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RAS Management Advisors is a crisis management and turnaround firm of independent professional consultants with specialties in areas ranging from finance to manufacturing, distribution, marketing and general management. Unlike most other firms, our consultants are seasoned individuals with an average of more than 25 years of business management experience.
A list of references, including clients, lenders, attorneys and other professionals is available upon request.

Our particular specialty is company turnarounds, while acting as interim CEO, CFO or CRO for companies in or out of Chapter 11, Chapter 11 management, negotiations with vendors & customers, and the negotiation of sale transactions.
We are well known in the asset based lending community as a firm that gets things done. We can either turn companies around, arrange for new financing or equity, sell excess assets or arrange for a sale of the company for the benefit of the shareholders or creditors depending upon the wishes of the equity holders and lenders.

We have a broad base of equity investors and lenders to approach for even the most difficult situations. Our practice is national in scope and has entailed assignments from coast to coast with companies ranging from $10 million to $1 billion in sales. We have also handled international assignments in Europe, the Far East, Mexico, Australia, Canada, and South America.
Due to our extensive experience in crisis situations and investment opportunities, we often perform due diligence reviews for lenders and investors prior to new loan commitments.



RAS collaborates with our clients to develop lean, nimble and effective processes for solving the immediate restructuring objectives of our clients, be they financial, operational or organizational.  Alternatives which maximize all possible efficiencies are developed hand-in-hand with management, with the ultimate goal being the implementation of strong, yet simple and strategic processes to address defined, and evolving, objectives. The components of most projects can include: 

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  • Strategic organizational, operational and financial review and assessment

  • Comprehensive business plan development and analysis

  • Cash management control and objectives

  • Interim management assistance or consultation

  • Inventory management and analysis

  • Lendor, vendor and customer interdiction and negotiation

  • Comprehensive review of business plans, operating management and working capital

  • Assist in the development of lender / investor analyses

  • Post-closing consultation to monitor collateral activity and comparisons to plan

  • Transitional / interim management capabilities

Lenders, both commercial and private equity, have relied on RAS to quickly and efficiently analyze and report on the financial and operational results of a wide range of target investments before approving credit and / or investment decisions.   RAS provides effective and efficient review processes that emphasize risk assessment and mitigation, liquidity analysis, profit improvement opportunities, asset valuation, and management stability and sustainability.  Our processes can include:

Companies often face challenges with the transition of executive and senior management.  RAS has provided interim services in a broad range of roles, including interim CRO, CEO, CFO, COO, and Controller.  In addition to providing “boots on the ground” when they are needed the most, RAS has assisted in recruiting and evaluating qualified candidates to satisfy critical vacancies on a permanent basis.  In addition to keeping clients moving forward during management transition periods, RAS has helped to enhance management processes to ensure long-term viability and efficiency.  We bring a third-party, deeply experienced perspective to every role, and our efforts can include:

  • Operating plan, budget, cash flow and stakeholder presentation development 

  • Monthly financial statement preparation, analysis, and presentation

  • Project management

  • Financial statement clean-up

  • Asset deployment and rationalization

  • Software evaluation, selection, and implementation

  • Operating improvements including manufacturing/purchasing schedule enhancement, routing/traffic improvements, and shop floor system implementations

  • Pre-filing client preparation

  • Debtor in Possession financing negotiation

  • 13-week cash flow development and presentation

  • Court preparation and testimony

  • Monthly Operating Reports

  • Negotiation of terms with vendors

  • CRO services

Financial restructuring processes, including Chapter 11 bankruptcy and similar processes can pose intimidating challenges for management and stakeholders alike.  RAS has successfully guided management teams and stakeholders through the intricacies of numerous restructuring processes, including formal bankruptcy reorganizations as well as out-of-court solutions.  The planning and implementation efforts related to such processes are time consuming and require intense focus to ensure compliance with applicable legal, financial, and regulatory standards.  RAS has a demonstrated track record of success in leading clients through all aspects of financial restructurings while limiting the distraction to / impact on normal course operations.  As an experienced and steady partner, we are able to assist with the most challenging of requirements and the most difficult of times.  Our processes can include:

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