BlackBriar and Greater Yield Form Strategic Alliance

Alliance Creates Unique Operational and Financial Solutions Targeted at Middle Market Companies

DALLAS—April 20, 2012—BlackBriar Advisors LLC and Greater Yield, Ltd. announce they have formed a strategic alliance to leverage their individual capabilities and offer clients turnkey solutions for financial and performance improvement. BlackBriar is a business renewal and acceleration firm. Greater Yield provides customized enterprise operational transformation solutions. As leaders in their respective spheres, both companies’ professionals have delivered cost-effective solutions for small- to mid-sized companies across the globe.

According to Debbie Womack, founding principal of Greater Yield, “the team of operations professionals at Greater Yield has spent decades devising and delivering innovative, effective and long-term solutions for organizations in need of performance improvement. Combining our operations and technology team with BlackBriar’s financial professionals—who have a track record of success in financial leadership, financing and capital structuring capabilities—enables both firms to deliver a unique business solution not previously available to the mid-market segment.”

Bob Schleizer, managing partner and founder of BlackBriar Advisors, says, “With experience spanning several industries and across domestic and international markets, BlackBriar’s partners work with clients to understand and clarify financial and operational challenges, develop action plans and implement solutions to improve financial performance. By partnering with Greater Yield, we now offer complementary operational and technology capabilities that will enhance our clients’ ability to immediately access operational expertise to improve financial and operating performance. We see tremendous benefits to our clients in completing acquisition due diligence, operational and systems integration, and organizational restructuring by utilizing a team of professionals with experience in all aspects of performance improvement.”

Jim T. Taylor, principal of Greater Yield, says both companies also bring a depth of skill sets from a variety of industries worldwide, and have created a business model that focuses on senior-level talent with real-world experience in running a company. “Unlike other consulting firms that rely on teams of people with theoretical knowledge, all the staff at Greater Yield and BlackBriar has a minimum of two decades of executive management experience,” said Taylor. “Our ability to understand what it feels like to be in the shoes of the CEO, COO and CFO makes the Greater Yield / BlackBriar team a unique resource for executives managing change in their organization.”

What’s more, Schleizer says the two organizations share the philosophy of a “roll-up-your-sleeves / hands-on approach” that effects immediate change while developing a customized, long-term strategic plan. “A critical component of our combined successes is the transfer of knowledge to key client management teams that ensures the ongoing success of the newly transformed organization. We not only help get companies back to good financial and operational health, we make sure they know how to keep it that way,” he said.

Most importantly, Womack said “it is this hands-on executive-level thinking and expertise that delivers a unique solution to this market segment.” Taylor added, “We do more than the typical 3-to-4 month program designed to stop the bleeding. Our team of executives partners with our clients to pinpoint problems, then implements tailored, time-proven solutions that quickly and positively impact thorny management and financial issues to put the companies back on track.”

About Greater Yield
Greater Yield provides innovative performance-improvement solutions for critical and complex business issues. A woman- and veteran-owned company, Greater Yield offers senior-level experts who work with organizations as trusted partners who empower ROI-driven changes, transfer knowledge and deliver measurable outcomes enterprise-wide.