Press Release

Teresa C. Kohl Recognized with the M&A Advisor’s 2024 Leadership Award


Managing Director Teresa C. Kohl was presented with the M&A Advisor’s Leadership Award during the 18th Annual Turnaround Awards Gala in West Palm Beach, Florida on March 19. This prestigious award recognizes Teresa’s accomplishments throughout her career and the lasting benefits she has brought to the M&A and corporate restructuring profession. SSG partners J. Scott Victor and Robert Smith gave remarks and presented Teresa with the Award.

“We are honored to present Teresa Kohl with the 2024 M&A Advisor Leadership Award,” said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder and CEO of The M&A Advisor. “This year’s Leadership Award honors Teresa’s significant contributions to her organization, her profession, and the restructuring and distressed investment industry as a whole.”

As Managing Director of SSG, Teresa is responsible for originating and leading investment banking transactions. She has completed over two hundred 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.

She is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute and has served on the Executive 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 will be inducted into the M&A Advisor’s Hall of Fame in November 2024. She previously received the M&A Advisor’s Distressed M&A Dealmaker of the Year Award in 2019 and 2021.