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He goes to work with police escort. He is a gatekeeper to the worst behavior of the biggest banks, law firms and corporations in the world. He’s overseen the ruin of thousands of companies. 80% of his clients die. Corporate Undertaker is the true story of a modern day Wall Street hired gun. We follow the journey of a naïve but optimistic, young student searching for fortune along a treacherous path. In the waning days of the Soviet Union in 1991 he attends university in Moscow. It is there that the seeds of prosperity are sown. Soon, he starts one business that becomes three. Amidst, street violence, gang threats, military coup attempts, he rises through the ranks eventually owning his own bank. As his wealth grows so does the threat to his life. At the cross roads, staring into a bag of explosives, he has a decision to make; stay and kill or save his family and walk away with nothing. He packed his bags and walked away from millions. Bruised and beaten, he decides to start over in America. He decides that he will work with only legitimate and law abiding businesses. He studies extensively, works as a business analyst, rises through the ranks again. He soon discovers another new and unknown world; the world of distressed banking. In these dark and hidden corners of the largest banks in the world are rooms filled with misfits, outcasts and criminals. Every day they fight over the prospect of losing millions of dollars. It’s a graveyard of half-dead companies. It is a place where only the sharpest and toughest minds can survive. With the prospect of building a new fortune our hero is pulled into this world. Again, despite his best and most sincere efforts, he is crushed. It is here where he learns that the legitimate corporate world is dirtier and far more dangerous than working with the mob. It is here where he changes. He sheds all pretense of civility and sense of diplomacy. It is here where he becomes an enforcer on his own terms. Depending on the day and the situation you never know whose side he will take. In

He goes to work with police escort. He is a gatekeeper to the worst behavior of the biggest banks, law firms and corporations in the world. He’s overseen the ruin of thousands of companies. 80% of his clients die. Corporate Undertaker is the true story of a modern day Wall Street hired gun. We follow the journey of a naïve but optimistic, young student searching for fortune along a treacherous path. In the waning days of the Soviet Union in 1991 he attends university in Moscow. It is there that the seeds of prosperity are sown. Soon, he starts one business that becomes three. Amidst, street violence, gang threats, military coup attempts, he rises through the ranks eventually owning his own bank. As his wealth grows so does the threat to his life. At the cross roads, staring into a bag of explosives, he has a decision to make; stay and kill or save his family and walk away with nothing. He packed his bags and walked away from millions. Bruised and beaten, he decides to start over in America. He decides that he will work with only legitimate and law abiding businesses. He studies extensively, works as a business analyst, rises through the ranks again. He soon discovers another new and unknown world; the world of distressed banking. In these dark and hidden corners of the largest banks in the world are rooms filled with misfits, outcasts and criminals. Every day they fight over the prospect of losing millions of dollars. It’s a graveyard of half-dead companies. It is a place where only the sharpest and toughest minds can survive. With the prospect of building a new fortune our hero is pulled into this world. Again, despite his best and most sincere efforts, he is crushed. It is here where he learns that the legitimate corporate world is dirtier and far more dangerous than working with the mob. It is here where he changes. He sheds all pretense of civility and sense of diplomacy. It is here where he becomes an enforcer on his own terms. Depending on the day and the situation you never know whose side he will take. In
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He goes to work with police escort. He is a gatekeeper to the worst behavior of the biggest banks, law firms and corporations in the world. He’s overseen the ruin of thousands of companies. 80% of his clients die. Corporate Undertaker is the true story of a modern day Wall Street hired gun. We follow the journey of a naïve but optimistic, young student searching for fortune along a treacherous path. In the waning days of the Soviet Union in 1991 he attends university in Moscow. It is there that the seeds of prosperity are sown. Soon, he starts one business that becomes three. Amidst, street violence, gang threats, military coup attempts, he rises through the ranks eventually owning his own bank. As his wealth grows so does the threat to his life. At the cross roads, staring into a bag of explosives, he has a decision to make; stay and kill or save his family and walk away with nothing. He packed his bags and walked away from millions. Bruised and beaten, he decides to start over in America. He decides that he will work with only legitimate and law abiding businesses. He studies extensively, works as a business analyst, rises through the ranks again. He soon discovers another new and unknown world; the world of distressed banking. In these dark and hidden corners of the largest banks in the world are rooms filled with misfits, outcasts and criminals. Every day they fight over the prospect of losing millions of dollars. It’s a graveyard of half-dead companies. It is a place where only the sharpest and toughest minds can survive. With the prospect of building a new fortune our hero is pulled into this world. Again, despite his best and most sincere efforts, he is crushed. It is here where he learns that the legitimate corporate world is dirtier and far more dangerous than working with the mob. It is here where he changes. He sheds all pretense of civility and sense of diplomacy. It is here where he becomes an enforcer on his own terms. Depending on the day and the situation you never know whose side he will take. In

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Episodes

Going Blind

3/27/2019
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Season 1: Episode 23. What happens when the sharp-shooter brought in to save you loses his eyesight? Can you imagine a blind enforcer? In the final Episode of this first Season, The Undertaker discusses his greatest adversity -- going blind.

Duration:00:33:37

He Has My Disease

3/24/2019
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Season 1: Episode 22. In school if you get two out of ten right, they fail you. In business, if you get two out of ten right, they put you on the cover of a magazine. The most successful business people have failed time and time again. But that is not the message passed on […]

Duration:00:23:43

Beware of Good Times

3/22/2019
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Season 1: Episode 21. No one likes to leave the party early. Everyone wants an extra piece of cake when they're feeling skinny. We never see it coming when we're feeling happy. But that's exactly when most problems begin. In this episode, The Undertaker discusses how 90% of his clients' problems all began in good […]

Duration:00:34:18

Facts

3/22/2019
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Season 1: Episode 20. The phrase "my gut tells me" is the biggest fallacy in the business world. Winning is a habit, unfortunately so is losing. The leaders of every failing company have trusted "their gut"...right into the gutter. In this Episode, The Undertaker teaches us to forget your gut and use your brain. He […]

Duration:00:34:25

Numbers

3/22/2019
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Season 1: Episode 19. Why do so many smart people make companies fail? Why do the brightest minds and hardest working people make mistakes with their financial projections? If numbers are just numbers, why are they often wrong? In this Episode, The Undertaker explains the phenomena of errors in numbers and the humans behind those […]

Duration:00:37:39

One Foot In The Grave

3/19/2019
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Season 1: Episode 18. Are we ever prepared to reach the end of the line? Even the best lose their shine and magic. Some realize it, some don't either way, they can't avoid judgment. In this Episode, The Undertaker confronts the painful realities of having to fire people that were once talented. Once they may […]

Duration:00:29:09

Kill It

3/19/2019
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Season 1: Episode 16. Not everyone deserves to live. Sometimes, they're just not worth it. They're old, confused, corrupted or broken. Someone has to have the courage to say all of those things out loud. In this Episode, The Undertaker continues to earn his name. He confronts three separate companies with the Final Notice.

Duration:00:28:34

Biting The Hand

3/18/2019
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Season 1: Episode 17. What happens when you discover that your greatest ally is a major cause for the decline of the company? What do you do when you learn that the person who hired you is stealing from a dying company? Do you turn a blind-eye or do you confront them? Knowing full well […]

Duration:00:27:38

Vanderbilt’s Whore

3/11/2019
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Season 1: Episode 15. What is the difference between a prostitute and a consultant? The price. In this episode The Undertaker meets his new client; a consortium of well-connected and well-heeled, cheap bastards. They built a sprawling company with revenues in excess of $600 million but now, from the bow of their yachts, they can […]

Duration:00:26:03

The Living

3/11/2019
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Season 1: Episode 14. Scared, suffocating and collapsing under the pressure of working at a failing company. This is how most employees feel in this environment. They are just trying to earn a paycheck but they are surrounded by constant rumors that there isn't enough money for payroll. The Undertaker discusses his approach to working […]

Duration:00:27:57

Corporate Hospice

3/10/2019
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Season 1: Episode 13. Just because people tell you that you're dead, doesn't mean it's true. In this episode, The Undertaker begins to share his approach for prolonging life within a decaying and virtually dead business. We discover that there are laws to protect 100-year-old trees but none to protect 100-year-old companies. When the ax […]

Duration:00:30:49

Embers

3/9/2019
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Season 1: Episode 12. The sky has fallen. The economic fire has spread through out the globe. Company and people alike are burned and in shock at the speed of how all of it spread. Amidst the ruins are companies hanging on for dear life. Banks, still in shock, try to clean up their loan […]

Duration:00:31:03

Shut It Down

3/5/2019
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Season 1, Episode 11. The Tsunami is here. There's nowhere to hide. The Undertaker is burned out. Exhausted and hating humanity, he looks for a break from all of this but, he can't get away. The entire global financial system is in a free fall. Despite having poked a few bears, his phone continues to […]

Duration:00:27:07

Setting Myself On Fire

2/28/2019
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Season 1: Episode 10. It's a race against time to save this 105 year old company. The Undertaker managed to pull employees, unions, suppliers and customers together in a turnaround plan but the bank changed its mind. Facing their own internal collapsing balance sheet and change in policies, the bank decides it now wants to […]

Duration:00:35:17

Who’s The Cripple?

2/27/2019
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Season 1, Episode 9. Pressure on the financial system in America is growing. Banks begin to panic. They start amputating parts and pieces from their portfolio, attacking the weak first. The Undertaker fights to stay ahead of this economic tornado. As CEO of a national furniture manufacturer, he is moving quickly to create an inertia […]

Duration:00:31:38

The Noose

2/26/2019
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Season 1, Episode 8. The looming Great Recession has started to tighten credit at all levels. Companies are starting to crumble but the public doesn't know it yet. An economic collapse will soon wipe out trillions of dollars in investments and cause massive unemployment. The Undertaker, older, hardened, is prepared for a long march through […]

Duration:00:37:12

Bullet In His Head

2/26/2019
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Season 1: Episode 7. After years of trying to playing by the rules, The Undertaker is finally pushed over the edge of reason. He realizes that if he's going to chase rats and snakes in the sewer, he's going to have to get some stink on him. In this episode, Charles Bronson meets Cool Hand […]

Duration:00:27:54

I’m Not Jimmy Hoffa

2/21/2019
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Season 1. Episode 6. The Undertaker continues to travel up the river of his personal "Cambodia". He is the Chief Restructuring Officer of a large, automotive parts supplier but he's tied to warring elephants. Auto manufacturers, banks, law firms, suppliers and private equity firms battle each other over every piece of scrap metal. Amidst all […]

Duration:00:21:43

He’s Coming For You Next

2/20/2019
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Season 1: Episode 5. Dejected, down-trodden but not out, The Undertaker continues along his path. The smell of trouble is percolating in the economy but everyone else is still belly-filled and happy while he's walking the dark hallways of the troubled loans departments. He is appointed Chief Restructuring Officer of large automotive supplier. Within minutes […]

Duration:00:23:09

Killing Your Grandfather

2/19/2019
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Season 1: Episode 4. Starting over. The Undertaker decides to take a different path in the business world. He decides to start over and learn everything he can about the actual technical aspects of a business. He studies voraciously. He becomes a business analyst studying hundreds of businesses. He then learns of a new world: […]

Duration:00:26:50