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Stephen Coulombe is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Boston. Mr. Coulombe is in the Corporate Finance/Restructuring segment and has more than fifteen years of experience providing a wide range of consulting services to both public and private companies ranging in size from $50 million to more than $10 billion in annual revenue.
Mr. Coulombe has extensive experience across a wide array of industries and has particular expertise advising retail companies in various transformative situations. He has worked with more than 50 retail companies in a variety of roles, including identifying strategic growth opportunities, developing and implementing profit improvement plans, leading processes to sell businesses or underperforming assets and securing financing.
Mr. Coulombe has also assisted companies in assessing business line profitability and return on investment, as well as identifying and supporting implementation of best practices with respect to working capital management, overhead levels and the development of management reporting. Select retail engagements include Orchard Supply Hardware, Children’s Place, Eddie Bauer, Piggly Wiggly and BCBG.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Coulombe was with the U.S. division of Business Recovery Services of PricewaterhouseCoopers and its predecessor Pricewaterhouse. Prior to that, he held various positions in the real estate investment industry.
Mr. Coulombe is a co-author of the firm’s Holiday Retail Report, which is published annually.
Mr. Coulombe holds an M.B.A. from Babson College and a B.S. in business administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has taught a graduate level course at Babson College entitled “Turnaround Management” and is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Turnaround Management Association.