Director, New York
NEW YORK (July 5, 2018) – AlixPartners, the global consulting firm, announced today that Spencer Ware and Ben Chesters have been recognized in M&A Advisor’s Ninth Annual “Emerging Leaders” Awards. Spencer is a Director in the firm’s Turnaround and Restructuring practice, while Ben is a Senior Vice President in the same practice.
Spencer focuses on turnaround advisory in the retail sector but also has broad experience in a variety of sectors. His past engagements include General Growth Properties Inc. (now GGP Inc.), Gymboree Group Inc., Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc., SemGroup Energy Partners LP, and J.C. Penney Company Inc. He served as Chief Restructuring Officer of Eastern Outfitters LLC, which itself was named a M&A Advisor’s 2017 Mid-Sized Deal of the Year. He joined AlixPartners in 2009 from advisory firm Zolfo Cooper LLC, which he joined in 2002.
Ben has specialized in turnaround advisory across a broad range of industries during his almost 15 years in the turnaround industry. His assignments at AlixPartners have included a key role in the successful restructuring of Caesars Entertainment Operation Company LLC. Earlier in his career, he worked on the restructurings of a large telecommunications client, a mining-services company, and a group of motor-vehicle dealerships. In addition, he served as the deputy to the interim CFO at a major not-for-profit organization during a crisis period at that organization. He joined AlixPartners in 2015 from advisory firm Deloitte CRG, which he joined in 2006.
“Spencer and Ben are two of the finest emerging talents in their practice at AlixPartners and are very deserving of this recognition,” said Lisa Donahue, Global Leader of AlixPartners’ Turnaround and Restructuring practice and a Managing Director at the firm. “Their talent, hard work, and dedication are indicative of what AlixPartners is all about, and we expect even greater things from them in the future.”
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