Helana Robbins Huddleston
CPA, CIRA, Managing Director, CohnReznick Advisory -Transactional Advisory Services
Helana Robbins Huddleston is a managing director with CohnReznick Advisory who specializes in providing clients with restructuring, litigation, and transactional services. She has expertise in financial due diligence, restructuring, cash flow budgeting, financial auditing, internal control evaluation, and business process improvement.
Helana has advised in buy-side and sell-side transactions, bankruptcy proceedings, and internal control/Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. She has led buy-side and sell-side financial due diligence engagements with strategic and financial buyers for companies with enterprise values ranging from $20 million to $10 billion. Helana has advised within a variety of industries including food and beverage, hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, logistics, marketing, media, and professional services. She has assisted clients with analyzing separation costs, realizing synergies, and executing transition service agreements.
In addition to transaction advisory service, Helana has provided accounting and consulting services to financially troubled companies with sales ranging from $80 million to $350 million. Her advisory work includes cash management, financial projections and modeling, operational cost improvement and cost reductions, and implementing internal control processes. She has also advised senior secured creditors in and out of bankruptcy proceedings. In 2011, Helana received the Turnaround of the Year Award for the restructuring efforts achieved at Young Broadcasting, LLC.
Helana has also advised senior secured creditors in and out of bankruptcy proceedings. Her advisory work includes cash management, financial projections and modeling, operational cost improvement and cost reductions, and internal control processes. In 2011, she received the Turnaround of the Year Award for the restructuring efforts achieved at Young Broadcasting, LLC.
M.B.A., University of Chicago Booth School of Business
B.S., Accountancy, DePaul University
B.S., Finance, DePaul University
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors
ACG Chicago, Inc., Executive Board, Chairman of NextGen Committee and Member of Food Conference Committee
Chicago Food and Beverage Network
DePaul University, Board of Finance
The Hatchery Chicago
Women’s Association of Venture and Equity