Partner at Yukon Partners
At Yukon, we are always striving for internal alignment with our strategy and mission. Through Elise's work, she was able to help build the framework that synchronized our goals and objectives with our strategy and mission. She also helped to put these theoretical concepts into practice with specific tactics and measurable benchmarks. As we stand today, we have total alignment throughout our organization, and we also have a dynamic process that can preserve this alignment as we grow and evolve. Elise's work was a strong investment in Yukon's future that will serve us for many generations.
President and CEO at Abacus Finance LLC
I’ve known Elise for many years and have always had a tremendous level of respect for her intellect and professionalism. As the leader of Abacus Finance I continually look for ways to make our firm more successful. We hired Elise to get insight into our employees’ perception of their Abacus experience and a deeper understanding of their priorities and goals. Given her understanding of our industry, I was impressed but not surprised by her ability to roll up her sleeves and understand our business quickly. Many of her findings were confirmatory, others were very insightful. She was spot on with her thoughtful observations and I am confident that acting upon her recommendations will improve our business. I look forward to working with her on future projects and would highly recommend that others use her services.
Partner at Yukon Partners
When Yukon embarked upon fundraising for Fund II, we viewed it as a unique opportunity to obtain a candid assessment of the organization, refresh firm strategic planning and make any changes needed to ensure alignment of all of our resources in the most effective manner. As we continue to strive to be a world-class mezzanine organization, we knew this initiative would be extremely beneficial but recognized the significant time and consideration it would require, especially challenging with Yukon’s culture of having every level of the organization “in the trenches” as it relates to the core fund investment activities. Elise was invaluable in spearheading and guiding us through this assessment process and then facilitating a very successful strategic planning process.
Chief Financial Officer at Yukon Partners
As Yukon was positioning itself to add additional funds and broaden its team, we hired Elise to help us perform a comprehensive review of our business to determine if any changes or refinements should be made. Given the existing demands on our schedules, we determined that having an outside consultant help us with this endeavor would ensure that (1) the project would not take a backseat to day to day operations of the business and (2) we would gain an “unbiased” view of how we operate as a management team. We chose Elise given her knowledge of mezzanine and the depth of her experience across a range of institutions focused on the leveraged middle market.
President of CIT Corporate Finance
Elise is a true professional with high integrity and a strong results orientation. At CIT her problem solving acumen, communication skills, project management capabilities, tenacity and leadership were instrumental in the execution strategic and complex projects including the integration of the Corporate Finance business into the Bank and several process improvement and risk management initiatives. The due diligence skills Elise honed in her career in leveraged finance will be invaluable as she analyzes and assesses firms in her new endeavor.