Ned Kleinschmidt is an Executive Director at RPA specializing in financial and advisory turnaround services. For over twenty-five years, he has focused on advising lender groups and debtors in various distressed situations and bankruptcy matters. His consulting experience includes strategic planning, business plan analysis, complex negotiations, financings, mergers and acquisitions, interim management and fiduciary roles, cost reduction strategies, and forensic services.

Mr. Kleinschmidt has extensive experience as an acting CEO and advisor to lenders in a large number of commodities related and hard asset industries, including almost all value chain segments of oil and gas, power generation, mining and minerals, ethanol and biofuels. Mr. Kleinschmidt has served as a member of the board of directors, Chairman of the Board, and CEO of over a dozen companies, encompassing industries such as telecom, energy, automotive and manufacturing. He has also held CFO and controllership positions in the manufacturing, real estate, and senior and assisted living industries.

Prior to founding RPA Advisors in 2011, Mr. Kleinschmidt was a member of Capstone Advisory Group, and a Senior Managing Director with FTI Consulting. He was also an audit manager with Ernst & Young, LLP and worked for Policano & Manzo.

Mr. Kleinschmidt holds a B.A. in Public Accounting from Fordham University, and an M.B.A. in Finance from Pace University. He has been qualified as a Certified Public Accountant, and Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor. He is also a member of the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (“AIRA”), 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.

Industry Experience

  • Commodities
  • Consumer Products
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Infrastructure & Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Metals & Mining
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Retail & Wholesale Distribution
  • Technology, Media & Telecom
  • Toll Roads & 3P Entities

Selected Cases

  • Boston Generating
  • Calpine
  • Energy XXI
  • MACH Gen
  • Non-Public Auto Parts Manufacturer
  • Non-Public Oil & Gas Matters
  • Non-Public Power Generation Matters
  • Non-Public Renewable Fuel Matters
  • PG&E National Energy Group
  • Polaroid
  • Sunbeam
  • Various Commodity Related Matters
  • Verasun Energy
  • White Energy