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March 3, 2020
Harney Partners Grows Chicago Office with Two New Hires
By Harney Partners

Industry veterans, Thomas Hidder and Brian Hartford join nationwide restructuring advisory firm

Chicago, Illinois – March 3, 2020 – Harney Partners is excited to announce the addition of Thomas (Tom) Hidder as Managing Director and Brian Hartford as Senior Manager.

Tom Hidder brings more than 35 years of experience in the middle market as a proven leader for privately-owned businesses in transition. Most recently, Tom has served as Chief Financial Officer for CARite Holdings, LLC and was instrumental in managing the business’s asset-based lending and commercial banking relationships. He also served as Chief Financial Officer of Brook Furniture Rental for almost 6 years and during that time, among other significant achievements, led the successful sale of the company to a private investment group. Tom has extensive experience and strength in resolving strategic and tactical business issues, evolving organization structures, re-positioning business lines, managing creditor and investor relationships, contributing to Boards of Directors, and building and motivating teams to exceed business objectives.
“Tom is someone we have known for many years as an accomplished and highly regarded workout specialist as well as a C-level executive. We are very pleased he has joined Harney Partners.” – Jim Harney, President
Tom is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Turnaround Management Association, the Association for Corporate Growth and Financial Executives International.

Brian Hartford is a turnaround and restructuring specialist with more than a decade of experience working with emerging start-ups to middle and upper-middle market companies. Brian works with business stakeholders to solve complex issues in both an advisory and an executive capacity. He has led engagements involving financial restructuring, turnaround management, performance improvement, valuation, transaction advisory services for buy and sell-side M&A transactions, and forensic and complex accounting services.
“Brian is a known, industry talent with expertise in a variety of industries. He has a wealth of knowledge in the restructuring arena and an excellent reputation among his peers. He is a valued addition to our team.” – Jim Harney, President
Brian is a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA) and a member of the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors and the Turnaround Management Association.

About Harney Partners:
Harney Partners is a national, corporate-advisory firm that provides independent, multi-disciplinary solutions for middle-market companies and their stakeholders to overcome financial and operational challenges. For more than 25 years, Harney Partners have helped clients realign their business for immediate stability and implement innovative, results-oriented strategies for future sustainability and growth. Harney Partners has offices in Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Houston and Madison and specializes in restructuring and turnaround, bankruptcy advisory, fiduciary services, transaction advisory, interim management, and forensics and litigation services.