Aurora Management Partners Hires Senior Director in Charlotte Office

Aurora Management headquartered in Atlanta has hired a senior director to help grow their consulting business in Charlotte and the mid Atlantic and Northeast markets.

Online PR News – 12-January-2014 – Atlanta, GA – Aurora Management Partners, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, has added Laura Kendall to its staff as a Director to support existing engagements and help Aurora grow its business in both the Carolinas and northeast markets. Ms. Kendall brings over thirty years of extensive financial, sales and management experience to Aurora’s clients holding positions as President, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Operating Officer. Laura has also served on the board of directors of several companies over the past ten years.

Her experience includes extensive work with both family owned and public companies in the retail, wholesale distribution and manufacturing sectors, including vertically-integrated operations. Ms. Kendall’s career has focused on strategic and operational planning and execution, supported by adequate financing to achieve desired corporate goals. She has experience in financial and operational management in both turnaround and Chapter 11 situations.

Prior to joining Aurora Ms. Kendall spent five of her ten years at Tanner Companies as President of this vertically integrated apparel company. She has also served as an advisor to the North Carolina Department of Commerce and held key management positions with Delhaize America a $15 billion company, Food Lion an $11 billion company, F&M Distributors with sales of over $730 million and Perry Drug Stores a $650 million company. Prior to that, she was a Senior Audit Manager at Arthur Andersen where she began her career.

David Baker, Senior Managing Director for Aurora, noted that “Laura is a very seasoned and engaging leader with exemplary financial management skills. And she brings a no-nonsense approach coupled with real creative problem solving to our clients. We are very excited to have Laura joining our team and look forward to seeing the immediate positive impact she can have with clients.”
Ms. Kendall is an honors graduate from Western Michigan University, holds her CPA and is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant. She is also a graduate of the North Carolina Bank Directors College and received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University.

She is currently a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, the American Society of Certified Public Accountants, the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and Women Executives of Charlotte. Laura resides in Davidson, North Carolina with her family and will be working out of Aurora’s Charlotte office.

With a national presence and reputation and offices in Atlanta, Charlotte, Cleveland and Toronto, Aurora Management Partners provides business consulting and interim management, creditor services, investor services and corporate governance advisory services.

For more information contact Ron Turcotte, Managing Partner, 770-904-5209 or email or visit