Ned Kleinschmidt
(201) 527 6650

Industry Experience

  • Commodities
  • Consumer Products
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Infrastructure
  • Manufacturing
  • Metals and Mining
  • Real Estate and Construction
  • Retail and Wholesale Distribution
  • Telecommunications
  • Toll Roads and 3P Entities

Selected Cases

  • Energy XXI
  • Boston Generating LLC
  • Calpine
  • PG&E National Energy Group
  • MACH Gen, LLC
  • Private Auto Parts Manufacturer
  • Polaroid Corporation
  • Sunbeam Corporation
  • Verasun Energy Corp.
  • White Energy Corp.
  • Over 38 Power Generation Matters
  • Over 32 Ethanol and Biofuel Matters
  • Over 24 Oil & Gas Matters
  • Various other Commodity related matters


Ned Kleinschmidt is an Executive Director at RPA, specializing in financial and advisory turnaround services. For over 20 years 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, complex negotiations, financings, mergers and acquisitions, interim management and fiduciary roles, cost reduction strategies and forensic services.

Mr. Kleinschmidt has spent a large part of the last two decades as the CEO of, or advising lenders to a large number of commodity related and hard asset industries, including almost all value chain segments of oil & 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 or CFO of over a dozen companies, encompassing industries such as telecom, energy, automotive and manufacturing.

Prior to founding RPA Advisors in 2011, 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 Public Accounting from Fordham University and an M.B.A. in Finance from Pace University. He has previously been a Certified Public Accountant and has been qualified as a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor. 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.