Mr. Kvarda has managed and led all aspects of the restructuring process, including negotiating with lender groups and creditor constituencies, developing short-term and long-term cash flow forecasts and business plans as well as managing claims processing and other administrative functions of the bankruptcy process. He brings significant hands-on experience in the preparation of business segment profitability analyses and has provided expert witness testimony on plan feasibility, liquidation analysis and going concern values.
With more than 14 years of restructuring experience, Mr. Kvarda has acted as both a principal, advisor and expert witness in myriad of turnaround, restructuring and reorganization situations. Mr. Kvarda has a wealth of experience in a variety of industries, including sub-prime lending operations, automobile parts manufacturing, agriculture, energy, banking, retail, gaming and hospitality.
Some of Mr. Kvarda's notable experiences include: leading the successful restructuring and reorganization of Daewoo Motor America, Inc., an $800 million distributor of automobiles and related parts in the U.S; as well as significant roles in other restructuring assignments, such as Springtime Growers, Southern California Edison, Oakwood Homes, Collins & Aikman, USA Capital, American Business Financial Services, Liberty House, Inc., Party America, Inc., Aladdin Gaming, Fitzgerald's Gaming Corp., Fountain View, Inc., Integrated Resources and Manchester Center.
Previously, Mr. Kvarda was a Senior Director with the restructuring practice of a Big Four accounting and consulting firm. He also served as an Assistant Vice President with the Special Assets Group of Bank of America.
Mr. Kvarda earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California, San Diego, and a master's degree in business administration, with a concentration in finance, from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA), with distinction, and a member of the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA). Mr. Kvarda has also participated in and chaired various seminars on a variety of restructuring and reorganization related topics.