At Cordes & Company, our financial and management professionals provide prompt and expert support for businesses in transition, litigation and distress – as well as their local and national lenders. Edward B. Cordes is the founder and a managing director of the firm.
Using his broad based experience, he is often called upon to assess business condition and assist in the foundation of a strategy to resolve financial and management issues in both financially stressed and quarreling partner situations.
For 35 years, Ed has provided forensic accounting, economic damage determinations, restructuring strategies, and business valuation services in loan workouts, bankruptcies, insurance claim disputes, and civil and marital litigation.
Over the course of his career, Ed has been appointed as trustee or receiver in well over 400 court actions. He reviews and contributes his expertise to each representation that the firm accepts. He serves as an expert witness in court and arbitration proceedings.
Before founding Cordes & Company in 1983, Ed was a manager within the private business advisory group of national accounting giant Ernst & Young. He also worked at Cooperative Service Company, where he gained a special depth of experience within the agriculture business sector. He is the product of an agricultural family and community and he operates a farm in eastern Colorado.
Ed has served on the board of Guaranty Bancorp, a publicly held Denver based bank holding company, since 2004, previously chairing the audit committee and now serving as Chairman of the board and of the risk committee. He is also the owner and president of Cordes & Company Financial Services, a separate entity that acquires troubled assets.
Ed holds a master’s degree in accountancy from the University of Nebraska and an undergraduate degree in business administration from Colorado State University.
Ed is a certified public accountant, a certified fraud examiner and a certified valuation analyst. He is past national chairman of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.
Because of his vast experience with distressed businesses, Ed is a popular speaker before audiences who deal with these issues. Most recently, he addressed the Property Managers Conference and Expo, the Turnaround Management Association, and the Colorado Bar Association.
Ed is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the National Association of Forensic Economics, the Colorado Society of CPAs, the Turnaround Management Association, and the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors.