Teresa C. Kohl

Teresa C. Kohl is a Managing Director for SSG Capital Advisors and is responsible for originating and leading investment banking transactions. She has completed over 200 restructuring matters including refinancing and sale transactions for middle market companies in bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court workouts. Prior to her transition to investment banking, she led financial and operational restructuring engagements for boutique advisory firms.

Past clients include publicly traded, privately held, private equity sponsored and family-owned companies in the healthcare, retail, manufacturing, building products and financial services industries. Teresa is a frequent speaker on financial and operational restructuring issues, bankruptcy, and special situation transactions, as well as a contributing author to the Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice.

She is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and has served on the Board of Directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute. She has served on the board and in leadership positions of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA Global) where she was the first woman to lead TMA’s largest global chapter (New York City) as President and co-founded TMA Global’s Network of Women. She is the immediate past Board Chair of Living Beyond Breast Cancer, a national non-profit organization that connects people with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support.  She is a member of the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, INSOL International, the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, and The Forum of Executive Women. She serves on the steering committee of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference, and as a mentor for the American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI’s) Diversity and Inclusion Working Group Mentoring Program.

Teresa has received numerous awards, including the 2024 M&A Advisor Leadership Award, the Global M&A Network’s SHE for SHE Leader Award, the Top Restructuring Investment Banker (2022), the M&A Advisor’s Distressed M&A Dealmaker of the Year Award (2021, 2019), and TMA Global’s Outstanding Individual Contribution Award (2017). In addition, she was named a U.S.A. Top Women Dealmaker by the Global M&A Network (2019).


  • Villanova University, B.S., Alpha Sigma Lambda