Content Block III

Disruptive Impact of Technology and Distressed Opportunities it Creates
Thursday, February 7 | 2:10 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Rob Adams, JGS Resources
David A. Reitzel, Grant Thornton LLP
David Schwebel, Swisslog Logistics 

Scott Y. Stuart, Esq., TMA Global

See below for additional information on the panelists

Rob Adams
Chairman, JGS Resources 

Rob Adams attended Auburn University receiving an accounting degree, joined Deloitte in the audit group, and is a Certified Public Accountant. After 3 years with Deloitte, he pursued a Masters in Business Administration at Wake Forest University.  He held various operational leadership roles with Waste Management Inc. in the United States and Europe. At Waste Management, he managed operations in North Carolina, Georgia, and South Carolina.  While in Europe, he introduced the frontend loader system in Italy. At Republic Industries, he completed over 20 waste transactions and sited a regional landfill in South Carolina. Rob spent twelve years at EVE Partners, a boutique investment bank specializing in transportation and logistics. He was responsible for providing interim or permanent leadership for private equity portfolio companies including: Charterhouse Group’s United Road Services, an automotive logistics company as the Chief Acquisition Officer, Lincolnshire Management’s Amports/General Port Services, a port logistics company as the COO/CEO, Fenway Partners’ Refrigerated Holdings, Inc., a temperature-sensitive distribution company with warehousing, transportation and port services as CEO, RLJ Equity’s Thompson Trucking, Inc, a bulk aggregate logistics company as CFO, Logisticap’s All Access USA, Inc., an e-commerce logistics company as CEO, and Perdue Partners, Benton Global, Inc, an expedited and last mile logistics company as President

Rob is currently the chairman of JGS Resources, LLC a transaction advisory firm for the logistics, waste management, and staffing industry and has completed over 110 transactions in the space.


David A. Reitzel
Partner, Grant Thornton LLP

Results-driven information technology executive with over 23 years of experience with a progressive career track for successfully planning and executing business plans to meet growth demands by helping healthcare organization maximize their investment in existing technologies, introducing new technology, drive innovative business solutions/services and providing solid leadership to Health IT and Health IT turnaround situations.  David lead’s Grant Thornton Health IT and Infor Health lines of businesses.

David Schwebel
Vice President of Business Development and Market Intelligence, Swisslog Logistics 

With more than 18 years of successful experience as a supply chain executive, David Schwebel leads the Swisslog ( North America business development teams in their efforts to educate the evolving marketplace in robotized automation and mechanized fulfillment.  He collaborates with global and national companies and supports their development of strategic initiatives.  He works closely with other worldwide Swisslog department heads to deliver the outstanding results that Swisslog clients have come to expect over the more than 100-year history of the company.

Recently, David became the chairman of the Solutions Community within the Material Handling Industry (, a trade association for the Material Handling and Supply Chain Industry.  Previously, His role as Managing Executive within MHI was in the development of a strategic platform for their membership, support their Product and Solution Groups and the expansion of the Industry Groups program.  He is an Industrial Engineering graduate from North Carolina State University, with a Masters in Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering (, and an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Lean Black Belt.

During 2014 he accomplished business process redesign & improvement consults with Automated Warehouse Companies (ASRS, Robotic Palletizing Systems), packaging supplier companies (PET Preforms & Blow Molding), service-oriented companies (Supply Chain Information Technology Integrators) and many Craft Beer Breweries (network logistics, SKU optimization, strategy management).

He was, until January 2014, the Director of Strategy and Supply Chain Process Design at Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (  Here, he developed their Supply Chain Strategy while championing continuous improvement projects and leading their Operational Excellence department. 

David has designed several transformational enhancements for Coca-Cola including a Material Handling Device, CooLift (, which reduced Direct Store Delivery operating expenses by 11%, Automated Case-Pick Palletizing Systems which lowered warehousing costs by 28%, and a Five Year Supply Chain Strategic Program that aligned Coke's visionary goals with their operational projects and budgets, which reduced 2 months from annual Supply Chain, Sales & Operating planning.

During his ten years at Coca-Cola Consolidated, he worked in and on projects and budgets within these departments (IT, HR, Finance, Sales, Marketing, Distribution, Merchandising, Equipment Vending, Transportation, Warehousing, Logistics, Inventory, Planning, Forecasting, Purchasing, Engineering, and Manufacturing). He leveraged SAP for ERP and JDA/Red Prairie for WMS as part of Coca-Cola's entire Supply Chain Management system, for Sales & Delivery, Inventory Management, Financials, Accounts Receivable / Purchasable, Maintenance (plant & field vending machines), and Business Intelligence for reporting purposes.

Born on July 6, 1977, on Long Island, New York, David grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina.  He resides there with his wife, Michelle, and their two boys, Joseph and Alexander.

Extended Profile is available on Linked-In (

Scott Y. Stuart, Esq. (Moderator)
CEO, TMA Global

Scott Y. Stuart, Esq. was named CEO of TMA Global in July 2018. Stuart leads the global organization of more than 9,000 turnaround and corporate renewal professionals. He brings nearly 30 years of experience in the restructuring, legal, and distressed investment sectors and has a proven track record of building, growing, and leading successful companies, from corporations to startups.


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. - 11:50 a.m. Networking Break
Sponsored by Gordon Brothers
11:50 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 and r2 advisors llc

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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