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: 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.
About: Cally joined Aurora in July 2023.
Previously: Analyst at a restructuring firm with 3 years of experience in pre-petition planning, Chapter 11 case administration, bankruptcy claims reconciliation, and information management.
Roles: Claims Management, Crisis Management, and Turnaround Consultant.
Industry Experience: Industry experience includes e-commerce, nonprofit, oil & gas, public sector, real estate investment trust, and retail.
Specialties: Chapter 11 case management services, claims management, continuous process improvement, crisis management, and due diligence.
Education/Affiliations/Awards: Cally attended Indiana University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and later her Master’s degree in Finance from the Kelley School of Business. Cally is an active member of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA), where she is working to obtain her Certified Turnaround Analyst (CTA) certification.
Home Base: Chicago, IL
How did you get involved within this Industry? It basically fell into my lap! In graduate school my primary focus was to pursue a career in management consulting. While in school, an opportunity in restructuring arose when a prospective recruiter opined that I’d be a great fit for a specific turnaround role. Since then, I’ve developed an appreciation for the industry as it’s a great marriage between challenging, technical work with a need for strong interpersonal skills.
For Someone starting out in the industry, what advice would you give? You don’t know what you don’t know. This industry doesn’t have a robust know-how guide, so in order to learn or be successful, one must be both an active listener and very inquisitive.
What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work? Outside of the office, you can find me spending my summers on the lake in Culver, Indiana alongside family and friends. Outside of summer, I enjoy planning elaborate itineraries for travel abroad (e.g. visited both Vietnam and Thailand in Spring 2023), attending concerts, and trying new cooking recipes.
About: Joined Aurora in June 2023
Previously: Associate at a leading accounting and advisory firm in their Restructuring and Turnaround Group for a year and a half and prior to that was an analyst at another business advisory group.
Roles: Financial Advisor on both Debtor and Creditor engagements, Turnaround Consultant, and business management in liquidation stages.
Industry Experience: Industry experience includes healthcare, retail, services, and manufacturing.
Specialties: Liquidity and cash flow management, financial forecasting, crisis management, operational advisory, and due diligence.
Education/Affiliations/Awards: I attended Lake Forest college where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance. I am heavily involved in TMA (specifically the NextGen and NOW groups) and IWIRC. I am also working towards my CTA.
Home Base: Chicago, IL
What has your experience with Aurora been like since joining? The moment I joined Aurora, I was thrown right into the work. I have been given opportunities on projects to push myself and to learn through challenging tasks. It has been the most rewarding team I have been a part of.
What do you like most about Aurora? The team is what I like the most and why I decided to come aboard. I was looking for a place that would give me opportunities to grow and to push me past my comfort zone to become a better consultant in this industry. Everyone on this team supports on another and will always be willing to help one another.
How did you get involved within this Industry? I knew I wanted to go into this industry during college. I was given the opportunity to have an internship summer of 2020 where I got to dip my toes into what it is like to work with distressed companies. From that moment, I have never seen myself doing any other work.
What have been some of your more important or gratifying engagements? Most of the engagements I have worked on thus far in my career all feel gratifying. I have learned a lot and still have much more learning to do.
For Someone starting out in the industry, what advice would you give? Do not be afraid to ask questions. When you are starting off in this industry, you might not know as much as you think. The people who have been in this industry are still asking questions and growing their knowledge on different topics.
What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work? Outside of work you can find me hanging with my friends and family, golfing, playing pickleball, or trying new restaurants.