Ankura appoints Embree 'Chuck' Bedsole senior managing director

05 March 2020 2 min. read
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Business advisory and expert services firm Ankura has announced the appointment of Embree “Chuck” Bedsole as senior managing director.

Bedsole will be based in Dallas, Texas, and will focus on improving Ankura’s hospitality and leisure services. Additionally, Manuel Bremont and Hector Medina join the firm as managing director and senior director, respectively. Bremont and Medina will likewise work to enhance Ankura’s hospitality and leisure services.

"This commitment to hospitality and leisure is an exciting one for us," Michael A. Criscito, senior managing director at Ankura, said. "It represents the drive and commitment we have across the firm to continually deliver value for our clients in a wide range of industries. Chuck, Manuel, and Hector bring world-class expertise to our firm and I'm excited to work alongside them to extend Ankura's existing capabilities and continue to provide the smart solutions our clients expect of us.”

Embree-Bedsole, Senior Managing director - Ankura

Bedsole joins Ankura from professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal, where he spent nearly 15 years – most recently as global leader of the firm’s hospitality and leisure group. There, he advised clients on asset types such as hotels, resorts, hotel condominiums, and marinas. He career spans approximately 40 years – 23 with international professional services firm and five years of C-level experience with hospitality companies, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, development, finance operations, and marketing.

Additionally, Bedsole carries with him expertise in restructuring and turnaround, including supporting clients during major lodging industry downturns and serving as chief restructuring officer for large destination resorts. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

"Ankura has an exciting vision for customer-centric growth, and I am honored to work alongside Manuel and Hector and to be a part of Ankura's impressive growth. Manuel, Hector, and I have good working relationships with our new colleagues at Ankura, some of which date back to 2005, and we look forward to collaborating with the Ankura team to help our hospitality and leisure services clients navigate their most complex problems," Bedsole said.