Construction Industry Markets, Perspectives and Battle Scars
This NASBP Virtual seminar will begin with an overview of current economic market conditions to lay foundation for a dynamic round table discussion, between two battled tested construction company officers and a turnaround consultant. This engaging group will share their experience and perspectives on things to be considered heading into a softening market, actions that can be taken, lessons learned having been there, and things they wished they had known beforehand.
Kevin J. Hamernik, CPA, CIRA
Partner / Consulting
Kevin leads FORVIS’ restructuring and special situations team and has more than 25 years of professional experience. Prior to joining FORVIS, he was an owner and managing member of an Indianapolis firm where he specialized in restructurings and turnarounds, financial and strategic consulting, special situations practices, financial due diligence, transaction support, debt and capital transactions and originations, forensic accounting, and litigation support.
Kevin has represented both public and private companies, banks, law firms, family offices, and private equity groups. He has served as an interim officer, chief restructuring officer (CRO), state court receiver, federal Chapter 11 trustee, and federal bankruptcy court CRO. He has provided professional depositions and testimony, both with and without written reports.
He has supported clients and their counsel in the financial elements of judicial proceedings, including preferences and fraudulent conveyances, and provided court testimony on various matters in proceedings conducted under U.S.C. 11.
Kevin also has performed financial and accounting work and forensic analysis for trustees and served as both a fact witness and an expert witness in his areas of expertise.
He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and Indiana CPA Society. He also is a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA).
Sr. Director of Finance & Treasurer
Indianapolis Airport Authority
Robert Thomson, a certified public accountant (CPA), has served as the board-appointed Indianapolis Airport Authority Treasurer since 2014 after assuming the position of Senior Director of Finance in 2013. Thomson began his career in Indianapolis with Geo S. Olive & Co. (now FORVIS, LLP), where he was an audit and tax specialist focusing on manufacturing, dealerships, and employee benefits. Subsequently, Thomson served as controller of Indianapolis Newspapers, Inc., focusing on systems implementation and profit-driver financial management. He later served as the Chief Financial Officer for a local family-owned manufacturer.
Thomson joined the Indianapolis Airport team in 2004 as Accounting Director for BAA Indianapolis (BAAI), responsible for operating budgets, reporting, and financial systems. Thomson paused his airport career between 2007 and 2009 and pursued a business ownership opportunity with a Midwest-based, middle market, contractor that provided hard-earned experience in cash flow management, contract negotiation, and crisis management. The hard-earned experience allowed Thomson to successfully lead the Indianapolis Airport Authority through the 2020 economic disruption. In 2016 and 2017, respectively, Thomson was named CFO of the Year by the Indianapolis Business Journal and the Medium Hub Airport Finance Professional of the Year by ACI North America for his leadership and contributions to the aviation industry. Thomson, an Illinois native, holds a degree in accounting from Cedarville University.
Robert graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and has over 35 years of experience in the construction industry, specifically underground utilities and earthwork. He is the President of Solo Gratia which is the holding company for Weihe Construction, Inc., Weihe Transport, LLC. and Arrow Construction, LLC. He is very involved in every facet of the organization. Robert has experience working in the field as well as project managing and estimating.
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