Restructuring Veteran Sheila Smith to Join Gordon Brothers’ Board of Advisors

Press Release

Date September 25, 2017

Gordon Brothers, the Boston-based global advisory, restructuring and investment firm, announced today that it has appointed Sheila Smith to its Board of Advisors. Smith has over 25 years of experience in financial advisory and restructuring services. She will be responsible for providing guidance on the firm’s ongoing evolution.

Smith retired in 2015 from Deloitte after serving in numerous leadership positions including Restructuring Service Line Leader for the Americas Region, Service Line Leader of the U.S. and the New England FAS practice. She has participated in hundreds of bankruptcy, restructuring, financial consulting, and §363 sell-side advisory engagements. She has been recognized by numerous professional organizations including the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY), International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), New York Institute of Credit (NYIC), and Turnaround Management Association (TMA).

“We are thrilled to welcome a person of Sheila’s caliber to our board. Her experience, insight and network will be invaluable in charting the future course of the firm,” stated Ken Frieze, Chief Executive Officer of Gordon Brothers.

“Gordon Brothers holds a unique marketplace position, providing global solutions across industries and throughout challenging business lifecycles. I am thrilled to join the Advisory Board and work amongst colleagues and friends,” Smith added.

Smith began her professional career as a special education teacher moving to Boston to get her MBA in Public Management.  Thereafter she was a senior finance officer of a building materials company that failed, resulting in her introduction to insolvency.