The Never-ending Retail Apocalypse - What’s Next?


The Never-ending Retail Apocalypse - What’s Next?
1.0 CLE anticipated / 1.2 CPE credits / 1.2 CEUs available
Wednesday, February 24, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CST

Retail has been one industry hit hardest by COVID-19. During this session, we’ll explore the pivot retailers had to make to stay afloat, and what kind of impact it’ll have on future strategies and opportunities. Was accelerating their e-commerce sales enough for some? Do retailers with big brand names have an advantage because of their online presence? Find out when you join this session!

Moderators:
Cheryl Carner, Crystal Financial  
Mary Ann DomurackiMMG Advisors

Speakers:
Christine HutchinsonBank of America Retail Finance
Larry MeyerIndependent Board Member
William S. Taubman, The Taubman Company LLC


About the Moderators:



Cheryl Carner, Crystal Financial
Cheryl Carner is a results-driven professional with over 25 years of corporate finance experience. She is well versed in the debt capital markets and her expertise in structuring complex debt financings for middle marketing companies has provided her clients with solutions that generate immediate benefits in terms of providing incremental liquidity, growth capital, or reducing the cost of capital. Cheryl is currently a Senior Managing Director and Head of Originations at Crystal Financial a non-bank direct private credit provider with $600 million in AUM.  In her role she is responsible for business development and marketing strategy and is a member of the firm’s investment committee..  Since joining in 2011, she has sourced, structured and underwritten over $600 million of debt financings.  Prior to Crystal, Cheryl was a SVP at GE Franchise Finance focused on the financing needs of private equity backed companies in the restaurant industry.  As a Managing Director at CapitalSource she led the Retail & Consumer specialty lending team.  Her career began in the asset-based lending sector at Fleet Retail Finance.  She received her MBA at the F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and her BBA at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 




Mary Ann DomurackiMMG Advisors
Mary Ann Domuracki brings strategic consulting and transaction advisory experience to a broad range of international clients in the consumer and retail sectors. Her experience spans mergers and acquisitions, including cross-border transactions and special situations, capital raising, and strategic planning. Her recent experience includes advising Wacoal in its acquisitions of Lively and the Eveden Group, Shanghai Shenda in its acquisition of Perfect Fit, and Camuto Group in its sale to DSW and Authentic Brands Group.

Prior to joining MMG Advisors in 2015, Mary Ann was a Managing Director at Financo. Her earlier financial and operational experience includes serving as CEO and President of Danskin and EVP of Kasper ASL.

Mary Ann serves on the Advisory Board of LIM College and is a member of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) and the Turnaround Management Association (TMA). She is a co-founder of The DealmakeHers, an exclusive network of female leaders in the retail and consumer space. She was named one of the Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A in 2020. Mary Ann holds a BBS from Pennsylvania State University with a concentration in Accounting. She is a CPA and holds the FINRA Series 7, 63 and 79 securities licenses.


About the Speakers:



Christine HutchinsonBank of America Retail Finance
Christine Hutchinson is a Senior Vice President in the Retail Finance Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.  The Retail Finance Group is an industry focused team of ABL specialists that meet the financial needs of retailers.  Christine has specialized in providing Asset Based solutions for Bank of America for over twenty years. 

Since joining the bank in 2000 Christine has served in a variety of roles with increasing responsibility across credit products portfolio management.  In her current role, Christine is involved in financing a broad range of complex acquisition, turnaround and workout transactions in the retail sector.  She is fully engaged in the structuring of asset based credit facilities from the presentment of term sheets through the completion of due diligence, negotiation of loan documentation, and ongoing portfolio management.  She is responsible for the monitoring of client risk profiles and implementation of risk mitigation strategies in response to identifiable credit quality deterioration. 

Christine has a BA in Economics from Colby College.  She is FINRA registered and holds Series 7 and 63 securities licenses.  Christine was a recipient of the CFA’s inaugural 40 Under 40 Award in September 2016. 

ConferenceAgenda

Below is a brief overview of the 2021 TMA Distressed Investing conference.

Agenda subject to change. 
*for those with VIP add-on only

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
(all times listed in CST)
 
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  Morning IMPACT: Walking Meditation  
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  VIP Virtual Lounge* 
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.  Innovation Orientation 
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: Tech Tips for Virtual Meetings & Social Media 
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: Pro Bono Support in the Post Pandemic World
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.  Mega Trends 4.0: A Fan Favorite Back By Popular Demand sponsored by Gordon Brothers
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Live Innovation Lab 
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: TMA Awards Winners Circle 
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: Disruption – Is the Game Stop Game Just Getting Started?
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Retail 
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Innovation 3x5 
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.  General Session: Tell All Secrets: Behind the Scenes at a Workout Group Near You
12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Live Innovation Lab 
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Commercial Real Estate 
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Distressed Investors Tell All
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Breakout Session: When the Money Train Ends - Deals and Steals Post PPP Stimulus
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Breakout Session: Navigating the Uncharted Waters of Commercial Real Estate - Deals or Doom? Sponsored by Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.  Keynote Jesssica O. Matthews sponsored by Arch + Beam
3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. VIP Live Q&A*
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. TMA NextGen Power Hour: Icebreaker Challenge 
4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Diversity in Dealmaking 
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  TMA Tomorrow, Tonight! An Opening Celebration
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
(all times listed in CST)
 
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  Morning IMPACT Activity 
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  VIP Virtual Lounge* 
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: Resolutions and Self-Care
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.  General Session: It's a Small World - An International View of Global Dealmaking sponsored by McDermott Will & Emery LLP
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Live Innovation Lab 
10:15 a.m.  - 10:45 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: Subchapter V
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: TMA Connect Live: A Global Economy in Flux
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Breakout Session: Chapter 11 and Subchapter V - A means to a (Dealmaking) End or Just the End? sponsored by Bernstein Shur 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Breakout Session: The Never-ending Retail Apocalypse - What’s Next? sponsored by StrasGlobal
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.  Keynote Ron Insana sponsored by Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.  VIP Live Q&A*
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  TMA NOW Power Hour: Women Who Innovate 
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.  General Session: TMA Better Together Live
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: CRO War Room sponsored by Ravinia Capital
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. TMA Connect Live: Chapter Presidents Meet Up (invite only)
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: How to Read a Networking Room with Heather Morgan
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Pets of TMA
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  All in for INNOVATION: Casino Night
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Side Hustle Share
Thursday, February 25, 2021
(all times listed in CST)
 
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  VIP Virtual Lounge*
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Morning IMPACT Activity 
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.  Global Capital Forum Welcome sponsored by Crystal Financial and SSG Capital Advisors 
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. General Session: Distressed Investors sponsored by Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Live Innovation Lab
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. TMA Connect Live: Negotiating as an Art Form with Elayne Greenberg
11:15 a.m. 12:00 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Crisis Management with Lt. Col. Robert J. Darling, USMC (RET)
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Global Capital Forum - Curated Connections sponsored by Crystal Financial and SSG Capital Advisors 
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. TMA Connect Live: Healthcare 
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Hospitality
1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. TMA Connect Live: #TMADIC 2021 Committee
1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Podcasts, Books & Apps
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Global Capital Forum 1:1 with Exhibitors and Scheduled Appointments sponsored by Crystal Financial and SSG Capital Advisors 
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Global Capital Forum Meet Up sponsored by Crystal Financial and SSG Capital Advisors 
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.  Closing Reception 
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Chair's Reception (invite only)