Principal + Managing Director
Jim is a nationally recognized restructuring professional with 30 years years of financial and operational restructuring experience working with distressed companies, senior lenders and other creditors.
Jim has led nearly 200 engagements and has successfully restructured more than $75 billion of debt, including several large and complex cases in a variety of industry sectors, including retail, consumer products, healthcare, industrials, energy, media and telecommunications. He has served as an expert witness providing court testimony on valuation, plan feasibility, executive compensation and other financial matters.
He has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Restructuring Officer for numerous corporations including: Procure, California Proton Therapy Center, Werner Ladder Corp., Greatwide Logistics, Thompson Publishing, and Ecko Unlimited. The Turnaround Management Association awarded Jim the Turnaround of the Year Award for the work he did while serving as CRO of cellular phone company Independent Wireless One, which included successfully refinancing and restructuring $400 million of debt and full recovery to all creditors.
Jim is regularly sought after by business and industry media for his perspective on restructuring trends and the distressed sector. He is a Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP) and former director of both the Turnaround Management Association and the Association of Certified Turnaround Professionals. Jim has served on numerous corporate boards and nonprofits such as Strake Jesuit College Prep and The Huntington Hospital. He has a Master’s in Business Administration with honors from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.