2015 Turnaround Conference

The HBS Turnaround and Restructuring Club will be hosting its 2015 conference on Friday, November 13th, 3:30-8:30pm in Aldrich Hall 107 & 108 on the Harvard Business School campus.

Annually, the HBS Turnaround Club hosts one of the largest turnaround and distressed-investing focused student run conferences in the country. It serves as an important venue for professionals, students, and academics to exchange ideas.

Tickets can be purchased at: http://hbsturnaroundconference2015.eventbrite.com


Keynote Speakers


Jim Continenza

Chairman: Eastman Kodak, Aventine Renewable Energy, Southwest Georgia Ethanol, The Berry Company

Mr. James V. Continenza is Chairman at Eastman Kodak Co., Chairman at Merrill Corp., Chairman at The Berry Co. LLC, Executive Chairman at Tembec, Inc. and Chairman at Neff Corp.

He is on the Board of Directors at NII Holdings, Inc., Broadview Networks Holdings, Inc., Tembec Industries, Inc., ATX Communications, Inc., Aventine Renewable Energy, Inc., mGage LLC, Neff Rental LLC, Sorenson Communications, Inc. and Spyder Lynk LLC.

Mr. Continenza was previously employed as Chairman by Hawkeye Renewables LLC, President by STi Prepaid LLC, President, Chief Executive Officer& Director by Teligent, Inc., Senior Vice President-Worldwide Sales & Marketing by Lucent Technologies, Inc., and Chairman by Southwest Georgia Ethanol LLC.

He also served on the board at RathGibson LLC, Portola Packaging, Inc., Anchor Glass Container Corp., Rural Cellular Corp., Maxim Crane Works LP, Spok Holdings, Inc., Microcell Telecommunications, Inc., Arch Wireless, Inc. and Blaze Recycling & Metals LLC.

He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin.



Michael DeMichele

Partner/Managing Director: The Baupost Group, LLC

Mike is a Partner and Managing Director at The Baupost Group, L.L.C., a Boston-based investment management firm. He is a manager in the Public Investment Group and focuses on both distressed debt and equity investments. Mike joined Baupost after graduating with distinction from Harvard Business School. Prior to that, he worked as an associate for Thomas Weisel Partners. Mike graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College with a B.A. in Economics and Biology.

Additionally, we will be hosting a Distressed Investing panel as well as a Turnaround Advisory and Management panel with a number of turnaround advisors, CEOs, investors, and attorneys.



3:30pm – 3:45pm   Check-in
3:45pm – 4:30pm   Keynote: Michael DeMichele
4:30pm – 4:45pm   Break
4:45pm – 5:30pm   Panel: Distressed Investing
5:30pm – 5:45pm   Break
5:45pm – 6:30pm   Panel: Turnaround Advisory & Management
6:30pm – 6:45pm   Break
6:45pm – 7:30pm   Keynote: Jim Continenza
7:30pm – 8:30pm   Cocktail Hour

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