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Comerica Bank & MMSDC Business Sense Boot Camp Webinar Series: Financial Crisis Management and Restructuring During Turbulent Times

August 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Please join Comerica Bank Senior Vice President, Middle Market Banking, Steve Davis, as he shares his insights into how to Restructure your Business in a Post-COVID world

Steve will be joined by Sean Pattinson, Principal at Plante Moran, and Sheldon Stone, Partner at Amherst Partners, as they share their experiences as experts in Business and Organizational Restructuring during these challenging pandemic times.

So please join us in learning how to navigate our new economic landscape!


This presentation will be presented by Steve Davis of Comerica Bank, Sean A. Pattison of Plante Moran, and Sheldon L. Stone of Amherst Partners.


Steve Davis – Steve is Senior Vice President with Comerica Bank and President of Comerica Leasing Corporation. His passion is helping Middle Market customers solve problems and become more successful. His department consists of approximately 500 customers and $3 Billion in commitments. Steve joined Comerica Bank in 1992 and since that time has held various lending and management positions of increasing responsibility

He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA in finance from Michigan State University.

Among his many business and community affiliations, Steve currently serves as a board member of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and the CATCH Board of Trustees. Recently, he has also served as a board member of Loyola High School, Cass Community Social Services, the Comerica Michigan Market Corporate Contributions Committee, and the Executive Forum for the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. Steve is also a member of the Detroit Athletic Club and the Detroit Economic Club.


Sean A. Pattison – Sean has over 16 years of experience in financial restructuring and process improvement consulting. He works with both performing and underperforming clients and has capabilities in crisis management, cash flow forecasting, integrated financial model forecasting, and change implementation. Sean has experience across a number of industries including automotive, distribution, food processing, manufacturing, and medical device. Sean’s experience in the automotive sector includes working directly for Tier 2 and 3 suppliers as they experience a turnaround and restructuring. Sean has also worked for or on behalf of automotive OEMs assessing the financial health of the OEM’s supplier, by developing financial analysis, integrated financial models, and cash flow forecasts. Sean is the current President of the Detroit Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association. Sean received a Bachelor of Administration degree in Finance from Michigan State University.


Sheldon L. Stone – Mr. Stone is a recognized expert at providing financial and strategic solutions in the area of corporate revitalization to companies in the automotive, energy, building materials, construction, manufacturing, real estate, and retail industries. He represents debtors, creditors and other parties-in-interest and has extensive experience in vendor and customer negotiations, accommodation agreements, debt restructurings and recapitalizations. Mr. Stone provides assistance in the planning and execution of sell-side processes and the disposition and liquidation of underperforming assets. He has served as an interim Chief Executive Officer, Chief Restructuring Officer and Court-appointed Receiver.

Prior to joining Amherst Partners Mr. Stone was a Partner with The Pillar Group LLC, a provider of restructuring and turnaround services to middle market companies, where he advocated the merger with Amherst Partners in 2005. Previously he was a Senior Manager of Consulting Services with Plante & Moran PLLC, providing strategic planning and turnaround and performance improvement services. Before that Mr. Stone held positions of increasing responsibility with DFS Galleria, culminating as General Manager of the Hawaii division. Mr. Stone started his career as a consultant with Booz, Allen, and Hamilton providing strategic planning services.

Mr. Stone earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance, bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and Master of Arts degree in Organizational Behavior from Western Michigan University, and attended the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He is a Past President of the Board of Directors of Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit and currently Chair of the Agency’s Advisory Council, a Board Member of the Detroit Chapter of (formally CFA), and a member of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA), and American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI). He frequently gives presentations and conducts interviews on matters involving restructuring and turnaround. He recently presented at Columbia University Law School on the bankruptcies of publicly traded companies in the coal industry. He is conversational in Japanese.


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August 20
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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