A Managing Director in Amherst Partners’ Restructuring Advisory practice, Bruce has more than 35 years of experience across a broad range of industries including Aerospace/Defense CNC Manufacturing, Fabrication, and Assembly; Metal Processing and Distribution; Medical Device Development and Manufacturing; Insurance and Financial Services; Flight Based Operations; Food Industry and Restaurant Operations; Oil and Gas Exploration and Development and Oilfield Services; and Medical Waste Disposal. He has previously served as Interim CEO, COO and Chief Restructuring Officer for numerous companies as well as having served as a private equity Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer with broad responsibilities for a portfolio of 8 multinational operating companies generating in excess of $180 million in consolidated revenue as well as individual operating companies ranging from $4 million to $100 million in revenue.
Prior to joining Amherst Partners, Bruce was a Managing Director at MorrisAnderson & Associates in Chicago where he led the firm’s business development activities as well as advising client companies as Chief Restructuring Officer (CRO) and interim CEO/COO.
Previously, Bruce served as a director at CBIZ MHM, responsible for new client origination; was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer (COO/CFO) and Board Advisor for Titan Toolworks, LLC; founded and led his own financial services firm Goldstein Handler & Associates, Inc., and also co-founded and served as President and Chief Portfolio Officer of SALA Capital Corporation. His professional career began at PwC where he led a consulting team focused on helping multinational and/or multidivisional clients address complex business and financial issues.
Bruce holds an MBA from the University of Chicago – Booth School of Business, a BS in Accounting from Indiana University Kelley School of Business, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
He is a co-founder and the Vice President – Finance of the national Private Directors Association as well as the CFO of its Chicago Chapter; a board advisory committee member of the Commercial Finance Association; and a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Turnaround Management Association, and the Association for Corporate Growth.
Restructuring advisory services for middle-market companies
Distressed merger and acquisition services
Bankruptcy Creditor Committee financial advisor
Distressed credit lender financial advisor
M.B.A., University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
B.A., Accounting, Indiana University Kelley School of Business
Certified Public Accountant