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Session B

Do I Need To Restructure My Company?

Presented By: BDO USA LLP

There’s little question that navigating the ups and downs of economic cycles—combined with a dash of the unknown—makes it that much more important to understand the state of your company. But do you know whether your company is in good shape, or in need of a restructuring? Most people do not. Join a roundtable discussion among senior executives, investors, and veteran M&A advisors as they share their thoughts on how to analyze your company’s people, operations, and finances to understand if you need to restructure.

Following a 40-minute panel discussion you will have the opportunity to meet the speakers and ask questions during a 20-minute video Q&A session.


Robert Berdanier
Managing Director, Business Restructuring Services
BDO Consulting, LLC

Robert is a Managing Director in BDO's Business Restructuring & Turnaround Services practice. His focus is on middle-market companies, both distressed and healthy, seeking financial financial and operational improvement through interim financial leadership and re-organization. Robert is a seasoned restructuring professional, with significant experience in the manufacturing, distributing, hotels/ hospitality and entertainment industries.


Robert Diehl, Jr.
Bodman PLC

Bob chairs the Banking Group and the Bankruptcy and Debtor-Creditor Rights Group at Bodman PLC. He represents corporate clients in complex business law matters, including domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, with a focus on debtor-creditor rights and bankruptcy. He also advises businesses on corporate finance matters and on managing their relationships with financially troubled suppliers and customers.

James J. Loughlin, Jr.
National Practice Leader - Business Restructuring & Turnaround Services
BDO Consulting, LLC

James Loughlin is a nationally-recognized restructuring professional with 30 years of financial and operational restructuring experience working with distressed companies, senior lenders and other creditors.

Jim has led nearly 200 engagements and has successfully restructured more than $75 billion of debt, including several large and complex cases in a variety of industry sectors, including retail & consumer products, healthcare, manufacturing & distribution, energy, media, and telecommunications. He has served as an expert witness providing court testimony on valuation, plan feasibility, executive compensation, and other financial matters.

Vlad Slapak
Senior Vice President, Special Assets Group Manager
Comerica Bank

Vlad Slapak is a Senior VP at Comerica Bank and has been a manager in the Special Assets Group since 2011.  Vlad started his career in banking at Comerica over 20 years ago and has originated and managed special situations for hundreds of middle market companies, many of which were tier one and two automotive suppliers.  Vlad is a frequent speaker at Turnaround Management and other industry associations, speaking on the topics of senior lending, capital markets, automotive supply, turnaround and special situations.

Michael A. Teplitsky
Wynnchurch Capital, LP

Michael is a Partner at Wynnchurch Capital, L.P., a leading operationally focused private investment firm with $4.2 billion of equity capital under management. Wynnchurch seeks to create value by bringing operational expertise to unique, overlooked, or underperforming companies generating $25 million - $1 billion in revenue. Wynnchurch focuses on special situations involving management-led buyouts, carve-outs, turnarounds, and restructurings of mature and growing industrial companies based in the United States and Canada.

Conference Location

Dealmakers Conference
Detroit, Michigan
Tel: (800) 988-4726