Brian McDonald | Managing Director | FTI Consulting
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Brian McDonald

  • Managing Director
  • T: +1 212 499 3675
  • F: +1 212 841 9350
    • Three Times Square
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    • New York, NY, 10036
    • United States
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Brian McDonald is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in New York. He is a member of the Office of the CFO Solutions practice in the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment.

For the past nine years, Mr. McDonald has worked on operational and restructuring consulting engagements throughout the United States, covering a wide range of industries. He has experience in financial modeling, financial planning and analysis (“FP&A”), cash flow forecasting, cash management, project management and accounting risk management.

Mr. McDonald’s recent experience includes an $11 billion project with a travel and leisure company. He led a team of professionals in the preparation of a model to allocate corporate selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) costs to an operating subdivision during the preparation of carve-out financial statements in advance of spin-off. He assisted in the streamlining, process and tools optimization for the corporate FP&A and consolidations team. In addition, he developed a top-down, driver-based profit and loss (“P&L”) forecasting model to be used in the primary domestic operating segment and led the kickoff of a “Business Process Stabilization” initiative in the client’s shared services center. This included detailed meetings with key stakeholders within the organization ranging from staff accountants to corporate VPs, stratification of identified issues between high/low priority and high/low investment requirements, interfacing with other external consultants and senior management and the preparation of high level project plans to address identified issues. Mr. McDonald also prepared accounting memos for a variety of balance sheet accounts documenting process, best practices and generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) compliance for management and the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) in conjunction with a 3-year accounting restatement. He also prepared numerous status updates and reports to the audit committee of the Board of Directors.

Mr. McDonald also worked on the restructuring and sale of Residential Capital, a mortgage company with $15.7 billion of assets. In this capacity, Mr. McDonald assisted in the preparation of a cash flow forecasting model to size the company’s borrowing requirements for a new restructuring financing facility. He also facilitated the financial diligence process for the court-appointed Examiner of Residential Capital, LLC, covering financing transactions, tax allocations, shared services, subservicing, originations, affiliate transactions and other issues critical to ResCap’s relationship with its parent in a highly scrutinized and litigious process.

Mr. McDonald’s additional experience includes preparation of a diagnostic and roadmap to improve an anchor client's reporting capabilities and visibility into the operating performance of a specific set of businesses and product offerings.

Mr. McDonald holds a B.B.A. with a specialization in Finance from the University of Notre Dame.

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