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.
If we as corporate directors accept the premises laid out in my last post: cyberattacks are increasing, the board is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the corporation in its care is secure, and the great majority of successful cyberattacks derive not from technological superiority but from exploiting human error, we directors clearly need to up…
Cyberattacks are Growing The number of reported information security incidents around the world rose to a total of 42.8 million, a 48% leap over 2013 according to PwC’s The Global State of Information Security Survey 2015. The cost is high: total financial losses attributed to security compromises increased 34% over 2013. The World Economic Forum…
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…
“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
“Her ability to understand each constituent’s perspective..”
Senior V.P. and Workout Officer
Major lending institution
“Deborah recognizes the value of restoring the team’s confidence”
Former Chairman of the Board
“One at a time..”
Salans, New York
“I will recommend you far and wide”
Jacob J. Worenklein
AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD LLP
“Deborah did a remarkable job harmonizing so many competing and dissonant factions”
Joseph A. Eisenberg
Chairman of the Insolvency Department
Jeffer Mangels, Butler & Marmaro
“Deborah’s strength is her independence. It’s what makes her so effective.”
“Deborah Hicks Midanek would have a whole wall filled with platinum records”
Turnarounds & Workouts
“Deborah is an executive’s executive..”
Vice Chairman and Managing Director
Greenhill & Co. LLC
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