Crafting Solutions for Troubled Businesses

AuthorsPicHDCo-authors Stephen J. Hopkins and S. Douglas Hopkins, a father-son team, are founders and principals of Kestrel Consulting, LLC.  Each has more than 25 years of experience working with troubled businesses, providing turnaround advisory and interim management services to a broad and diverse selection of middle market companies.

Steve Hopkins started his career with 18 years in financial management positions at the General Electric Company before turning his attention exclusively to assisting financially stressed organizations.  Doug has a graduate degree from the prestigious Peter Stark Motion Picture Producing Program at the University of Southern California and spent ten years in the entertainment industry as a writer, performer, story editor and associate producer for stage and film before turning his attention to the turnaround management industry.

Collectively, Steve and Doug have managed or had a major involvement in more than 150 turnaround projects, including such major bankruptcy cases as Evans Products, Fairfield Communities, Cuisinart, and Doskocil.  Interim CEO assignments have included companies as diverse as Worlds of Wonder (toys), Evans Financial (mortgage portfolio), Cerplex (electronic repairs), MAI-Europe (computers), Pinnacle Brands (sports trading cards), View Tech (video conferencing), Yorx (audio electronics), and Combined States Holding (international shipping).

In connection with their various projects, the authors have completed more than 50 sales transactions involving troubled businesses.