Keynote: How We Built This

Keynote Panel: How We Built This – Recognizing Different Career Paths in the Restructuring Industry 

Continuing Education Credit:
1.2 CPE credits in Personal Development / 1.2 CEU credits

For many women, career progress doesn’t always happen in simple steps up the traditional “ladder.” In this keynote panel discussion, you’ll hear several highly successful TMA NOW members discuss the twists and turns they took on their unique paths to success. You’ll come away from this interactive session inspired and ready to achieve your career goals—however you get there. 

The TMA NOW Keynote Panel is sponsored by 


About the Speakers

Sharon Kopman, Oak Point Partners
(TMA Southern California) 

Sharon Kopman, Vice President of Oak Point Partners (a private investment firm), is an accomplished business advisor and executive working with public and private companies. With more than 28 years of experience in financial restructuring and mergers and acquisitions, Kopman has developed a deep expertise in identifying, evaluating, and mitigating risks and finding strategic opportunities. Her background has proven invaluable to both boards where she is a director and she advises. She has a proven track record of leading compliance and legal functions and financially restructuring companies. 

Jeanine Krattiger, Carl Marks Advisors
(TMA New Jersey)

Jeanine A. Krattiger is a  senior marketing professional who has led Carl Marks Advisors marketing and communications for the past 18 years. She helps the firm achieve investment banking and operational and financial goals, from business development to closing successful client engagements. Krattiger is responsible for developing firm-wide strategic marketing and business development initiatives. Her responsibilities include media relations, branding, advertising, digital marketing, website development, internal and external communications, marketing events, sponsorships, partnerships with industry associations, charitable contributions, and marketing training. 

Diana Peterson, AW Properties
(TMA Chicago/Midwest)

Diana M. Peterson, President and CEO of AW Properties Global (AW), has 25+ years of experience in law, real estate brokerage, and auctions.  Prior to founding AW, Peterson co-founded AuctionWorks, the robust online real estate auction marketplace that is now a division of AW. Frequently quoted in the news, Peterson has been featured in DS News,, Crain's, Illinois Real Estate Journal, Real Estate Executive magazine, NS Magazine, Sheridan Road Magazine, The Daily Herald, and many other publications. She is often engaged as a speaker and moderator at real estate, workout, and turnaround management conferences as well. 

Rachael Smiley, Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC
(TMA Dallas/Ft. Worth)

Rachael Smiley, an Attorney / Shareholder at FBFK, brings more than a decade of legal experience to FBFK, offering knowledge of all steps of the Chapter 11 reorganization process, including asset sales, plan confirmation, and post-confirmation plan administration. She also has experience litigating a variety of disputes, including contested matters and adversary proceedings, plus valuation disputes, claim objections, and avoidance actions. Rachael was listed as one of the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America (2022) in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law.



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