sports & Entertainment


Entrepreneurial Bash 2011  (847) 849-2800 www.entrepbash.com

Denise Barr, Events Director, Denise@InterimCEO.com  (847) 849-2800


October 17, 2011  at  7:30 AM


Heritage Hall at Comcast Center

University Of Maryland, 2108 Mitchell Building

College Park, MD 20742-5241 US

The tour was inspired by the book How They Did It: Billion Dollar Insights from the Heart of America (www.howtheydidit.com). How They Did It is a book of thoughts, ideas and inspiration from 45 of the most successful company founders ever to come out of the Midwest. Several founders featured in the book will be speaking at the Entrepreneurial Bash, which will take place in cities around the US including:  Chicago, New York, and the Washington DC area.

Panelists will share how a solo entrepreneur can take an idea from scratch to grow into thousands of employees and millions of dollars in profit. Learn the secret sauce to these company founders success as they share how they built their multi-million dollar companies.

Bob Jordan, said "Join me and some of the founders featured in How They Did It at the Entrepreneurial Bash. This event is featured by Kauffman Foundation's Global Entrepreneurship Week and is a celebration by and for entrepreneurs and business leaders. I look forward to moderating this panel and want to thank these amazing founders who each started and grew companies to $100 million+ success."

The first Entrepreneurial Bash took place in Chicago in November 2010 during Global Entrepreneurship Week. The event marked the launch of How They Did It. Over 320 attendees joined in the celebration which was hosted by over 24 participating organizations.

John Collard, CEO, Chairman of Strategic Management Partners, Inc., and Entrepreneurial Bash Event Chairman said "these are interesting times for businesses in a troubled marketplace. Turnarounds are a lot like start-ups – they must build teams, differentiate and sell products and services, secure capitalization, and grow. It is a disgrace for CEOs and boards of directors who allow their company to become distressed and watch value deteriorate." Collard continued. "Turnaround specialists can be an option to stabilize the situation and rebuild value. Turnaround management strategies will certainly play a key role in recovery."


About the Co-Host:

John M. Collard is a Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP), and a Certified International Turnaround Manager (CITM), who brings 35 years senior operating leadership, $85M asset and investment 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 is Chairman of Strategic Management Partners, Inc. (410-263-9100, www.StrategicMgtPartners.com ) in Annapolis, Maryland.  John is inducted into the Turnaround Management, Restructuring, and Distressed Investing Industry Hall Of Fame, and Past Chairman of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA).

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. 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 .




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John M. Collard
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Annapolis, MD