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Bernadette M.

Cell: (312) 855-0040
605 W. Madison, Apt. 4113 Work: (312) 254-0890
Chicago, Illinois 60661 E-Mail: bbcbarron@aol.com

Professional Summary:

Restructuring, operational, managerial, financial, accounting, legal and tax professional with a proven success
record. Strong negotiating, analytical, communication, problem-solving, networking, marketing and technical skills.
Recognized as a strong facilitator, with success in building consensus among companies, shareholders, managers,
employees, customers, lenders and vendors. Hands-on executive, with a take charge, “can do” approach.

Selected Accomplishments:
♦ Turnaround Consultant for companies in over 30 industries, with success in returning companies to
profitability, as well as liquidating companies within and outside of bankruptcy
♦ CEO and Senior Management Executive for companies with assets in excess of $50 million
♦ CRO, CFO and Accounting Executive for regional and national companies with revenues ranging from several
million to over $200 million
♦ Acquisition and divestiture analysis for companies and properties with values of $30 million to over $200
♦ Negotiated and drafted documents for acquisitions, refinancings and equity raises on deals ranging from $2
million to those in excess of $200 million, including both private and public offerings

MorrisAnderson, Chicago, Illinois 2005 - Present
Managing Director of national management and turnaround consulting firm

Barron Business Consulting, Chicago, Illinois 1995-2005

Founder and President of interim executive services and turnaround consulting firm

Silverman Consulting, Skokie, Illinois 1990-1995

Senior Consultant in national turnaround consulting firm

U.S. Realcorp Companies, Chicago, Illinois 1985-1990

Senior Vice President and CFO of national real estate holding and syndication firm

General American Equities, Chicago, Illinois 1983-1985

Controller of national real estate holding and syndication firm

Lane Industries, Inc., Northbrook, Illinois 1980-1983

Accounting Manager of investment firm with holdings in manufacturing, hotels, banks, and ranches

Hertz Rent A Car, Detroit, Michigan 1979-1980

Office Manager

Michigan National Bank of Detroit, Southfield, Michigan 1977-1979

Financial Analyst
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Restructuring Experience:

♦ Turnarounds, financial restructurings

♦ Refinancings, forbearance agreements
♦ Sale of companies and divisions
♦ Liquidations and wind-downs
♦ Facility consolidation
♦ Business plans, business viability analysis
♦ Fraud analysis, forensic accounting
♦ Accounting conversions
♦ Creditor committees
♦ Interim management, CEO, CRO
♦ Interim management, CFO
♦ Collateral audits
♦ Liquidating Trustee
♦ Assignee for the Benefit of Creditors
♦ Court appointed Receiver
♦ Fee examination
♦ Company assessments for lenders, equity holders
♦ Client Board member
♦ Executive mentoring
♦ Succession planning
♦ Bank and lender negotiations
♦ Vendor negotiations
♦ Equity raises, offering memorandums
♦ China outsourcing

Industry Experience:

♦ Manufacturing ♦ Not-for-profit
♦ Automobile suppliers ♦ Pharmaceuticals
♦ Banking ♦ Plastics
♦ Car rental ♦ Precious metals
♦ Convenience store distributors ♦ Printing
♦ Convenience stores ♦ Private clubs
♦ Electrical contractors ♦ Publishing
♦ Ethanol ♦ Restaurants
♦ Farming, ranching ♦ Telecom
♦ Golf courses ♦ Trucking
♦ Hotels ♦ Real Estate
♦ Jewelry – retail • Residential
♦ Law firms • Commercial
♦ Lumber – retail • New construction
♦ Malt company • Rehabs
♦ Meat processor • Condos
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Educational and Professional Credentials:

LLM (Masters in Law, Taxation), New York University, New York, 1996
JD, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois; Graduated top 5%, 1990
MBA, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, 1984
BS, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 1977
CPA, Illinois
Attorney, Illinois
Real Estate Broker, Illinois
CTP, Certified Turnaround Professional

Professional Affiliations:

Turnaround Management Association:

Currently: Vice President
Previously: Pro-Bono, Community Service, CTP and Communications Co-Chair
International Women in Insolvency & Restructuring (IWIRC):
Chicago Network: Treasurer and Board Member, Golf Co-Chair, Founding member
American Bankruptcy Institute: Advisory Board for Central States
Illinois CPA Society
Illinois, Women’s and Chicago Bar Associations
Women’s Bar Foundation: President & Board of Directors
University Club: Finance Committee
Chicago Society of Clubs: Board of Governors
Metropolitan Club: Board of Governors