Business Leaders Form Advisory Firm in Southfield


SOUTHFIELD — Three of the area’s top financial consultants, have founded Alderney Advisors —  a Southfield-based firm specializing in management consulting, supply risk management, interim management, debtor/creditor representation, and related areas.

Alderney Advisors’ firm principals bring nearly 75 years of collective and extensive experience, which includes:

Kriss Andrews, who most recently was a program management director and later as chief operating officer for the city of Detroit, managing operations and preparing the city for significant restructuring in collaboration with Mayor Dave Bing. Previously, he served as executive vice president and CFO at Energy Conversion Devices; senior managing director for the North American Automotive Practice of International Business Advisory Firm, BBK, Ltd.; vice president of finance/chief financial officer and director of financial planner for two of GATX Corporation’s largest subsidiaries.

Alicia Masse has served as Midwest restructuring leader, St. Louis transaction advisory services market leader, Michigan transaction advisory services market leader, and global automotive supplier risk network leader for EY. Prior to  EY, she was managing director for BBK Ltd.and served with Ford Motor Credit as North American finance operations manager. She started her career at Arthur Andersen.

Greg Coppola, who served with Energy Conversion Devises, first as senior vice president of finance and Treasury and later as trust administrator for the Energy Conversion Devices Liquidation Trust. Previously, he was a managing director At BBK; served with JPMorgan Chase as first vice president, segment manager, commercial bank professional development and vice president/division head, middle market commercial banking. Earlier in his career  Coppola served as loan officer for Bank One.

“Alicia, Greg and I have worked together extensively in the past in other capacities and have looked forward to reuniting for this new endeavor,” said Andrews. “Uncertain economic times bring a range of challenges for companies of all types. Experience and innovation are vital in navigating toward the right solutions. It is a role we take very seriously.”

The firm is located in One Town Center, Suite 1870.