AlixPartners' Holly Etlin honored by Citizens Committee for New York City

24 September 2018

Turnaround and restructuring expert Holly Etlin will be awarded the Oz Elliot Good Neighbor Award at a gala event tonight (September 24) for her active support of the CCNYC. The organization works to make NYC neighborhoods safer, more eco-friendly, and more financially secure.

The Citizens Committee for NYC is a non-profit that works to help improve the quality of life in New York neighborhoods – especially low-income ones. Active for more than 40 years and one of the country’s oldest micro-funding organizations, the CCNYC raises money from companies, foundations, and individuals and then uses it to make community projects a reality: from community gardens in Harlem to kids’ music workshops in Crown Heights. In 2017, the organization awarded $1.9 million in grants and support, worked in every NYC borough, and supported over 450 grassroots projects.

Holly Etlin, a Managing Director in AlixPartners’ Turnaround and Restructuring practice, will be honored for her work with the CCNYC on September 24 at the organization’s annual Evening on the Lake event at the Central Park Boathouse. Etlin will receive the Oz Elliott Good Neighbor Award for her active support of CCNYC. The award is named after Oz Elliot, former Newsweek editor-in-chief, Columbia University School of Journalism dean, and co-founder of CCNYC.

The ceremony will include a special appearance from actor and activist Fran Drescher, known for her starring role in the 1990s CBS sitcom ‘The Nanny.’AlixPartners' Holly Etlin honored by Citizens Committee for New York CityEtlin, who joined management consultancy AlixPartners in 2007, has over 30 years of consulting experience in the area of restructuring and turnaround. Before joining AlixPartners, she was a Principal with XRoads Solutions Group, and a Partner with Deloitte Consulting. During her career, she has led a number of complex turnaround engagements in retail, financial services, media, and hospitality. Among other roles, Etlin has served as the Chief Restructuring Officer of global fashion house BCBG Max Azria Group and mortgage lender New Century Financial.

“All of us at AlixPartners congratulate Holly on this well-deserved recognition,” said Alan Holtz, AlixPartners’ Local Market Leader for New York and also a Managing Director in the firm’s Turnaround & Restructuring practice. “In addition to being an invaluable member of our team at AlixPartners, she is passionate about the environmental, educational, and socioeconomic welfare of all New York City neighborhoods and residents.”

Etlin has received a number of awards for her work in the turnaround field. In 2007, she received the Turnaround of the Year Award from the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) for her work in the successful turnaround of supermarket chain Winn-Dixie. In 2011, she received TMA’s Transaction of the Year Award for the successful refinancing of equipment rental firm Neff Rental. In 2014, Etlin was named Woman of the Year in Restructuring by the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC).

In other AlixPartners news, the firm recently welcomed Greig Taylor as a Managing Director at its New York office. A recognized expert witness in international disputes and thought leader in arbitration, Taylor will join the firm’s Investigations, Disputes & Risk practice.


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Liberty Advisor Group named a 2019 Best Place to Work in Chicago

19 April 2019

Management consultancy Liberty Advisor Group was among the companies named to the 2019 Best Places to Work in Chicago. The ranking was published by Crain’s Chicago Business and administered by Best Companies Group.

Based in Chicago, Liberty provides consulting services in the areas of business and technology strategy, mergers and acquisitions, transformation and assurance, business threat intelligence, and data and analytics. Founded in 2008, the company has worked on over 300 M&A deals and delivered over $1 billion in operating income improvement. Liberty’s diverse clientele has included Fortune 500 companies and major oil & gas and manufacturing firms.

The firm’s lean team of 63 strategists, technologists, and entrepreneurs ultimately focus on helping organizations accelerate growth, drive operational efficiency, and reduce risk.Liberty Advisor Group named a 2019 Best Place to Work in ChicagoThe boutique consultancy has now been named one the Best Places to Work in Chicago, reaching number 68 in the rankings. To build the 100-company ranking, Best Companies Group first evaluated each company’s policies, practices, and demographics, and then analyzed employee surveys reflecting workplace experiences and attitudes. Over 14,000 Chicago-area employees responded to the survey.

"This recognition further confirms that Liberty Advisor Group truly is an excellent place to work, with our unique team of senior, results-focused consultants working to solve clients' toughest business and IT problems," Jay Norman, CEO, Liberty Advisor Group, said. "Thanks to Crain's Chicago Business for this honor, and to everyone at Liberty for exemplifying our core values of inquiry, resolve, candor, integrity, courage, community and entrepreneurship."

Boutique staffing companies Engtal and City Staffing topped the list, coming in first and second place, respectively. Other consulting firms that made the grade were Burwood Group (#5), 10th Magnitude (#9), Pariveda Solutions (#13), Integrated Project Management (#16), West Monroe Partners (#24), and Accenture (#38).

Among its other achievements, Liberty is also a Great Place to Work-Certified organization, and was named the #35 Fastest Growing Firm by Consulting Magazine in 2018 – achieving a 112% growth rate between 2014 and 2017.