Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Senior Hospitality and Real Estate Executive Joins Avant Advisory Group Management Consulting Firm

Allen M. Zielinski, CPA, has joined the transition management, turnaround, and profitability improvement practices of Avant Advisory Group, a premier consulting firm serving middle-market companies. Mr. Zielinski is a seasoned senior executive and business consultant with over 30 years of combined general and financial management, Big 4 CPA firm and consulting experience in a variety of industries. He has held chief financial officer, general manager, and other executive positions for hotel and resort, real estate development, banking, internet media and advertising, risk management, and technology companies. Mr. Zielinski's diverse experience includes tax, accounting, strategic and operational consulting for large public and private companies across multiple industries.

Avant Advisory Group provides specialty services relating to: turnarounds, restructurings, crisis, insolvency and bankruptcy management; merger and acquisition advisory; and forensics and litigation support. The firm also offers strategic, operational, and financial expertise to its clients with its CFO and C-Suite services. The goal of the firm's practice in this area is to reduce costs, increase profitability, and improve cash flows for clients impacted by the recession," said Jim Davidson, managing director of Avant Advisory. "We could not be more pleased that Allen has joined Avant's management consulting team. He has a terrific senior executive background with exceptional financial consulting expertise specific to the troubled hospitality and real estate sectors. Allen will support our clients with turnaround and restructuring services and also as a transitional CFO resource for those firms who cannot afford to fill that need on a full time basis," Davidson added.

Zielinski's degrees include a master of science in taxation from Golden Gate University and a bachelor of business administration from Loyola University of Chicago. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in both California and Hawaii and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. To learn more about Zielinski, his capabilities, and client accomplishments, please see

About Avant Advisory Group

Avant Advisory is a professional consulting firm with offices in Los Angeles, Newport Beach, and Santa Barbara, California. The firm is comprised of highly skilled strategic, operating, and financial executives. Avant's consultants have decades of combined business, executive, and consulting experience and thousands of successful case studies. Its professionals come from some of the most prestigious consulting firms and companies.

Avant Advisory Group specializes in:

• C-Suite executive and transition management: CFO, CRO, COO, CEO, and board of directors
• Turnarounds, restructurings, insolvency, and bankruptcy of companies in crisis
• Forensics, fraud investigations, and litigation support
• Mergers, acquisitions, and capital transactions

Clients include public, middle-market, and emerging-growth companies across the country. Their management teams, investors, capital providers, and other professionals, including attorneys, trustees, receivers, creditor committees, secured lenders, and other parties in interest, all benefit from the firm's services.
Avant Advisory Group's mission is to leverage trust and confidence in its services, create value, and enhance each client's success. The firm accomplishes this by helping clients improve profits, EBITDA, cash flows, and asset management. There is also no stronger advocate for each client than Avant whether it is by its forensics and litigation support services, turnaround, restructuring, and crisis management expertise, merger and acquisition advisory services, or its profitability and operational improvement capabilities.

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