Amherst Partners taps Goldstein as MD for restructuring advisory practice

Amherst Partners has named Bruce Goldstein as a managing director in its restructuring advisory practice. Previously, he was a managing director at MorrisAnderson & Associates. Goldstein will be based in the Chicago area.


Birmingham, Michigan (October 10, 2018) – Amherst Partners is pleased to announce that Bruce Goldstein has joined the firm as a Managing Director in the Restructuring Advisory practice. He will be based in the Chicago area.

Mr. Goldstein brings more than 35 years of experience across a broad range of industries including Aerospace/Defense CNC Manufacturing, Fabrication, and Assembly; Metal Processing and Distribution; Medical Device Development and Manufacturing; Insurance and Financial Services; Flight Based Operations; Food Industry and Restaurant Operations; Oil and Gas Exploration and Development and Oilfield Services; and Medical Waste Disposal. He has previously served as Interim CEO, COO and Chief Restructuring Officer for numerous companies as well as having served as a private equity Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer with broad responsibilities for a portfolio of 8 multinational operating companies generating in excess of $180 million in consolidated revenue as well as individual operating companies ranging from $4 million to $100 million in revenue.

“We are extremely excited to have Bruce on board at Amherst Partners,” said Restructuring Practice Leader Sheldon Stone. “Not only do we welcome his skills as a seasoned turnaround professional to assist in the expansion of our practice in the Chicago market, we are also incredibly pleased to have someone with his vision joining our firm’s leadership team.”

Prior to joining Amherst Partners, Mr. Goldstein was a Managing Director at MorrisAnderson & Associates in Chicago where he led the firm’s business development activities as well as advising client companies as Chief Restructuring Officer (CRO) and interim CEO/COO.

Previously, Mr. Goldstein served as a director at CBIZ MHM, responsible for new client origination; was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer (COO/CFO) and Board Advisor for Titan Toolworks, LLC; founded and led his own financial services firm Goldstein Handler & Associates, Inc., and also co-founded and served as President and Chief Portfolio Officer of SALA Capital Corporation. Mr. Goldstein’s professional career began at PwC where he led a consulting team focused on helping multinational and/or multidivisional clients address complex business and financial issues.

Mr. Goldstein holds an MBA from the University of Chicago – Booth School of Business, a BS in Accounting from Indiana University Kelley School of Business, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

He is a co-founder and the Vice President – Finance of the national Private Directors Association as well as the CFO of its Chicago Chapter; a board advisory committee member of the Commercial Finance Association; and a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Turnaround Management Association, and the Association for Corporate Growth.

About Amherst Partners
With a track record that spans over 20 years, Amherst is one of the Midwest’s most reputable boutique investment banking, restructuring advisory, and management advisory firms. Among its core services, Amherst provides middle-market companies with hands-on involvement from senior-level advisors with deep expertise in business divestitures, acquisitions, capital raises, and other corporate finance transactions. Our professionals share a commitment to developing a “trusted advisor” relationship with our clients and referral partners and have amassed an extraordinary track record of success, with over 450 domestic and cross-border transactions exceeding $20 billion in total transaction value. Securities transactions are offered through Amherst’s wholly owned subsidiary, One Amherst Partners LLC, a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA and SIPC.

Through our IMAP partnership, Amherst Partners maintains a well-established network of international offices in 35 countries. In 2017, IMAP closed 191 deals valued in aggregate at over US $12 billion. Through our IMAP partners, Amherst’s clients benefit by having seasoned deal professionals “on the ground” across the globe with first-hand knowledge of the local cultural and business environment.