"Only through objective analysis and careful evaluation of a client's business can a foundation of mutual confidence be built that yields a substantial return on investment from professional services. By direct measurement of cost and effectiveness, our business is built upon satisfied clients who have benefited from the value our services add."
- Ben T. Nicholson
Business Performance Optimized
Ben is the President of Fortis Business Advisors, a marketing, operations and management consulting firm providing analysis, advisory, turnaround and asset disposition services to financial institutions and their borrowers, business owners, fiduciaries, professional service and turnaround firms. With a focus on small-scale enterprise and unique distress situations, Ben serves as a senior advisor to clients and partners with positions in under-performing businesses due to concept divestiture, performance decline, bankruptcy or repossession. He also collaborates with intermediaries and represents businesses in transition of ownership seeking maximum returns from mergers or acquisitions. Ben employs a disciplined approach in advising clients and specializes in implementing effective marketing and operational methods to shore up value, and executes turnaround and restructuring strategies to increase working capital and earnings.
Ben has represented clients in the retail and consumer products industries in the advancement of promotional and inventory clearance marketing, merchandising and planning of inventory management, and strategic business engineering for maximum operational efficiency. Ben has also executed comprehensive business analysis techniques supporting effective results from management services. He has represented business owners through several diverse verticals, including retail and product management, hospitality and food service, medical conferencing, medical data analysis and management, property management, manufacturing and legal services. He has also been involved in early-stage growth and held ownership positions in startups in publishing and marketing, consulting services, and the gourmet food industry in New York City.
Ben holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor's Degree in History. He is a member of the Turnaround Management Association, the Commercial Finance Association, and the American Bankruptcy Institute.
For more information on Ben’s background, check out his LinkedIn profile: LinkedIn - Ben Nicholson