Carmen  Barrett

Carmen Barrett is a seasoned financial and operational leader with more than 25 years of experience working with publicly traded and privately held companies across a variety of industries. Carmen provides companies with her wealth of expertise related to liquidity management, restructuring, and financial analysis to support operational improvements.

Prior to joining CR3 Partners, Carmen served as Chief Financial Officer of a privately held telecommunications services firm where she was responsible for accounting, financial planning & analysis, risk management, benefits administration and management, as well as cash management.  Her advisory experience also includes working directly with a variety of companies providing financial and strategic advisory services.

Representative Experience
  • Interim CFO to a $50MM multi-location sporting goods retailer. Led financial integration efforts for private equity rollup including treasury management, accounting systems and HR and benefits. Managed accounting, financial planning & analysis, purchasing, HR and benefits administration, and risk management.

  • Financial advisor to CRO of $136MM global entertainment retailer and franchisor with 45 units. Responsible for assessment and oversight of liquidity requirements, identified excess overseas working capital used to improve U.S.-based liquidity until sale of company.

  • Financial advisor to $700MM national distributor of pet-related products preparing detailed operational and financial assessment in support of financial restructuring and ownership change. Responsible for detailed analysis of annual operating plan and cash flow forecast to identify potential weaknesses and recommend best practices.

  • Financial advisor to 200-unit quick service restaurant chain. Conducted in-depth sensitivity analyses of future P&L, cash flow and covenant performance, and created improved cash flow forecasting processes. Successfully renegotiated credit agreement while company was undergoing insolvency proceedings.

  • Financial advisor to $16MM telecommunications services firm managing financial relationships through credit default and liquidity crisis.  Led successful efforts to secure refinancing with alternate capital sources.  Developed liquidity management tools and drove liquidity improvements to stabilize the company’s cash situation.  Drove operational improvements through financial reporting and analysis services.

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CR3 Partners Opens Los Angeles Office and Adds New Partner

CR3 Partners Opens Los Angeles Office and Adds New Partner

CR3 Partners is delighted to announce that Tim Skillman has joined as a Partner of the firm and will be heading the new CR3 Partners Los Angeles office.

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Project Work

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Heavy Oil Producer

Heavy Oil Producer

The company is a $24MM exploration and extraction company that produces heavy oil. The company filed for bankruptcy to avoid foreclosure by lenders, who petitioned for the appointment of a Chapter 11 Trustee.
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