Experience

  • Assessment and advice to owner of $140M farm regarding operational and management improvements leading to significant cost and debt reductions, and ultimately to refinancing with new lender.
  • Chief restructuring officer and advisors to $1.5B agricultural cooperative with multiple farming and agribusiness operations. 
  • Chief restructuring officer and advisors to $600M senior living management and real estate development company embroiled in securities investigations and paralyzed by lack of cash, frozen credit, and unwieldly ownership structure.
  • Chapter 11 operating trustee to cash-strapped and overleveraged poultry processor.  Led cost analysis and reductions resulting in profitable operations and successful purchase transaction.
  • Advisor to $30M grass seed/mint/berry farm and vineyard in Chapter 11 context.
  • Assessment and advice to $60M senior living operator to restructure vendor debt and leases.
  • Chief restructuring officer of large NW poultry processor on verge of bankruptcy.  Led cost reductions and found buyer.
  • Assessment and advice helping troubled potato processor obtain interim unsecured financing and reach innovative solution to legal issues to continue operating.
  • Advised several homebuilders during the 2007-12 collapse of the housing market, developing an innovative strategy to obtain construction funding appropriately sized to the remaining market.
  • Assessment of beef processing company leading to recommended changes in management structure.
  • Operational assessment and advice to management of large national kosher meat producer leading to improved efficiencies.
  • Advised NW onion processing company supplying quality frozen products to large international client base in the private restructure of the business.
  • Advice to $100M Native American forest products manufacturing outfit leading to payment of debt and restructure of operations.
  • Chapter 11 operating trustee of $46M plywood manufacturer leading to operational turnaround, restoration of lender confidence, and successful pursuit of insurance claims.
  • Led $150M secondary wood products manufacturer in successful turnaround and workout with existing lender during collapse of forest products industry.
  • Assessed value of trillion-dollar pension fund's timber holdings.
  • Restructured operations, restored value with innovative programming, and found a buyer for previously failing top-25 market radio station.
  • Advised owner of heating unit manufacturer in weathering highly-publicized lawsuit and product recall.