Press Release

AlixPartners adds top profitability expert to spearhead European revenue and growth team

November 23, 2021

NEW YORK (November 23, 2021) - AlixPartners, the global consulting firm, today announced that it has appointed Julian Short, a highly respected expert in corporate performance improvement and profitability, as the head of its European revenue and growth team. Julian joins AlixPartners in London as a Managing Director in the firm’s private equity practice, a move that further enhances its strong private equity offering, whilst establishing its revenue and growth team at the top of the European market.

Formerly the Global Lead for Commercial and Pricing Strategy at KPMG and the Global Lead for Commercial Strategy at Accenture, Julian is recognized as a go-to adviser for corporate entities seeking to enhance the value of their assets or strengthen their business performance. He brings with him over 25 years of consulting experience in pre- and post-M&A work, in ongoing performance improvement, and in restructuring scenarios. Julian’s experience in driving growth and performance improvement spans multiple industries that include consumer products, industrials, pharmaceuticals, logistics and shipping, chemicals, oil and gas, utilities, and not-for-profit sectors such as higher education.

Commenting on Julian’s appointment, Simon Freakley, CEO of AlixPartners, said, “As businesses emerge from the pandemic and are forced to grapple with increasing inflationary pressures, the ability to optimize revenues and manage your cost base has never been more crucial. Julian brings substantial expertise in corporate profitability to our thriving private equity practice and confirms our ability to offer market-leading advice across Europe in the pre- and post-M&A space, as well as in overall performance improvement.”

About AlixPartners

AlixPartners is a results-driven global consulting firm that specializes in helping businesses successfully address their most complex and critical challenges. Our clients include companies, corporate boards, law firms, investment banks, private equity firms, and others. Founded in 1981, AlixPartners is headquartered in New York and has offices in more than 20 cities around the world. For more information, visit

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