Bob Duffy is the global co-leader of the FTI Consulting Corporate Finance/Restructuring practice. The practice has approximately 1,000 colleagues and more than $400 million in revenues worldwide. Mr. Duffy is a member of the firm’s executive committee.
Mr. Duffy has more than 29 years of experience, including more than 25 years of experience serving as an advisor to private equity firms, corporations, lenders and boards of directors of underperforming businesses and companies in transition. He also has served as chief restructuring officer and chief operating 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, he has led project teams on more than 100 engagements to help clients revitalize operations, implement operational improvements and reposition businesses for future growth. The assignments Mr. Duffy has led have included both public and private companies ranging in size from $50 million to more than $12 billion in annual revenue.
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; Bob’s Stores; 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 has been serving as the national leader of the retail industry service for Corporate Finance/Restructuring.
Mr. Duffy joined FTI Consulting with its acquisition of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) Business Recovery Services group. During his 14 years as PwC, he held key roles in the turnaround and/or restructuring of companies in many different industries around the globe.
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.
Mr. Duffy holds an MBA in finance, management policy and marketing from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.S. in finance from Babson College.