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Finding the Canary in the Coal Mine
Thursday, February 7 | 10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. 

Panelists:
Penny Fine, CIT Northbridge Credit
Jordan MatusowMonomoy Capital Partners 
Richard Shinder, Piper Jaffray
Sheila Smith, Gordon Brothers 

Moderator:
Tom GoldblattRavinia Capital 

See below for additional information on the panelists

Penny Fine
Managing Director, CIT Northbridge Credit 


Penny Fine is a Managing Director/Head of Business Development at CIT Northbridge Credit. 

Prior to joining the CIT Northbridge team, Penny was a business development officer at Huntington Business Credit and previously, Penny was Midwest region head for Chase Business Credit, a division of JPMorgan Chase.  Before JPMorgan Chase, she was an executive director of Restructuring Services at Capstone Advisory Group consulting on solutions for lenders and investors in distressed situations.  From 2005 to 2008, Penny served as executive vice president and head of the National Restructuring Group at CIT.  Prior to joining CIT in 2005, Penny held various positions in lending at GE Capital and Heller Financial and started her career at Arthur Andersen in public accounting. 

Penny earned her B.S. in Accounting from the University of Illinois and her Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. Penny is a member of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee for The Catherine Cook School and is also a member of the Turnaround Management Association, Commercial Finance Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute.


Jordan Matusow
Director, Monomoy Capital 


Mr. Matusow is a Director at Monomoy Capital Partners.  As a senior member of the business development team, he is responsible for sourcing stressed and distressed investment opportunities across the credit and equity spectrum.  Prior to Monomoy, Mr. Matusow was an Executive Director in Corporate Credit Sales for Nomura Securities. Previously, Mr. Matusow was an Executive Director in Institutional Credit Sales at UBS Securities. He began his career as a corporate lawyer at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. Mr. Matusow holds a J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in History.


Richard Shinder
Managing Director, Group Head, Restructuring and Special Situations, Piper Jaffray 


Richard Shinder is a Managing Director and Head of the Restructuring and Special Situations Group at Piper Jaffray & Co., based in New York.  He has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and joined Piper Jaffray in 2016 from TPG Specialty Lending, where he helped lead the firm’s rescue financing and special situations investing efforts.   He was previously a Partner in Perella Weinberg’s restructuring advisory group and has also held Managing Director, group head or other senior restructuring advisory and special situations investing roles at Goldman Sachs, Avenue Capital, Merrill Lynch, the Blackstone Group, and Lehman Brothers.  Mr. Shinder graduated summa cum laude from Gonzaga University and earned an M.B.A. with distinction from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
 

Sheila Smith
Advisor, Gordon Brothers 


Sheila is a member of Gordon Brothers’ Board of Advisors. She has over 25 years of experience in financial advisory and restructuring services. Sheila retired in 2015 from Deloitte after serving in numerous leadership positions including Restructuring Service Line Leader for the Americas Region, Service Line Leader of the U.S. and the New England FAS practice. She has participated in hundreds of bankruptcy, restructuring, financial consulting, and §363 sell-side advisory engagements. She is considered a leading authority in the restructuring marketplace and has been recognized by numerous professional organizations including the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY), International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), New York Institute of Credit (NYIC), and Turnaround Management Association (TMA). Smith began her professional career as a special education teacher moving to Boston to get her MBA in Public Management.  Thereafter she was a senior finance officer of a building materials company that failed, resulting in her introduction to insolvency.


Tom Goldblatt (Moderator)
Founder and Managing Partner, Ravinia Capital 


Tom founded Ravinia Capital in 1998 and serves as a Managing Partner. He has more than 20 years of operating experience in roles ranging from salesperson to CEO. Tom’s background in accounting, law, and general management allowed him to evaluate, invest in, acquire, and lead a number of private companies. Today, Tom leverages his experience to help company owners understand how to best tap capital markets or sell their companies for the best possible outcomes. Tom’s background gives him the unique ability to understand the needs and of both the company owner and buyer and can help all parties navigate the inevitable complexities involved in all transactions.  

Tom earned the annual ‘Distressed Dealmaker of the Year’ award from the M&A Advisor Turnaround Association for delivering an exceptional outcome for a company in distress. Tom is a frequent speaker on alternative capital raises in challenging situations and distressed investing, and he is involved in a number of non-profit organizations, including the Chicago Anti-Defamation League and the Old-Town School of Folk Music. 

He received a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a JD law degree from the University of Chicago, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University.

tgoldblatt@raviniacapital.com
(312) 316-4641

 

 

ConferenceAgenda

2019 TMA Distressed Investing Conference Agenda 
 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019  
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. TMA Onboarding Session*
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. TMA Chair's Reception*
Wednesday, February 6, 2019  
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Chapter Presidents Council Meeting and Luncheon*
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Joint Executive Board/Board of Trustees Meeting*
2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration Open 
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Making Connections: First-Time Attendee  Reception
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Joint Opening Reception with CFA
Sponsored by Santander Commercial BankingSecond Avenue Capital Partners, LLC, Sidley Austin LLP, and Winston & Strawn LLP
Thursday, February 7, 2019  
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Registration Open 
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Attendee Lounge Open
8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Networking Breakfast
Sponsored by Gordon Brothers
8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Certification Oversight Committee Meeting*
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Soundbites on Industry Hot Topics
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Networking Break
Sponsored by Gordon Brothers
10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.  Finding the Canary in the Coal Mine
11:20 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. Networking Break
Sponsored by Gordon Brothers
11:35 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.  Welcome Remarks and Lunch with Keynote Speaker Brian Beaulieu
Sponsored by Second Wind Consultants
12:50 p.m. - 1:05 p.m. Networking Break
Sponsored by Gordon Brothers
1:05 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.  Sector Upset, Economic Uncertainty, and Spotting Deal Opportunities 
1:55 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.  Networking Break
Sponsored by Gordon Brothers
2:10 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Disruptive Impact of Technology and Distressed Opportunities it Creates 
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Turnaround Capital Forum and Networking Reception 
TMA NOW (Network of Women) Meet-Up
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

TMA NextGen High Roller Event 
Sponsored by Gavin/Solmonese

Friday, February 8, 2019  
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Grab n' Go Breakfast and 1:1 Meetings

*Invite only.
Agenda subject to change.

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