Wednesday, February 4, 2009

BDO Consulting Corporate Advisors Expands National Practice

BDO Consulting Corporate Advisors, LLC (BCCA), a subsidiary of BDO Seidman, LLP, announces the addition of John Kokoska as a Managing Director in the Atlanta office. The appointment is effective immediately. Mr. Kokoska joins Managing Directors Tony Wolf and Bob Starzyk, who lead BCCA with Bill Lenhart, President of BCCA and the National Director of Business Restructuring Services at BDO Consulting. BCCA provides interim management, strategic and operational improvement, financial advisory and chief restructuring officer services to businesses.

"We are pleased to welcome John to BCCA. The underperforming organizations in the marketplace are looking for companies who can help them through this time of transition, we are expanding to help these companies improve their business performance for the future success of all stakeholders," said Bill Lenhart. "John joins a team of professionals highly adept at working with existing management to supplement their skills in addressing challenging situations and rapid change in the business environment; or leading them through a complex corporate turnaround, workout or bankruptcy if necessary."

Mr. Kokoska is a Certified Turnaround Professional and Certified Public Accountant with more than 20 years of experience assisting operationally and financially distressed companies. He has led numerous assignments in performance improvement, out-of-court workouts and Chapter 11 engagements. He has hands-on experience in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, automotive, retail and textiles, distribution, plastics, healthcare and wholesale pharmaceuticals, service, catalog mail order and national franchising.

Prior to joining BCCA, Mr. Kokoska was a Partner and Shareholder at CRG Partners and Principal and Shareholder at several nationally recognized consulting firms specializing in traditional turnaround, restructuring and Chapter 11 engagements. Additionally, he served in the U.S. Army for three years and holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from Western Illinois University.

About BDO Consulting Corporate Advisors, LLC

BDO Consulting Corporate Advisors, LLC is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BDO Seidman, LLP, providing interim management, debtor-side turnaround, secured creditor and operational advisory services to stakeholders in a distressed business environment. Our highly experienced professionals from varied backgrounds have provided services to organizations across a wide range of industries.

About BDO Consulting

BDO Consulting, a division of BDO Seidman, LLP, provides litigation, investigation, restructuring and risk advisory services to major corporations, law firms, insurance companies, financial services entities, and government organizations. Our highly experienced and well-credentialed professionals draw upon a range of industry knowledge and completed consulting engagements throughout the United States and internationally to provide clients with unparalleled service. BDO Consulting leverages the global industry and accounting knowledge of the BDO International network, providing rapid, strategic advice to assist our clients with dispute resolution, risk management, mergers and acquisitions, financial solvency and regulatory compliance issues.

About BDO Seidman, LLP

BDO Seidman, LLP is a national professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. Guided by core values including, competence, honesty and integrity, professionalism, dedication, responsibility and accountability for almost 100 years, we have provided quality service and leadership through the active involvement of our most experienced and committed professionals.

BDO Seidman serves clients through 37 offices and more than 400 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As a Member Firm of BDO International, BDO Seidman, LLP serves multi-national clients by leveraging a global network of 1,095 offices in 110 countries. BDO International is a worldwide network of public accounting firms, called BDO Member Firms. Each BDO Member Firm is an independent legal entity in its own country. The network is coordinated by BDO Global Coordination B.V., incorporated in The Netherlands, with its statutory seat in Eindhoven (trade register registration number 33205251) and with an office at Boulevard de la Woluwe 60, 1200 Brussels, Belgium, where the International Executive Office is located.

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