Bert Weil, Managing Director, is an experienced professional with more than 25 years of experience as a 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 companies 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 and heavy manufacturing, imported- and domestic-product merchandising and distribution, higher education, food processing, apparel and textile, trucking, aerospace, professional services, printing, non-profit, retail, and more.
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 an 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.