Brian Soper of Stretto Recognized in 10th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards

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IRVINE, Calif., June 10, 2019 – The M&A Advisor has selected Brian Soper of Stretto, a market-leading bankruptcy-technology services firm, as a winner in its 2019 Emerging Leaders Awards.  Soper, who serves as managing director at Stretto, was chosen for his accomplishments and expertise from a pool of nominees by an independent judging panel of distinguished business leaders.  Renowned globally for its recognition of leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals, The M&A Advisor created this awards program to promote mentorship and professional development among emerging business leaders.

“The Annual M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Awards—originally known as the ‘40 Under 40 Awards’—were created in 2010 to recognize and celebrate the achievements of the outstanding young professionals who have reached a significant level of success while still under the age of 40. These impressive young professionals have made notable contributions to our industry and to their communities. Truly, the Emerging Leader Awardees we are honoring are the best and the brightest. They are the future of the M&A, finance, and turnaround industry,” said Roger Aguinaldo, founder of The M&A Advisor.

For nearly 10 years, Soper has overseen the development and expansion of Stretto’s Corporate Restructuring team.  Under his direction, he has streamlined account implementation procedures between Stretto’s banking and client support teams, resulting in higher level service and improved case administration efficiency.  Soper has directed the onboarding, management, and securitization of approximately $5 billion dollars in estate funds for public and privately held companies in diverse sectors including energy, healthcare, manufacturing, financial services and retail.  He serves on the Stretto executive management team, providing thought leadership and guidance on the company’s services geared toward corporate restructuring attorneys, fiduciaries, and receivers, as well as financial and turnaround advisors.

On Tuesday, September 17, The M&A Advisor will host a black tie Awards Gala at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan to introduce the 2019 Emerging Leaders Award Winners to the business community and to celebrate their achievements. The Awards Gala is a feature of the 2019 Emerging Leaders Summit—an exclusive event bringing current and past Emerging Leaders Awards winners together with their peers and industry stalwarts. A complete list of this year Emerging Leaders Award Winners can be found here:

“I’m incredibly honored to have been selected by The M&A Advisor in their 10th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards program,”  Soper comments.  “It’s rewarding to be in the company of so many accomplished professionals within the M&A, finance and turnaround industries.”

About Stretto

For more than 30 years, Stretto has served as a trusted administrative partner, providing consumer-bankruptcy and corporate-restructuring solutions to fiduciaries.  The company leverages deep-industry expertise to manage case administration and ensure fiduciaries are prepared for anything that comes their way.  “Stretto” is a musical term indicating when one voice picks up where another leaves off, and, as our name implies, Stretto seamlessly integrates streamlined workflows and best-in-class technology to orchestrate the administrative process and create harmony for professionals and their teams.  For more information about Stretto, visit

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