Margaret Good is President and founder of The Meridian Group, a Pittsburgh-based investment banking and turnaround consulting firm focused on middle market companies. Ms. Good has over 25 years experience in management consulting and corporate finance, during which time she has provided restructuring plans for many corporate turnarounds, acted as court-appointed trustee or receiver in several situations, financed over $600 million in various credit instruments, and successfully negotiated numerous merger and acquisition transactions.
In bankruptcy court, she is currently the Liquidation Trustee for Heartland Steel, Inc., a $350 million cold-rolling steel processing start-up that failed, and the Chief Responsible Officer of Glenshaw Glass Company, a 109-year old glass bottle manufacturer. She or her company has also served as a Federal or State Receiver for a variety of companies including Eichleay Corporation, a $150 million engineering services business. In addition, she has served on the Unsecured Creditors Committee of Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel.
The Meridian Group’s clients include both lenders and borrowers. A recent successful assignment was the restructuring and refinancing of R. G. Barry Corporation, a publicly-traded company and the largest supplier of slippers to the U. S. market. Ms. Good and her associate, Dr. Von Lehman, jointly won the international 2006 Turnaround of the Year Award - Mid-Sized Company, for the excellent results they achieved with R. G. Barry.
Her industry experience spans transportation, manufacturing, distribution and service businesses with sales ranging from $10 million to $500 million. Eighteen years ago she left a highly successful corporate career to begin her consulting practice. Since that time, she has built a considerable network and strong reputation throughout the financial community.
Before she established The Meridian Group, Ms. Good was the Vice President of Finance for Bradford Services, Inc., a company with $50 million in revenue and twenty operating units across the United States. Prior to that, she was the Treasurer of the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Company, which at that time was the 17th largest railroad in the U.S. As treasurer of the railroad, she negotiated and implemented a financial restructuring plan that allowed the Railroad to avert bankruptcy after defaulting on $350 million in secured debt obligations.
Maggie has served as President of the Pittsburgh Chapters of the Turnaround Management Association, Financial Executives Institute and the Association for Corporate Growth. Ms. Good is a graduate of Ohio State University, holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Pace University and is a Certified Turnaround Professional.
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