Deborah Hicks Midanek Bailey writes on turning lemons into lemonade, at the corporate, community, and personal level. A lifelong fixer, she cannot help telling stories, of her adventures and those of others. Her favorite topics: how to help people, places, professionals, and companies thrive, and turn disaster into opportunity. She covers topics ranging from operations to resilience, from community development and entrepreneurship to corporate development and survival.
Publications for which she writes frequently include Directors & Boards, Financier Worldwide, The Journal of Private Equity, Bankruptcy Court Decisions, Risk & Compliance Magazine, Family Business, Recovering Value and Turnarounds & Workouts – as well as for various industry publications.
Deborah Midanek Bailey loves to talk almost as much as she enjoys listening. She has been invited to speak in various forums around the world and across the continent.
She has led multi-day workshops for executives in Shanghai and Taipei, served a keynote speaker for various business and governance organizations, and served as faculty for the National Association of Corporate Directors in its Master Classes.
She has also served as Guest Lecturer at Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago; Stern School of Business, New York University; Pace University; Kenan Flagler School of Business, University of North Carolina; Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. and has appeared frequently on Bloomberg News, CNBC, National Public Radio, SkyRDio, and the ABC Radio Network.
“If turnaround professionals received the same recognition as rock stars, Deborah Midanek would have a whole wall filled with platinum records. … If anyone in the restructuring world has plenty of experience handling complex cases, it’s Midanek. … [Her] background is unique in that she also brings investment banking experience to the table.”
Turnarounds & Workouts
November 15, 2000
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