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Wayne Walker Joins CohnReznick as a Principal


7/17/14

CohnReznick Has New Presence in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – CohnReznick, the 10th largest accounting, tax, and advisory firm in the U.S., has appointed Wayne Walker as a Principal in CohnReznick Advisory Group. Wayne specializes in turnaround management, corporate restructuring, corporate governance (for-profit and not-for-profit), and bankruptcy matters including creditor committee participation and fiduciary services.

CohnReznick has acquired an ownership interest in Wayne’s Philadelphia-based international business consulting firm, Walker Nell Partners, Inc. The arrangement provides CohnReznick with a presence in Philadelphia.

“Wayne is known for providing tailored solutions to complex turnaround and restructuring challenges,” said Kevin Clancy, CPA, JD, CIRA, CFF, Partner, CohnReznick Advisory Group - Restructuring, Litigation, Transactional Services National Director. “He shares in our Firm’s commitment to exceptional service and partner-level involvement and I look forward to the opportunities his expertise will bring.”

Wayne founded Walker Nell 10 years ago. Previously, Wayne was a principal at W. R. Walker & Associates, an independent consulting firm. Before this, Wayne worked for 15 years at the DuPont Company in Wilmington, Delaware. A member of the company’s Securities and Bankruptcy Group, he served as Senior Counsel where he built a national reputation for his expertise in business restructuring and insolvency, workouts, bankruptcy issues, financing, and liquidations. He also served as a principal at a Mid-Atlantic, 500-person consulting and accounting firm for three years.

Wayne is currently Chairman of the Board of Trustees for National Philanthropic Trust, a public charity that holds more than $2 billion and has disbursed nearly $1 billion dollars around the world. He recently served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of BridgeStreet Worldwide, Inc., a global provider of corporate housing.  He also completed tenure as a director of a publicly traded company in the new media industry. He served as lead independent director, board secretary, and chaired governance, nominations, compensation, and special committees. For three years, Wayne served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity International, then a $400 million plus global non-profit housing organization spanning 60 countries. Wayne has written for the Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law and has spoken on debtor/creditor rights and committees’ issues throughout the country.

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