Gilbert A. Herrera
J. Finley Biggerstaff
Harvey H. Cody III
Gilbert A. Herrera founded Herrera Partners in 1992, a private investment banking firm that provides acquisition advisory services including allocation of purchase price and fairness opinions, SEC and FASB compliance services, impairment studies and valuations to our corporate clients; damage, proximate cause and expert testimony services to our legal clientele and restructuring services including the sale/disposition of non-core assets as part of debt restructuring and pre-packaged plans. He formerly served as director of Coopers & Lybrand's Southwest region corporate finance group. Previously, he was the senior investment banker for Underwood, Neuhaus & Co.
Mr. Herrera graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1978, where he is a member of the Dean's Council for the McCombs School of Business and Executive Committee of the Chancellor's Council of the University of Texas System. By appointment of the Texas Supreme Court, he served two terms as a member of the Commission for Lawyer Discipline from 1993 to 1999 and Chaired their Budget Committee. In 2001, Mr. Herrera was appointed by Governor Rick Perry as Chairman of the General Services Commission and its transition to the Texas Building and Procurement Commission. Mr. Herrera currently serves as Chairman of the Rebuild Houston Advisory committee, whose role is to advise the City on project prioritization, project selection, process methodology and community outreach regarding the dedicated drainage a nd street renewal fund; Immediate-Past Chairman of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the largest Hispanic business-oriented, membership organization in the country; and Vice Chairman of the Business and Financial Affairs committee of the Development Board for the University of Texas Medical Branch. He is a past President of the Houston Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association, the leading education and advocacy group dedicated to the corporate renewal industry.
In 1995, he received the Outstanding Young Texas-Ex award from the Ex-Students' Association and previously served on the University of Texas at Austin's Commission of 125, Planning for the Future. In 2008, he received the Chairman's Award for Distinguished Service to the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and in 2013 was named a Chairman Emeritus. He has authored numerous articles and publications on the financial industry and has spoken at numerous conferences and forums on various topics including debt restructuring, operational turnarounds, bankruptcy and financing alternatives.