Collard Receives Interim Management Lifetime Achievement Award From Assn Interim Executives

The Association of Interim Executives honors John M. Collard with Interim Management Lifetime Achievement Award Annapolis, Mar land, !e"ruar #$, #%&$ ' The Association of Interim Executives www.interimexecs.org is pleased to present Mr. John M. Collard www.interimexecs.org/john m collard with their inaugural Interim Management !ifetime Achievement Award. The Association of Interim Executives has awarded John Collard the first ever Interim Management !ifetime Achievement Award for his excellence" contri#utions" and $ears of success as an interim executive and turnaround specialist. %eginning his career as a financial anal$st and wor&ing his wa$ up the corporate ladder" John Collard has completed '( assignments as an interim executive and achieved over )* #illion in transaction value for clients. In addition he has served as Chairman of the Association of Interim Executives since its inception. Collard is +ast Chairman of the Turnaround Management Association. Collard was recentl$ inducted into the Turnaround Management" ,estructuring" and -istressed Investing Industr$ .all /f 0ame. Collard is a Certified Turnaround +rofessional 1CT+2" and a Certified International Turnaround Manager 1CITM2. 3I have #een an Interim CE/ and turnaround expert for over three decades and I continue to find out I have a ver$ rewarding career"3 Collard said. 3As an interim executive" $ou are turning the compan$ from a loss to some sort of a leader. 4ou are ta&ing something that was a catastrophe and organi5ing it. I am alwa$s ama5ed at the situations that companies get themselves into.3 Collard continued. 6I am honored and ver$ proud to receive this Award. Than& $ou.7 As Chairman of Strategic Management Partners, Inc. www.8trategicMgt+artners.com in Annapolis" Mar$land" John has parachuted into companies as the Interim CE/" C//" senior executive to turn around trou#led and distressed companies" or serve as an outside director. .e has achieved #ig results in this period with assignments ranging from turning around and selling a )9( million :A8-A; traded manufacturer" to a )<< million weapons defense contractor where he repositioned the compan$ to achieve <x revenue growth. 3=e are honored to have John M. Collard as our inaugural recipient of the Interim Management !ifetime Achievement Award. Interim management is a new and expanding career choice and it is the success of accomplished executives such as John Collard that gives interim management the credi#ilit$ it has in the mar&etplace"3 sa$s Association of Interim Executives founder and CE/ ,o#ert Jordan. Principal: John M. Collard is a Certified Turnaround +rofessional 1CT+2" and a Certified International Turnaround Manager 1CITM2" who #rings <( $ears senior operating leadership" )>(M asset and investment recover$" '(? transactions worth )@>AM?" and )>AM fund management expertise to run trou#led companies" serve on #oards" advise compan$ #oards" litigators" institutional and private eBuit$ investors" and raise capital. John has parachuted in as the Interim CE/ or senior executive to turn around a trou#led entit$" and serves as an outside director. John is Chairman of 8trategic Management +artners" Inc. in Annapolis" Mar$land" C8A. John is inducted into the

Turnaround Management" ,estructuring" and -istressed Investing Industr$ .all /f 0ame" +ast Chairman of Turnaround Management Association 1TMA2" Chairman of Association of Interim Executives 1AIE2" and 8enior 0ellow of Turnaround Management 8ociet$ 1TM82. John is honored with the Interim Management !ifetime Achievement Award #$ the As sociation of Interim Executives www.strategicmgtpartners.com/aiearticles.html Firm: Strategic Management Partners, Inc. 8trategicMgt+artners.com '*A 9D< E*AA is a turnaround management firm speciali5ing in interim management and executive CE/ leadership" asset and investment recover$" corporate renewal governance" #oard and private eBuit$ advisor$" raising capital" and investing in and re#uilding distressed underperforming trou#led companies. The firm has #een advisor to +residents %ush 1'* F '<2" Clinton" ,eagan" and 4eltsin" =orld %an&" E%,-" Compan$ %oards" and EBuit$ Capital Investors on leadership" governance" turnaround management and eBuit$ investing. 8M+ is cele#rating 9( $ears of service to its clients. 8M+ was named Mar$landGs 8mall %usiness of the 4ear" and received the HovernorGs Citation" Hovernor Martin J. /GMalle$" The 8tate of Mar$land as a special tri#ute to honor wor& in the areas of turning around trou#led companies and saving jo#s in Mar$land. Turnarounds F =or&outs Maga5ine has twice named 8M+ among the GTop / utstanding Turnaround Management 0irmsG. American %usiness Journals named 8M+ among the Most Active Turnaround Management 0irms in %altimore" =ashington" and Mid Atlantic ,egion. Hlo#al MFA :etwor& Turnaround Atlas Awards named 8M+ as %outiBue Turnaround Consulting 0irm of 4ear. About the Association of Interim Executives: Association of Interim Executives InterimExecs.org is the voice of interim executives glo#all$" a professional association with the mandate to educate the #usiness world a#out the expanding specialt$ #eing practiced #$ man$ thousands of executives. It provides a forum for increasing &nowledge within the profession and #rings together interim executives and the companies that need them. Contact: John Collard 8trategic Management +artners" Inc. (99 .orn +oint -rive Annapolis" Mar$land 9*'A< '*A 9D< E*AA 8trategistIaol.com httpJ//www.8trategicMgt+artners.com KKK