Lisa Poulin | Principal | Deloitte CRG | Deloitte Advisory

Lisa Poulin

Principal | Deloitte CRG | Deloitte Advisory

Lisa has been a leader in the turnaround industry for more than 30 years as an advisor to companies, or their creditors both in and out of court as well as serving as a Chapter 11 Trustee, CRO, and expert witness.

Lisa has been effective maximizing recoveries for creditors and helping companies survive restructurings and continue operating.

Selected engagements include:

  • Led an investigation for a bank to recover funds in Mexico and Canada who had sold fraudulent receivables
  • Expert witness on feasibility in the Asarco LLC case for equity who successfully retained their ownership and obtained dismissal of an $8 billion avoidance action judgment and paid creditors 100 percent 
  • CRO of Black Angus, a steakhouse chain with approximately 70 locations whose assets were sold in a Chapter 11 process and currently continues to operate successfully as a 40 store chain
  • Advised a privately held company offering independent care and assisted living facilities with a network of 23 campuses on its negotiation with lenders refinance its debt
  • Chapter 11 trustee for USA Investment Partners LLC, and its related real estate entities which included an investigations 
  • Served as a CRO for Environmental Elements Corporation, an engineering company providing pollution control design and project management. Reduced cost to be cash flow positive, obtained financing for sale process, filed chapter 11 with a DIP and sold business in 363 process paying off all bank debt, administrative costs with a dividend to unsecured creditors
  • Served as acting CRO of Seitel Inc. a seismic company that went through a Chapter 11 and paid 100 percent of it creditors
  • Advised Oakwood Homes Corporation, an $800 million manufactured housing company, during its bankruptcy process
  • CRO of Black Angus, a steakhouse chain with approximately 70 locations whose assets were sold in a Chapter 11 process and currently continues to operate successfully as a 40 store chain

Certifications

Lisa is a Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP) and a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA). She serves as the 2012 past chair of the International Turnaround Management Association and is a member of AIRA, ABI, and the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (current Treasurer for the Maryland chapter).

Education

  • B.A., Bucknell University
  • M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh