Cotton Board of Directors

Neil Augustine
Senior Managing Director, Co-Head of North America Debt Advisory and Restructuring, Rothschild Inc.

Mr. Augustine is a member of Rothschild North America Leadership Committee and co-chairs its Client Committee.  Over the last 21 years, Mr. Augustine’s transactions experience has ranged from out-of-court restructurings to in-court insolvencies in the U.S., Europe, Canada, and Mexico.  His merger and acquisition experience includes troubled company buyside and sellside assignments, as well as special committee representations.  On the financing front, Mr. Augustine’s expertise includes: debtor-in-possession financings, secured bank debt, exit financing, second lien loans, convertible notes, rights offerings, and preferred stock investments.

Prior to joining Rothschild, Mr. Augustine was the Group Portfolio Manager for the Distressed Debt Group of Morgens, Waterfall, Vintiadis & Company Inc. (“MWV”). Previously, Mr. Augustine was the Director of Distressed Debt Research at Lehman Brothers, Inc. and was the Director of Research at Whippoorwill Associates, Inc.

Mr. Augustine began his career at Chemical Bank and prior to entering the principal business, he was one of the founding members of The Blackstone Group’s Restructuring and Reorganization Financial Advisory Department.

Mr. Augustine holds a BA degree and an MBA from the University of Rochester.




Oct. 20, 2016
Growth Trend Continues Across Cotton
Cotton is pleased to announce the addition of three new managers to support company operations across the Roofing, Logistics, and Culinary specialized divisions.

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Sept. 21, 2016
Cotton Risk Manager to Present a Lineup of Sessions at RIMS 2017
Cotton Holdings Inc., a RIMS member, has been chosen to present four sessions at the 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Philadelphia, PA.

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Sept, 2016
Article by Lance J. Ewing: Appealing to Fear
Insurance company defense teams must plan ahead to overcome plaintiff attorneys who use scare tactics to sway juries.

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Aug 31, 2016
Cotton Holdings Expands Leadership Team
Cotton Holdings, Inc. is pleased to announce Jeff Erler and Keith Benton have joined the Company as General Counsel and Health, Safety and Environmental ("HSE") Director, respectively.

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Aug 17, 2016
School Board Declares Emergency, Hires Cotton Global Disaster Solutions to Begin the Clean-Up Operations
A disaster clean-up company has been hired by the Tangipahoa Parish School Board to begin operations immediately to get Amite West Side Middle Magnet School suitable for the resumption of classes.

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