Jacen Dinoff

As Principal, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of KCP, Jacen Dinoff oversees all company operations and case assignments. Mr. Dinoff is highly-regarded as a corporate restructuring and turnaround management advisor with over 16 years of hands-on accounting, finance, management and operations experience that complements his technical expertise in bankruptcy case administration and financial advisory. Mr. Dinoff’s career has included engagements in financial and operational restructurings, asset divestitures through sale and liquidation, and senior debtor/creditor advisor roles for many well-known companies, both publicly and privately held.

Prior to founding KCP, Mr. Dinoff was responsible for the successful growth and development of the Boston office of a well-established, national turnaround and restructuring practice. While there, he developed a line of transaction advisory services for investors and lenders that provided a more thorough analysis of operations, infrastructure, assets and liabilities, and overall strengths and weaknesses of a potential transaction. Mr. Dinoff has also spent many years as an independent turnaround consultant, providing management advisory services to privately and publicly held companies across many industry sectors, and has been engaged on projects for a multitude of well-known turnaround firms.

In addition to his work as an independent consultant, Mr. Dinoff held a number of positions at Paragon Capital LLC, a partnership between The Ozer Group LLC (now Gordon Brothers), a leading boutique asset valuation and reallocation firm, and Foothill Capital, a subsidiary of Wells Fargo Bank. Paragon provided secured debt financing to small and mid-size retail and consumer product companies; specializing in expansion working capital for early stage and emerging growth companies before being acquired and becoming Wells Fargo Retail Finance.

Before joining Paragon, Mr. Dinoff was a Senior Financial and Business Analyst for Strategic Management Services, a Boston-area provider of strategic and tactical advisory services for financial and operational improvement, corporate growth and development, and the management of employee resources. His case activities included identifying sources of working capital and negotiating terms; integration of a new division to an established company; CFO-support duties including financial forecasting and budgeting; research and development of business plans for emerging companies and due diligence analysis for mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Dinoff holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire, and an M.B.A in Finance from Bentley College.  He is an active member of the Turnaround Management Association and American Bankruptcy Institute and serves on the Boards of The DailyDAC and  MESH Interactive Agency and is a frequent speaker and contributor at industry events and media outlets.

Mike Goldman

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Michael Goldman specializes in matters relating to insolvency, valuation, and forensic accounting. He has had numerous engagements representing creditors, debtors, and equity and uses his experience with each of those perspectives to optimize the results in his cases. He has been qualified in both state and federal court as an expert witness and has served as a consulting expert numerous times in cases involving solvency, allegations of fraud, fairness, commercial damages, valuation issues, professional malpractice, and bankruptcy issues. His over fifteen years of consulting experience combined with  fourteen years of in-company experience as a senior executive give him a unique perspective in his client assignments.

Mr. Goldman’s industry experience includes a number of executive positions: Chief Financial Officer for a $100 million retail company; Controller for a $550 million retail company; V. P. of Finance and Controller for a $550 million retail company; and Controller for a $50 million wholesale distributor. This in-company experience developed his expertise in productivity enhancement, systems improvement, expense control and reduction, cash management, and crisis management. He has extensive experience in modeling operational changes; developing accurate forecasts and budgets; and improving both the timing and accuracy of internal reporting.

Mr. Goldman is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Certified Valuation Analyst, and is certified in Financial Forensics. He is an adjunct professor at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management teaching a course on Entrepreneurship. His academic degrees include a Master of Management in Finance and Accounting from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Managerial Studies from Rice University in Houston, Texas. He maintains professional affiliations with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; the Illinois Certified Public Accountant Society; the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts; the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners; the Turnaround Management Association; and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Jenny Armstrong

Jenny Armstrong specializes in operations and process improvement.  During the course of her career, she has worked in a variety of industries and sectors from non-profits to manufacturing to professional services.   Since joining KCP, Ms. Armstrong has worked closely with our clients to support business operations during restructuring and evaluating current business processes. She also manages a variety of operational and administrative tasks for KCP’s corporate offices such as event planning, IT, and data retention.  With a background in Chemistry, her attention to detail and keen analytical skill is well suited for KCP’s case matters.  She often travels with the KCP team to assist with keeping projects on track, on time, and on budget.

Prior to her career at KCP, Ms. Armstrong worked as an Account Manager for a boutique marketing firm in the Boston area where she managed more than 40 client relationships and projects concurrently.  She has also worked in Development and Fundraising for a large non-profit, where she helped successfully manage an $11M capital campaign.

Ms. Armstrong is a graduate of Illinois State University and is currently pursuing her MBA at Southern NH University.  She is a member of the Turnaround Management Association.