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Bert Weil, managing director, is an experienced professional with more than two and a half decades as performance improvement and restructuring professional, crisis manager, and senior-level interim executive (Chief Restructuring Officer/CEO/CFO). He has advised over 150 entities including public, private, and not-for-profit entities inside and outside of bankruptcy, as well as syndicated lender groups and Chapter 11 unsecured creditor committees.
Bert has helped businesses with business plan development, organizational restructurings, balance-sheet restructurings, debt refinancing and sell-side transactions, liquidations, and operational and profit improvement programs, He has also worked with syndicated lender groups and unsecured creditor committees to maximize recoveries. His industry experience includes light & heavy manufacturing, imported- and domestic-product merchandising and distribution, higher education, food processing, apparel and textile, trucking, aerospace, professional services, printing, non-profit, retail, et al.
Prior to joining the restructuring community, Bert learned first-hand the challenges of managing a struggling business while serving as the top financial officer of a NYC based public company with 1,000 employees. Prior to that, he managed the NYC-based corporate foreign exchange and derivatives desk for ABN Bank (now ABN-AMRO) and held derivative product business-development roles at Drexel Burnham Lambert and Citibank. He also held positions at Continental Grain Company, AIG, and Ernst & Young.
Bert was a 13-year officer and member of the board of the Turnaround Management Association’s New York chapter and is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth and American Bankruptcy Institute. He is a CTP (Certified Turnaround Professional) and a CPA. He holds an MBA from the Stern School at New York University and a BS in Accounting from Lehigh University.