Catalin Diaconu, CIRA

High Ridge Partners, LLC


Catalin Diaconu is a financial consultant with High Ridge Partners, where he specializes in turnaround, restructuring and insolvency advisory for the middle-market. Mr. Diaconu has hands-on experience in corporate and crisis management including operations, financial and cash flow forecasting, bank reporting and inventory management. Mr. Diaconu has worked extensively on assignments for the benefit of creditors (ABC’s), Chapter 11 bankruptcies, receiverships, and interim management.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining High Ridge partners in 2018, Mr. Diaconu worked in Assurance services at Plante Moran PLLC, where he specialized in planning and executing Internal/External Audits, Reviews and Due Diligence for middle-market clients. Mr. Diaconu gained significant industry experience in Manufacturing & Distribution, Private Equity, Insurance and Financial Institutions. He also worked closely on Commercial and Residential Loan Reviews for mid to large size banking institutions. Prior to his career in public accounting, Mr. Diaconu was a Senior Accountant/ Acting Controller at a mid-size Manufacturing & Distribution company where he oversaw all aspects of the accounting department including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Billing and Staff Accountants.

Education and Professional Associations 

Mr. Diaconu received dual degrees as a Master of Science in Accounting and Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance from the Liautaud Graduate School of Business at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2016. Mr. Diaconu also received his Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Florida in 2008.

Mr. Diaconu is a member of the Illinois CPA Society, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Turnaround Management Association (TMA), Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA) and the Secured Financial Network (SFNet, f.k.a. CFA). He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA).


About AIRA

AIRA is a nonprofit professional association serving the bankruptcy, restructuring and turnaround practice area. AIRA's membership consists of accountants, financial advisors, investment bankers, attorneys, workout consultants, trustees, and others in the field of business turnaround, restructuring and bankruptcy. AIRA members are among the most trusted and sought-after professionals in matters dealing with limited capital resources and deteriorating operating performance.

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