Bob Duffy is the global co-leader of the FTI Consulting Corporate Finance/Restructuring practice. He is a member of the firm’s executive committee.
Mr. Duffy has more than 26 years of experience, including more than 22 years of experience serving as an advisor to private equity firms, corporations, lenders and boards of directors of underperforming businesses and companies in transition. Mr. Duffy also has served as chief restructuring officer for a number of his clients.
Mr. Duffy has substantial experience in a number of industries as a result of leading successful engagements involving companies with operations in both the United States and throughout the world. In these roles, Mr. Duffy has led project teams on more than 100 engagements to help clients revitalize operations, implement operational improvements and reposition businesses for future growth.
Some of the engagements Mr. Duffy has led over the last few years include CIT; Circuit City; Zales; Basha’s Supermarkets; Ritz Camera; Vertis; Wear Me Apparel; Hampshire Fabrics; Boscov’s; Fortunoff; Gottschalks; Goody’s Family Clothing and Mervyn’s. In addition, he has advised on numerous private company matters involving middle market and large companies.
Most recently, Mr. Duffy served as a senior managing director and the Northeast region leader of the Corporate Finance/Restructuring practice. Mr. Duffy has also been serving as the national leader of the retail industry service for Corporate Finance/Restructuring. Prior to joining FTI Consulting in 2002, Mr. Duffy was a partner with the U.S. division of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Business Recovery Services practice. Before that, he spent four years working for the Bayer Corporation.
Accomplishments and Recognition
Mr. Duffy has given speeches and presentations at conferences, seminars and forums throughout the United States. Some of his topics include “Business Lawyering for Troubled Companies—Getting It Right When the Client’s Survival Is at Stake,” “Bankruptcy Remote Lending: Will It Survive the Wall Street Shakeout?,” “High Technology Reorganizations,” “Protecting your Company’s Life Line: Dealing with Troubled Suppliers,” “Revitalization of Troubled Companies,” “Understanding the Financing Structures Available to Restructure Your Portfolio,” “Practical Advice for Managing the Cash Burn,” and “Assessing the Fundamental Causes and the Likelihood of a Turnaround of a Company in Distress.”
In 2010, Mr. Duffy was inducted as a fellow into the American College of Bankruptcy. He has also served as an adjunct professor at F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.