The Turnaround of the Year Award was presented to Fred Leeb &
Associates for its work to orchestrate the successful turnaround
of Starfish Family Services located in Inkster, Michigan. The
turnaround team consisted of: Fred P. Leeb, Fred Leeb & Associates, LLC-- Starfish Interim CEO and Geni Giannotti, Fred Leeb & Associates, LLC-- Starfish Interim COO
Fred Leeb said, "It is extremely fulfilling
periodically to take on a challenge that not only helps business
but also helps the community where the needs are greatest."
Bill Mitchell, the Starfish Chairman of the Board, said, "We could
not be happier with the results achieved in such a relatively short
time.... Our relationship with our bank is excellent. Our
relationship with the various government agencies that fund our
operations has greatly improved as our financial condition has
improved. Our auditors are happy with the turnaround.... You
were a true partner with the Board and we are very grateful. I
can recommend you without reservation...."