Mr. Bruce W.D. Barren, Chairman The EMCO/Hanover Group
Distinguished Civic Service Awards
Litigation Cases in which Bruce Barren has been qualified as an expert
Articles Published by or Written Involving Bruce W. Barren
Bruce W.D. Barren is Group Chairman of The EMCO/Hanover Group, which, since its inception in 1971, has concluded more than $3+ billion in financial transactions worldwide as international merchant bankers, representing more than 1,000 separate corporate transactions.
specializes in matters attendant to the senior management decision process, including those relating to executive and employee compensation, wrongful terminations, board representation, operating management, planning, financial administration, short and long-term debt and capital involvement, including capital sourcing, encompassing all types of investment requirements - business turnarounds, capital restructuring and merger/acquisition, plus foreign licensing along with corporate valuations for cash/ collateral purposes under the U. S. Bankruptcy Act and separately, for estate planning - including tangible and intangible assets.
has personally been involved in more than 200 business turnarounds and emerging businesses, worldwide representing more than $1 billion in annualized payroll.
has been honored on more than 60 separate occasions by: the Governors of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania plus New York and New Jersey (in addition to their respective U.S. Senators) along with the Governors of
Kentucky and Tennessee.
In California, he
has received commendations from various municipal and county governments as well as its State Assembly, Senate, Offices of the State Treasurer, Controller and several Governors, the Peoples Republic of China
and the Central American Parliament.
As part of these accolades, Mr. Barren has also received more than a dozen individual U.S. Congressional Tributes, both from the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, including one in 1990 from then Congressman Christopher Cox - subsequently the 28th Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
In 1989, Mr. Barren was honored with a commemorative from President Ronald Reagan.
Under EMCO/Hanover's Executive Loan Program, Mr. Barren has assumed a number of senior on-line managerial positions, ranging from small- and medium-sized companies to those in the multi-national marketplace.
Under this Program, Mr. Barren has acted as: a Chief Executive Officer on a motorcycle manufacturer and a President of a satellite microwave equipment manufacturing company - both for separate venture capital firms then located in New York City; a Chief Executive Officer of a California bank under FDIC approval; President of a HMO medical provider, with 23 offices in Southern California, under the State of California, Department of Insurance's approval; Chairman of a printing/graphic design business and as a Chief Executive and Administrative Officer for various companies in the construction/ real estate industry, both commercial and residential and with several companies in the aerospace industry.
From 1959 to 1962, Mr. Barren was an Executive Vice President and Board Member of a multi-national industrial processing and chemical company, which he was forced to assume while he was in college, following the death of his father.
Other prior experiences included an association with Price Waterhouse (1963-1967) where his
responsibilities were directed primarily to client marketing-related problems at the chief executive officer level, involving such companies as Paramount Pictures
, Saab Motors
(Sweden) and Electrolux
Between 1968 and 1971 Mr. Barren was a member of several Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulated investment banking firms, first as a Vice President at Walston & Co., Inc. and then as a Director/ Senior Vice President of
Delafield Childs, Inc.
Both were then located in New York City.
Since then, he has been advisor to a number of other SEC regulated firms (Bregman Securities, Jesup & Lamont plus Birr Wilson); Hill Samuel & Co.
Limited US operations, then headquartered in New York City, which in 1987 was acquired by TSB Group PLC.; and in the late 1980's to Transatlantic Capital Bio-Sciences Fund
(London, England) - a "first-stage", medical bio-sciences venture fund, whose investors included Johnson & Johnson International
and Fison Pharmaceutical.
In 1971, Mr. Barren became a Senior Vice President for an AMEX publicly-traded printing services company which also controlled a related company, listed in the Over-the-Counter Marketplace.
Currently, Mr. Barren continues to act as an advisor to a variety of companies, engaged in a diversity of business - worldwide, including having served as the designated Chairman of the Executive Committee in 2005-6 for a U.S. publicly held company, with two mandates from the Peoples Republic of China (PRC): to upgrade its Level II hospitals and to introduce the concept of Assisted Care Living.
From 1985-87, Mr. Barren
acted as Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of a $200 million multi-national transportation services company operating in some 40 different countries involving Europe along with North, Central and South America, plus Africa and the Middle East in addition to the Far East prior to its acquisition by a foreign corporation, In 1990-91, he
was appointed Chief Executive office for a $900 million revenue-based company operating throughout North America, Korea and England.
From 1993 to 1996, Mr. Barren initially acted as an advisor and then became the Chief Executive Officer for an aerospace company in order to effect its capital formation program.
In so doing, he
was further appointed a co-conservator of this company by The Superior Court of Los Angeles, California.
Prior to becoming Chairman of a technical asset management and product disposal company located in England, Mr. Barren was Chief Executive Officer for a multi-national direct sales company, headquartered in Nanjing (PRC), and serving the Far East.
Through 2004, Mr. Barren
acted as the Lead Consultant for a medical services company whose primary activities focused on Mainland China.
Because of his
vast experience, Mr. Barren
has been featured in more than 175 articles by various newspapers and internet media in the Far East (China and Japan), Europe and the United States, as "turnaround" specialist and business expert.
Included therein were also for one of the "Big 4" accounting firms' KMPG's
Banking Insider, and separately, KMPG's Commissions Markets Insider plus the California CPA Magazine
, The Outlook.
In 2005, Mr. Barren became an audio conferencing instructor for Progressive Business Publications (PBP) - representing an audience of some 70,000 people, including Chief Financial Officers for both publicly- and privately-held companies.
In 2007, he
continued as a CPE- accredited instructor but this time the topic was: "Cash Management: Building and fortifying a strong cash flow strategy."
In litigation support as an expert witness, Mr. Barren
has been accepted as a multi-industry expert in some 50 cases, including against such industry leaders like: The Chase Manhattan Bank, Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo Bank and The Ford Motor Company
- representing a variety of capital transactions involving all types of capital, plus minority shareholder interest, management and their fiduciary responsibilities, executive and employee compensation, wrongful employment terminations, corporate valuations plus a diversity of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions.
As such, he
has given testimony in both District and State Courts plus the U.S. Tax Court and before the IRS
plus acted as an expert on behalf of the Securities and Exchange Commission
40 year career, he
has written more than 500 valuation and fairness opinions.
Given the above, Mr. Barren's
expertise includes: professional standards - including accounting, banking and broker/ dealers; conservator and trust officer responsibilities and standards; aerospace; apparel and textile; SEC regulatory issues, including reporting, corporate governance and fiduciary responsibility; banking and finance; consumer products; defense and government contracting; direct marketing, including multi-level and e-commence; electronics; employment policies and procedures; energy - gas and oil; food: processing, distribution - wholesale and retail; furniture and accessories, including hardware manufacturing; printing and graphic arts; publishing: magazine and newspapers; media and entertainment; medical, including hospital, nursing care and elder living residences; mining; paper: manufacturer and distribution; real estate: commercial and residential; social media and transportation, including automotive and truck assembly and distribution.
, who has been on various television and radio stations throughout the U.S. as part of his
distinguished career, has appeared before numerous professional societies, including the American Management Association
, where he
wrote articles, conducted lectures and seminars on executive management, strategic planning, corp