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John M. Collard Awarded Certified International Turnaround Manager by Turnaround Management Society.
The Turnaround Management Society (TMS) awarded John M. Collard, Chairman of Strategic Management Partners, Inc. its coveted Certified International Turnaround Manager (CITM) – “Level D” qualification at its highest level.
To set a high standard for turnaround management professionals, the Turnaround Management Society ( http://turnaround-
Mr. Collard was awarded the highest “Level D” of the CITM program. A Certified International Turnaround Manager must have demonstrated intense and expansive knowledge of: Early warning signs of crisis, crisis prevention, financial, strategic and operative strategies, crisis communication procedures, process improvements, funding in crisis situations as well as the International Turnaround Management Standard (ITMS) and the industry. To reach “level D” the professional must in addition have 10 or more years of work experience in the area of crisis management / turnaround management. Mr. Collard has exceeded all requirements, proven his knowledge, and worked over 25 years in achieving successful and sustainable turnarounds for his clients.
The Turnaround Management Society is an industry specific organization for Turnaround Management. Its members are turnaround professionals, distressed debt investors, and academics actively practicing in the field.
It is the objective of the Turnaround Management Society to bring together the knowledge of turnaround management academics and the experience of turnaround management professionals. The TMS provides a link between academics who are engaged in research and the professional community that seeks research outcomes and provides academics with professional insight, guidance and feedback. The Turnaround Management Journal publishes articles of interest in the industry.
The TMS has formed the Institute for Corporate Restructuring and Development (IfUS), who is offering classes to become a CITM at the SRH Hochschule in Manheim, Germany.
John M. Collard, Chairman, Strategic Management Partners, Inc. (http://www.StrategicMgtPartners.com ) said, “I am honored to become a Certified International Turnaround Manager and to be part of the Turnaround Management Society. While these are uncertain times for business, there are opportunities for growth with constructuctive guidance. A stuborn global economic recovery, unprecedented changes in government policies around the world effecting how we will do business in the future, and limited availability of capital are pressing business issues that we must all face and conquer. We must focus on building companies in which investors and lenders want to invest their precious capital. Turnaround managers bring a unique set of skills to deal with these issues and create value.”
John M. Collard, Chairman:
John is a Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP), and a Certified International Turnaround Manager (CITM), who brings 35 years senior operating leadership, $85M asset recovery, 40+ transactions worth $780M+, and $80M fund management expertise to run troubled companies, and advise company boards, litigators, institutional and private equity investors. John has on many occasions parachuted in as the Interim CEO or senior executive to turn around a trouble entity. John was inducted into the Turnaround Management, Restructuring, and Distressed Investing Industry Hall of Fame, honoring those individuals whose outstanding contributions have increased the stature and respect of our industry. John is Past Chairman of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA). John is among the Regional Manufacturing Institute’s Constellation of Stars 2010, honoring those individuals whose outstanding contributions have advanced the Maryland Manufacturing industry, and saved jobs in Maryland. John is the 2010 Business Leader of the Year, awarded by Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce.
Strategic Management Partners, Inc. (http://www.StrategicMgtPartners.com 410-263-9100)
Strategic Management Partners, Inc.: turnaround managers ready to run troubled companies, recover assets from investments gone bad, advise boards of directors and investors on company viability in distressed situations. We provide strong interim and operational leadership, strategic planning, financial, defense conversion, sales and marketing acumen developed building organizations in large and small companies, including President of public & private middle-market companies providing solutions to Commercial, Federal, International markets. Enterprises range from start-up to $100+mil. Industry expertise: Manufacturing;