Professional Spotlight: Che Carrasquillo
What has your experience with Aurora been like since joining?
My experience with Aurora has been both engaging and fulfilling. The wide variety of client industries and types of cases have provided multiple opportunities to develop and expand my knowledge as a turnaround professional. Additionally, working with fellow colleagues to help our clients navigate business disruptions has been an incredibly rewarding experience.
What do you like most about Aurora?
The nature of the turnaround lends itself to intense situations and difficult decisions. My colleagues at Aurora demonstrated early and often that regardless of the situation encountered while working through the multitude of challenges on each turnaround engagement, there is no right way to do the wrong thing. Maintaining integrity with our clients and their stakeholders is imperative to being successful, and it is reassuring to be surrounded by a quality group of professionals that share that same view.
How did you get involved within this Industry?
After a long stint in public accounting, an old friend presented the opportunity for a career shift into turnaround consulting. The uniqueness of the opportunity, to both expand my experience and provide value to clients as they navigate complex restructuring situations, was a key factor that lead me into the industry.
What have been some of your more important or gratifying engagements?
My most gratifying engagements have been interim management roles to companies experiencing significant disruptions in which the companies were able to continue as a going concern. There is an incredible sense of gratification that comes from working to a solution that aligns the goals of all a company’s stakeholders, and to see that business continue operations.
For Someone starting out in the industry, what advice would you give?
The circumstances and situations encountered during a turnaround will be unlike any prior experience and will vary from case to case. Approach every situation with an open mind, think rationally and trust your intuition.
What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
In my free time, I can be found spending quality time at home with my wife, socializing with friends on the golf course, enjoying the outdoors while hunting or shooting, and cheering on my Clemson Tigers.