Our Dynamic Management Team

Our executive management combines extensive turnaround industry expertise with valuable experience in bankruptcy administration, banking and technology. The result is an exceptional team with the knowledge, skills and capabilities to help ensure the success of your practice.

Eric Kurtzman | Chief Executive Officer

As Co-Founder of Kurtzman Carson Consultants (KCC), Eric along with Jonathan Carson grew the start-up venture into the nation’s largest administration agency in the Corporate Bankruptcy arena with over $100mm in revenues before selling the enterprise to an international publicly-traded company. Eric held the roles of CEO, COO, CFO and General Counsel, but over the years of growth replaced himself with a high-power team and retained the role of CEO, integrating and guiding this high-power team toward national dominance and the ultimate sale exit strategy. Prior to founding KCC, Eric was corporate-restructuring attorney with Pachulski Stang in the firm’s Los Angeles office.
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Jonathan Carson | CEO

Jonathan Carson | Chief Executive Officer

As Co-Founder, President and Chief Marketing Officer of Kurtzman Carson Consultants (KCC), Jonathan launched an entrepreneurial effort with Eric Kurtzman to innovate the administration of large corporate bankruptcy cases by introducing best-in-class technology and services to an industry that was in need of both. After selling KCC to Computershare in 2009 Jonathan (along with Eric) led the integration of KCC into one of the world’s largest financial-services platforms. Prior to the founding of KCC, Jonathan was a corporate-restructuring attorney with Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He started his legal career as the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Geraldine Mund, United States Bankruptcy Judge, Central District of California.
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Steve Moore - Chairman of the Board

Steve Moore | Chairman of the Board

Steve has transitioned from Chief Executive Officer to Chairman of the Board. He has a long background in restructuring, serving in a variety of roles including Chief Restructuring Officer, Plan Administrator, and Liquidating Trustee. Steve has served as the Interim COO for JJB, a UK-based retailer and CRO for Movie Gallery/Hollywood Video, a home entertainment retail chain, as well as for Friedman’s Jewelers. Having first-hand expertise in managing large Chapter 11’s and numerous restructuring matters, Steve brings real world insights regarding the evolving needs of BMS clients and how to meet those needs through our software platforms and services.
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James M. Le - COO

James M. Le  | Chief Operating Officer

With nearly 20 years of experience in the corporate restructuring industry, James serves as Chief Operating Officer directing the day-to-day management of the firm’s overall business functions, as well as providing oversight to the client services, technology development and banking services teams. James has had significant success leading senior management teams and leveraging internal assets to develop both short- and long-term strategies to optimize organizational processes and procedures. Prior to joining BMS, James held the positions of Chief Operating Officer and Vice President, Corporate Restructuring at Kurtzman Carson Consultants (KCC) where he served as a change agent driving substantial revenue growth and expanded the company’s founding principles and values. Prior to KCC, James consulted for FTI Consulting and PwC’s business recovery group.
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Cory Clemmons - Chief Technology Officer

Cory Clemmons | Chief Technology Officer

With more than 20 years of IT leadership and global eBusiness management, Cory joined BMS in 2013 as Chief Technology Officer and assumes responsibility for the IT and development organization. Prior to joining BMS, Cory served as the Sr. Director of eBusiness and Collaboration Services for Ingram Micro – the world’s largest IT distributor. Before joining Ingram Micro, Cory worked as a Management Consultant for West Monroe Partners where he developed business and technology strategies for banking clients. Before that, Cory served as Vice President of eCommerce for Washington Mutual where he led the engineering design and infrastructure build-out efforts to transform their online banking platform.
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Dave Beltran - Chief Client Officer

Dave Beltran | Chief Client Officer

A bankruptcy industry veteran with over 15 years of supporting the needs of bankruptcy trustees and other fiduciaries, Dave rejoined BMS in 2015 as Chief Client Officer. Prior to rejoining BMS, Dave served as the CEO of Title XI Software Solutions since 2013. Before that, Dave supported the technology needs of BMS clients in the Northeastern United States. From new client on-boarding to strategic planning and management, Dave has been involved in every aspect of the case administration support cycle. Prior to working in the bankruptcy industry, he worked with multinational insurance companies and with companies specializing in computer forensics and litigation support.
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Melinda Teter - VP of Client Services

Melinda Teter | Vice President of Operations

In her role as Vice President of Operations, Melinda oversees the training and development of all client support and service teams including, Account Managers, Banking and Support Center Representatives, as well as Hardware and Field Technicians. Drawing on significant experience as both a BMS Account Manager and a former bankruptcy paralegal, she leverages this multi-faceted perspective to implement and streamline case administration processes and procedures. With the goal of providing superior level service and support, Melinda works hand-in-hand with our software development team, offering her unique insight into the ongoing refinement of BMS’s technology solutions which are geared towards maximizing clients’ operational efficiency and productivity. She has nearly 20 years of experience in the consumer bankruptcy industry and serves on the BMS Executive Management Team, responsible for the overall leadership and growth of the company. Melinda is also an active member of IWIRC, ABI and NABT.
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Brian Soper | VP of Business Development

Brian Soper | Vice President of Corporate Restructuring

For nearly 10 years, Brian has overseen the development and expansion of BMS’s Corporate Restructuring team. Under his direction, he has streamlined account implementation procedures between BMS’s banking and client support teams, resulting in higher level service and improved case administration efficiency. Brian has directed the onboarding, management, and securitization of approximately four billion dollars in estate funds for public and privately held companies in such diverse sectors as energy, healthcare, manufacturing, financial services and retail. Clients rely on Brian for his consistent responsiveness and deft approach to identifying solutions to their various banking related needs. Brian serves on the BMS Executive Management Team, providing thought leadership and guidance on the company’s services geared towards corporate restructuring attorneys, fiduciaries, and receivers, as well as financial and turnaround advisors. Committed to supporting key industry organizations, he is a member of ABI, TMA, AIRA and NAFER.
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David Watkins - Vice Chairman Emeritus

David S. Watkins | Vice Chairman Emeritus

Dave started on the ground floor with BMS in 1987, when it was first created to address the needs of Chapter 7 trustees. He helped to develop the industry’s current service model, which is to provide full service and support at no charge to the trustee. Dave also masterminded such innovations as the integration of reporting with word processing and electronic banking. In 1994, he was appointed as an Associate Director to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees (NABT) and continues to be an active member of the association in that role.
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