AlixPartners promotes five to managing director in US turnaround practice

12 January 2021 3 min. read
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Consulting firm AlixPartners has promoted five people to managing director in its US turnaround and restructuring practice.

“We’re delighted to congratulate our colleagues on their new and well-deserved leadership roles,” said Lisa Donahue, co-leader of turnaround and restructuring services. “Each of them embodies the firm’s core values while delivering the best of AlixPartners for our clients facing unprecedented disruption.”

Jim Bienias (Chicago) has over twenty years of experience working with financially troubled and underperforming businesses. He has expertise across corporate finance, interim management, performance improvement, and restructuring.

Prior to rejoining AlixPartners in 2017, Bienias was a managing director focusing on turnaround and restructuring at FGMK, RJB Business Advisors, and CRG Partners. Before that, he was a director at KPMG and AlixPartners.

Jim Bienias, Jesse DelConte, Clayton Gring, Adam Hollerbach and Jason Keyes - AlixPartners

Jesse DelConte (New York) has more than 15 years of experience in restructuring and financial advisory, serving industries including retail, tech, energy, automotive, industrial, and business services. He has expertise in the areas of cash flow, modeling, business plan development, valuation, bankruptcy reporting, and sale of assets, among others.

DelConte joined AlixPartners in 2018 when the firm acquired Zolfo Cooper. He had spent the previous ten years at the restructuring and financial advisory firm, latterly serving as a senior director. Before joining Zolfo Cooper, DelConte was a senior analyst at Seneca Financial Group.

Clayton Gring (Houston) has 15 years of experience in operational and financial improvements for large organizations, working with clients in oil & gas, real estate, automotive, manufacturing, and retail, among others.

Gring has been at AlixPartners for 15 years across three stints (2001-2007; 2008-2013; 2016-present). In between, Gring served as CFO of Permian Crude Transport, a midstream oil & gas firm, and was a VP of restructuring and investment banking at Barrier Advisors.

Adam Hollerbach (Detroit) has nearly 20 years of experience in restructuring and enterprise improvement, working with clients across automotive, retail, energy, electronics, transportation, healthcare, and manufacturing. Since joining AlixPartners in 2006, Hollerbach has worked on restructuring engagements with a $2.5 billion regional grocery chain, a $2.5 billion specialty retailer, and Eastman Kodak. He has also held interim COO and CFO roles at underperforming firms.

Prior to AlixPartners, Hollerbach spent four-and-a-half years at turnaround and restructuring consultancy Conway MacKenzie, where he was a senior associate.

Jason Keyes (New York) has more than 15 years of experience in restructuring, corporate finance, and turnaround – advising companies, creditors, and investors in and outside of court.

He joined AlixPartners in 2018 through the Zolfo Cooper acquisition. He had previously spent 13 years at Zolfo Cooper, latterly as a senior director. Before that, he spent three years at KPMG, where he was a senior associate.

AlixPartners also made two managing director appointment internationally in the turnaround practice, promoting Mauro Trabatti in Milan and Clare Kennedy in London.

The firm also promoted five people to managing director in its other practice areas in the US and internationally. The promotions were:

William Bundy (performance improvement, New York)
Greg Maynard (performance improvement, Chicago)
Chris Rollo (digital, Houston)
Gordon Stevenson (investigations, disputes & risk, London)
Tomoyuki Suzuki (performance improvement, Tokyo)

Headquartered in New York, AlixPartners has more than 2,000 professionals across offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia.