Our senior management team has a wealth of experience in numerous industries, dealing with a variety of complex, company-specific issues. We take a pragmatic approach that focuses on results, acknowledging that every situation and every business is different. Combining past experience with in-depth analysis enables us to identify the core challenges, so we may address them in the most resourceful way with maximum beneficial impact.
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About: Since co-founding Aurora Management Partners in Atlanta in 2000, he has managed both turnaround and bankruptcy consulting engagements involving domestic and international operations.
As managing partner of Aurora he has helped the firm expand to Charlotte, Chicago, and Cleveland.
Previously: Worked with national accounting firms 1977-1985. Left public accounting in 1985 to manage a multi-state textile manufacturer headquartered in North Carolina. Began his turnaround career in 1997, then co-founded Aurora in 2000.
Roles: CEO, CRO, COO, chairman, federal receiver, state receiver, financial adviser and adviser to official creditors’ committees
Industry Experience: Steel fabrication and stamping, tier one and tier two automotive suppliers, tool and die manufacturers, textiles, safety equipment distribution, appliance manufacturing, agriculture, construction, food service, among other industries
Specialties: Working capital management and assessments, debt reorganization, viability assessments, asset sales and acquisitions. Bankruptcy cases in more than twenty states including California, New Hampshire, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia and Ohio
Education/Affiliations/Awards: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – bachelor’s in accounting; also a CPA. Received two prestigious national Turnaround of the Year Awards and several regional awards.
Home Base: Lives with his family in Charlotte, N.C.
About: Laura joined Aurora Management Partners in 2013 with more than 30 years of executive management experience in finance, strategy development, operations and sales.
Previously: Assignments ranging from entrepreneurial family-owned businesses to vertically-integrated corporations with international operations.
Roles: COO, CFO, president, board of directors in both public and privately-held companies
Industry Experience: Retail, wholesale distribution, consumer product manufacturing, technology, banking
Specialties: Financing, strategy development, sales force management, international operations, operational management, real estate leasing, information technology, Strengthening financial position with positive cash flow, operationally or through divestiture of assets for maximum value.
Education/Affiliations/Awards: Graduate of Western Michigan University, distinguished alumna of the Haworth College of Business and a CPA. National Association of Corporate Directors, AICPA, ABI and TMA. Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP).
Home Base: Michigan native; now lives in Davidson, N.C. with her family
About: Bill joined Aurora in 2020 with over 30 years of bankruptcy law experience.
Previously: Managing Partner at McCarthy, Reynolds, & Penn LLC
Roles: Represented debtors and creditors, unsecured creditors committees, mediation, and served as a Chapter 11 Trustee in a variety of cases as well as a trustee for Chapter 9 cases involving hospitals.
Industry Experience: Real-estate, textile, auto dealers, trucking companies, furniture manufacturing, milling operations, metal processors, radio stations, grocery stores, hospitals and a range of other industrial and commercial industries.
Education/Affiliations/Awards: Juris Doctor degree from the University of Mississippi. Bar and Court admissions in South Carolina, Mississippi, the Federal District Court of South Carolina, the Federal District Court of Mississippi, U.S. Court of Appeals, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Claims Court, and U.S. Tax Court.
Home Base: Resides in Columbia, South Carolina and Oxford, Mississippi with his wife.
About: Tim joined Aurora in 2019 as Senior Managing Director leading its Midwest practice with over 30 years-experience in accounting, finance, operations, strategic planning, M & A, and crisis management.
Previously: 20 years as Managing Director with two international advisory firms serving generational family businesses, private equity, publicly traded corporations, fortune 500 companies, secured lenders, creditors, and customers.
Roles: Financial adviser (in and out of Chapter 11), CRO, CFO, COO, lead negotiator, board member / advisor, court appointed trustee, and expert witness.
Industry Experience: International manufacturing, automotive and heavy truck suppliers and OEMs, consumer products, transportation, construction, food and agriculture, mobile telecommunications, aerospace / defense, steel production and fabrication, foundries, warehouse and distribution, franchisors, high tech manufacturing and B2B services.
Specialties: Performance / cash flow / liquidity improvement, crisis management, strategic alternatives, Chapter 11 and cross border insolvency, negotiations, valuations, expert witness, secured lender representation, supply risk management.
Education/Affiliations/Awards: Bachelors of Business (Accounting) Western Illinois University, Certified Turnaround Professional, Registered CPA (Illinois), member of TMA, CFA, ABI, past member of AICPA, ILCPA CFMA.
Home Base: Tim and his family reside in Sugar Grove, IL.