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Sarah Frankel Recognized In ABI “40 Under 40” Emerging Leaders Awards

October 18, 2021

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 18, 2021 – The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) has selected Sarah Frankel of Stretto as a 2021 “40 Under 40” recipient. ABI’s 40 Under 40 program recognizes emerging leaders in the insolvency profession who are committed to the highest standards of achievement both at work and in their communities.  

“The 2021 honorees are a testament to the future of the insolvency profession, with exemplary accomplishments in both their careers and communities,” said ABI Executive Director Amy Quackenboss. “We look forward to this diverse collection of young leaders propelling ABI’s full range of activities forward to advance the profession.”

Sarah’s career spans a variety of entrepreneurial and leadership positions where she has built and leveraged her industry knowledge and relationships. At Stretto, she leads the business development function of the company’s corporate restructuring services division, which, under her leadership, quickly became the market leader among claims and noticing firms. Prior to her role at Stretto, Sarah founded and sold the525group, a first-of-its-kind recruiting firm that focused exclusively on professionals in the restructuring space. In her spare time, Sarah volunteers with the Girl Scouts of America where she provides business development training and support to help girl scouts achieve their sales goals during cookie season.

“I’m honored and humbled to be selected for ABI’s 40 Under 40 and included among some of the industry’s most talented and successful professionals – a group that I admire very much,” Sarah comments. “I look forward to a continued journey in this wonderful industry of ours and working together with the ABI community for many years to come.”

ABI selected “40 Under 40” honorees from the full spectrum of its membership, which includes both large and small firms from every region of the country as well as diverse practice areas such as law, finance, consulting, academia, government and more. The goal of ABI’s “40 Under 40” initiative is to fully engage those selected as future leaders in the insolvency profession and to build on the initiative each year. ABI will recognize the honorees at a special ceremony during their 2021 Winter Leadership Conference, taking place December 9-11, 2021, at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. For more information about ABI’s “40 Under 40” initiative, visit

About Stretto

Stretto delivers a full spectrum of case-management services, depository solutions, and technology tools to fiduciaries. Offering a comprehensive suite of corporate-restructuring and consumer-bankruptcy capabilities along with multi-faceted deposit and disbursement services, Stretto provides an unparalleled portfolio of solutions under the executive leadership of industry veterans Eric Kurtzman and Jonathan Carson. Sitting at the center of the bankruptcy ecosystem, Stretto leverages deep-industry expertise and market insights to facilitate every aspect of case and cash management for its corporate-restructuring and consumer-bankruptcy clients, as well as fiduciaries and other industry professionals. “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 case-management process and create harmony for professionals and their teams. For more information about Stretto, visit

About ABI

ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes nearly 11,000 attorneys, acccountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit

October 18, 2021