of experience to do the same, as the
CTP is not only good for the individual
but it’s also good for our industry.
Q When did you get your CTP?
November 2014. It has
been valuable and is becoming more so.
Industry leaders such as judges,
bankers, attorneys, referral sources, are
continuing to take notice and the brand
of CTP is growing.
Q So what about outside the office? What are you passionate about
away from work?
I have had three kids in
college for the past two years. I have one
graduating this year with a degree in
wine and viticulture from Cal Poly, San
Luis Obispo. Then I have one in college
at UC Santa Barbara and one at San
While I have been out here 19 years and
I have taken to some of the local sports
teams, people who know me know that
I’m still a diehard Boston sports fan.
Association, California Bankruptcy
Forum, and the Commercial Finance
Association, among others. I’m doing
one next month for the Bar Association
of San Francisco.
I think being part of TMA and having
had that exposure gives you a certain
prominence and access to learning
opportunities and networking. In
a decent-size deal market like San
Francisco, realizing how many
TMA members are often part of a
deal indicates just how valuable the
network is. From that standpoint,
TMA’s been extremely valuable.
Getting back to when I relocated to
the West Coast, TMA gave me an
instant foundation to start. Where
do you go? You go to TMA because
of multiple disciplines with bankers,
turnaround advisors, and attorneys.
It was a great place to get involved
because I was familiar with it and it
was a great transition. Ultimately, the
CTP program is a way to demonstrate
your turnaround experience. I
was able to take advantage of the
CTP Industry Veterans’ program. I
encourage others with many years
a great place to learn and get recognized
for that learning.
Mentors are super-important. This is
why we don’t reinvent the wheel—we
can learn so much from people. Then
getting as much cross-functional
experience as possible is also important.
I say they should not get holed up in one
discipline. It is important to understand
the intentions and desired outcomes of
the different people in various parts of
a case in terms of both the operational
and financial sides. Finally, I would
say network as much as possible. At
the end of the day, personally and
professionally meeting as many people
as possible is a huge asset for anyone in
this business. It’ll help you get business.
It’ll help you all the way around.
Q You also touched on this before, but TMA has played a big part in
your career, correct?
TMA’s allowed me to gain
knowledge. We can’t learn everything
from our mentors in our own market.
I’ve been a panelist and a moderator on
multiple panels. I have also spoken the
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