Aurora Professionals Earn CTP and CTA Certifications
Charlotte, NC (February 3, 2022): Aurora Management Partners is pleased to announce that a number of their professionals have recently achieved the Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP) and Certified Turnaround Associate (CTA) designations from the Turnaround Management Association (TMA). These designations signify each professional’s dedication and commitment of excellence to the industry and the clients they serve. They join a number of other distinguished Aurora professionals that already hold CTP designations.
Laura Kendall, Senior Managing Director, achieved the CTP designation. Laura’s career includes 30 years of executive management experience in finance, strategy development, operations and sales on assignments along a scale of companies from entrepreneurial family-owned businesses to publicly held and vertically-integrated corporations with international operations. She has served in Board of Director/President/ COO/CFO roles in both public and privately held companies across a wide range of industries.
Matthew Dossey, Director, Phil Slaght, Director, Greg Baker, Associate Director, Che Carrasquillo, Senior Consultant, and Travis Grody, Senior Consultant, all achieved the CTA designation and are working to achieve their CTP designations once the required criteria is met.
Matthew Dossey has vast professional experience in both private and public companies, serving in roles such as CFO, Controller and Deputy Chief Restructuring Officer. His recent turnaround engagements include assisting clients in the automotive retail, healthcare, and wood product industries.
Philip Slaght has over 20 years of consulting experience with roles including CFO, Director of Finance, and Audit Director working closely with Board of Directors, Audit Committees, and C-Level Executives. His recent turnaround work includes assisting a number of clients in the automotive industry, including Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers.
Gregory Baker has worked on engagements including CRO/Interim CEO/CFO engagements in both the public and private sectors, and Financial Advisory Roles. He has held roles as Interim VP of Finance, a Financial Advisor to publicly held entities and Deputy CRO overseeing debt-to-equity conversions, public equity offerings, and debt re-financings.
Che Carrasquillo has worked on engagement teams in which the Firm served clients as Financial Advisor to the Debtor, as interim management and as Chief Restructuring Officer, in both family-owned and private equity fund-owned businesses.
Travis Grody has worked on engagements including Chapter 11 Reorganizations, 363 Sales, Financial Advisory, and Out-of-Court Restructuring. He has held roles as Controller, Deputy CRO, and Financial Advisor. His recent turnaround experience includes coal mining, solar energy, and automotive industry clients.
The CTP certification is intended for professionals with a proven track record in the turnaround industry and have held positions such as Chief Restructuring Officer. Those seeking the CTA certification must demonstrate knowledge of the legal, managerial, and financial aspects of a turnaround. Each application, for both CTP and CTA, is reviewed by the Standards Subcommittee of the Certification Oversight Committee within TMA before acceptance.
A CTA and CTP designation signals to clients, judges, and referral sources that an individual has the technical proficiency and hands-on experience necessary to leading a successful restructuring both in and out of the courts. In a highly scrutinized profession, these designations display one’s expertise, competence, and integrity necessary to conduct corporate renewal work. For more information on the certification process and standards, visit www.turnaround.org/certification