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Sarah Frankel brings industry knowledge, relationships and a personal touch to the recruiting experience. Sarah established the525group to help companies identify the very best people for their teams while helping professionals find a team that plays to their strengths and supports their ambitions. The firm focuses exclusively on professionals in and from the corporate restructuring space and allows Sarah to serve her vast network of restructuring relationships nationwide.

Prior to creating the525group, Sarah spent more than a decade leading business development efforts for two premier claims and noticing firms. With an aptitude for connecting people to further their professional, and sometimes even personal goals, she grew a strong network of relationships with restructuring professionals nationwide. Sarah gained a reputation as a knowledgeable, energetic and reliable networking resource.

Sarah has held numerous board positions for both the Turnaround Management Association NextGen NY as well as the International Woman’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) NY Chapter. As the Networking Lead for the TMA NextGen NY, Sarah helped establish a legacy calendar of events, providing regular networking opportunities for NY area Turnaround professionals in the early stages of their career. During her tenure as Chair of IWIRC NY, Sarah was credited with helping lead the team that reinvigorated the stagnant network into the most active and fastest growing international chapter. Sarah was awarded the International Rising Star award for her efforts on the IWIRC board.

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Sarah Frankel Announced as Winner of the M&A Advisor’s 8th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards

Sarah Frankel has been selected as a recipient of the 2017 M&A Advisor’s Emerging Leaders Award. Winners were selected by an independent judging panel of distinguished business leaders and Sarah was chosen for her accomplishments and unique expertise in the restructuring space.

“I have dedicated my career to serving the needs of my colleagues and peers and to be recognized by them is humbling and a wonderful honor,” said Sarah. “The members of the 40 Under 40 and Emerging Leaders club of the last seven years is an incredible list and one I am thrilled to now be part of!”

“The Annual M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Awards was born as the 40 Under 40 Awards in the United States in 2010 to recognize and celebrate the achievements of young M&A, financing and turnaround professionals who had reached a significant level of success and made a notable contribution to their industry and community. With the expansion of the Emerging Leaders program to the United Kingdom and Europe in 2016, the 2017 US award winners join a truly global network of outstanding young professionals,” said David Fergusson, president and co-CEO of The M&A Advisor.

Sarah has previously been selected by the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation as their annual Rising Star. the525group, a restructuring focused recruiting firm founded and run by Sarah, was also recently named Best National Legal Recruiter by the National Law Journal.

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