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.