Areas of Expertise

  • Bankruptcy Proceedings
  • Borrower & Lender Advisory
  • Crisis Management
  • CRO
  • Due Diligence
  • Enterprise Improvement
  • Financial Advisor
  • Interim Management
  • Liquidating Agent
  • Merger Integration
  • Plan Administrator
  • Section 363 Sale
  • Senior Lender Advisory
  • Trustee
  • Turnarounds / Restructurings


  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Hotels & Resorts
  • International Restructurings
  • Logistics / Wholesale
  • Light & Heavy Manufacturing
  • Metals / Mining
  • Retail Energy
  • Tax Free Bond Issuances
  • Trucking / Logistics


  • BS Lehigh University 
  • MBA Wake Forest University 


  • CTP
  • CIRA


  • 6 Years with Firm
  • 23 Years of Relevant Experience


Tom Buck is a crisis management professional with over 20 years of experience advising distressed businesses in a wide variety of industries. His restructuring acumen includes operational turnarounds, financial restructurings, divestiture transactions, merger integration, enterprise improvement and orderly liquidations.

Tom has performed many debtor and creditor roles within the bankruptcy process, including such cases as Transit Group, Inc., Parmalat USA Corp., Best Manufacturing Group LLC, North Oakland Medical Centers, Autobacs Strauss, Consolidated Horticulture Group, Qualteq, Inc., KidsPeace Corp., Saint Michaels Medical Center, Inc., Lombard Public Facilities Corporation, Great Eastern Energy, Agera Energy, Buckingham Senior Living, and Volunteer Energy. He can perform financial advisory, interim management, and CRO roles for distressed companies. His experience managing the complex dynamics across the stakeholder spectrum has resulted in many innovative and consensual solutions.

Prior to joining B. Riley Advisory Services (formerly GlassRatner) in 2018, Tom was a restructuring advisor at Glass & Associates, Huron Consulting and a Principal at EisnerAmper. Before his restructuring career, he spent approximately 9 years in industry (extruded polymers), in a variety of roles including manufacturing operations, marketing, and executive management. He has worked directly or managed consulting engagements in many industries, including chemicals/plastics, textiles, automotive, heavy and light industrial manufacturing, tax-free bonds (range of industries), healthcare services (hospital/SNF/CCRC), credit cards, transportation and logistics, engineering and construction, food processing, metals/mining, fertilizer processing, personal care products, dairy, steel, outdoor retailing, industrial rental equipment, hospitality, vending, and retail energy.

Tom has a BS from Lehigh University and an MBA from Wake Forest University and hold the CTP and CIRA designations.

B. Riley Advisory Services works with lenders, law firms, private equity sponsors and companies of all types. Our Advisory Services are a unique mix of Valuation and Appraisal Services including asset-based lending (ABL) Valuations; Restructuring and Turnaround Management; Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support; Operations Management; Compliance, Risk & Resilience Services; and Transaction Support Services including Due Diligence and Quality of Earnings Reviews. B. Riley Advisory Services is the trade name for GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group, LLC, Great American Group Advisory & Valuation Services, LLC, Great American Group Machinery & Equipment, LLC, and Great American Group Intellectual Property Advisors, LLC.