Baker Smith

Accounting,   Consulting

Atlanta , GA  30309  USA

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  • Title:   BDO Consulting Managing Director
  • Company:   BDO
  • Bio:

    Baker Smith is a Managing Director in the Atlanta office of BDO Consulting, LLC. He is a Certified Turnaround Professional and is certified in Family Business Advising with Fellow Status. Baker has more than 25 years of experience in crisis management, turnaround planning, corporate renewal, and strategic advisory services. He has advised company owners, management, lenders, creditors, and investors on significant corporate restructuring matters. In addition, he has served clients in a broad range of industries, including consumer products, restaurants, retail, manufacturing, distribution, agriculture, automotive, aviation, entertainment, steel, petroleum, apparel, construction, technology, software, and not-for-profit. Baker has led more than 300 crisis management and turnaround teams for distressed companies ranging from $25 million to several billion in revenues, including serving as interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Restructuring Officer (CRO) for several firms. He has been engaged on numerous high-profile assignments, including acting as Interim CEO for Pic ‘N Pay Stores, Inc. (453 stores in 23 states), Interim CEO for BradPTS (Contec®), CRO for Huck Group Incorporated, Bank Group Advisor for General Time Corporation (Westclox®, Baby Ben®), Financial Advisor to The Athlete’s Foot®, Turnaround Advisor to Dixon-Ticonderoga®, Bank Syndicate Advisor to Gainey Transportation Service ($2 billion revenues), Financial Advisor to COI Foodservice ($750 million sales), and Financial Advisor to Blue Lizard Sunscreen®. He has also provided expert testimony and litigation support in several well-known cases. Baker served as Transition Team Leader for the President-Elect of the United States and is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society. He received the Outstanding Contribution to the Turnaround Profession Award and the Turnaround Management Association Atlanta Chapter’s Distinguished Service Award. Also, he is a past president of the Association of Certified Turnaround Professionals and past vice president of the Turnaround Management Association. Prior to joining BDO, Baker was a Principal at MorrisAnderson.

  •   Employment History  
  • Company Title Start Date End Date
    BDO BDO Consulting Managing Director -- Current


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