- Managing Director
- Corporate Finance & Restructuring
- T: +1 312 252 4056
- F: +1 312 759 8119
- 227 West Monroe Street
- Suite 900
- Chicago, IL, 60606
- United States
- T: +1 312 759 8100
- F: +1 312 759 8119
- B.B.A., Finance, Western Illinois University
- M.B.A., Finance and Entrepreneurship, DePaul University
- Certified Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis Professional (FP&A)
Daniel Hugo is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Chicago. He is a member of the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment.
Mr. Hugo has more than 15 years of professional experience in multiple industries, including transportation, construction, government contracting and banking.
During his tenure at FTI Consulting, Mr. Hugo has led projects in the distribution, construction, aggregates and transportation industries. He has also participated in projects in the manufacturing, metal refining, home building, horticultural and metals industries.
Mr. Hugo has served as the interim CFO of a $600 million distribution company and has led a comprehensive restructuring and successful Chapter 11 reorganization of a $600 million distribution company. He managed a project in which FTI Consulting was retained to right-size a national transportation business via sale of certain non-core markets and improve the profitability of the retained markets. He has served as the interim Treasurer and Director of FP&A for a PE sponsored carve-out of a Dow Chemical Company business unit. The role involved supporting a $700+ million debt raise and standing-up finance, accounting and treasury departments. In addition, Mr. Hugo has led the redesign and staff augmentation of the FP&A department of a $10+ billion public firm during a period of organizational transition.
Mr. Hugo is skilled at preparing 13-week cash flow projections and assisting in day-to-day cash management. He has developed financial models used in a variety of applications, including internal management and reporting (e.g., financial, operational, KPI), cash flow management, executive and board review and delivery to external constituents. Mr. Hugo has created a variety of financial analyses, including regional, location and product line profitability; pricing and contribution margin; equipment utilization and capacity; along with various analyses related to acquisitions and divestitures. Mr. Hugo has also developed a business unit level forecasting, cash management and financial planning module for a $4 billion public corporation.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Hugo owned and operated a Midwest-based national transportation business. His firm provided local and national dry van, refrigerated and specialized transport services to a number of clients, including Cargill, US Foods and Birds Eye.
Mr. Hugo also spent 2.5 years in a financial and operational management position in the Middle East and South Asia Division of an international construction company. In addition to holding the position of Chief Financial Officer of the division, he oversaw the day-to-day operations of a $250 million civilian and military infrastructure rebuilding program.
Mr. Hugo was also construction bonding underwriter and business development representative with a Fortune 500 insurance company. His portfolio of clients ranged from $20 million closely held construction companies to $26 billion public corporations.
Mr. Hugo holds a B.B.A. from Western Illinois University and an M.B.A. with an emphasis in Finance and Entrepreneurship from DePaul University. He is a Certified Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis Professional.