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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 J. Woodward is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Chicago. Mr. Woodward has over 34 years of financial, operating and mergers and acquisitions experience in a variety of industrial sectors, including more than 25 years in the transportation (automotive and heavy truck) industry.

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; 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, as well as the Transaction Committee that managed the successful sale process.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Woodward was the Automotive Practice Leader for 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 equity fund with interests in manufacturing, including transportation, retail and real estate. He served as the Vice President of Finance, treasurer, Chief Financial Officer and Director of the Talon Automotive Group, a multi-national supplier of highly complex metal formed modules and assemblies to the automotive industry with ten manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada.

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 member of the Association for Corporate Growth, Turnaround Management Association, American Bankruptcy Institute and Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors. Mr. Woodward is a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor.

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