John M. Collard Named Business Leader of the Year by Prince George's Chamber of Commerce

Top Quote John M. Collard, Chairman, Strategic Management Partners, Inc. named Business Leader of the Year by the Prince George's Chamber of Commerce, Maryland. End Quote
  • Baltimore, MD (1888PressRelease) February 10, 2011 - The Prince George's Chamber of Commerce named John M. Collard, Chairman, Strategic Management Partners, Inc., as Business Leader of the Year. The award was presented at the Excellence In Business Awards Ball, hosted by Prince George's Chamber (, Maryland.

    Ms. Rhonda L. Slade, President and Chief executive Officer, Prince George's Chamber of Commerce said, "This award is based upon visionary leadership, individual accomplishments, ethical character, community service, and business acumen. There was stiff competition from all nominees this year, but we are prowd to name John Collard as our Business Leader of the Year." She continued, "We recognize all nominees for 'Succeeding Against the Economic Odds.' The Excellence in Business Awards are presented to honor those businesses and individuals who have demonstrated successful business growth, strong community involvement and leadership in Prince George's County. I congratulate all Excellence in Business Awards nominees and the award recipients." The chamber is located in suburban Maryland between Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland.

    John M. Collard, Chairman and CEO, Strategic Management Partners, Inc. said, "We are honored to accept this prestigous award. While these are uncertain times for business, there are opportunities for growth with constructuctive guidance. We must focus on building companies in which investors and lenders want to invest their precious capital. We can not tolerate CEOs who guide their company into trouble and watch value deteriorate, they must be replaced. Thank you to my clients for their successful turnarounds, this fine work is why I am here to accept this award. Thank you."

    John M. Collard, Chairman:
    John is a Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP), and a Certified International Turnaround Manager (CITM), who brings 35 years senior operating leadership, $85M asset recovery, 40+ transactions worth $780M+, and $80M fund management expertise to run troubled companies, and advise company boards, litigators, institutional and private equity investors. John was inducted into the Turnaround Management, Restructuring, and Distressed Investing Industry Hall of Fame. John is Past Chairman of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA). John is the 2010 Business Leader of the Year, awarded by Prince George's Chamber of Commerce.

    The Firm:
    Strategic Management Partners, Inc. ( 410-263-9100) is a turnaround management firm specializing in interim management and executive CEO leadership, asset and investment recovery, corporate renewal governance, private equity advisory, and investing in underperforming distressed troubled companies.

    Reference: Collard on NewsReleaseWire


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