Leadership

When looking to take a business to the next level of stability or growth, while also recognizing there may be serious threats lurking, companies turn to professionals with relevant expertise and experience, and a firm they can trust. The foundation for GHValens was built in 1968, and we carry forward the founding principles to this day - impeccable integrity, a commitment to honesty, and an overriding focus on maximizing values for clients.

Select senior-level biographies:

Dan Ginsberg, Managing Director

Dan Ginsberg, managing director, has over 20 years of experience advising company executives, private equity firms and other financial institutions on financial and operational performance improvement. He possesses a strong track record of achieving revenue growth, cost reduction and working capital performance goals, building high performance teams, and implementing realistic solutions in a wide variety of industries.

Prior to joining GHValens, Dan was the leader of the private equity practice of a supply chain and operations implementation consulting firm where he advised executives and private equity firms on operational due diligence and post acquisition value creation. Previously, he was a leader for the working capital practice of a publicly traded consulting firm, partner and member of the board of directors of Mitchell Madison Group and consultant with First Manhattan Consulting Group.

Dan has been cited as a subject matter expert by The Wall Street Journal, CFO Magazine, Bloomberg and other publications. He studied Economics in a five-year bachelors of science/masters program at the George Washington University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Fred Langer, Managing Director

Fred Langer, managing director, leads the firm’s Operational Excellence practice. A manufacturing expert for over 30 years, Fred specializes in driving process improvement and manufacturing efficiency. Fred established the firm’s unique implementation process which focuses on “speed, sustainability and the ability to continuously improve,” and has applied this process to hundreds of companies, both distressed and healthy, creating significant and sustainable cost savings.   

Fred has guided plant consolidations, distribution center optimizations, and has led due diligence efforts on behalf of many private equity firms.  Industry specializations include metal fabrication and assembly, injection molding, chemical processing, warehousing and distribution, and healthcare services companies around the globe. He spent 18 years at AlliedSignal (currently Honeywell), and has designs on the International Space Station as well as many satellites. Fred was the deputy program manager of the Space Station and the IRIDIUM programs, and led the Six Sigma and lean manufacturing program for Allied Signal Aerospace Defense & Space Systems. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the City College of New York and a master’s degree in business administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Joel Getzler, Co-Chairman

Joel I. Getzler, co-chairman, has over 25 years of experience in corporate management, finance, and deal negotiations. He has guided numerous company turnarounds and workouts, and has served as interim chief restructuring officer for several companies. Joel possesses a strong track record of turning around unprofitable companies, often working closely with boards of directors, and creating significant value for shareholders. Mr. Getzler also oversees the day-to-day and long term management of Getzler Henrich & Associates.

His client expertise includes the review of business plans and financial projections, operating cash flow estimates, the evaluation/negotiation of such transactions as acquisition/divestiture of business units and other plan of reorganization issues, debtor-in-possession financing facilities, and the examination of creditors’ claims and projected recoveries under various operating and restructuring situations.

Mr. Getzler has served on the boards of directors of a number of companies, and is a member of the Turnaround Management Association and American Bankruptcy Institute.  Mr. Getzler holds a bachelor’s degree from Queens College.

William Henrich, Co-Chairman

William H. Henrich co-chairman, provides clients with over 35 years’ experience in turnaround and crisis management, loan workout and bankruptcy consulting.  He is also co-chairman of the parent company of GHValens, Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC, one of the leading corporate restructuring firms in the U.S. focused on middle market companies. The restructuring industry publication “Turnarounds and Workouts” has named Getzler Henrich one of the top US turnaround firms for many consecutive years.  His experience includes over 400 engagements in performance improvement, turnaround and crisis management, loan workout, and bankruptcy consulting. Specific areas of expertise include:

  •  Operational restructuring, improving business operations, management practices, cash flow, and profitability
  •  Financial restructuring, negotiating and implementing corporate finance solutions including debt restructuring, refinancing, and distressed mergers and acquisitions
  •  Evaluating/crafting company operations, business plans, and financial projections
  •  Guiding companies through workout, turnaround and Chapter 11 processes and maximizing their value and recovery for stakeholders, including as CRO, interim CEO or Independent Board member
  •  Advising secured and unsecured creditors during Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, including developing plans of reorganization and providing bankruptcy forensic analysis to support litigation
  •  Providing expert testimony as required on valuation, solvency, bankruptcy and distressed company issues

Prior to joining Getzler Henrich, Mr. Henrich was managing director and founder of the New York practice of a prominent middle-market corporate restructuring firm. He also served in Arthur Andersen’s corporate recovery services group.  In 1982, Mr. Henrich started Andersen’s New York bankruptcy and restructuring practice and was a member of the core Partner group responsible for establishing policy and directing the practice nationwide.  Mr. Henrich also held senior executive finance, operational and sales/marketing positions with Arrow Electronics, the world’s largest electronics distribution company. His efforts helped the company significantly reduce operating costs, improve market penetration and increase profitability.

Mr. Henrich was named to the TMA Hall of Fame in 2018, a prestigious honor bestowed every five years by the Turnaround Management Association to recognize those unique restructuring practitioners who, through their individual contributions, have increased the stature, visibility, and respect of the turnaround and restructuring industry.  He is a former president and current advisory board member of the TMA’s New York chapter, current TMA Global board member and VP – Education, Board member of the American Bankruptcy Institute (“ABI”), member of the Association of Corporate Growth and frequently lectures and writes on turnaround and bankruptcy issues. Mr. Henrich served as Co-Chairman of the ABI’s Bankruptcy Reform Commission Governance Committee.  A certified public accountant, he also holds a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree from Baruch College, City University of New York.

He was named by Turnaround and Workout Magazine in its feature “People to Watch – Business Professionals Making Their Mark.”  Among many companies for whom interim management was provided, Mr. Henrich served as CRO of Marcal Paper, Moonlight Basin, National Envelope and a world-wide consumer packaging component corporation, yielding substantial creditor recoveries. Mr. Henrich also currently serves as Independent Board member for Custom Ecology, Inc. and previously served in a similar capacity for Empire CLS, National Label Company, Coyne Textile Service and Daticon, Inc.; he was the Sole Managing Member of Direct Access Group to direct its efforts to maximize value for stakeholders.

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