Brian serves as the Managing Director and Practice Head of CRS, responsible for the firm’s corporate restructuring and specialty M&A operations, as well as managing client engagements. He has approximately 20 years of professional experience working extensively in the fields of corporate recovery, business reorganization and interim management services. He has provided financial advisory services to lenders, debtors, creditors’ committees, trustees and equity holders in bankruptcy matters and out-of-court restructurings.
Brian has provided assistance to under-performing businesses, potential acquirers of distressed assets/entities and advised clients on general business issues. He has advised and worked with financially distressed companies to develop cost containment and asset rationalization plans, improve liquidity, re-engineer financial and other back-office functions and to enhance cash flow. His industry experience includes Retail, Security, E-Commerce, Real-Estate and Housing, Manufacturing, Distribution, Automotive, Construction, Hospitality, Environmental Testing Laboratories, Aviation, Food/Beverage, Mining and Healthcare.
He has served as an Operating Partner in a leading global private equity firm focused on management buyouts and recapitalizations of middle market companies, as well as growth equity investments. His primary objective was managing all distressed/challenged operations of any portfolio company experiencing performance issues, liquidity concerns, covenant breaches, availability diminution, management voids and synergy attainment. He has also served as an interim “C” level Manager, sat on the boards of portfolio companies and partnered with deal teams on both buy and sell side diligence and negotiations, ensuring the portfolio companies are running efficiently and accrediting maximum value through strategic planning, cost cutting and operational assessments.
While as a Managing Director and Co-Head of Mesirow Financial Consulting’s New England Practice, Brian spearheaded national large-scale projects that ranged in size from $10 million to over $30 billion in total revenue, focusing on the overall turnaround of at-risk operations within diverse and industry leading clientele platforms. He also coordinated full project lifecycle, including planning, budgeting, reporting, field operations, negotiations, contract administration and risk management.
Brian holds a MSF from the McCallum School and a BS in Finance from Bentley University.