Jolene Wee of JW Infinity Consulting LLC Selected as One of ABI's 2020 "40 Under 40"
Alexandria, Va.— ABI announces that Jolene Wee of JW Infinity Consulting LLC (New York) has been selected as one of ABI’s “40 Under 40,” ABI’s annual program that recognizes 40 of the top insolvency industry professionals under the age of 40. Honorees will be recognized at a special virtual ceremony on February 18, 2021.
As managing director and founder of JW Infinity Consulting, Wee has hands-on experience advising investment banks and corporations on complex transactions involving mergers & acquisitions, restructuring & turnaround, bankruptcy, forensic and litigation. More recently, she was the vice president of the team advising the Department of Justice in Delaware on the recent successful affiliation of Highmark and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware. Prior to that, Wee was a consultant with Huron Consulting Group’s Restructuring & Turnaround practice and Capstone Advisory Group’s Restructuring practice. She is adept at a wide array of financial analysis and valuation work. She has worked with trustees and receivers, legal counsel, companies, PE firms and public agencies on bankruptcy, business planning, merger & acquisition, liquidation and out-of-court restructuring matters. On the debtor or company side, she was heavily involved in the restructuring and bankruptcy-planning efforts of several companies, including a middle market tier-1 automotive supplier and a middle-market professional services firm. On the litigation and forensic side, she has been hired as a valuation expert in legal disputes and played a key role in uncovering a Ponzi scheme that led to a 100-year criminal conviction. On the creditor side, Wee has advised senior secured lenders from major investment banks on syndicated corporate DIP financing involving troubled or bankrupt manufacturing companies in the metal, chemical and paperboard industries. Wee is a Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (CIRA) and received her B.A. in mathematics and B.S. in business administration with a concentration in finance from Berea College, and her M.B.A. from Miami University of Ohio. She is ethnically Chinese and speaks Malaysian/Indonesian and several Chinese languages.
“Accomplished in both their careers and communities, the 2020 class of honorees is an inspiration for the future of the insolvency community,” said ABI Executive Director Amy Quackenboss. “We look forward to collaborating with this diverse collection of young leaders in the full range of ABI's activities to advance the profession.”
The “40 Under 40” winners are distinguished by professional achievements and service and were selected by a group of experienced professionals from ABI’s current leadership. Nominations were submitted earlier this year by the candidates themselves or by colleagues via the initiative’s website, http://abi40under40.org. More than 200 candidates, each with outstanding records of professional achievement and community leadership, were evaluated by 20 judges. The majority of the applicants were partners, directors or managing directors at their firms.
Click here to view the full list of the 2020 “40 Under 40” honorees.
ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes nearly 11,000 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit www.abi.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abi.org/calendar-of-events.