The Team

 

The Revitalization Partners team brings over 125 years of experience as CEO’s, CFO’s,  COO’s, Board Members, Investors and Turnaround Managers to each of its assignments.

Each member of the team has demonstrated the ability to hit the ground running, perform rapid situational assessments, successfully operate under pressure, while maintaining the interests of all stakeholders.

Our cross industry experience and ability to operate as a team provides our clients with rapid solutions to corporate problems in the most cost effective manner.

 

Al Davis

Successful corporate revitalization and redirection have been the results of Mr. Davis’s assignments. He has stepped into numerous companies with faltering business plans that were headed for failure. Al quickly identified unrecognized new markets and new business relationships, defining and implementing courses of action leading to renewed growth and improved profitability.

He has served as, CEO, President, Chief Restructuring Officer, Court Appointed Receiver and Management Advisor for public and private companies in such diverse industries as high technology, real estate, media and broadcasting, consumer products, wholesale and retail distribution, wood products and professional services; providing significant returns to both creditors and stakeholders.

Mr. Davis has raised over $100 million in venture capital and private equity and has structured and executed a number of domestic and international M & A transactions Earlier career successes include reversing a substantial revenue decline at Advanced Interactive Systems, serving as General Manager of Intel’s Software Distribution and Support Operation, Director of worldwide marketing for Intel’s Microprocessor Division, General Manager for a technology division of Litton Industries and a Sales Manager for Digital Equipment Corporation. As a partner in venture and private equity funds, he has been responsible for guidance and interim management of several of the funds’ investments.

Mr. Davis holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California. He serves on the advisory board of Western Governors University of Washington.

 

Bill Lawrence

Bill has successfully guided companies through complex corporate restructuring, corporate renewal and strategic advisory assignments. He brings his experience in strategy, marketing, operations and finance to projects that include leadership roles focusing on repositioning companies for growth and developing long term strategic plans. He also has a broad-based background working in a range of industries including consumer products, retail, manufacturing and technology. Bill has extensive experience working with large multi-dimensional family businesses in guiding them through strategic and operational improvements.

Serving in senior level positions as CEO, COO, CFO, Chief Restructuring Officer and Receiver, Bill has successfully restructured public and private corporations maximizing the interests of all stakeholders. His assignments have included: CEO of Pendleton Woolen Mills, Strategic Advisor to Pendleton Woolen Mills and President of Boxlight Corporation. His experience also includes the successful Chapter XI restructurings of Garden Botanika as its CEO and as the CFO of Paul Harris Stores and Jay Jacobs Stores.

Bill is on the advisory board for the Apparel Merchandising School of Indiana University and is an active member in the Turnaround Management Association. He also serves as a principal in Revitalization Capital Partners, a $50 million distressed opportunities fund. He is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University with a B.S. in Management and holds a degree in Accounting.

 

Anthony Nuepert  

With an extensive financial management background Tony has assisted a range of companies needing deep financial expertise. His experience includes the Evaluation of reorganization, restructuring and refinancing alternatives, serving as Distribution Manager and Plan Administrator under approved plans of reorganization, overseeing the sale and closure of operations and distribution of assets in liquidation and serving as an expert witness regarding damages, lost profits and business transactions.

Tony arranged major debt refinancing packages for Deep Sea Fisheries as well as managing a Plan of Reorganization in Chapter 11 for six of their fourteen companies. As Director of Administration for Color Control, Tony negotiated the purchase of an operating division of a competitor, coordinated the orderly shutdown of an unprofitable subsidiary and represented the former owners in the sale of the company. Tony’s background includes experience as a Senior Audit Manager for Price Waterhouse. He holds a BA in Accounting from the University of Washington and is a CPA in Washington State.

 

Jan Heald Robinson  

Known for restructuring and change management, Jan brings to the table financial strategies and structures with broad experience working with banks, boards and investors. As a seasoned financial executive, Ms. Robinson brings to Revitalization Partners a wealth of broad based and varied industry financial experience based upon solid results, and provides clients strategic, operational and financial advisory or interim management services. In CFO, Treasurer and Controller roles, she has provided counsel in debt and equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, performance management, international expansion, finance and sales operations, led profitable entities across numerous industries and worked with many prominent legal, financial and advisory firms in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

In technology, at Credence Systems, Sequent, and start-ups including Logic Modeling, Teseda and uXcomm and at GES Exposition Services, Ms. Robinson improved capacity and performance. She focused on strategic initiatives and on establishing financial controls and systems to deliver profits while meeting the needs of global customers, banks and investors. Ms. Robinson is a frequent speaker on performance management, leadership and financing.

She is a member of Turnaround Management Association, Financial Executives International and Oregon Entrepreneurs Network. Ms. Robinson earned her undergraduate degrees in Economics and Middle East Studies from Portland State University and holds a CPA accreditation in Oregon earned while at Moss Adams.

 

M. Brent Parsons
Brent Parsons is a CPA with over 30 years of varied business experience. After a 25-year career in public accounting, Brent retired as an assurance (audit) partner with the international accounting and consulting firm of Grant Thornton LLP. As a CPA, he provided accounting, financial, M&A, mentoring and other consulting services for technology, investment, real estate, internet, manufacturing, distribution and hospitality companies, including companies preparing for an IPO and other SEC registrations.

Brent is in his tenth year on the Board of Directors of Koniag, Inc., an Alaska Regional Native Corporation for the Kodiak area. Koniag has a portfolio of investments in natural resources, marketable securities, real estate and operating companies. During his tenure, Koniag paid a dividend every year and was profitable all but one year.

Brent provided SEC financial reporting and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance services for American Seafoods Group, a Seattle based company with annual worldwide sales in excess of $550 million; was CFO of a real estate development company with hospitality projects in Washington and New York and exploratory projects in Israel and Canada; was the managing director of a boutique investment banking firm with offices in the United States and Canada; and is currently a Board member and CFO of an early-stage technology company.

Brent earned his BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington with an emphasis in accounting and finance. He is an active member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), has been a Governance Fellow from 2011 to present and joined the faculty of the NACD’s Board Advisory Services Program as an instructor in 2015. He is the past president and chairman of the Seattle Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, and member of the AICPA and WSCPA.

 

Bernee D. L. Strom

Widely recognized as an innovator and a leading woman entrepreneur with over two decades of business and technology leadership, Bernee has served as a senior manager or director of companies ranging from early stage to Fortune 500 enterprises. Her career spans a broad spectrum of products and industries, consumer products, media and broadcast, publishing, and biotech, where leveraging technology was employed to provide enhanced execution and strategy. Ms. Strom’s successes include founding and managing Gemstar TV Guide International, Priceline.com, and MBS Technologies, serving as President/COO of InfoSpace, Inc., CEO of USA Digital Radio (now iBiquity), and as a senior executive of The Los Angeles Herald Examiner.

She is a current or past director of the Hughes Corporation, the Polaroid Corporation, ImageX, Software Publishing Corporation, Krug International (currently Sunlink), and DDL Electronics (currently SMTEK). She also serves as a Trustee of the National Public Radio Foundation. Ms. Strom has helped to raise over $1 billion in both public and private financings, overseen multiple M&A transactions both domestically and internationally, and has structured & negotiated numerous industry and strategic partnerships. Ms. Strom holds an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA, and completed her Masters and doctoral degrees (ABD) in mathematics and mathematics education from New York University. She sat for and passed the CPA exam in California.

 

Lon Wiese 

Mr. Wiese began his career in accounting and financial management with Ford Motor Company and then with Westinghouse Corporation as a Regional Controller with Group W Cable. For more than 20 years, he has served as either CFO or COO of a number of private companies, often working with those in financial difficulty.

He has been effective in restructuring the debt of companies facing imminent default or foreclosure, as well as repositioning companies to better attract new debt and equity capital. While CFO with Walt’s Radiator & Muffler, a Northwest regional auto repair and parts distributor, he successfully negotiated a $6.0 million refinancing package. Mr. Wiese has hands-on experience with turnarounds and has successfully reorganized companies in Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

As CFO of Silicon Metaltech, he devised and implemented operational and financial strategies which allowed the company to operate strictly on its own cash flow for three years under Chapter 11 until its successful reorganization. As CFO of Cordance Corporation, Lon reorganized the company under Chapter 11, including a consensual plan of reorganization which raised $4.0 million in private debt. During this same time, he successfully resolved $11.5 million in contested employee stock purchase notes and related federal income tax issues. He subsequently raised an additional $5.6 million in private debt for the company. Lon has broad industry experience including Internet technologies, multi-media entertainment, aerospace engineering, cable television, manufacturing, metals and mining, medical devices, wholesale-distribution, and multi-site retail.

He holds an MBA in Financial Management and BA in Business Administration from Washington State University. He is a member of the Turnaround Management Association and the Association for Corporate Growth.

 

Gary L. Brookshire

Gary L. Brookshire has more than 25 years experience as a senior financial executive with extensive experience in corporate recovery and turnaround management. Mr. Brookshire has proven expertise managing highly distressed companies with strong skills in profitability improvement, cash management, cost controls, strategic assessment and SEC reporting. He has served as CFO and VP Operations for companies in distribution, manufacturing and other industries including food manufacturing, equipment manufacturing, medical supply distribution, medical services, garment manufacturing, auto parts manufacturing & distribution and food processing and distribution.

Mr. Brookshire has broad experience in managing companies through Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization proceedings, to effect corporate restructurings and maximize recovery for stakeholders. He also has managed more than 35 acquisitions and divestitures. Mr. Brookshire is a Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP) and a certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (CIRA) . Mr. Brookshire is an non practicing Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Washington, and is an inactive Certified Management Accountant (CMA). Mr. Brookshire earned his BBA in Accounting and Finance at Pace University in New York.