Spent the last 20 years an executive in troubled companies. Operational experience includes development and execution of performance enhancement strategies, expense reduction and rationalization plans asset disposition, mergers and acquisitions, and bankruptcy.
CRO for Movie Gallery/Hollywood Video, a home entertainment specialty retail chain that operated more than 2600 stores in North America, as well as Friedman’s, Inc., a retail jewelry business that at its peak operated more than 700 stores in 22 states.
Plan Administrator and CRO for Service Merchandise, a retail business that once generated $4 billion in annual revenues. Managed all aspects of the retail liquidation process, including planning and negotiation of section 363 sale process and resulting asset purchase agreement, provision of central services, overhead reduction, conversion to wind-down platform, claims resolution and avoidance action recovery. CAO and General Counsel and Secretary at both Friedman’s and Service Merchandise. Led a variety of functions including real estate, construction, human resources, legal, loss prevention, I.T., purchasing, and communications. Former lawyer with Boult, Cummings, Conners & Berry.