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James B. Shein

Conference Faculty Advisor
Clinical Professor of Management & Strategy

Welcome Address

Panel 1A: Media Turnarounds


Professor James B. Shein is Clinical Professor of Management & Strategy and also is part of Kellogg’s Larry and Carol Levy Institute for Entrepreneurial Practice. He teaches Managing Turnarounds (MGMT 934) and Entrepreneurship and New Venture Formulation (ENTR 462). Professor Shein is also counsel at McDermott, Will & Emery with primary areas of practice including corporate financial and operating restructurings, business startups and acquisitions, and fiduciary duties of officers and directors.

Previously, Professor Shein spent four years as the president and chief executive officer of R.C. Manufacturing and ten years prior to that as president and chief executive officer of Northbrook Corporation.

Professor Shein has chaired programs at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on the outlook for the troubled steel, textile and plastics industries. Professor Shein conducts seminars and workshops on commercial loan structuring and workouts for the Bank Lending Institute and the Banking Law Institute. His work with corporate director led to his article, “Trying to Match SOX: Dealing with New Challenges and Risks Facing Directors,” published in The Journal of Private Equity, 2005.

A frequent lecturer and author on corporate renewal, he has been highlighted on National Public Radio programs as an authority on restructuring and downsizing. He was elected by his peers as Vice President of the Turnaround Management Association, an international organization of 7,000 turnaround, bankruptcy, and restructuring professionals, and is on the International Board of Directors.

Professor Shein graduated with an engineering degree from Purdue University and then earned an M.B.A. from Indiana University. He also holds a doctoral degree in organizational behavior from Indiana University. He later received his juris doctor degree, cum laude, from Loyola University of Chicago, where he was lead articles editor of the Law Journal.


Robert Korajczyk

Harry G. Guthmann Professor of Finance
Director, Zell Center for Risk Research

Panel 1B: Liquidity Crisis & Turnarounds


A member of the Kellogg School faculty since 1982, Robert A. Korajczyk is the Harry G. Guthmann Professor of Finance and Director of the Zell Center for Risk Research. He is a past Senior Associate Dean: Curriculum and Teaching and past Chair of the Finance Department.

Professor Korajczyk’s research interests are in the areas of investments and empirical asset pricing. He is a recipient of the Alumni Choice Faculty Award 2000; the Core Teaching Award 1998 and 2000; the Sidney J. Levy Teaching Award 1996; the New York Stock Exchange Award for Best Paper on Equity Trading, presented at the 1993 Western Finance Association annual meetings; and the Review of Financial Studies Best Paper Award, 1991.

Professor Korajczyk is a past editor of the Review of Financial Studies and a past associate editor of the Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, Journal of Empirical Finance, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

He has held visiting faculty appointments at the University of Chicago, the University of Vienna, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank and a number of other organizations.

Professor Korajczyk received his BA, MBA, and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago.




Professor Tim Thompson

Senior Lecturer in Finance

Panel 2A: Negotiating in Creditor Committees



Tim Thompson is Senior Lecturer of Finance. Professor Thompson has taught corporate finance courses in the full- and part-time MBA programs, the EMP program and in the International Executive MBA programs abroad. Prior to joining the Kellogg faculty, Thompson was a Research Consultant in the Consulting division of The Alcar Group, Inc. (now a part of LEK Consultants).

Professor Thompson's courses focus on the application of financial principles to corporate strategic decisions. He teaches Financial Decisions and Corporate Restructuring. In addition to his teaching, Thompson designs and directs selected Custom Executive Programs at the Allen Center, primarily for Societe Generale.

Thompson has received the Professor of the Year award in the part-time MBA program (TMP program), the combined MBA programs and, most recently the Kellogg-WHU International Executive MBA program.

Thompson also serves as a consultant to several corporations. He received his MBA from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago.



Aimee Daniels

Executive Vice President and Market President for Mid-Atlantic, HSBC

Panel 2B: Negotiating in Creditor Committees



Aimee W. Daniels is currently serving as Executive Vice President and Market President for HSBC’s Mid-Atlantic region. Her responsibilities include leading the bank’s expansion in the Mid-Atlantic region, as well as day-to-day oversight of the commercial, retail and embassy banking businesses. Daniels joined HSBC Bank USA as Senior Vice President and Regional Commercial Executive in the Commercial Middle Marketing Banking Group in June 2006. Aimee established HSBC’s Chicago office and managed the middle market banking practice for HSBC in the Midwest focused on working with international firms with sales over $250 million.

Prior to HSBC, Aimee was a partner in charge of Sales and Marketing for CapX Partners (a $150 million debt fund), where her responsibilities included new business development, credit underwriting and monitoring and general administration. Prior to CapX, Aimee was a Senior Vice President and Division Head with the Middle Market Group of LaSalle Bank’s downtown Chicago office, where she was responsible for managing a commercial portfolio consisting of general middle market clients and technology companies. During Aimee’s tenure with LaSalle, she also established LaSalle’s Des Moines, Iowa office growing that business from a startup. Before joining LaSalle Bank in 1996, Aimee served as vice president at American National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago. During her 11 ? years with American National, Aimee’s roles included Commercial Banking, Correspondent Banking, Head of Marketing Research, Bank Operations Administration including serving as the bank’s system conversion coordinator, and Systems.

Aimee graduated with distinction from the University of Illinois at Chicago, earning a B.S. in quantitative methods and marketing in 1985. She earned her Master’s of Management in Marketing and Finance with dean’s list honors from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1991.

Aimee currently serves on the board of the Fairfax County Symphony serving both as a member of the Marketing committee and co-chair of the Valentines Pops Gala, the board and Executive Committee of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, the Montgomery County Chamber Foundation Board and the United Way Women’s Leadership Council. Previously Aimee served on the Illinois Technology Development Fund Board, World Trade Center of Chicago Board, Association for Corporate Growth Program Committee, and as President of the Chicago Center for Spiritual Living Core Council. Aimee served as a steering committee member for Springboard 2001, 2003 and 2005. She also previously served on the board of the Illinois Technology Association, Women Employed Board and Chair of the Development Committee, an Eleanor Foundation Board member and chair of the Marketing Committee (2004- 2005), a steering committee member for the Women’s Business Development Center’s Tech & Venture program, a member of the Nominating Committee for the Girl Scouts of Chicago, and co-chair of the Department Advisory Board for the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Aimee was also a Fellow in the Leadership Greater Chicago Program in the class of 2001 – 2002, served on the Athletics and Games Committee for the University Club of Chicago, Alumnae and Professional Women’s Committee for the Girl Scouts of Chicago, Regional Judge for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Program (1998- 1999), Leukemia Society Team in Training Program (1999), Junior Achievement Instructor, Kellogg Alumni Club Board (1994 – 1996), and Division Chair United Way (1995 – 1997). She is originally from Bensenville, IL and currently resides in Washington, DC.