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Event Recap  |  05/11/2021  |  Virtual Conference

Melissa Kibler Speaks on the “Demystifying Rainmaking” Panel at IWIRC

Senior Managing Director Melissa Kibler spoke at IWIRC's 18th Annual Spring Conference

Senior Managing Director Melissa Kibler spoke on the “Demystifying Rainmaking” panel at the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (“IWIRC”) Annual Spring Conference on May 11, 2021.

The panel’s focus was on the steps that insolvency professionals can take to become rainmakers both in their careers and for their respective firms, including the importance of building professional networks, developing referral sources, effectively leveraging professional organizations and associations, and working hard to develop specialist expertise over time. Panel members discussed the evolution of rainmaking over their careers, resources which helped build their practices, challenges they have faced as women rainmakers in the profession, and characteristics of successful rainmakers.

Kibler, who currently serves as President of the American College of Bankruptcy, also discussed concepts included in her materials, “Professional Associations as a Business Development Tool,” in which she emphasized the importance of focusing one’s professional association activities, volunteering, working hard on behalf of an organization’s goals, and mentoring new professionals.

You an access the panel materials for more information here.

Meet Melissa Kibler

Melissa Kibler
Melissa Kibler
Senior Managing Director

Melissa is a Senior Managing Director with approximately 30 years of experience providing financial advisory, and turnaround & restructuring management services to Fortune 500 and mid-sized companies and their stakeholders. She also has extensive investigative, litigation, and valuation experience, including insolvency-related litigation, avoidance actions, fraud investigations, merger and acquisition disputes, director and officer claims, and other commercial litigation support. Melissa has provided expert testimony on several occasions in U.S. District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, state court, arbitrations, and other venues. Her industry experience includes automotive, aviation, education, energy, financial services, gaming, healthcare, manufacturing/distribution, media/entertainment, municipalities, natural resources, real estate/construction, retail, restaurant, steel, telecommunications, transportation and other industries.   Read more