Daily News: May 22, 2014

FTI Professionals Honored by M&A Advisor’s 40 Under 40 Awards

FTI Consulting announced that two of its professionals were among the list of industry leaders honored by The M&A Advisor’s 5th Annual 40 Under 40 Awards. Matthew Diaz and David Rush, both senior managing directors in the company’s Corporate Finance/Restructuring segment, were recognized in the Service Provider category for their accomplishments.

This annual awards program was created to recognize leading professionals in the mergers and acquisitions (M&A), financing and turnaround industries, as well as to promote mentorship and professional development among emerging business leaders. The winners and finalists were selected by an independent panel of distinguished business leaders.

“FTI Consulting’s long-standing leadership in the restructuring and corporate recovery markets is the result of attracting and supporting talented emerging leaders like Matthew and David,” said Steven Gunby, president and chief executive officer at FTI Consulting. “Beyond delivering terrific client results, the contributions, commitment and energy Matthew and David demonstrate attract junior people who are enthusiastic to collaborate and learn from talented professionals and, in turn, make their own major contributions.”

Diaz has nearly 15 years of experience providing restructuring services to companies and creditors in the Chapter 11 environment. Diaz has deep expertise in the preparation and critical evaluation of plans of reorganization, financial projections, models and liquidation analyses, the assessment and review of asset sale proposals, key employee incentive plans, financing facilities, critical vendor programs, intercompany analysis and causes of action, and the analysis of creditor recoveries under various restructuring and financial scenarios.

Rush has more than 16 years of corporate recovery and financial advisory experience. His industry knowledge includes oil and gas, consumer products/packaged goods, oilfield services, energy, financial services, retail, manufacturing and insurance and has served as a trusted advisor and in interim management positions on numerous engagements with varying challenges and complexities. He has represented private and public companies, lenders, creditor committees and other parties in interest and has advised them with asset sales, debtor-in-possession financing, covenant negotiations, avoidance actions, bankruptcy preparation and litigation support matters.

The complete list of the 2014 M&A Advisor 40 Under 40 Award winners can be accessed here: http://maadvisor.net/4040/2014-40under40/2014_40U40_Back_End_Winners.pdf.