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.
Innovate Mississippi announced today the naming of a new chairman and vice chairman to its Board of Directors. Mr. Mike Forster, of Louisville, was elected Chairman of the Board, and Mrs. Deborah Hicks Midanek Bailey, of Grenada, was elected Vice Chairman of the Board. The Innovate Mississippi Board of Directors includes private sector CEOs, innovation…
Threading the Needle Serving effectively as a public company director is a complex, ambiguous job. Becoming a public company director can be just as complex and unpredictable. A once quiet and obscure world in which trust among long time colleagues, often fellow CEOs, determined how the CEO shaped his board, is now a noisy and…
I am delighted to report Corporate LiveWire has bestowed on me not one but two of its Global Awards 2015. It was a pleasant surprise to receive the Global Award for Corporate Governance USA, and a few weeks later, in came the notice I was a finalist and then winner in their Investment Funds 2015…
“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 is an executive’s executive..”
Vice Chairman and Managing Director
Greenhill & Co. LLC
“I will recommend you far and wide”
Jacob J. Worenklein
AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD LLP
“One at a time..”
Salans, New York
Fletcher L. Byrom
Former CEO, Koppers Co.
“Deborah’s strength is her independence. It’s what makes her so effective.”
“She operates with a velvet glove”
Robert J. Rosenberg
Head of Restructuring Practice
Latham and Watkins
As quoted in Crain’s New York Business
“Deborah recognizes the value of restoring the team’s confidence”
Former Chairman of the Board
“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 Hicks Midanek would have a whole wall filled with platinum records”
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