Friday, September 2, 2011

Scouler & Company Hires Brad Walker, Opens Dallas Office

Scouler & Company, a national boutique restructuring firm, added another member to its team of seasoned financial professionals, hiring Brad Walker as a Principal. Scouler & Company is also opening up a new regional office in Dallas, Texas, where Walker will be based. In making the hiring announcement, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dan Scouler noted, "I am always looking for outstanding additions to Scouler & Company and I'm proud to announce that Brad Walker will be joining our firm. Brad brings high energy, ambition and an outstanding track record. Scouler & Company is growing and Brad will make important contributions to our growth."

Walker joined Scouler & Company to take advantage of the firm's excellent reputation and its established national presence. Upon joining the firm, Walker noted, "Joining Scouler & Company is a great opportunity for me to expand my practice and will help address my growing client needs. Dan has built a talented group, focused in the same market niche I have been pursuing over the recent years. Combining forces will broaden the level of service and expertise I can provide my clients. I am very excited to work with Dan again and look forward to providing our clients with the highest level of professional service."

Walker brings to Scouler & Company over 20 years of experience rebuilding and reorganizing companies in a variety of industries. These include manufacturing and distribution, energy, technology, software and internet development, healthcare, retail, food retail, and grocery retail. Since 1988, Mr. Walker has worked with underperforming companies by leading efforts to develop and implement action plans to improve cash flow, restructure key business units and spinoff nonperforming divisions and assets. Over the past ten years, Brad has served primarily as CRO ("Chief Restructuring Officer"), interim CEO or chief advisor during the turnaround process. Prior to working in the restructuring industry, Mr. Walker was a partner with Beane Walker & Co. where he was responsible for its high tech venture capital investments. Notable ventures include InCare, the nation's first PC / Internet based private network targeted for the medical industry. Brad began his career at Arthur Andersen in the management consulting division.

Scouler & Company is a restructuring, crisis management and transaction services firm serving companies, investors and lenders nationally. The Scouler & Company services portfolio encompasses financial advisory [restructuring, business and operating plans], business stabilization [facility consolidation and closure, asset conversion, working capital and liquidity improvement], interim executive management [at the CEO, CFO, COO, CIO and CTO level], liquidating trustee, receivership management and transaction services [refinancing and divestiture strategies, due diligence, securing equity and debt participants].

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