AlixPartners has opened a new office in Houston, Texas – its 25th office globally and its 9th in the US. The new office improves its offering to regional clients as well as provides additional capacity for new clients, particularly from the troubled regional energy sector. Becky Roof will take the helm of the new hub, and brings more than 18 years of experience at the firm to the role.
AlixPartners has worked with Texas regional clients for a number of years, and, the new on the ground office will, according to a spokesperson, boost the firm’s regional presence – enhancing its offering in consulting, restructuring, forensics, digital-transformation and organisational services to clients across industries in the region.
The new office will initially have a staff of 25, including Becky Roof, who has been with the firm for the past 18 years, as one of the Managing Directors and office lead. Bill Ebanks, David Hindman and Larry Young are the additional Managing Directors at the new office. The Houston hub will also boast 12 Directors, the firm’s second to highest rank.
Simon Freakley, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AlixPartners, says, "AlixPartners prides itself on being a truly global firm, and the opening of our Houston office is another important stage in our ongoing growth. Texas has long been an important region for us and we are excited about the continued opportunities in the market. We look forward to working with both existing and new clients, making a difference when it really matters, in the years ahead.”
Freakley says that in particular the energy industry will be targeted by AlixPartners – more than 3,000 energy and oil & gas companies are headquartered in the region, with considerable demand for transformation expected from them in the coming period on the back of uncertain of market conditions.
Roof adds that the firm is "thrilled” to be further building our presence in Texas. "Houston plays a key role as home to numerous leading businesses, in many sectors and with diverse needs. AlixPartners' deep expertise across a wide range of industries, including energy, makes us uniquely placed to drive real change for companies in this region."