Robyn Forman Pollack
Founder and Principal
Robyn Forman Pollack, Esquire, is a gender diversity and inclusion consultant and speaker who creates value, provides support and empowers organizations and professional women in the journey toward workplace equality by providing customized gender diversity services. Robyn has been actively involved in gender diversity issues for over fifteen years and has developed a variety of networking opportunities for women. She has lectured extensively on issues of women’s networking and leadership, and created and currently co-chairs the Turnaround Management Association’s Global Network of Women Committee. Robyn has also been a corporate restructuring attorney for almost twenty years, and has been instrumental in maximizing value for businesses in a range of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, food service and financial services. Robyn is a board member of Girls on the Run of Montgomery and Delaware Counties, PA, serves on the Envestnet Institute on Campus (EIOC) Women in Wealth Management leadership team, is on the Steering Committee of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference where she was a former chairperson, is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Forum of Executive Women, and the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Philadelphia Bar Associations where she serves on the Women in the Profession Committee. Robyn is also an adjunct professor of law at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. Robyn earned a B.A. from Temple University, summa cum laude and a J.D. from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, cum laude.
Teresa C. Kohl
Teresa C. Kohl is a knowledgeable investment banking professional with over 15 years of experience specializing in crisis management and turnaround advisory. She has completed over 75 restructuring matters including refinancing and sale transactions for middle market companies in reorganization proceedings and out-of-court workouts. Prior to her transition to investment banking, she led financial and operational engagements at two leading financial advisory firms. Teresa has spoken extensively on women’s leadership issues at numerous events, and created and co-chaired the Turnaround Management Associations’ Global Network of Women Committee for three years. Teresa is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute Board of Directors, a member of the Association for Corporate Growth, the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors and the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation. She is very active in the Turnaround Management Association having served on the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia chapter and as a Director and Vice President of Programming for the New York City chapter, where she was the first woman to lead TMA’s largest global chapter as President. Teresa earned a B.S. from Villanova University, where she was a member of the Alpha Sigma Lambda honor society.
Jennifer A. Rabinowitz
Jennifer A. Rabinowitz is an award-winning business development officer for a top, global financial institution in New York City and has held senior level sales positions at national asset-based lending and factoring organizations. With 25 years of sales and marketing experience, and extensive event planning experience, she finds creative and impactful ways to open doors, build relationships and create corporate growth. Before her career in banking and financial services, Jennifer spent over a decade in the advertising, marketing and public relations arena. Jennifer is an active member of the Commercial Finance Association, Association for Corporate Growth and the Turnaround Management Association, for which she served on the Board of Directors as Vice President of Programming for the New York City chapter. She has penned 10 editions of her popular dining guide, “Jen’s Little Black Book.” Jennifer earned a B.A. in Psychology and Religion from Emory University in Atlanta, GA.
Krista Alexon is a student at Auburn University pursing a degree in Finance with a minor in Technical and Professional Writing. Through her summer work as a Financial Analyst in Commercial Banking at Wells Fargo Corporation, and in conjunction with her finance experience in a large logistics corporation and a small real estate business, Krista has developed substantial problem solving, teamwork collaboration and customer service skills. Krista utilizes these skills to collaborate with senior leaders, while contributing her abilities, perspectives, and experience to address key business issues.
Morgan Schwartz is a senior at the Pennsylvania State University, majoring in public relations and minoring in international studies. She plans to attend law school upon graduation. Through her summer work as a legal assistant at a law firm, Morgan has developed an increased understanding of the law and cultivated significant problem solving and communication skills. Morgan has demonstrated substantial leadership capability in her role as the past president of the Epsilon Alpha Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi at Penn State, where she led a group of over 190 women and learned how to collaborate with an executive board to make important decisions, resolve disputes and represent her chapter proudly in the Greek community. Morgan brings a unique combination of excellent research, organization and social media skills to the Trellis Team and will be instrumental in increasing Trellis’ exposure and profile in target industries.