- Senior Managing Director
- T: +1 416 300 4840
- F: +1 416 649 8101
- TD South Tower, 79 Wellington Street West
- Toronto Dominion Centre, Suite 2010, P.O. Box 104
- Toronto, ON, M5K 1G8
- T: +1 416 649 8100
- F: +1 416 649 8101
- B.A., Economics and Finance, York University
- Master of Management and Professional Accounting, University of Toronto
- Chartered Accountant
- Chartered Professional Accountant
- Corporate Finance Specialist
- Canadian Venture Capital Association
- Turnaround Management Association
- Corporate Finance
- Investment Banking & Capital Solutions
Adam Zalev is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Toronto. He is a member of FTI Capital Advisors in Canada, FTI Consulting's investment banking subsidiary. Mr. Zalev has been involved in a wide range of corporate finance and restructuring mandates.
With more than 15 years of experience in special situations, Mr. Zalev has advised management, corporate boards, shareholders and lenders on matters such as acquisitions, divestitures, financings, refinancings and balance sheet restructurings. He has served clients across a variety of industries, including manufacturing, retail, distribution, construction, energy, real estate, hospitality and automotive in Canada, the United States and Australia.
Mr. Zalev’s recent experience has included acting as financial advisor to: Bondfield Construction in connection with its $80 million refinancing; an oil field services company in connection with its refinancing; Ben Moss Jewelers in connection with its restructuring and sale of certain assets to Charm Jewelry Centres; FirstOnSite LLP in connection with its sale to Delos Capital Partners; GolfSmith/Golftown and OMERS in connection with the sale and restructuring of GolfSmith/Golftown; Nelson Education and OMERS in connection with its sale and recapitalization; and Comark Inc. in connection with its restructuring and sale to Stern Partners. In addition, Mr. Zalev supervised the sale process for Arctic Glacier Income fund to HIG Capital and oversaw the sale of the JW Marriott Rosseau to Canadian Niagara Hotels. He served as financial advisor to WestLB AG in connection with its financing and sale of the Pond Bay Project in St. John USVI and advised the management of one of Australia’s largest retail real estate owners on its refinancing of more than $7 billion of senior and subordinated debt.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Zalev was a Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal in Toronto, where he launched and led the firm’s Canadian Investment Banking business. Previously, he was a Vice President in Corporate Finance at KPMG. He began his career as an Associate for RSM Rickter.
Mr. Zalev holds a B.A. in Economics and Finance from York University and a Master of Management and Professional Accounting from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. He is a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Professional Accountant, holds a Corporate Finance Specialist designation from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and is a registered Exempt Market Dealer with the Canadian Securities Regulators.
In 2015, Mr. Zalev was named as a recipient of the 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders Award from M&A Advisor.