Transformation expert Jim Takach joined consultanting firm AlixPartners, as a managing director in its Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) practice. He will be based in the Los Angeles office.

Takach brings with him more than 21 years of consulting experience, with deep expertise in large-scale transformations, mergers and acquisitions, and operations. He also brings extensive experience managing global projects and in leading projects based outside the United States, including in Southeast Asia, South Korea, Mexico, India, and Europe.

Prior to joining AlixPartners, Takach ran his own consulting company, Aspect Consulting, where his client work included an operational transformation for a technology company based in Hong Kong and a global initiative for a Swedish company to significantly improve operating expense and working capital. Before that, he was senior vice president of client services and program management for delivery operations at Deluxe Entertainment Services Group in Burbank, CA. In that role, he initiated a new model to improve service and reduce the cost of support for the company’s studio and “over-the-top” customers by better leveraging global capabilities.

From 2011 to 2017, Jim was a principal at PricewaterhouseCoopers and for 15 years before that, he worked at PRTM Management Consultants, which was acquired by PwC, most recently as a partner. At both companies he focused on telecommunications, technology, and retail clients.

“We are delighted to welcome Jim to the AlixPartners team,” said Simon Freakley, CEO of AlixPartners. “His broad and deep experience in the technology, telecommunications, and media industries along with his talent for leading large-scale change and improvement programs will be instrumental for our clients.”