Getting to rapid results
QuickStrike® is our fast, effective methodology that identifies the issues affecting a company’s performance, reviews the available options, and plans the solution—in a matter of weeks.
Four corporate restructuring matters of AlixPartners were recognized by prestigious Turnaround Management Association awards in 2020. Each highlights the value of using turnaround tactics to recover from or take advantage of economic disruption. For 40 years, AlixPartners has been helping clients manage disruption successfully, as a growth strategy or a corporate turnaround.
AlixPartners again recognized as a "best firm to work for"
“It is my absolute pleasure to accept on behalf of the firm our recognition as a Best Firm to Work For in 2020. I am proud of my colleagues who have stepped up to support each other, our clients, and the firm. Equally important to us is our commitment to providing an inclusive and diverse environment where we can celebrate our differences and where we can attract, develop, and retain the very best talent to AlixPartners.”
—Simon Freakley, Chief Executive Officer, AlixPartners
Your cultural heritage is valued here
"AlixPartners is a very selective firm in hiring, which is correct and appropriate. But I know for a fact that it scares a lot of Hispanics and Latinxs who have different backgrounds than is typically associated with careers in consulting. I say to candidates, 'I am Hispanic, of Latinx descent, and because of your cultural background, you’re bringing a completely different perspective and cultural experience that our clients love and we value as a firm.' I hope it helps candidates see that their background is an asset to them and our firm."
—Isaac Fisboin, Director, Investigations, Disputes & Risk, New York
Global leader of our Hispanics or Latinxs of AlixPartners (HOLA) employee resource group
Role models help challenge stereotyping
Often even unknowingly, role models can help challenge people’s internalized assumptions and help them see that what’s ‘normal’ to them may not be ‘normal’ for others.
“It can sometimes seem difficult and challenging to be a professional woman. I look around AlixPartners and see so many top-performing women at all levels and it is inspiring,” said Catherine Ruster who heads the ethics and compliance program at AlixPartners.
In many workplaces, it’s partly owing to expectations—the unconscious bias that leads people to think you don’t look like the kind of person we promote here, she said. “It’s a complicated issue. But often it’s not in the overt issues, but in the things people don’t see or even recognize.”
—Catherine Ruster, Director, Head of Ethics and Compliance
Careers in finance and restructuring
"If you're somebody that likes a challenge, and you're the type of person that likes to get thrown into the deep end of the pool, and then swim every single time, I can regale you with cases of being thrown into a Fortune X company, with a project 10 months behind schedule, and they said, 'Yeah, guess what? It needs to be done in four months.' And you'd have to go and be able to deliver."
—Will Bundy, Managing Director, Private Equity practice
Wisdom and lessons learned through a successful career in restructuring
As the first woman recipient and the third leader from AlixPartners to win the prestigious Harvey Miller Award for Outstanding Service in the restructuring industry, Lisa Donahue, global co-chair of Turnaround & Restructuring Services at AlixPartners is interviewed by Tim Coleman, Global Chairman of PFT Partners during the 2020 Distressed Investing Conference.
In the interview, Lisa Donahue discusses her early career, the opportunities she grasped, and many learnings from being challenged by mentors, colleagues and many high profile, high impact client situations throughout her career.
Recommended for anyone who knows Lisa and the value she brings to her work, but also everyone who is interested in careers in restructuring and financial services.
Gaining industry experience
I am grateful for the opportunities that I had to stay connected to colleagues and to the firm during my time as an AlixAlumnus.
"I recently became an AlixPartners “'boomerang' employee as I have returned to work for the firm after spending two years in the automotive industry. Attending firm events, including AlixAlumni events, helped me to stay up-to-date on firm news and connected to my Paris office colleagues.
"When I was ready for the next step in my career, I looked back to AlixPartners to find the challenging yet fulfilling work that will push me forward in my professional journey."
—JEAN-NOEL TRUCHET, DIRECTOR, PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT, PARIS OFFICE
Flexible work opportunity
"I previously worked at various well-known firms as a forensic accountant. I was either assigned to client work by a Resource Manager who would match availability to project need or a lead partner who would pick team members based on their own references.
"I now have a new career as a Strategic Staffing Manager at AlixPartners and we have a very different approach. I take a rounded view of each consultant, working with them and project leaders to build appropriate project teams.
"It is not just a question of availability or favorites, it is about considering career goals, development needs and personal circumstances. I’m also in a unique position where I can work with our People Team to develop individual and collective training, which really supports an individual's progress. Having experienced what life can be like for aspiring professionals, I really believe that supporting our people in this way is an approach that makes a big difference in the long run."