Facing Financial Distress: Board Crisis Series

What Every Board Member Should Know!

Monday, June 29, 2020 12:30PM to 1:45PM EDT

Event 12 Overview


Monday June 29, 2020| 12:30 pm | EDT


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Hear the Secrets, Stories, & Best Practices from Four (4) Board Directors and Turnaround Experts.  Prepare to Ask the Experts Your Theories or Questions!


Who Is This For?

  • Board Directors & Chairs
  • Emerging Board Directors
  • ESOP Executives and Leaders
  • Family Office Professionals
  • Family Board Members
  • PE/VC Operators
  • CEO’s and Owners
  • C-Suite Executives
  • Shareholder Representatives
  • Financial Service Providers 
  • Lenders

What Will You Hear?

Hear from Experienced and Award Winning Board Directors, Chairs, and  Workout professionals who share their practices on Facing Financial Distress.   Hear stories of what works and what to avoid.

  • Early Warning Indicators that Should be Expedited
  • Avoiding or Working-Through a Period of Severe Liquidity
  • Board’s Enhanced Responsibilities During Crisis
  • Common Mistakes During Liquidity Crisis
  • Timing to Engage Professional Workout Firms
  • Restructuring Roadmap Outside of Court!

Agenda for the Event

  • 12:30  PM EDT    Introductions & Chat
  • 1:45 PM EDT        End

In this Fireside Chat, you will be able to ask your questions directly of these exceptional leaders.  So, be prepared.

Private Company Board Director Panelists

Stephen Gray
Gray & Company
Managing Member ... see more

Stephen Gray has more than 40 years of experience developing and implementing restructuring and crisis management plans for public and private companies, creditors and judicial bodies. Stephen was the founder and CEO of TRG from 1981-2007, which was merged with CRG Partners (CRG) where he served as Senior Managing Partner. CRG was acquired by Deloitte in 2012. In 2014, Stephen left Deloitte and formed Gray & Company LLC, a restructuring and fiduciary services practice. He has led the successful restructuring of hundreds of companies serving as CEO, CRO, trustee, receiver, and restructuring advisor. Stephen holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering science from George Washington University and was a master’s level teaching fellow in mechanical engineering at Tufts University.  Stephen serves as an independent director on a number of post restructuring boards of directors and boards of companies in restructuring processes, including companies in the healthcare, financial services, automotive, security, retail, energy and food industries.

Doug Rosner
Goulston & Storrs
Director & Attorney Goulston & Storrs ...see more

Doug Rosner is a nationally recognized bankruptcy and restructuring attorney who represents clients throughout the country and internationally.  He counsels corporate debtors, unsecured creditors and creditors’ committees, lenders, landlords, asset purchasers, investors, Board and trustees.  Doug handles a wide range of bankruptcy matters including complex Chapter 11 reorganizations, Chapter 7 liquidations, out-of-court workouts and related litigation and transactions.  Additionally, Doug advises lenders and borrowers in corporate and real estate financing transactions, including asset-backed securitizations, inter-creditor agreements, factoring arrangements and asset-based loans. Doug holds a BA – Politics from Brandeis University and a Doctor of Law (JD) from Boston College Law School.

Adrienne Walker
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo
Member & Attorney ... see more

Adrienne Walker is an award winning restructuring and commercial finance attorney with significant bankruptcy litigation experience and deep capabilities in workouts and bankruptcy matters. Her commercial lending work involves advising both borrowers and lenders on complex debt structuring, including transactions involving traditional banks and private equity. Adrienne works with clients in many industries with particular focus on the life sciences, health care, retail, senior living and manufacturing. In addition, Adrienne is an adjunct professor at Suffolk University Law School, teaching advanced courses in business bankruptcy, and is also a frequent speaker and writer on topics in the bankruptcy and commercial lending fields.  Adrienne holds a BA from Simmons College and a Doctor of Law (JD) from Suffolk University Law School.

Joe McHugh

PDA Boston - Founder &
Executive Committee Member

Board Member & PE Advisor... see more

Joe McHugh has over 25 years of boardroom experience as a director of several industrial technology manufacturing and service firms, including Evans Analytical, Ophir Corporation, Robicon Corporation, Maxima Technologies, and Anderson Interconnect.  Joe also has 25 years of experience as a seasoned, operationally - oriented Chief Financial Officer of public, private, family-owned, and PE-owned firms, with deep experience in acquisitions & divestitures, debt & equity financings, and workouts & restructurings. Joe is a CMA and is certified in board governance (HBS and NACD), strategy, and cybersecurity oversight.  Joe holds a BS (Accounting) and MBA (Finance) from Bentley University.

Joe McHugh


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