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AlixPartners bolsters its private equity offering with the addition of growth and transformation expert David Podolsky

November 5, 2018

NEW YORK (November 5, 2018) – The global consulting firm AlixPartners announced today that growth and transformation expert David Podolsky has joined the firm’s Private Equity & Investors practice as a Managing Director. He will be based out of AlixPartners’ Dallas office.

David brings more than two decades of consulting experience, during which time he developed deep expertise in growth and corporate transformation strategies, particularly in the private equity space. During his career, he has executed large-scale transformation and operational improvement programs for major international airlines, industrial companies, consumer goods companies, and government entities around the world. Additionally, he has supported strategic due diligence on numerous deals for large private equity firms and has led growth and profit improvement plans for multiple portfolio companies.

Prior to joining AlixPartners, David was a partner at Bain & Company, where he was a leader at that firm’s transportation, industrial goods and services, private equity, and mergers and acquisitions practices. In that role, among other things, he oversaw multiple global post-merger integration engagements. Formerly, he held several key positions at McKinsey & Company, where he performed comprehensive consulting services in the financial services, consumer goods, and telecommunications sectors.

David has substantial international experience, having lived and worked in Mexico, the United Kingdom, Spain, South Korea, and Israel.

David has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University, both in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

“We are pleased to have David join us at AlixPartners,” said Simon Freakley, CEO of AlixPartners. “His breadth of knowledge in growth strategies and extensive background facilitating deals for global private equity firms makes him an instrumental addition to our team.”

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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