Teresa Kohl
SSG Capital Advisors, LLC
Teresa Kohl
Managing Director
SSG Capital Advisors, LLC
What led you to a career in the deal-making industry?
I worked at companies experiencing financial and operational challenges and recognized that my negotiating and networking skills were a good fit for managing restructuring engagements and special situation investment banking.
How does diversity add value in the deal-making process?
Harnessing innate skills such as problem-solving, authenticity and a desire for positive outcomes creates value when the stakes are high.
The most memorable deal I worked on....
Deals involving sex toys, human trafficking or crazy characters are unforgettable, but tough deals that beat the odds are memorable.
Advice for achieving success in the industry....
Do really good work, network effectively, stay focused on the end game and whenever possible, take the road less traveled.


Teresa is responsible for originating and leading investment banking transactions, as well as managing SSG’s litigation advisory practice. She has completed over 100 restructuring matters including refinancing and sale transactions for middle market companies in bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court workouts. She serves on the Board of Directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute. She has served on the board and in leadership positions of the Turnaround Management Association where she was the first woman to lead TMA’s largest global chapter (New York City) as President and co-founded TMA Global’s Network of Women.

Location: SSG Capital Advisors, West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, United States.

Education: Bachelor of Science, Villanova University (Alpha Sigma Lambda).