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Andrew J. Hinkelman

  • Senior Managing Director
  • T: +1 415 283 4200
  • F: +1 415 293 4497
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    • One Front Street
    • Suite 1600
    • San Francisco, CA, 94111
    • United States
    • T: +1 415 283 4200
    • F: +1 415 293 4497
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Andrew Hinkelman is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in San Francisco. He is part of the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment. Mr. Hinkelman has more than 20 years of experience serving as a financial advisor to corporations, creditors, equity owners and directors of performing and underperforming companies. Mr. Hinkelman specializes in corporate finance, business recovery and restructuring, performance improvement, sell and buy side due diligence, carve-outs, business plan development, complex credit negotiations, wind-down and estate management services. In addition, Mr. Hinkelman has extensive chief financial officer (“CFO”), chief restructuring officer (“CRO”) and chief executive officer (“CEO”) experience.

Mr. Hinkelman’s clients have included both public and private companies ranging in size from $100 million to more than $10 billion in assets and liabilities. He has extensive experience in various industries, including retail, chemicals, consumer products, distribution, real estate, technology (EdTech, AdTech, software, hardware, semiconductors), medical device, hospitality and professional services.

Mr. Hinkelman has participated in multiple out-of-court restructurings, bankruptcies and trustee engagements. His specific responsibilities have included development and implementation of detailed restructuring and bankruptcy plans; lender forbearance arrangements and out-of-court debt and equity restructurings; thorough analysis, review and development of cash flows and comprehensive business plans, development and implementation of bankruptcy strategies, including preparation of petitions, first day orders, motions, liquidation analyses, plans of reorganization and related disclosure statements and other case-specific documents; creditor negotiations and settlement of claims and management of controlled wind-down of operations.

Mr. Hinkelman served as the CRO at numerous companies. A representative list of his CRO engagements include IMRIS, a middle market medical device company; Fairfield Residential LLC, one of the nation’s largest and most successful multifamily developers and managers in the country; Trident Micro Systems, Inc., a global manufacturer of semiconductor solutions for digital televisions and set-top boxes and Classic Party Rentals. His responsibilities included the development and implementation of restructuring plans, lender and creditor negotiations, day-to-day supervision of accounting and finance departments and management of all lender and restructuring requirements.

Mr. Hinkelman also has extensive experience acting as an interim CFO. He was interim CFO of AKQA, Inc., where his responsibilities included cash forecasting and management of working capital, day-to-day supervision of accounting and finance departments, management of reporting requirements to sponsors and lenders, developing operating metric report packages and administration of all back office functions.

Mr. Hinkelman has led more than 50 transaction advisory engagements that included performing quality of earnings analysis, deal structuring and negotiation, business plan review, carve-out services and sell side due diligence on behalf of lenders and private equity firms. Services have included in-depth review and analyses of company financial statements, operations, management and proposed financing structures. Mr. Hinkelman has assisted both strategic and financial buyers throughout the deal continuum. His efforts have included identification of potential targets, due diligence, contract structuring and negotiations and transition planning.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Hinkelman was a Managing Director in the U.S. division of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) Business Recovery Services practice. At PwC, Mr. Hinkelman served as a financial advisor to companies, secured and unsecured creditors and equity holders, where he advised on bankruptcies, out-of-court restructurings and financing alternatives. Prior to that, Mr. Hinkelman spent three years working as a Senior Audit and Tax Consultant for Pannell Kerr Forrester and Sieler Company.

Mr. Hinkelman holds a B.A. in Business Administration from California State University, San Luis Obispo.

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