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Focus Management Group Appoints Gouskos to Lead Its Banking and Financial Institution Practice

Tampa, FL, January 29, 2009 --( In an announcement made today by J. Tim Pruban, President of Focus Management Group, Christopher A. Gouskos has joined as Managing Director to lead the business restructuring firm’s Banking and Financial Services Restructuring practice. Gouskos will be responsible for growing the firm’s client base in this sector.

“We are excited to have Chris lead our efforts in strengthening our support to the challenging financial services arena,” said Pruban. “Chris’s financial expertise, coupled with his deep knowledge and extensive background in the banking and financial industry, will be important additions to our expanding capabilities in this space.”

With over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, Gouskos has a well-diversified background in all aspects of corporate and consumer finance. He has extensive experience in workouts, loan remediation and loan syndication work and has a proven track record of strong performance in the banking, finance and mortgage lending communities.

Most recently, Gouskos was the Founder and CEO of a distressed mortgage acquisition and management platform, where he provided advisory and due diligence services for a number of large to medium-sized financial institutions. His experience includes the start-up of a large secured lending platform with over $1.0 billion in commitments as well as a mortgage warehouse lending platform. Prior to that, Gouskos held several senior-level positions with leading financial institutions, including a role as a Divisional President, where he engineered the successful growth of the institution’s national secured lending business. His background also includes capital markets experience while with an asset securitization group.

Gouskos will lead a team of Focus Professionals with an average of 25+ years of experience in banking, operations and finance providing turnaround and restructuring management, asset valuation and due diligence services, asset sale and disposition services and receivership services to private and public financial institutions and governmental agencies.

Gouskos is based out of Focus Management Group’s Atlanta office and can be reached at (800) 528-8985 or via e-mail at

About Focus Management Group
Focus Management Group provides nationwide professional services in turnaround management, insolvency proceedings, business restructuring and operational improvement with a senior-level team of ninety professionals. Headquartered in Tampa, FL, with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Greenwich, Los Angeles and Nashville, the firm provides a full portfolio of services to distressed companies and their stakeholders, including secured lenders and equity sponsors.

Focus Management Group has extensive experience related to the closure, field management, staffing, asset disposition and resolution of unresolved claims and/or debts for failed banking institutions in a wide variety of industries, including the consumer, construction, real estate and middle market lending arena.

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