Meet the Board of Directors.

Michael Wyse

Michael Wyse

Chairman

Michael is a seasoned restructuring professional with extensive experience in the areas of corporate debt, mergers and acquisitions, financial operations, stakeholder management, and operational restructurings. He received his Bachelor of Science and master’s in accounting at St. Bonaventure University. Since then, he has had more than 20 years of experience as a senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, director at Zolfo Cooper LLC, vice president at Great American Group, and executive director at Donlin Recano & Co.

In his current role as a managing partner at Wyse Advisors, a boutique firm focused on distress/special situations, Michael provides his expertise through advisory, C-Level positions or sitting on boards. Michael has experience across all shapes and sizes of industries, ranging in revenues from $10 million to $20 billion.

Michael Buckley

Michael Buckley

Board Member, Vice-Chair

Michael retired in June 2018 after a 36-year career in financial services. From October 1996 to June 2018, he worked for Delaware Investments/Macquarie Investment Management as senior vice president and head of municipal credit research. He was head of the company’s municipal research operations, managing a team of seven research analysts, covering over $10 billion in municipal bonds under management. He was also responsible for sector analysis of continuing care retirement communities, nursing facilities, land secured/special assessments, and workouts. Before joining Macquarie Investment Management, which includes the former Delaware Investments, he was vice president and senior municipal analyst for T. Rowe Price for eight years.

Michael received a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in environmental design from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts and a member of the Society of Municipal Analysts. Michael is actively involved in several Philadelphia-area charities, including the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation, Johnson Historic House, the Pennsylvania Prison Society, and the Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Tim Belton

Board Member

Tim was born and raised in Houston. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration at The University of Texas Austin, and received his Master in Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. He is also a Certified Turnaround Professional.

Tim currently serves as Chairman and CEO of ZeoGas, LLC, development stage company whose debut project is a large scale natural gas to methanol plant in Port Arthur, Texas. Tim has served as the Chief Operating Officer of a publicly traded engineering company and both a restructuring advisor and Chief Executive Officer of several private companies. Tim began his career with nearly 10 years with then Andersen Consulting, now Accenture. He has also helped several not-for-profits establish sustainable operating plans and financial discipline. Tim is very active in the professional ethics, leading the Business Ethics Forum for the last 20 years and serving as a trustee for the Texas Center for Legal Ethics from to 2016-2021, as well as its Treasurer and Chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee. Tim and Elisabeth, his wife of 31 years, have raised their four children here in Houston.