Daily News: December 12, 2013

FTI Consulting Names Corporate Finance/Restructuring MD

FTI Consulting announced the appointment of Marianna Marysheva-Martinez as managing director in the company’s Corporate Finance/Restructuring segment further expanding FTI Consulting’s municipal restructuring service offering through its SEC and MSRB registered municipal advisor FTI Capital Advisors, LLC (FTICA). Marysheva-Martinez will be based in Los Angeles.

Marysheva-Martinez has 17 years of experience in a wide range of municipal government areas, including budget and finances, labor relations, organizational restructuring, creative funding solutions, public-private partnerships, legal matters and public relations. Marysheva-Martinez has direct organizational, financial and restructuring experience in California, including Oakland, San Francisco and Mammoth Lakes.

Most recently, Marysheva-Martinez was the town manager at Mammoth Lakes, CA, where she led the fourth most-visited resort community, effectively and carefully managing interests of the permanent residents with those of the visitors. She discovered and swiftly addressed significant financial issues; led successful efforts to settle a 2008 breach-of-contract development lawsuit, including a $13.5 million principal reduction; and negotiated permanent reductions in most municipal contracts in the context of a Chapter 9 bankruptcy.

“We are thrilled to have a professional of Marianna’s caliber and experience at FTICA as we continue to enhance our municipal restructuring service offering,” said Kevin Lavin, global co-leader of the Corporate Finance/Restructuring segment at FTI Consulting. “Marianna’s extensive financial management experience as well as her success in introducing and implementing ‘performance-based restructuring’ and fiscal reforms in a variety of municipal governments will nicely complement our existing suite of services.”

FTI Consulting has been involved in many high-profile municipal reorganizations and performance improvement engagements during the last two decades. FTICA was the advisor in some of the largest municipal Chapter 9 cases ever filed in the U.S., including: Jefferson County, AL and Orange County, CA; and is currently an advisor in the City of Detroit and San Bernardino, CA filings.