Brian has over 15 years of combined professional experience with a focus on restructuring, public accounting, and finance leadership for private sector companies with functions including liquidity management, financial forecasting and business plan modeling. His clients benefit as he helps guide them through complex financial transactions and issues, financial turnaround and restructurings, and operational improvement efforts. 

Prior to joining AlixPartners, he was the Director of Accounting for a private company, sold to Alibaba Group and worked in public accounting for six years in industries including consumer products & services, media & entertainment, construction, manufacturing, and distribution. Brian has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from State University of New York at Buffalo and is both a certified public accountant and certified insolvency and restructuring advisor.

Key engagements:

  • Led the FP&A workstream for a newly created $500M revenue company in a carve-out transaction.  Assisted with financial due diligence and the stand up of the FP&A function including development of a long-term cash flow analysis and 13-Week cash flow, and standing up the management reporting function
  • Led cash/liquidity management for Fullbeauty Brands, a large apparel retailer as they worked with PE owners to reduce debt by $1 billion through a prepackaged Chapter 11; developed weekly cash flow and borrowing base forecasts, prepared regular variance reports.  Evaluated cash flow assumptions to analyze debt capacity, repayment ability, and sustainability of free cash flow
  • Interim controller of PE sponsored retailer responsible for planning, directing and coordinating accounting functions, reporting to CFO. Built and shortened the financial reporting process and improved the accuracy and integrity of the Analysis. Improved operational and FP&A reports
  • Led cash/liquidity management and FP&A efforts for an agribusiness company and helped facilitate the reduction of $200 million in debt via an out-of-court restructuring. Developed a comprehensive three-statement business plan model and budget. Managed liquidity through cash flow forecasting and daily cash management.  Helped design a results improvement plan including sales initiatives, cost reductions and overhead consolidation
  • Led cash/liquidity management for a large public retailer;  developed and built a comprehensive 13-week cash flow model that included variance reporting; developed a five-year financial forecast model