Mark E. Borofsky CCE, CEW
Mark E. Borofsky CCE, CEW

Mark E. Borofsky is founder and president of CORE Strategies, L.L.C., providing credit management and credit training assistance to companies needing to improve cash flow, increase sales, and/or reduce bad debt. Prior to founding CORE in 2003, he was Director of National and International Credit for Pioneer Balloon Company, one of the world’s largest balloon manufacturers.

The NACM 2001 National Credit Executive of the Year, he is also one of 120 Certified Expert Witnesses (CEW) in the United States, and one of the 10 who actually prepare defenses and testify in bankruptcy and preference cases. In addition to NACM and FCIB involvement, he leads seminars around the nation and writes articles for credit-related publications.

Mr. Borofsky presents Career Survival in an Economic Tsunami: Forget the Lifejacket—Find a Lifeboat! on Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning.

Bill Creim
Bill Creim

Bill Creim is a partner in the law firm of Creim, Macias, Koenig & Frey LLP. He practices in the areas of secured transactions, creditor-debtor workouts, negotiations, bankruptcy, and antitrust. Mr. Creim specializes in representing suppliers, distributors, manufacturers, and credit associations throughout the country. A frequent speaker to several credit industry groups, he has presented over 350 seminars emphasizing practical legal and business issues to trade groups and individual companies, and has had several articles published on UCC law, secured transactions, and bankruptcy. Mr. Creim received his undergraduate degree summa cum laude with highest departmental honors from U.C.L.A. where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa membership, and his legal degree from the University of Southern California where he served on the editorial board of the Law Review and received Order of the Coif honors. He was named one of the “50 Most Influential People in Credit” by Credit Today.

Mr. Creim presents The End of Business As Usual—New Essentials in Extending Credit to Large and Publicly Traded Companies on Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning.

Susan Duncan
Susan Duncan

Susan Duncan is Registered Principal of her own financial services office. LPL Financial Services holds her NASD licenses. She has over 20 years of experience in financial services and accounting. Ms. Duncan advises clients utilizing statistical analysis to formulate and implement appropriate investment strategies. Her clients include high net worth individuals, trusts, non-profits, company retirement plans, and CEOs of publicly traded companies. Additionally, she offers objective credit analysis of large and publicly traded companies and financial advice to those going through life changes.

Susan holds a B.S. degree from the University of Southern California and earned her M.B.A., with distinction, from Ellis College, New York Institute of Technology. She is a Certified Investment Management Analyst through the Wharton School of Business.

Ms. Duncan presents The End of Business As Usual—New Essentials in Extending Credit to Large and Publicly Traded Companies on Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning.

Dr. Chris Kuehl
Chris Kuehl

He is co-founder and Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence, which combines corporate and competitive intelligence with strategic and tactical planning for clients such as YRC Worldwide, KPMG, TranSystems and Americo Insurance. Dr. Kuehl is also editor and publisher of the Business Intelligence Brief, distributed by Chambers of Commerce, business organizations, and trade centers in the U.S. and throughout the world. He is the Chief Economist for the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association.

As a professor of international finance and economics, he has held visiting faculty posts in Estonia, Hungary, Russia, Singapore, and Taiwan. He holds a Ph.D. in political economics, and Masters Degrees in East Asian studies, and in Soviet and East European studies.

Dr. Kuehl presents Obamanomics: The Wrath of Keynes on Wednesday afternoon and America’s New Charm Offensive on Thursday afternoon.

Richard C. Macias
Richard C. Macias

Richard C. Macias is a partner in the Creim Macias Koenig & Frey LLP law firm where he practices in the areas of commercial and business litigation. He has over twenty years of private practice experience representing financial institutions, manufacturers, and trade suppliers. Prior to this period, he served in the office of the Los Angeles City Attorney as a prosecutor and then as Special Counsel. He has also been on the adjunct faculty of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, and has lectured and written extensively on topics of interest to business and trade creditors.

He received a B.A. from Pomona College, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School where he was a member of the Harvard Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Law Review.

Mr. Macias participates as an expert panel member in Risk Mitigation in Recessionary Times on Wednesday morning and presents Escheatment, Sales Tax Compliance, Resale Certificates, etc. on Friday morning.

John Molli

John Molli, Director, Wells Fargo Bank Financial Products Group, is responsible nationally for the bank’s Trade Credit Protection product (AR Put).

Prior to Wells Fargo John was CEO of DBRS, a risk advisory company established by Deutsche Bank AG to market Accounts Receivable Put Options. Mr. Molli’s 23 plus years in trade finance and credit protection include eight years with Euler Hermes ACI and eleven years with NationsBank/Maryland National Bank where he held various trade and corporate banking positions covering the Pacific Rim, Southern Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.

John earned his BA and MBA from The Sellinger School of Business and Management, Loyola College in Maryland.

Mr. Molli participates as an expert panel member in Risk Mitigation in Recessionary Times on Wednesday morning.

Mike Schuler

Mike Schuler has 28 years experience working for the top three global underwriters of Trade Credit and Political Risk protection. He has been a Managing General Agent with Coface in the upper Midwest, Sales Vice President in Euler Hermes’ Cleveland office and most recently, the Northeast Regional Vice President for Atradius Trade Credit based in New York City.

Mr. Schuler is responsible for all lines of Trade Receivable Protection, including Trade Credit, Political Risk, Trade Receivable Put Contracts and Trade Disruption Insurance.

Mr. Schuler participates as an expert panel member in Risk Mitigation in Recessionary Times on Wednesday morning.