Jirsch Sutherland strengthens firm with two newly appointed equity Partner
Specialist insolvency and business turnaround firm Jirsch Sutherland has bolstered its team of equity Partners, with the promotion of Perth-based Jimmy Trpcevski and Brisbane-based Chris Baskerville, bringing the firm’s national tally to nine.
“Jimmy and Chris are experienced trustees and liquidators who each have enormous experience working on corporate and personal insolvency matters,” says National Managing Partner Bradd Morelli. “We’re delighted to welcome them both as Jirsch Sutherland’s newest equity Partners during this exciting growth phase for the firm.”
Since joining in 2005 and 2014 respectively, Trpcevski and Baskerville have proven to be respected insolvency practitioners and leaders within the firm and among peers, clients and referral networks.
“Between them, they have managed and been appointed to a number of large and complex external administrations across a diverse range of industries and jurisdictions,” Morelli explains. “But it’s their vision for the firm’s future, coupled with their commitment to providing solutions for matters they handle, that makes them such valued members of our firm.
“We really are thrilled that Chris and Jimmy envision their future with Jirsch Sutherland. It’s wonderful to see great home-grown talent coming through the ranks.”
Steering the business into the next phase
Trpcevski, who works in Jirsch Sutherland’s WA division, WA Insolvency Solutions, has over 15 years’ experience dealing with all types of corporate and personal insolvencies. He has been appointed external Administrator of a number of complex cases including Mias Bakery Pty Ltd (Perth bakery), Scarborough Beach Bar (Perth bar/restaurant), Driconeq Australia Pty Ltd (drill manufacturing) and Eastern Guruma Pty Ltd (indigenous labour hire and civil construction group).
“Working as an insolvency practitioner is incredibly rewarding when you provide the right advice that’s tailored to the specific situation and ensuring everyone – from stakeholders to referrers – is well informed before they make the ultimate decision on their financial future,” he explains.
“This is an exciting time to be part of the group and help steer the business into the next phase.”
Baskerville has 15 years’ experience working with companies, corporations and organisations of all sizes – from single-director businesses, SMEs with less than five employees, multi-company groups, to large, mid and small companies. Previous engagements include being appointed Administrator and Deed Administrator of Rubicor Group Limited (labour hire and recruitment) and liquidator of Metro Builders (construction).
“The joy I get is helping companies avoid liquidation and individual avoiding bankruptcy,” says Baskerville. “These people put their financial future in your hand, and it’s an incredible feeling to help steer them in the right direction.
“It’s a great honour to be appointed a Jirsch Sutherland equity Partner and I look forward to continuing my role within the firm.”
About Jirsch Sutherland
Established in 1984, Jirsch Sutherland is one of Australia’s leading national independent insolvency specialists. The Jirsch Sutherland team works closely with small and mid-size accounting, finance and legal firms – and their clients – to provide a wide range of expert corporate and personal insolvency services including liquidations, voluntary administrations, receiverships and bankruptcy.
With head offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Newcastle and Perth, supported by a network of regional offices, Jirsch Sutherland’s national reach combined with a local presence underpins the company’s ongoing.
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