Daily News: April 25, 2012

Phoenix Hires Howard, Expands Southeastern Market

Phoenix Management Services announced that Tony Howard has joined the firm as a managing director in the Atlanta, GA office. Howard is a longtime significant player in the Southeastern marketplace with a well-established reputation throughout the turnaround and restructuring community. In addition to his considerable market presence and mature relationships, Howard adds a wealth of experience in a variety of roles and responsibilities.

During his career, Howard worked primarily with public and privately held middle-market companies in a variety of industry sectors. He has exceptional financial and restructuring expertise and has served in numerous interim management roles ranging from CFO to CRO.

“Adding Tony to the Phoenix team represents an extraordinary opportunity to bolster the Phoenix presence in Atlanta and throughout the Southeast,” said Jim Fleet, senior managing director and shareholder of Phoenix Management Services. “Tony’s reputation for professionalism and practical approaches to solving clients’ challenges will bode well for our clients and continue to enhance our growth in the southeastern marketplace.”

“The addition of Tony is a natural progression of the Atlanta office and will further fuel our growth throughout the southeast,” added Bob Gowens, a managing director in the Atlanta office. “We are thrilled to add a professional with such exceptional financial and restructuring acumen that will serve our clients well.”

Phoenix Management Services provides turnaround, crisis and interim management, specialized advisory and operational due diligence services for both distressed and growth oriented companies.