Founded by restructuring pioneer Deborah Hicks Midanek in 2005, Solon is a leader in value creation through sustainable business improvement. Corporate leaders, lenders, and investors alike look to Solon Group professionals to provide balanced counsel in times of transition, and to restore a sense of hope and possibility.
The creation and enhancement of that value is at the core of what we do, as corporate directors, advisors, analysts or agents. We analyze each company’s assets, both tangible and intangible. We consider the client’s goals and needs, the obstacles apparent and potential, and work with the client to develop and execute a plan to unleash value.
- We lead with our ears, to determine client desires, identify issues, and realize possibility.
- We bring the objectivity of an outsider, the attitude of an owner, and the steady hands of experience.
- Our purpose is to help others become all they can be.
Terrorists Strike the Taj In 2008, I stayed at the Taj Mumbai Palace, where employees provided me with remarkable tender loving care. A few days later, many of them were dead, killed during the infamous terrorist attack now known as 26/11. Heartbroken for them and for the legendary hotel, I was fearful that it would not recover…
Charlie is too good for The Job I heard a story tonight that is worth chewing on. Charlie, a newly minted electrical engineer, went on a job interview. After talking with him for awhile, the human resources manager observed “Charlie, I believe you are highly competent and could certainly do the job we are looking…
Dean Becker, CEO of Adaptiv Learning Systems: “More than education, more than experience, more than training, a person’s level of resilience will determine who succeeds and who fails. That’s true in the cancer ward, it’s true in the Olympics, and it’s true in the boardroom.” That is what we must strive to become.
“Deborah’s strength is her independence. It’s what makes her so effective.”
“Deborah recognizes the value of restoring the team’s confidence”
Former Chairman of the Board
“One at a time..”
Salans, New York
“Deborah did a remarkable job harmonizing so many competing and dissonant factions”
Joseph A. Eisenberg
Chairman of the Insolvency Department
Jeffer Mangels, Butler & Marmaro
“Her ability to understand each constituent’s perspective..”
Senior V.P. and Workout Officer
Major lending institution
Fletcher L. Byrom
Former CEO, Koppers Co.
“She operates with a velvet glove”
Robert J. Rosenberg
Head of Restructuring Practice
Latham and Watkins
As quoted in Crain’s New York Business
“I will recommend you far and wide”
Jacob J. Worenklein
AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD LLP
“Deborah is an executive’s executive..”
Vice Chairman and Managing Director
Greenhill & Co. LLC
“She gets the job done against unbelievable odds..”
“She gets the job done against unbelievable odds, with honesty and integrity. She kept us all focused on discerning the right thing to do, and moving the parties relentlessly forward together to get it done.”
Coley L Bailey
Former Chairman and CEO
Mississippi Chemical Corporation
“Deborah Hicks Midanek would have a whole wall filled with platinum records”
Turnarounds & Workouts
Whatever the circumstance, the first step in moving toward where you want to go is to complete a detailed analysis of where you are now
Solon brings the objectivity of an outsider, the attitude of an owner, and the steady hands of experience to every role she accepts.
Solon helps client define their goals, and builds the road maps required to get there. Solon’s overriding purpose is to help others become all they can be.