Ned Kleinschmidt
(201) 527 6650

Industry Experience

  • Consumer Products and Apparel
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Infrastructure and Energy
  • Manufacturing, Metals and Mining
  • Real Estate and Construction
  • Retail and Wholesale Distribution
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications

Selected Cases

  • Central Illinois Energy, LLC
  • Lake Road Generating Company
  • La Paloma Generating, LP
  • Liberty Electric Power, LLC
  • Magnolia Energy, LP
  • MEP Pleasant Hill
  • Non-Public K-12 School
  • PG&E National Energy Group
  • Polaroid Corporation
  • Redbud Energy, LP
  • Reliant Energy Channelview LP
  • Sunbeam Corporation
  • Verasun Energy Corp.
  • White Energy


Ned Kleinschmidt specializes in financial and advisory turnaround services. He has focused on advising debtors and lender groups in various distressed situations and bankruptcy matters. His consulting experience includes strategic planning, business plan analysis, business viability analysis, financings, mergers and acquisitions, interim management roles and cost reduction strategies.

Mr. Kleinschmidt has spent a large part of the last decade as the CEO of, or advising project finance lenders to a large number of hard asset industries, including power generation, ethanol, biodiesel, oil and gas suppliers and toll roads. Mr. Kleinschmidt has served as a member of the board of directors, chairman of the board or CFO of over a dozen companies, including industries such as telecom, energy, automotive and manufacturing.

Prior to founding RPA Advisors, Mr. Kleinschmidt was a member of Capstone Advisory Group, a Senior Managing Director with FTI Consulting and was with Policano and Manzo. Previously, Mr. Kleinschmidt has also held chief financial officer and controllership positions in the senior and assisted living, manufacturing and real estate industries and was an audit manager with Ernst & Young LLP.

Education and Affiliations

Mr. Kleinschmidt holds a B.A. in Accounting from Fordham University and an M.B.A. in Finance from Pace University. He is a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor and a Certified Public Accountant. He is also a member of the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, the Turnaround Management Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is recognized as an expert on restructuring and energy issues and has presented, written and been called upon to provide expert testimony in these areas.