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RAS Management Advisors was founded in 1989.  Our leadership team of Richard Sebastiao (our founder) and Tim Boates (our president), has established a track record of success in assisting clients in a broad range of industries.


Our firm has led assignments for domestic and international companies ranging in size from $10 million in annual revenue to over $1 billion in annual revenue.  Our consultants average over 25 years of hands-on experience in senior management positions, including those of CEO, President, COO, CFO, Partner, or VP of Manufacturing.  The depth of our experience enables us to quickly assess the needs of our clients and assist them in confronting the operating and/or financial challenges they face.


Our associates are not what many people expect consultants to be.  We have all been on the firing line dealing with day-to-day crises in the areas of manufacturing, sales, customer service, finance, cash management and lender and investor relations.  We understand the unique challenges faced by distressed and growing businesses, and we thrive on the opportunity to help our clients.


Our extensive contacts in the national banking and investment communities allows us to introduce a wide range of financing and equity alternatives to distressed and growing companies.  We also have extensive experience in leading the negotiation of sale, merger and debt refinancing/restructuring transactions both in and out-of-court.


Our reputation is extraordinary and our references are impeccable.

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The following is a summary of our major experiences in turnarounds, troubled situations, workouts, mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and liquidations. In addition, we have performed significant due diligence reviews in connection with contemplated new loans and been involved in several other smaller engagements over the last several years. We handle between 30 and 50 assignments per year.

Plywood and Veneer Manufacturer

Assisted in the management of cash flow and monitoring of operations for this troubled operation until its sale.

Jewelry Manufacturer

A small manufacturer of medium priced jewelry was on the verge of bankruptcy when hired as Executive Vice President and General Manager. Renegotiated the bank credit line, reorganized the company and changed the way every department was operating, bringing this company to a break-even within six months despite a decline in sales volume.

Furniture Manufacturer

Liquidated this North Carolina based $30 million furniture and store fixture manufacturer including selling two divisions as operating entities and liquidating a third division.

Environmental Consulting Firm

Provided services of Chief Administrative Officer, overseeing finance, legal, human resources and information systems of this $150 million entity with over 75 offices. We also have been a member of its Board of Directors. The company has increased EBITDA four fold and is financially stable.

Major Printer of Advertising Inserts

Assisted this company in managing its cash flow while it negotiated a lucrative sale of its stock to a competitor.

International Footwear Company

As Executive VP of this $100 million importer and manufacturer, RAS revised financial, tax, legal and operation departments. In 5 years, negotiated the purchase of 3 troubled companies (one in Chapter 11) and made them successful. RAS reorganized a floundering operation in England, set up companies in Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Brazil, and negotiated bank credit lines internationally.

Fuel Cell Research

Acted as financial advisor to a startup publicly traded fuel cell research firm in its merger negotiations.

Electric Power Supply Manufacturer

Worked with this manufacturer/ assembler to restructure its debt and to sell off certain assets in order to avoid bankruptcy. We oversaw the plant operations in Mexico, in addition to our cash management duties.

Jewelry Retailer

With over 185 stores, this Massachusetts retailer was the largest independent costume jewelry retailer in the United States until its liquidation. We assisted in seeking buyers and negotiating the sale of various portions of the business prior to its Chapter 11 filing.

International Conglomerate

While on the corporate financial staff of this $2 billion multinational company, was assigned to assist divisional managers where there were financial or operational problems and negotiated the sale of several spin-offs from other acquisitions. Oversaw two major fraud investigations and negotiated a favorable settlement with the Department of Energy over certain claims filed against a major division.

Commercial Real Estate Disposal

Assisted two companies in the sale of a total of five pieces of industrial and commercial real estate with proceeds exceeding $20 million

DVD & CD Distributor

Liquidated this major mid-Atlantic distributor out of bankruptcy.

Client Industries

Machine Arm Assembling Car



Air Conditioners

Aluminum Railings


Automotive Parts

Commercial Fabric

Contract Assembly

Cooking Equipment

Diesel Engine Components



Fiberglass Truck Bodies



Foundry Operations

Fuel Cells


Garden Products

Health & Beauty

Home Building

Home Power Products

Injection Molding


Licensed Apparel

Luxury Motor Coaches

Mcahine Tools

Medical Devices

Metal Fabrication

Pet Food

Power Supplies

Printed CIrcuit Boards



Plumbing Fixtures

Silk Screening


Stone Fabrication


Steel Fabrication



Trade Booth Exhibits

Wire & Cable


Industrial Building



Barge Operations

Book Publishing

Bus Operations

Call Centers

Consumer Loans

Digital Mapping

Environmental Testing

Equipment Rental

Freight & Logistics

Gov't Contracting

Heavy Construction

Mgmt Consulting

Paging Services

Printing Services


Rental Equipment

Software Development

Sub Prime Auto Loans


Temporary Labor

Trade Shows


Hardware Warehouse


Aircraft Parts


Automative Parts

Building Products

Bus Sales

Electrical Components

Fastener Distribution



Gift Products

Health & Beauty

Medical Supplies


Office Products

Paper Products




Leggings on the Rack


Amusement Parks



Christmas Stores

Direct Mail

Drug Stores




General Merchandise



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