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Brandon Beal

  • 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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Brandon Beal is a Managing Director in the FTI Consulting Corporate Finance/Restructuring practice and is based in San Francisco. Mr. Beal has more than eight years of accounting and advisory experience, with clients ranging from small startup companies to Fortune 500 companies. He specializes in the revitalization of underperforming companies. Mr. Beal has served as an advisor to senior management in both out-of-court restructurings and throughout formal bankruptcy proceedings.

Mr. Beal has additional experience in pre-acquisition due diligence, post-transaction integration, operational restructuring, and liquidation and trustee advisory work. He has experience in a number of industries, including real estate, retail, manufacturing, telecom, professional services and software.

Mr. Beal has extensive experience performing due diligence procedures, serving corporate and private equity clients in buy-side and sell-side transactions. He has analyzed the quality of earnings, historical operating performance, financial statements and cash flow forecasts of potential acquisition targets in the software, distribution, telecommunications, processing, leasing and manufacturing industries.

One of Mr. Beal’s notable cases is Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, where he acted as financial advisor to the Chapter 7 trustee. He managed the day-to-day operations of the estate, developed liquidation and recovery models, analyzed and resolved claims, evaluated and liquidated investment holdings and estate assets, and assisted in the settlement of more than 200 former partners.

Mr. Beal led a team of four consultants in operational restructuring of a telecommunications company, which was recently spun off from its parent. His work focused on the review, documentation and testing of processes and systems. In addition, Mr. Beal’s team created stand alone policies and procedures for the purchasing, inventory and payables functions of the company.

Furthermore, Mr. Beal served on the financial advisory team to Delphi in its Chapter 11 proceedings. He worked on numerous aspects of the case, including business plan development, fresh start accounting and due diligence.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Beal was a senior auditor in the Assurance practice at the Los Angeles office of Ernst & Young. While at Ernst & Young, he was responsible for performing and reviewing audit procedures, drafting financial statements and reviewing financial transactions. Mr. Beal specialized in clients in the entertainment and technology industries. His clients included AOL Time Warner and EMI Music Group.

Mr. Beal holds a M.B.A. in finance and strategy from Vanderbilt University and B.S. in accounting from the University of Southern California. He is a certified public accountant in California and a member of the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors.

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