Wednesday, January 18, 2012

AlixPartners Promotes Seven to Managing Director

AlixPartners, the global business-advisory firm, today announced the promotions of seven professionals to managing director. The appointments were effective Jan. 1.

"AlixPartners is a firm full of professionals who thrive on doing what other firms often only say they can do, but the work performed by these professionals has stood out by even that high standard," said Fred Crawford, chief executive officer of AlixPartners. "In the past year, our firm continued its strong growth globally, across business units and across practices, and that's due in no small part to the efforts of our newly appointed managing directors and directors. They, along with the rest of our superb professionals, are dedicated to delivering one thing above all else: outstanding client service in today's very uncertain times for companies, owners, creditors and legal entities who themselves deserve nothing less."

Thirty-three individuals were also promoted to director, AlixPartners' second most-senior position. All promotions are listed below, by home office, starting with managing directors:


Darin Facer, promoted to managing director in AlixPartners' Enterprise Improvement unit, has been a driving force in expanding the firm's Business & Consumer Services Practice and its cross-business unit Media Practice, an industry where the firm sees significant opportunity for future growth. Prior to joining AlixPartners in 2006, Facer held senior positions at Andersen Business Consulting, KPMG Consulting and the management consulting division of Perot Systems Corp. A sought-after outside speaker, he holds a MBA from the University of Chicago and a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.


Sanjay Shetty, promoted to managing director in AlixPartners' Enterprise Improvement unit, is widely recognized for his deep skills in procurement, supply-chain management and product development across a variety of industries, including retail, restaurant and foodservice, and automotive. The co-lead of AlixPartners' Procurement Practice in the Americas, Shetty's particular expertise in indirect procurement has helped grow that specialty into a strong AlixPartners' offering. He holds an MBA from the University of Michigan, an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the National Institute of Technology in Surathkal, India.


Francesco Leone, promoted to managing director in AlixPartners' Turnaround & Restructuring Services unit, has blended his experience in performance improvement as well as turnaround to drive both corporate recoveries and operational improvements across a wide variety of industries, including retail, consumer products, industrial goods and business services. His versatility also extends to middle-market as well as large companies, and to complex international engagements. He joined AlixPartners in 2003, from A.T. Kearney, and he holds an MBA from the University of Michigan, a B.A. in business administration from Bocconi University in Milan and attended executive MBA courses in finance and international Business at New York University. He also is a chartered accountant.

Camilla Tolomei, promoted to managing director in AlixPartners' Turnaround & Restructuring Services unit, has deep expertise in cash management, vendor management and human resources, as well as in designing and executing complex financial and capital restructuring plans. Known for her mastery of Italian insolvency law, she has held interim CEO and CFO roles when needed. Prior to joining AlixPartners in 2005, she worked at Brugger & Associati SRL, a Milan-based firm specialized in corporate restructurings. She holds a degree in economics with honors from the University of Florence. She also is a chartered accountant.

New York

Sean Dowd, promoted to managing director in AlixPartners' Financial Advisory Services unit, has helped drive strong growth in the unit by building deep relationships with clients. A business-development expert, his focus is on corporate investigations, valuations and litigation consulting. He joined AlixPartners in 2007 from Ernst & Young, where he worked for that firm's fraud-investigation and dispute-services practice. He holds a B.A. in political science from Providence College in Providence, R.I.

Eric Dzwonczyk, promoted to managing director in AlixPartners' Enterprise Improvement unit, has among other things played a key role in helping lead and expand the firm's Restaurant & Foodservices Practice. Additionally, his deep knowledge of supply-chain management and information-technology cost reduction has helped many clients in a number of industries and across geographies. Prior to joining AlixPartners in 2008, he worked for Campbell Soup Co. in IT and supply-chain management. He holds an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia and a B.S in commerce and engineering/operations management from Drexel University in Philadelphia.


Thierry Duvette, promoted to managing director in AlixPartners' Enterprise Improvement, unit has more than 25 years of experience across the aerospace, defense and electronics industries, and is widely recognized for his deep skills in organizational restructuring, procurement, program management, sales and marketing, and change management. His expertise has been a key factor in the growth of the firm's Aerospace & Defense Practice in Europe. Prior to joining AlixPartners in 2007, he worked for 19 years at Dassault Aviation SA where he held executive roles including vice president for aircraft-systems purchasing and deputy vice president for external relations and communications. Named in 2011 one of the top 100 important figures of tomorrow in France by the magazine Enjeux Les Echos, he holds an MBA from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris, with a specialization in mergers and acquisitions, and a master's degree in engineering from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Techniques Avancees (ENSTA) in Paris. He also is a member of the private-equity organization Association Francaise des Investisseurs en Capital and of several other organizations including the international strategic-outlook society Centre d'Etude et de Prospective Strategique, the Aerospace, Defense & Security Industries Association and the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Promoted to director were, by office:


Monica Gabel, Enterprise Improvement unit.


Patrick Healy, Enterprise Improvement unit. Jeff Kopa, Financial Advisory Services unit.


Russ Dillion, Enterprise Improvement unit. Lloyd Pope, Enterprise Improvement unit. Brad Spooner, Information Management Services unit.


Albert Sang, Enterprise Improvement unit. Carlos Thome, Enterprise Improvement unit.


Dirk Steinwaerder, Enterprise Improvement unit.


Geraint Thomas, Turnaround & Restructuring Services unit.


Riccardo Basile, Enterprise Improvement unit. Giuseppe Gasparro, Information Management Services unit. Dhruv Kak, Turnaround & Restructuring Services unit. Philip Lawrence, Turnaround & Restructuring Services unit.

Los Angeles

Brian Huffman, Information Management Services unit.


Francesco Leoncini, Enterprise Improvement unit. Claudia Lotti, Turnaround & Restructuring Services unit.


Philipp Kinzler, Enterprise Improvement unit.

New York

Shawn Ashworth, Enterprise Improvement unit. Esben Christensen, Enterprise Improvement unit. Neil Gorin, Information Management Services unit. Molly Harnischfeger, Enterprise Improvement unit. Nadia Krivickova, Financial Advisory Services unit. Evelyn Ni, Turnaround & Restructuring Services unit. Brian Rosenthal, Turnaround & Restructuring Services unit.


Pierre Laugeri, Turnaround & Restructuring Services unit. Pascal Fabre, Enterprise Improvement unit.

San Francisco

Young Kim, Financial Advisory Services unit.


Tarek Ghalayini, Information Management Services unit. Jennifer Li, Enterprise Improvement unit.


Takuro Ueji, Enterprise Improvement unit. Jun Sakaki, Enterprise Improvement unit.

Washington, DC

David Sikorski, Information Management Services unit.

About AlixPartners

AlixPartners LLP is a global business-advisory firm offering comprehensive services in four major areas: enterprise improvement, turnaround and restructuring, financial-advisory services and information-management services. Founded in 1981, the firm has offices around the world, and can be found on the Web at

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