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Our Team

Our team at Burke Advisory Services is made of professionals that specialize in the areas that will help you and your business overcome your business crisis. To learn more about our business advisory firm based in Troy, Michigan, we have provided some helpful information or feel free to reach out with any of your questions.

Kevin M. Burke, CTP

Kevin M. Burke is a Certified Turnaround Professional who has over 35 years of experience in business management, finance, real estate, and providing professional services in the Southeastern Michigan area and is a member in good standing of the internationally recognized Turnaround Management Association.

Kevin has spent over fifteen years in commercial banking/lending. As a member of Senior Management, he has directed Special Assets Groups and construction lending departments at two commercial banks. This is accompanied by expertise in commercial credit, loan review, and loan operations. Mr. Burke has managed several privately-owned companies. His experience includes sales organizations, distribution companies, real estate organizations, multi-generational family businesses, manufacturing, and service concerns. As a licensed real estate broker, he has bought and sold over 400 individual pieces of real estate. Additionally, he has experience in land development, hotel, industrial, residential, commercial, and multi-family properties. Kevin began his career at Michigan National Bank (Bank of America) after graduating from the Villanova School of Business, at Villanova University in Philadelphia, PA. Whether representing an entrepreneur, a court, shareholders, a lender, arranging financing or running a corporation, Kevin Burke’s business career has afforded him the opportunity to gain a wealth of diverse knowledge that has resulted in an extensive skill set. Mr. Burke’s professional management consulting firm, “Burke Advisory Services” maintains a network of many professionals and analysts that are brought to bear on various engagements and situations as they occur. To download full bio, click here: Kevin Burke Bio.

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Jeff Chaffin, Executive Director

Jeff has more than 30 years as an executive in both privately held and publicly traded companies. Throughout his career, Jeff has held leadership positions in operations, sales, finance/accounting, human resources, and organizational development. As a management consultant, he has consistently developed organizations that exceed the expectations of owners. Industries served include distribution, automotive manufacturing, tool and die, logistics, greenhouse operations, printing, staffing, and engineering services. Jeff’s primary focus is growth strategy, development, and implementation, exit and succession planning, merger and acquisition advisory and corporate turnarounds. His experience in various corporate settings combined with his extensive training in executive coaching enables Jeff to provide holistic and real solutions to owners in achieving their goals. Jeff has also successfully started and operated five companies on his own. His accomplishments as a business consultant include guiding a company to Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 500 List” and guiding another company to the “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” listing. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting degree from Michigan State University. He is also certified as a Professional Business Coach and has extensive training in exit and succession planning.

Jay Turner, Managing Director

Mr. Turner has been involved in numerous businesses over the past 30 years. He has acquired or started more than a dozen operating companies and has consulted for numerous others. Jay is known for taking an intense and personal involvement in all his businesses and assignments. Mr. Turner has been directly responsible for the development, construction, management and disposition of over 7,000 residential units and 1,400,000 square feet of commercial property. He attributes his early “credit” and “commercial banking” experiences for laying a solid foundation; skills Mr. Turner continues to rely on today.

His primary focus with Burke Advisory is Receivership Services and commercial real estate site development. He is a member of the Turnaround Management Association and has been and remains active on numerous for-profit and not-for-profit boards. He resides in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan with his wife Jennifer.

Sean T. Burke, Director of Retail Turnaround

Sean is a 25-year real estate industry veteran. As a professional leasing adviser Sean has worked with landlords and retailers providing a unique host of services that ranged from market planning, strategic market analysis, site selection, project merchandising, tenant procurement and deal negotiation. Mr. Burke has worked on projects across the U.S.

Prior to starting his own firm, S.T. Burke Retail Partners, Sean served as senior vice president of leasing at Bedrock Real Estate Services, working with the Bedrock team to continue to attract office tenants and “distinct and significant retail to downtown Detroit. Before joining Bedrock, Burke was vice president of Philadelphia-based McDevitt Co., a retail consulting firm specializing in helping industry-leading lifestyle retailers and emerging concepts to develop and execute regional, national and international expansion plans. At McDevitt, which also has offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, Amsterdam and London, Burke oversaw strategic planning and new store development in the eastern U.S., Europe and Canada for retailers including Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, Terrain, Steven Alan, Carhartt, Calypso St. Barth and Paper Source. Prior to joining McDevitt, he was senior director of real estate for DSW Shoes, responsible for new store development and strategic planning in the northeast U.S. He also worked as regional real estate director for Gap Inc.’s mid-Atlantic office where he oversaw all components of real estate operations and new store development for Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic.

Sean holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance and accounting from the Villanova School of Business at Villanova University.

David Welke, CPA

Mr. Welke has been providing consultative business services for over 25 years. He is a Certified Public Accountant and specializes in financial management and restructuring. David’s experience is quite varied in that he has provided services for organizations in the commercial contracting, real estate development, asset management, agricultural commodity processing, production, trading and distribution industries. He has provided CFO, accounting and systems integration services for those clients.

Financial restructuring and federal bankruptcy administration are among David’s skills. Mr. Welke has been associated with small private concerns as well as large multi-national conglomerates. He graduated from the University of Tennessee and has a Michigan real estate license.

Dan Simmons, Accounting/Bookkeeping Advisor

Dan works very closely with our clients, helping them to clean-up and reconfigure their accounting system and ensuring that all activity is clearly reflected in all of the financial statements. He is responsible for analyzing and restructuring our client’s financial records as well as working on the financial assessments that go out to our clients. Mr. Simmons has a degree in business administration, majoring in accounting from Western Michigan University. For the past 2 years, Dan has worked closely with a Metro Detroit CPA firm handling the bookkeeping needs of approximately 50 of their clients.

He is very knowledgeable with QuickBooks software and has assisted many new companies with the formation of their businesses and filing requirements. Dan is a member of the National Society of Accountants and is experienced in analyzing financial statements, tax planning, financial reporting, budgets, corporate tax, strategic planning and business strategy. Dan resides in Ferndale, Michigan.