Press Release

AlixPartners’ Emily Harte and Josiah Brand announced as winners of the M&A Advisor’s 7th annual Emerging Leaders Awards

June 2016

AlixPartners consultants Emily Harte and Josiah Brand are among the recipients of The M&A Advisor’s 7th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards.

(June 08, 2016) – AlixPartners, the global advisory firm, today announced that two of its consultants are among the recipients of The M&A Advisor’s 7th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards. Emily Harte and Josiah Brand, both members of the firm’s Turnaround and Restructuring Services (TRS) practice, will be recognized June 10, at the M&A Advisor Awards Gala in New York City.

Through these awards, The M&A Advisor recognizes leading turnaround, M&A, and financing professionals who have reached a significant level of success and made a notable contribution to their industry and community.

“We are delighted that Josiah and Emily are being recognized for their outstanding client work and demonstrated leadership,” said Lisa Donahue, Managing Director and Global Leader of Turnaround and Restructuring Services at AlixPartners.

“Emily has mastered the technical skills of corporate restructuring, but true value for a client in a difficult situation is derived from experience. Emily continually demonstrates the breadth of her experience when delivering high-quality work products for clients,” said Donahue. “Josiah’s experience as a Marine Corps platoon commander instilled leadership and interpersonal skills that have helped him stand apart in his consulting engagements. He is adept at developing high-performing teams that work well in critical situations. We congratulate Emily and Josiah on their achievements and wish them continued success in their careers.”

Emily Harte is a Director based out of Chicago. She has an extensive background delivering strategic solutions for distressed or underperforming companies in complex turnaround situations. Emily has advised debtor and creditor groups in both in-court and out-of-court corporate restructurings. Her experience designing and implementing sustainable financial and operational improvements extends across multiple industries. Emily earned a Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds an MBA with concentrations in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, strategic management, and general management from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She is active in AlixPartners' recruiting, team-building, and practice development efforts, and she is involved in a number of community and charitable organizations.

Josiah Brand is a Vice President based out of New York. He is currently an integral member of the team working on the highly publicized $9 billion turnaround and restructuring of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA). He is responsible for cash flow and liquidity management, and leads the operational transformation work stream, which is modernizing and standardizing the authority's procurement, warehousing, and vehicle fleet management practices. Josiah earned a Bachelor of Science in economics with concentrations in finance and accounting from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds an MBA through the executive MBA program of Columbia University and the London Business School. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Josiah served for four years as a US Marine Corps platoon commander, during which time he led combat engineer platoons on deployments to various countries in the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

“Emily has a proven track record of achieving ambitious goals while consistently giving back to the professional, academic and greater community,” said Jim Mesterharm, Managing Director and North American Co-Leader of Turnaround and Restructuring Services at AlixPartners. “Colleagues describe Josiah as a team player who is eager to embrace complex challenges, and clients admire his ability to build positive, trusting relationships. We are pleased that Emily and Josiah are being recognized as emerging leaders.”

The M&A Advisor’s 7th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards Gala will take place June 10 at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan.