Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Organizational Strategy Expert Joins Avant Advisory Group Management Consulting Firm

Joe Herold, an organizational strategy expert, has joined the transition management - merger and acquisition, turnaround, restructuring - and the C-Suite practices of Avant Advisory Group (, a premier management consulting firm with a national practice. Mr. Herold is a seasoned executive and consultant with over 25 years of combined industry and consulting experience in a variety of manufacturing, oil, chemical, aerospace and high tech environments. He has worked with companies having smaller factories and business units to large Fortune 1000 international companies. Also, he has extensive experience with union negotiations and mergers and acquisitions.

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. "Joe offers exceptional skills to Avant and, more importantly, to our clients," said Davidson. "As our clients react to the current economic environment through realigning their organizations and positioning themselves for the future, Joe's experience and skills are invaluable. Joe knows how to align organizational strategy with a company's business goals and to create an energetic environment that increases productivity and profitability. We are extremely pleased that he is now part of the Avant team. For those companies that cannot afford the cost of a full-time, permanent chief of organizational development they can now, on an "as needed" or interim basis, access his expertise to help solve tough difficult organizational issues"

Joe is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, has participated in executive programs at Stanford and USC, and is a member of the HARRT Roundtable at UCLA's Anderson School of Business, SHRM and the Institute of Management Consultants. To learn more about Herold, his capabilities, and client accomplishments, please refer to

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.

To learn more about Avant Advisory Group, please refer to

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