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Aurora Management Partners Adds to Staff in Atlanta, Charlotte

August 09, 2016, 07:13 AM

In addition to Aurora Management Partners' recent addition of Wayne Tanner as Senior Managing Director in Atlanta and Scott Dwyer as Associate Director in Cleveland, the firm’s continued growth has led to more key promotions and staff additions. In Atlanta Steve Smerjac has been promoted to Associate Director and Gregory Baker has joined the firm as a Consultant. In Charlotte, Jason Mihelic has joined Aurora as a Senior Consultant.

Steve Smerjac has been with Aurora since 2006 and brings over 20 years of experience in business operations, financial analysis, portfolio management, and due diligence to Aurora’s clients to assist them in identifying and developing solutions that will effectively improve profits and bottom-line productivity. In addition, Smerjac has served in a variety of executive positions for Aurora clients that include CFO, CRO, and debtor advisor. Smerjac’s specialty is working with turnaround management situations that require detailed analysis and the implementation of fiscal, operational and risk management strategies.

Prior to joining Aurora, Mihelic was an Assistant Vice President with Monroe Capital, a private debt firm based in Chicago. His responsibilities at Monroe included underwriting, executing transactions, portfolio management, and working on several of the firm’s distressed credits. He led the finance team and served in the capacity of an interim CFO for a restructuring engagement of a portfolio company, handling cash management activities, forecasting, budgeting, and negotiations with key suppliers to insure operational liquidity.

Before joining Aurora, Gregory Baker was an Audit Senior with Deloitte & Touche, LLP’s Atlanta client service team with an emphasis in real estate/financial services and manufacturing industries. Baker specialized in property and debt valuation, sell side due diligence, financial reporting and manufacturing process reporting methodology and also worked closely with the Deloitte National Pricing Center for the purpose of auditing valuation estimates on the carrying value of client owned securities.

David Baker, Managing Partner of Aurora, commented that “the quality and experience of our staff has always been one of our greatest strengths and is critical to our growth. We are very excited to have these individuals part of the Aurora team and look forward to the positive impact they will have on our clients’ businesses.”

With a national presence and reputation and offices in Atlanta, Charlotte and Cleveland, Aurora Management Partners provides business consulting and interim management, financial advisory services, creditor services, investor services and corporate governance advisory services.

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