James Mesterharm Global Co-Leader of Turnaround & Restructuring AlixPartners, LLP +1 312 551 3265
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James Mesterharm

Partner & Managing Director


Jim is the Global Co- Head of AlixPartners’ Turnaround and Restructuring Services Practice. Jim has over 30 years of experience in the restructuring industry and has served in senior management positions in turnarounds such as CRO, COO, and CFO. Jim has been named the Global Turnaround Consultant of the Year by the Global M&A Network, and he was part of teams receiving annual awards for the successful restructurings of Zenith Electronics, General Growth Properties, Eastman Kodak Company, and Pacific Gas & Electric by the Turnaround Management Association.  He holds an MBA Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg School in finance and organizational behavior and has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and management from Purdue University. Jim passed the CPA exam, holds his CTP, and is a fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy.

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