Industry Leaders Share Secrets of Success at New York NextGen Event
BY OMAR MIRZA, CHAIR, TMA NEW YORK CHAPTER NEXTGEN
About 150 young professionals involved in the New York Chapter’s NextGen program
attended a panel discussion by
senior members of the restructuring
profession at the Cornell Club on May
22. The panel was moderated by TMA
Global Chairman Mark Indelicato,
a partner in the bankruptcy and
restructuring group at Hahn & Hessen,
and offered personal insights from:
with Alvarez & Marsal in New
York. He heads the firm’s Eastern
Region and is a member of its
global restructuring executive
committee. Suckow’s expertise
covers numerous sectors, including
financial services, manufacturing,
healthcare, publishing, and retail.
director at AlixPartners in New York.
Etlin, a former TMA Global president
and chair, is a seasoned executive
who provides restructuring and
companies in the media,
retail, distribution, consumer
products, financial services,
and healthcare industries.
restructuring group of Kirkland &
Ellis in New York. He represents
debtors, creditors, and investors in
restructuring distressed companies.
The panelists discussed career
decisions, what they believe young
professionals should do to get to
where they want to be, and some
industry- and TMA-specific subjects.
What follows are excerpts from
portions of the panel discussion.
Indelicato: Looking back on your
careers, what were some key decisions
you made or strategies you used
to get where you are today?
Suckow: In my view I think my decision
to become a restructuring professional
was made because I was striving for
a role that was interesting. Very early
on, I figured out this business was very
demanding. It was all a matter of staying