Corporate and Special Project Testimonials

Fred and I worked very closely together at one of the top turnaround consulting firms in the country in the 1990’s. We worked on two major bank reviews where our client was in default and we assisted them in vetting their business plans and getting appropriate financing. In addition, we worked together for the bankruptcy examiner to provide extremely detailed litigation support for the Phar Mor case that was over a $500M fraud, We worked in tandem with attorneys to evaluate the financial aspects of this case and help the Examiner to determine how the fraud was perpetrated. 
Fred is dedicated to his clients; and is thorough, dependable, ethical and honest. Fred can be counted on to methodically play a key role in helping businesses to grow and improve their financial position.

Jason Winters
Principal at Plante Moran

Fred and I worked together on the wind down of a long time family business. He has excellent knowledge of creditor issues, a keen ability to analyze financial information and the projected cash flows, determine scenarios, was helpful with negotiations with creditors, and maintained an excellent relationship with the client. We were able to work together cooperatively and with mutual trust. I would not hesitate to recommend Fred to others as a business consultant.

Julie Teicher
Shareholder at Erman Teicher Miller Zucker & Freedman, P.C.

Fred and I have known each other for approximately 15 years. I have personally witnessed Fred stepping into a difficult family business situation and navigating the issues in a very professional, pragmatic and trustworthy manner. I knew Fred during the time that he was the emergency manager of the city of Pontiac and observed the professional manner in which he handled some very difficult political and financial issues. Fred is able to manage, team up and work with other professionals in a highly effective manner. He is a great resource and person to partner with.

Stewart Weiner
Shareholder at Maddin Hauser

I had the pleasure and benefit of Fred’s counsel on a number of occasions throughout my career as a workout banker. He brings an immediate and lasting impact to situations that are stressed and in need of intervention. His focus is on becoming cash flow positive as quickly as possible while also assessing his client’s viability. The veteran of countless such engagements, he is a calming voice for both client and bank as they work together toward an amicable resolution.

Bryan Ford
Managing Director at DWH, LLC (DWH)

Fred offers a tremendous service to small and medium-sized businesses that need affordable, experienced business consulting advice. Unlike many other consultants, Fred can provide practical solutions without putting additional financial stress on small businesses.

Doug Bernstein
Plunkett Cooney-Practice Group Leader-Banking, Bankruptcy and Creditors’​ Rights

Fred is able to focus his considerable business acumen and analytical expertise on pressing management issues and turnaround engagements in the government, private business and non-profit arenas. Fred has a talent for uncovering the root causes of organizational issues and developing and implementing comprehensive turnaround strategies while working hard to protect the interests of stakeholders. I highly recommend Fred Leeb for turnarounds and profitability improvements.

Bob Echlin
Experienced Executive and Business Consultant

I have worked with Fred in multiple capacities over the years. He’s extremely thorough and analytical. We’ve made some hard decisions together and I admire his decision-making ability.

Jonathan B. Frank
Of Counsel at Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller, PC

I had the privilege of working with Fred on a business turnaround assignment recently. Fred was particularly adept at defining the root cause of business downturn and providing sage advice on potential solutions. His use of Excel to show management “what if” scenarios to guide decision making was very impressive. I would highly recommend Fred if your business is facing challenges that need quick effective solutions.

Jim Jordan
Principal – 4 North Associates

Fred was great to work with. He had a client that needed growth capital back in 2008, which was a very tough time for any kind of banking activity. Fred worked with the client to set reasonable expectations and get the needed documents. Working together with Leeb Partners was a very rewarding experience for all of us.

Daniel Smale
Specialty Investment Banking

We worked together with Fred Leeb for nine months in 2012 to bring a major new real estate development and business venture to Michigan. This project was designed to add hundreds of good jobs for the community. Fred was an excellent advocate and an extremely effective negotiator and team leader. He helped us design careful new strategies, and provided many insights to try to protect us against potential pitfalls along the way. Fred was extremely trustworthy and was straightforward and honest with us in analyzing every aspect as developments occurred. He always communicated with us very promptly and clearly. I would highly recommend Fred Leeb for leading any business venture.

Steve Apostolopoulos
Board Member at Triple Group of Companies

I have worked with Fred Leeb for many years, both as a partner at Clark Hill and subsequently. He achieves outstanding results and is a man of principal.

John Burns
John Burns, Arbitrator