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Professionals

GGG Partners is nothing if not an incredible group of professionals that is willing to do whatever it takes to turn a company around and help it achieve maximum efficiency, quality and profitability. These are the GGG professionals, who are ready to assist you, your company or your financial institution with their wide-ranging expertise.

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    Katie Goodman

    Managing Partner

    Katie Goodman has a strong background in finance, mergers and acquisitions and operations. She often assumes the role of director of reorganization or restructuring officer for companies and serves as adviser to owners, boards of directors and management teams.

    Ms. Goodman is experienced in dealing with companies in bankruptcy (Chapter 11) and has successfully worked with companies to restructure through approved Plans of Reorganization.  She has also sold companies under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code as well as serving as a Federal and State court-appointed receiver and Assignee in general Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors.  In 2013 she was appointed a Chapter 11 Trustee.

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    Curt S. Friedberg

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    Curt Friedberg draws on his experience in operations, finance, technology, sales, and marketing to guide and advise businesses of all sizes, including publicly traded companies, privately held businesses, startups, and non-profit organizations. He has held numerous positions as an owner, employee, or interim executive working with companies to effect change. Mr. Friedberg has the innate ability to quickly and efficiently identify and analyze a company’s needs, drill down to the core business issues, and apply effective solutions. His expertise has been developed through years of direct, hands-on work in investment banking, venture capital, software application development, supply chain management, financial analysis, strategic consulting, and fundraising.  Recently, Mr. Friedberg has developed a strong niche in the transportation and logistics industry along with other industries he serves.

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    Scott Yates

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    Scott D. Yates has 25 years of general management and consulting experience with companies across industries including nuclear energy, biomass energy, receivables management, e-commerce, industrial distribution, electronic contract manufacturing, sporting goods manufacturing, pet products manufacturing, aerospace manufacturing, home building products manufacturing, automotive supply chain, and management consulting.  Mr. Yates has extensive experience dealing with companies in bankruptcy (Chapter 11 and Chapter 7) and he has successfully managed and sold companies under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.  He also serves as a court-appointed receiver and Assignee in general Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors.  Mr. Yates has advised management teams, boards of directors, secured lenders, and other creditor groups in a variety of ways, ranging from advisor to interim management to line management.

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    Joe Briner

    Partner

    Joe Briner, a GGG Partners partner, has almost a quarter century experience as a senior financial services executive. He has worked with businesses as diverse as technology, manufacturing, distributing, primary metals, financial services, venture capital, hedge funds, retail, professional services, non-profits and real estate to establish effective financial structures for their enterprises. He has managed, negotiated or originated more than $3 billion in traditional bank financing and has participated in several hundred million dollars in equity and other financing. Mr. Briner served as President, CEO and director of Alpha Bank & Trust, leading the regulatory approval process and the record setting capital raise of $35 million.  He has helped GGG Partners clients restructure over $500 million in commercial real estate loans.

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    Steven G. Courtade

    Partner

    Steve Courtade is a Certified Turnaround Professional and has over 25 years of consulting experience.  He is an expert at restructuring underperforming companies as well as improving financially healthy businesses.  He has worked in over 65 client companies across the US, Mexico and Canada and has hands-on experience as a Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Restructuring Officer, Treasurer, Receiver and Financial Advisor.  He has worked in a wide variety of industries including consumer and specialty textiles, light and heavy manufacturing, industrial chemicals, cosmetics, restaurant and retail chains, e-commerce, foundry operations, steel fabrication, injection and blow molding, tube bending, metal stamping, call centers, commercial labs, assisted living centers and many others.  Mr. Courtade has worked with clients whose revenues ranged from $5 million to over $1 billion with the sweet spot being middle market companies.

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    Sam Horgan

    Partner

    Sam Horgan has more than 30 years of financial and operational experience with both public and private enterprises in a broad set of service and manufacturing industries. He began his career with a Fortune 100 company where he was involved in both accounting and plant operational management. He has held the positions of CFO, COO and CEO of various sized firms, including several multi-national, publicly listed companies. Many times, Mr. Horgan has been called upon to help build or rebuild a business’s internal finance, IT and other back office infrastructure. Mr. Horgan has significant M&A experience having been involved in over 40 transactions valued in excess of 800 million dollars. He has also successfully led several restructuring efforts including a $700 million services firm.

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    Richard R. Kazmier

    Partner

    Richard R. Kazmier, CTP, has over twenty-five years’ experience in business revitalization and management consulting. He has served as Chief Financial and Chief Restructuring Officer in a variety of business environments. His financial expertise is supported by significant international business, information technology and operating experience.

    Prior to joining GGG Partners in 2010, Rick served nine years as Managing Director at Morris Anderson & Associates, Ltd.

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    Harvey P. Mays

    Partner

    H.P. Mays is a well-rounded crisis manager with 30 years of operations experience. Mr. Mays has worked in a variety of industries including aluminum smelting, recycling, wireless, transportation, battery manufacturing, mobile homes and after-market products for the automotive industry. He has served a variety of clients in the manufacturing, distribution and services industries since joining GGG Partners in 1994. His engagements include working as interim CFO for a rapidly-growing company which builds cellular phone towers, and working with a $100 million bank syndicate and their debtor, a distressed $500 million, public company based in the southeast. Mr. Mays was General Manager of a large metal recycling operation, was Executive Vice President of a retail decorative product operation, and senior vice president of an integrated secondary smelting and fabricated lead products company.

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    Joe Pegnia

    Partner

    Joe Pegnia has extensive experience in finance, business valuation/solvency, organizational design, operations, and sales.  He also has extensive experience supporting counsel in restructuring related litigation matters.  Mr. Pegnia's client experience includes both publicly traded and privately held companies of all sizes and in all stages of the business life cycle.  His expertise has been developed through years of direct, hands-on work with management teams, boards of directors, investors, and creditors providing financial analysis, strategic consulting, and investment banking services.   

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    Victor Taglia

    Partner

     A graduate of Yale and a certified public accountant, Vic Taglia has served as CFO, COO or CEO in many different industries. He has successfully managed factories, warehouse and distribution centers, construction contractors, a captive insurer, foreign subsidiaries, customer service departments, and information technology departments and projects, including the implementation of company-wide ERP systems.

    Mr. Taglia has served as chief restructuring officer and disbursing agent in bankruptcy court and as the assignee for the benefit of creditors in state court.  He has negotiated financings and restructurings, bought and sold businesses and managed businesses in crisis.  He provides well-considered financial, operating and strategic advice, as well as management and leadership to organizations in challenging situations.

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    Jerry E. Goldress

    Founder

    A turnaround specialist and corporate crisis manager since 1965, Jerry Goldress has been called a "master of turnaround" by Business Week and a "trouble-shooter extra-ordinaire" by Metal Center News. Since 1973, he has been president of more than 100 manufacturing, distribution, and retail organizations. He has served as GGG Partners' Chairman since 1981.  Prior to joining GGG Partners, Mr. Goldress held senior management positions with Raytheon, General Electric, and General Motors.

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  • Murray Cohen

    Partner

    Murray Cohen has extensive financial and general management experience in branded consumer products and services, including soft drinks, juices, foods and food service, wines, electronics and garden products. He led the internal merger and acquisitions department for The Coca-Cola Company, where he managed more than $2 billion in domestic and global transactions. He completed his tenure there as chief financial officer for the Company's profitable $200 million juice and drinks operating division in Canada. Following his career at Coca-Cola, Mr. Cohen served as a financial turnaround advisor and interim CFO to a $200 million national consumer lawn and garden products manufacturer, and as interim chief financial officer and financial adviser for a publicly-held $170 million revenue branded consumer audio electronics manufacturer.

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  • Paul J. Coughlin, Jr.

    Partner

    Paul J. Coughlin, Jr., has held a variety of executive, management, legal and government positions, and uses his extensive experience in these areas to successfully direct the turnaround of companies in crisis situations. Paul is best known for his successful turnaround of Eastmet Corporation, and, as president and CEO, he successfully redirected the corporation out of Chapter 11 proceedings and into a viable and growing organization. Since joining GGG Partners, Paul has served as a senior officer or advisor to companies in sectors ranging from computer software to heavy manufacturing. He has served as a financial advisor to the Oneida Indian Tribe, as a member of the CRO team for a bankrupt textile company, as president and CEO of two professional services companies and as the financial advisor to a corrugated box company.

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  • Marvin A. Davis

    Partner

    Having supervised the turnaround of over 100 U.S. and international corporations, ranging from airlines to high tech barcode printers, Mr. Davis is one of the most experienced corporate crisis managers in the world. He wrote Turnaround, the standard how-to manual on returning businesses to profitability, and Take No Prisoners: A No-Holds-Barred Approach to Corporate Excellence. He also created the tape series, The Profit Prescription and The Turnaround Formula. In addition to crisis management activities, Mr. Davis maintains an active due diligence practice assessing new acquisitions and advising investment-banking firms on the disposal of existing portfolio companies. He has conducted business globally with direct experience in Mexico, Canada, Japan, Germany, China, Malaysia, Australia, France, and the United Kingdom.

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