Cynthia Romano, global director of the CohnReznick LLP Restructuring and Dispute Resolution practice, has been named by the ABF Journal as one of the “Top Women in Asset-Based Lending.”
The recognition, published in the most recent issue spotlighting diversity and inclusion, honors the most influential women in the industry and highlights the skills and motivations driving their career path.
Romano is responsible for the strategic growth, client relations, marketing, and talent development of her practice at the firm. She has more than 25 years of experience in performance improvement, turnaround management, transaction support, and investment analysis with “award-winning” expertise in liquidity management, profit improvement, operational restructuring, organizational and process redesign, capital sourcing, and business and creditor workout/management.
Romano received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Educational History and Policy from Brown University, and a Master of Business Administration in International Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management. She has received numerous awards and recognition for her work including the Turnaround Management Association 2020 Turnaround of the Year Award, Turnaround Management Association Northeast Chapter’s Small Company Turnaround of the Year, and the Smart CEO Brava Award Honoring Top Female CEOs.
CohnReznick said that Romano faces complex challenges with an “unwavering focus on quality, client service, and results”. It revealed that throughout her career, Romano’s approach to successful turnarounds begins with the philosophy that “rejections and setbacks are the start of a conversation and not the end.”
The firm said: “From her start as an entrepreneur in the technology sector, Romano began to develop an affinity for problem-solving and achieving what others said could not be done. Today, she is now recognized as one of the most influential leaders in the industry with a focus on developing and giving back to the next generation of professionals.”