Contemplating New Heights
Gerald P. “Jerry” Buccino, CTP, founded Buccino & Associates Inc. in 1981 and was a founding
member of TMA and served as its
chairman in 1992. In 2008, he was an
inaugural inductee of the Turnaround,
Restructuring, and Distressed
Investing Industry Hall of Fame.
A pioneer in the turnaround industry,
Buccino has consulted with CEOs,
boards of directors, lenders, creditors,
and other stakeholders on turnaround
strategies for more than 30 years. He
is a member of the Board of Regents
of Seton Hall University and a past
member of the American Bankruptcy
Institute’s board of directors. He
founded The Buccino Foundation in
1990, which provides financial support
for medical research and organizations
focusing on handicapped or homeless
individuals, battered women, and
education. He endowed a scholarship
in perpetuity at Seton Hall University’s
Stillman School of Business’ Center
for Leadership Studies in 1996 and has
graduated 14 honor students to date.
A CPA and CTP, Buccino holds a
bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall
University and an MBA and PhD from
California Coast University. He has
lectured and written extensively on
corporate governance, especially
in the zone of insolvency, and
other restructuring topics.
Q You were one of the first in the turnaround business. Were you at
the 1988 meeting at the University of
North Carolina that led to the
establishment of TMA?
BUCCINO I believe so. It’s hard to
recollect every meeting. I had already
been in the business eight years or so.
Out of that group came a few of us who
really pushed for the organization—we
capitalized it and tried to get it to go.