On Your Right! – How debt buyers and equity investors can help troubled borrowers.

  • 04/20/2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Virtual


  • This system will only allow members of TMA West Michigan to register at this rate, however we do offer reciprocal pricing for other chapters. If you are a member of another chapter, please notify our office at assocmgr@tmawm.com and we will override the system on your behalf.

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TMA West Michigan Announces a FREE Virtual Panel:

On Your Right! –
How debt buyers and equity investors can help troubled borrowers.

Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
 ZOOM VIRTUAL LINK FOR PANEL to be sent upon registration
 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST
Cost: FREE

Agenda: 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Webinar Panel
12:50 PM - 1:00 PM Audience Q & A
1:00 PM- 1:30 PM Networking

At our last event, we discussed monetizing assets and the left side of the balance sheet.  This event shifts the focus to the right side of the balance sheet, and explores solutions through the sale and purchase of distressed debt and equity.

Topics of discussion to include:
*What are "distressed funds"?
*How do you raise capital?
*How do you pick targets? What are your expected returns? Etc.
*Working with banks (workout, SAG)
*Structuring dealings
*What does the marketplace look like for 2021 and beyond?
*and more...

Instructions: Upon registration you will receive the WEBINAR ZOOM LINK. As a reminder, once you log-in, you will be able to see the panelists and moderator, but your camera and microphone will not be active. However, the live chat box will be active to allow for a question and answer period. 

Zoom Webinar Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82149872890
Meeting ID: 821 4987 2890
Passcode: 488408

Once the panel is finished, the networking will begin. To participate, simply click on the following link:

Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81511398508
Meeting ID: 815 1139 8508
Passcode: 358424

This will take you to a NEW ZOOM MEETING, where you will have access to your camera and microphone. 


John Ruther, O'Keefe LLC
John Ruther is the Managing Director for O’Keefe’s Grand Rapids office. With a focus on privately held global companies, his background includes multi-national carve outs, post-merger integrations, ESOPs, sell side due diligence and value optimization, corporate real estate, finance transformations, e-commerce, treasury management automation, IT-Strategy, as well as traditional financial and executive leadership roles.


Jeff Helminski, Auxo Partners
Jeff Helminski is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Auxo Investment Partners. He i is responsible for overall firm leadership, capital and deal sourcing, evaluating, executing and managing the firm’s investments

Ben Sabraw, SMS Financial
Ben Sabraw joined SMS Financial in November of 2018. In his current role as Managing Director, Business Development, Ben is responsible for SMS’ loan acquisition efforts as well as the placement of new bridge and hard money loans. 

John Trusiak, SMS Financial
John Trusiak joined SMS Financial in June of 2018. His responsibilities focus on underwriting, strategic analysis and asset management. John also assists in acquisitions and business development.

Robert Wolford, Miller Johnson

Bob Wolford serves as one of the Miller Johnson's Managing Members and has been practicing law since 2001. He is a corporate lawyer who represents automotive suppliers and other manufacturers in transactions, business and supply chain matters, as well as debtors, purchasers of assets and other interested parties in turnaround and insolvency matters.

Turnaround Management Association (TMA) is a global non-profit organization comprised of turnaround and corporate renewal professionals with more than 10,000 members in 54 chapters. TMA’s mission is to serve as a forum for corporate renewal professionals from all disciplines to promote high standards of practice, foster professional development and enhance the image of TMA members. Click here for more information.

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TMA West Michigan is an independent chapter  comprised 80+ members in the region. We regularly host networking meetings and educational events, promoting career development in the field of turnaround management.

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