Areas of Expertise

  • Accounting
  • Bankruptcy Proceedings
  • Cash Flow Projections
  • Financial Advisor
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Litigation Support
  • Plan Administrator
  • Ponzi Schemes
  • Turnarounds/Restructurings


  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Media
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Investments
  • Construction


  • Master in Accounting - Florida Atlantic University
  • BBA - Florida Atlantic University


  • CPA
  • CFE
  • CIRA


  • 5 Years with Firm
  • 15 Years of Relevant Experience

Bernadette Lombardo is a CPA with 15+ years of accounting experience. Ms. Lombardo's practice has been concentrated in providing bankruptcy and restructuring services as well as forensic accounting and litigation support services to debtors, creditors, receivers, corporate monitors, bankruptcy and liquidating trustees, governmental agencies and legal counsel. Prior to joining GlassRatner (now doing business as B. Riley Advisory Services) in 2016, Ms. Lombardo worked for a niche firm providing services in the areas of bankruptcy consulting, distressed business restructuring and litigation support.

Ms. Lombardo's investigative cases have involved working in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Trade Commission, United States Attorney's Office, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior assignments include asset tracing, damage calculations, investigation of Ponzi schemes and corporate business conduct, investigation of fraudulent and preferential transfers, solvency analyses, claims analysis, bankruptcy reporting and preparation of tax returns. Additionally, Ms. Lombardo has provided services involving the oversight of operations, preservation of assets, budget preparation, cash flow projections and business plans for operating and liquidating entities. Industries served include real estate, investments, construction, manufacturing, media, hospitality, pharmaceuticals and healthcare.

Ms. Lombardo graduated from Florida Atlantic University earning both Bachelor of Business Administration and Master Degrees, with focuses in accounting and forensic accounting, respectively. Ms. Lombardo is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida and a Certified Fraud Examiner. She is also a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor. Ms. Lombardo is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

B. Riley Advisory Services works with lenders, law firms, private equity sponsors and companies of all types. Our Advisory Services are a unique mix of Valuation and Appraisal Services including asset-based lending (ABL) Valuations; Restructuring and Turnaround Management; Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support; Operations Management; Compliance, Risk & Resilience Services; and Transaction Support Services including Due Diligence and Quality of Earnings Reviews. B. Riley Advisory Services is the trade name for GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group, LLC, Great American Group Advisory & Valuation Services, LLC, Great American Group Machinery & Equipment, LLC, and Great American Group Intellectual Property, LLC.