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David Woodward

David J. Woodward

  • Senior Managing Director
  • T: +1 312 759 8100
  • 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

David Woodward is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Chicago. He is a member of the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment, where he leads the Automotive practice.

Mr. Woodward has more than 36 years of financial, operating and mergers and acquisitions experience in a variety of industry sectors, including approximately 30 years in the transportation (automotive and heavy truck) industry. Recent clients include Chassix, Ecotality, Prince Sports, J.L French, National Envelope, Citation Corp., Grede Foundries, Key Plastics and others.

Mr. Woodward has demonstrated success in financial and operating executive management. He has a team-oriented track record, providing services related to in-court and out-of-court restructurings; interim management, including chief restructuring officer and chief financial officer; investor and lender relations; creditor rights; acquisitions and divestitures; operational turnarounds; litigation; expert witness testimony; business valuations; customer agreements; business planning and budgeting; treasury and multinational operations.

Mr. Woodward routinely advises board of directors and recently served on the board of directors of J. L. French Automotive Castings, where he was a Member of the Audit Committee, Environmental Compliance Committee and the Transaction Committee that managed the successful sale of the company.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Woodward held senior positions at Ernst and Young Corporate Finance and Giuliani Capital Advisors in Troy, Michigan. He has extensive experience representing companies, lenders, unsecured creditors and various other stakeholders.

For 16 years, Mr. Woodward held various positions of increasing responsibility with the Talon Group, a private investment fund with interests in manufacturing, including transportation, retail and real estate.

Prior to the Talon Group, Mr. Woodward held various audit positions with American Cyanamid Corporation and Union Carbide Corporation. Initially, he started his career at KPMG, working as a senior auditor of private and SEC clients in the manufacturing, retail and service industries.

Mr. Woodward holds a B.A. in Accounting, with a minor in Economics from Westminster College. He is a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor. Mr. Woodward is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth, Turnaround Management Association, American Bankruptcy Institute and Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors.

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