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K EN C. J OHNSEN Salt Lake City, UT 84121 • email@example.com • Cell: (801) 859 2917 S ENIOR E XECUTIVE / I N-H OUSE G ENERAL C OUNSEL Exceptional Performance in Providing Visionary Leadership, Executive Operations Management & Representation of Multi-Faceted Legal Matters to Corporations. Juris Doctor – Yale Law School Versatile senior executive and attorney with extensive experience and history of success in directing operations and serving as the point person on difficult and/or ambitious projects for corporations, ranging from financings, complex bankruptcies, government guaranteed loans, government grants of $100M, trade cases, mediations, $2B contract negotiations, labor negotiations, human resources and pension, environmental and governmental efforts, turnarounds, and international transactions. Thrive on challenges, easily adapt to any given situation, and tenaciously do what it takes to overcome obstacles, move initiatives forward, and win. Known for a tireless work ethic, big picture thinking, creativity, intuition, emotional intelligence, and intellect. Exceptional leadership, strategic thinking, problem solving, presentation, and negotiation skills. Qualifications summary: Deal Structuring & Negotiations • Litigations, Mediations & Arbitrations • Company Diagnosis • Turnaround Corporate Finance • P&L and Operations Management • Strategic Vision • Human Resources • Health Care Law Corporate Compliance • Union Relations • Presentations • Government & Public Affairs • Investor, Shareholder & Banking Relations •Lobbying • Corporate Governance • Media Relations • Strategic Alliances & Partners • Team Building & Loyalty C A R E E R H I S T O R Y Oak Canyon Partners, LLC ■ Salt Lake City, UT Managing Director (2005-2009) / (2011-Present) Own and operate a business providing management consulting and legal services to troubled companies experiencing operational issues, lack of funding, inadequate management, and other challenges negatively impacting performance. Function in the capacity of General Counsel, President, and/or Director of client companies in diverse industries (computer hardware, agriculture, publishing, chemical, tire) providing leadership action recommendations that range from writing business plans, downsizing and upsizing, raising public and private funding, leading shareholder meetings, rationalizing product lines, facilitating product development, setting up business systems, hiring/firing personnel (including CEOs of companies with Board support), and structuring international deals (China, India, Morocco, etc.). Key Initiatives & Results: • Instrumental in the survival of an ailing computer hardware company for over a year and saving it from a hostile takeover by an outside debtor, resulting in multimillion dollar valuation and 90% ownership for client. • Renegotiated the sale of an entrepreneurial business from an original offer of $3.2M to $6.3M following a restatement of the company’s financial statements. • Assisted company in the development of a power plant (successfully permitted despite several political and legal hurdles) in central Utah. Parr Brown Gee & Loveless ■ Salt Lake City, UT Senior Shareholder (2009-2011) / Associate & Shareholder (1986-1991) Participated in litigation, contracting, SEC work, corporate governance work, corporate compliance, health care, human resources and other areas of practice. Represented and won every trial for clients experiencing a broad range of legal issues, including companies on the brink of bankruptcy or foreclosure. Utilized innovative tactics (media, politicians, creative language) in addition to traditional litigation tools to resolve cases. Key Initiatives & Results: • Served as outside general counsel for the largest provider of employee assistance programs and managed mental health care in the United States. • Represented client owing $11M on a failed property and successfully convinced bank to take the property without foreclosure or bankruptcy, thereby enabling client to keep his home and other businesses. • Successfully enabled a company severely behind on its payments due to economic downturns to stay in business by restructuring its payments. • Finessed the departure of a partner that was destroying a business for nearly half of what the partner could have claimed he was owed by client without any legal action or disruption to the business. Geneva Steel Company ■ Vineyard, Utah Chief Executive Officer, President & Director (2001-2005) Executive Vice President, Director, Secretary & General Counsel (1997-2001) Vice President, Secretary & General Counsel (1991-1992) / Manager, Special Projects (1991) Rapidly promoted at a $600M, 1700+ employee integrated steel mill company. Directed operating, engineering, finance, HR, purchasing, order fulfillment and legal functions. Worked on national trade cases and trade policy, national environmental policy, high-level environmental regulation, and foreign transactions and ventures with companies worldwide. Ken C. Johnsen Page 2 Geneva Steel Company – Continued: Closed securities and bond offerings, managed investment banking and commercial banking relations, and participated in SEC reporting and other disclosures. Participated in bank, investor, analyst, employee, and government meetings. Gave speeches and testimony before small and large groups and media (TV, radio, hearing rooms) on trade policy, environmental cleanup, technology, legal, public policy, legal argument, and other topics. Conducted work on all lending issues, including financial ratios, loan covenants, auditing, and reporting. Provided HR management of 1750 union and non-union employees. Directed operations and legal affairs during period of dynamic challenge associated with the company’s financial struggles, restructuring, bankruptcy filings, and prolonged liquidity crisis lasting several years. Demonstrated exceptional interpersonal and negotiation skills with all intermediaries ranging from major law firms and banks, corporations, Boards, international players, unions, auditors, international trading companies, Congressmen, Senators, and President Clinton. Served as primary legal advisor to Geneva executives and Board of Directors. Oversaw corporate compliance. Key Initiatives & Results: • Orchestrated emerging company from its first bankruptcy filing in 1999 and launching its trade war together with other domestic steel companies victimized by unfairly traded and subsidized imports from several countries around the world. • Saved share of $100M in legal fees by negotiating deal with fellow Yale Law grad and General Counsel of Bethlehem Steel for Geneva Steel to lend its name and political contacts to the trade war effort. • Appeared before International Trade Commission and met with Senators, Congressmen, U.S. Trade Representative, and President Clinton to gain government support for imposing stiff tariffs and other trade relief– the first step to filing a successful bankruptcy plan. • Originated plan for reengineering company’s overall financing to satisfy requirement for government loan under the Emergency Steel Loan Guarantee Act. Successfully lobbied for passage of Emergency Loan Guarantee Program before U.S. Congress that led to obtaining $110M federal loan guarantee enabling Geneva Steel to emerge from its first bankruptcy. • Achieved unprecedented recovery that exceeded expectations of both secured and unsecured lenders by four-fold ($140M) through skillfully managing Geneva’s liquidation over several years after demand for steel in the U.S. plummeted in 2002. • Secured $150M grant to build a cutting-edge iron making plant that would position Geneva as a low cost producer of steel in the industry. Conducted extensive lobbying and work with DOE in DC and West Virginia to secure grant. • Reduced costs 20% by revamping company’s purchasing function (rebidding, renegotiating, and/or consolidating contracts) and reduced property taxes to near zero through Utah County appeals process. • Lobbied incentive legislation through Utah state legislature worth several million dollars to Geneva. • Retained and managed outside legal work of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, Skadden Arps, Dewey Ballantine, Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, and other law firms with overall budget of $1M to $3M. • Managed legal affairs for company’s land and environmental issues in support of its award winning environmental program (including a $300M environmental cleanup program) and conducted legal work on $500M in sophisticated turnkey and cost-plus construction projects. • Reduced input costs by tens of millions by restructuring and renegotiating its vendor relationships (e.g., transportation, energy, lubricants, refractories), including a $2B rail transportation contract with Union Pacific (UP) Railroad that ensured Geneva’s rates would remain the same despite UP’s acquisition of its primary competitor. • Personally participated at the table in union negotiations against international union representatives and structured the best, “off-pattern” contract in the industry despite repeated union threats and complaints from competitors. Joy Global, Inc. ■ Milwaukee, WI Director (2001-2011) Selected by the Creditors’ Committee of a worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions to serve as Director upon its emergence from a Chapter 11 proceeding. In charge of overseeing the management of the company, selecting a new CEO, and setting up corporate governance plans. Contributed to monitoring financial systems and controls, and in selecting/hiring officers and directors and determining compensation plans as a member of the Compensation & Nominating Committee, and the Audit Committee. Visited company’s facilities in China, Canada, and across the U.S. Recommended to the Board that the company focus on aftermarket service and parts sales based on margins far greater than OEM sales, immediately move into China, start building infrastructure for Russia, India and Brazil, and execute acquisitions. Additional Experience (2007): Consultant/Investor – ISYS TECHNOLOGIES. Major shareholder in a company developing and selling modular computer systems. Participated in the company’s development and early-stage debt financing of new, cutting-edge cube technology. Worked with IP counsel and senior management. Early Career (1985-1986): Law Clerk – Judge Eugene F. Lynch, U.S. District Court for Northern California, San Francisco, CA. Selected by the Judge to assist in both motion and trial work, including drafting Court orders, opinions, and findings. Ken C. Johnsen Page 3 E D U C A T I O N • Juris Doctor – YALE LAW SCHOOL (1985) Editor, Yale Law Journal (1983-1985); Editor-in-Chief, Yale Journal on Regulation (1983-1985); Editor, Yale Law & Policy Review (1982-1983) • Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude), Finance – UTAH STATE UNIVERITY (1982) Utah State University College of Business Scholar of the Year (1982) First Security Bank Outstanding Finance Student (1981) • Executive Certificate of Global Management - Salt Lake Community College (2011) A D D I T I O N A L I N F O R M A T I O N • Publications – Note, Golden Parachutes & the Business Judgment Rule: Toward a Proper Standard of Review, 94 Yale L.J. 909 (1985) • Recognitions – Utah Business Magazine Outstanding Lawyer (2010); Zions Bank Up’n Comer Award (1992) • Teaching Experience – Lecturer in Legal Writing, Westminster College • Member – U.S. Commerce Department Industry, Sector Advisory Committee on Ferrous Ores and Metals (government appointed international trade advisor with top secret security clearance) • Member – American Iron & Steel Institute Committee on Government Relations (industry lobbyist) • General Counsel – Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club • Director – Utah Manufacturing Association • Trustee – The Children’s Center
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