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May 9, 2022
Harney Partners Hires New Director in Houston
By Harney Partners

Houston, Texas – May 9, 2022 – Harney Partners, a national corporate turnaround and restructuring advisory firm, is pleased to announce that Frank Cottrell has joined the firm as Director. Based in Houston, TX, Cottrell will provide strategic leadership and support to client advisory engagements throughout the country.

Cottrell brings experience from diverse organizations and industries ranging from private equity-backed portfolio companies to public entities. He has held multiple leadership roles with critical P&L responsibilities, including serving as interim CFO.  He specializes in middle-market, debtor-side engagements and has a history of obtaining favorable outcomes in out-of-court negotiations, effectively preserving and maximizing value for all involved parties.

“We are delighted to welcome Frank to our team and believe he will add great value to our clients,” said Bill Patterson, Executive Vice President at Harney Partners. “He is very proficient at delivering in high stakes situations and has a keen ability to assess and distill complex circumstances.”

Prior to Harney Partners, Cottrell was a director for a leading, publicly traded middle-market restructuring financial advisory firm and has been involved in over $5B+ of distressed and turnaround transactions.  His industry experience includes energy, manufacturing, oilfield services, refining, construction, government contracting, engineering, consumer services, financial services, tort litigation, education, retail, restaurant, medical, technology and real estate.

Cottrell earned his Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin and completed his MBA at Rice University.

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 turnaround and restructuring, bankruptcy advisory, fiduciary services, transaction advisory, process optimization, and forensics and litigation services.