Samuel Dawidowicz

Mr. Dawidowicz, a Director of Quest, has almost 40 years of diverse experience in the financial services industry. Currently, Mr. Dawidowicz is a member of the Plan Administrator team for Adelphia Communications Corp., working with management to resolve various matters to maximize recovery to the unsecured creditors. He was previously a member of Quest’s team that acted as an advisor to the Unsecured Creditors Committee of Adelphia Communications Corp.

 

Prior thereto, Mr. Dawidowicz led the claims resolution process at AboveNet, Inc. where he was responsible for managing, negotiating and settling over 4,000 claims totaling approximately $6.5 billion, interfacing with management, attorneys, creditors, claims purchasers and other parties in interest. This process included coordinating numerous omnibus motions with debtor’s counsel, and negotiated directly with creditors and their advisors in reaching stipulated settlements resolving matters. Mr. Dawidowicz was also responsible for overseeing the distribution of securities in settlement of allowed claims and assisted the company in accounting for these transactions.

 

Before joining Quest, Mr. Dawidowicz was a principal and managing partner of the New York office of a major Midwestern operational and financial advisory firm. This followed his experience as a senior investment banker with a boutique investment-banking firm in New York specializing in middle market mergers and acquisitions. In that capacity, Mr. Dawidowicz worked with clients identifying acquisition opportunities, and led the negotiation and closing of numerous transactions in diverse industries.

 

Previously, Mr. Dawidowicz was a First Vice President of Integrated Resources Inc., a diversified NYSE financial services firm where he was responsible for structuring and marketing approximately 115 privately placed limited partnership programs involving leveraged buyouts of various manufacturing companies, cable television systems, radio stations, equipment leasing and net leased and operating real estate. He has lectured extensively to professional groups on tax and investment planning and has advised corporations and high net worth individuals on tax planning and investment strategies.

 

Mr. Dawidowicz was also previously an Adjunct Instructor of Finance at Pace University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Accounting at NYU's College of Business and Public Administration (now the Stern School).

 

Mr. Dawidowicz, a Certified Public Accountant with a BS (magna cum laude) and an MBA from NYU, was a supervisor at Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. in New York where he had extensive experience in the commercial banking and thrift practices amongst others.

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