Daily News: August 23, 2017

Alvarez & Marsal Expands Texas Team With Three New Hires

Alvarez & Marsal expanded its Corporate Performance Improvement group and bolstered its operational and supply chain expertise with the addition Brian Rayburn and Mark Uffhausen as managing directors in the Houston office and Jose Contreras as a managing director in the Dallas office.

“A&M’s unique business model and operational heritage helps clients achieve sustainable and substantial improvement initiatives at a scale and pace that conventional approaches cannot match,” said Mike Davidson, an A&M managing director and Corporate Performance Improvement practice leader for the Southwest Region. “Brian’s, Jose’s and Mark’s in-depth corporate transformation knowledge enriches the performance improvement solutions we develop and the results we realize for clients.”

Rayburn brings 22 years of combined consulting and operational experience defining and executing corporate transformation programs with mid-market and large multinational E&P and oilfield service companies. He has worked extensively in the Middle East, Africa, South America, Europe, Russia and North America. He specializes in corporate-wide CAPEX, OPEX and SG&A cost takeout, asset improvement, corporate and field headcount optimization, location consolidations and supply chain operations.

Contreras has 28 years of experience identifying and capturing operational improvement opportunities, as well as margin and performance improvement through operational redesign and technical enablement. He has worked with businesses across various industries including energy, finance, telecommunications, convenience retailing, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals.

Uffhausen, a recognized expert in sourcing and supply chain in the energy and utilities space, has 20 years of global performance improvement experience and in-depth cost savings, performance effectiveness and building transformation expertise. Prior to joining A&M, Uffhausen was a partner at Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company) where he led the U.S. Upstream Energy Operations practice.