AlixPartners appoints 12 new Managing Directors globally

01 February 2016

Global business advisory firm AlixPartners last month promoted twelve Directors to the position of Managing Director. Seven of the twelve professionals are based in North America, with the remaining promotions occurring in Europe (4x; in London and Berlin) and Asia (Tokyo).

An overview of the newly promoted Managing Directors:

Matt Jacques, Boston, Financial Advisory Services
Jacques has more than 16 years of experience as an accountant, auditor, regulator, and advisor across all industries. Prior to joining AlixPartners, Jacques was a member of the Enforcement Division of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), with a focus on financial and accounting fraud investigations, and served EY and Arthur Andersen. 

Marc Brown, Chicago, Financial Advisory Services
PwC alumnus Brown holds a lead role in AlixPartners’ Valuation practice, helping clients in litigation, transactions, and restructurings. Brown has significant experience in the automotive, chemicals, real estate, healthcare, telecom, professional services, and technology industries and is a frequent speaker on topics including distressed valuation and bankruptcy litigation.

Matt Jacques, Marc Brown, Rob Sterner, Duane Selby, Esben Christensen, Kurt Schnaubelt

Rob Sterner, Chicago, Enterprise Improvement
Sterner works for AlixPartners’ Enterprise Improvement practice. He is specialised in developing and executing opportunities on the front-end of the value chain, specifically in sales, marketing, and pricing, with a focus on clients in the consumer products sector. Prior to joining AlixPartners in 2012, Sterner served among others investment firm Glades Capital and The Boston Consulting Group, where he spent seven years, in his last role as a Principal. 

Duane Selby, Los Angeles, Enterprise Improvement
Selby is a Managing Director with AlixPartners’ Enterprise Improvement practice in Los Angeles. Prior to joining AlixPartners, Duane was Regional Vice President at DuPont, where he provided performance improvement consulting, and was a Vice President at Pantellos, a supply chain e-marketplace for the energy industry, where he developed and implemented the business model. Earlier in his career he worked for the Operations Strategy practice of PwC serving clients in multiple industries.

Esben Christensen, New York, Turnaround & Restructuring
Christensen has more than fifteen years of industry experience within domestic and international transportation. Prior to joining AlixPartners, he held various positions of increasing responsibility within A.P. Moller-Maersk Group. In addition to turnaround & restructuring expertise, his experiences include corporate strategy development and deployment, post-merger integration project work, as well as Six Sigma training and project management. Last year the Danish origin advisor was named one of Turnarounds & Workouts People to Watch 

Kurt Schnaubelt, New York, Enterprise Improvement
Schnaubelt has nearly 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, as well as extensive experience serving in various senior financial leadership roles. He has been a key contributor in the development of the firm’s Restaurant, Foodservice, and Hospitality practice.

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Tom Antisdel, Washington, D.C., Information Management Services
Antisdel provides consulting and technical services for litigation and investigation matters. He joined the Washington, DC office in 2010 and has advised many of the world’s largest law firms and companies in connection with a wide variety of high-stakes engagements. Previosuly Antisdel worked for cybersecurity expert Stroz Friedberg, Deloitte and RenewData, as well as for several firms in the law industry. 

Catherine Sherwin, London, Information Management Services
Since joining the firm in 2011 Sherwin has played a critical role in expanding the firm’s IT services business in the UK and assisting with its growth throughout Europe. She provides in-depth knowledge in high-stakes complex IT transformation programmes, IT strategic sourcing, and global IT governance. She was formerly Chief Operating Officer of the global IT organisation at Old Mutual; prior to that, she was deputy Chief Information Officer at Skandia Wealth Management.

James Worsnip, London, Financial Advisory Services
Worsnip is a leader in AlixPartners’ valuation practice in the UK, where he advises clients on value-related issues in the banking sector addressing concerns ranging from strategic advisory to litigation assistance. Prior to joining AlixPartners in November 2011, he worked for 16 years at accounting and consulting giant PwC. 

Takuro Ueji, Tokyo, Enterprise Improvement
Ueji is a supply chain expert with extensive experience in strategic consulting, private equity, and commercial banking. Since joining the Tokyo office in 2009 from private equity firm Vestar Capital Partners, Ueji’s performance has according to AlixPartners been instrumental to building its footprint in Japan’s private equity and supply chain markets. He previously served The Boston Consulting Group and The Sanwa Bank.

Tom Antisdel, Catherine Sherwin, James Worsnip, Takuro Ueji, Carsten Koenig, Markus Mantwill

Carsten Koenig, Munich, Turnaround & Restructuring
Koenig (König) works in the firm’s Turnaround and Restructuring group, having joined AlixPartners’ Munich office in 2006. He started his career at Roland Berger in 1996. In 2000 he joined German automotive and aerospace supplier FAG Kugelfischer as Vice President of corporate development, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and investor relations. Between 2002 and 2006 he served DEKRA Consulting. 

Markus Mantwill, Munich, Enterprise Improvement
Mantwill has 20 years of experience in leading large scale multinational holistic turnarounds and transformations. He has served as both a consultant and an executive manager in Europe, Asia, and the United States, in particular with companies operating in technology, media, and telecoms industries. Mantwill started his career as a consultant with A.T. Kearney.

Simon Freakley, Chief Executive Officer of AlixPartners, says he is proud of the new Managing Directors, stating “These exceptional professionals exemplify AlixPartners’ core values through their professionalism, dedication, and commitment to client service. I congratulate them on their new leadership roles.”


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