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Skillman Joins Gavin/Solmonese as Managing Director of NHB Advisors

January 15, 2013, 05:02 PM

Corporate restructuring and public affairs strategies firm Gavin/Solmonese has expanded its team with the addition of turnaround expert Timothy G. Skillman as a managing director in its Los Angeles office.

With more than 25 years of turnaround, restructuring, performance improvement and change management experience, Skillman joins Gavin/Solmonese from Grant Thornton, LLP, where he was a principal in its corporate advisory and restructuring practice.

Skillman specializes in developing and implementing viable performance improvement strategies for manufacturing, distribution and service companies. His areas of expertise include: process improvement, cash flow improvement; organizational design and employee productivity within the company.Before his career as a turnaround expert, Tim spent 13 years as a commercial banker, where his clients were primarily mid-continent and west coast exploration and production companies.

“Tim’s extensive experience in commercial banking as well as his knowledge of the energy industry will benefit our firm and our clients, said Gavin/Solmonese managing director and founding partner Ted Gavin.  “His knowledge will serve our growing energy practice and will enhance our offerings to west coast companies in distress.”

Skillman earned a bachelor’s degree in Geography and a Master’s degree in Corporate Finance and Marketing from the University of Michigan. He is a Certified Turnaround Professional and is a member of the Board of Advisors of The Receivables Exchange, the Board of Members of Global Energy Innovations and the Board of Advisors of the Minority Business Development Center of the City of Los Angeles. He is a past member of the board of directors of the Association of Certified Turnaround Professionals, and past chairman and president of the Michigan Environmental Trust.

Named one of the country’s Outstanding Turnaround Firms by Turnarounds & Workouts for 17 years, the Gavin/Solmonese Corporate Restructuring Group (formerly NHB Advisors) provides leadership for underperforming and troubled companies and their stakeholders, helping businesses maximize value for owners, investors, creditors and employees. The Gavin/Solmonese Corporate Engagement & Public Affairs Group leads organizations through critical strategic thinking and tactical planning, creating better connections with consumers, decision makers and the media, resulting in market share growth and higher profitability.

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