Professionals From Executive Sounding Board Associates Join EisnerAmper’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice
September 01, 2015
EisnerAmper today announced that a team of Philadelphia-based restructuring and performance improvement professionals from Executive Sounding Board Associates LLC have joined EisnerAmper’s Philadelphia office. Led by Robert Katz and Michael DuFrayne, who will join the firm as Managing Directors, the team will extend and expand the capabilities and scope of EisnerAmper’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice.
“Rob, Mike and members of their team are well-known and well-respected in the industry and will enhance our already strong bankruptcy and restructuring practice,” said Allen Wilen, National Leader of EisnerAmper’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group. “Their expertise will serve to elevate the services we offer that help our clients maximize performance, improve cash flow and increase growth. Their national network of clients and contacts will contribute to the Firm’s growth and development throughout the United States.”
Robert Katz has more than 25 years of experience working with public and private middle-market companies. Through his focus on performance improvement he has helped healthy companies as well as under-performing and financially troubled businesses across a wide variety of industries. Robert also assists companies in debt refinancings and has guided clients through strategic acquisitions, raising equity capital, and divestitures. In a leadership capacity, Robert has acted as Interim President, CFO, COO, CRO and has served as a plan administrator, distribution trustee and receiver. He also has served as advisor to trustees, creditors’ committees, company management, lenders and private equity funds and has been named one of the top restructuring consultants in the country.
Michael DuFrayne is a seasoned restructuring professional with more than 35 years of financial management and business advisory experience serving debtors, creditors’ committees, banks, funds, trustees and other parties of interest. He has led the successful operational and/or financial restructuring of hundreds of companies facing challenging or complex situations with his unique hands-on approach. His assignments have included out-of-court restructurings and liquidations, Chapter 11 and Chapter 15 proceedings with public and privately held companies of all sizes, post confirmation litigation and/or liquidation trustee, and as an advisor to trustees and receivers.
“We are excited to have Rob, Mike, and their team join our growing Philadelphia practice,” said EisnerAmper Philadelphia Region Partner-in-Charge Lori Reiner. “Their experience and reputation for providing high quality bankruptcy and turnaround services match well with our existing group, and they will be an invaluable resource to our clients.”