- Senior Managing Director
- T: +1 832 667 5160
- F: +1 713 353 5459
- First City Tower
- 1001 Fannin, Suite 3950
- Houston, TX, 77002
- United States
- T: +1 800 349 9990
- F: +1 713 353 5459
- B.B.A., Accounting, University of Houston
- M.B.A., Rice University
- Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA)
- Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP)
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors (AIRA)
- Turnaround Management Association
- Association of Corporate Growth
- Corporate Finance
- Interim Management
- Creditor Rights, Relations & Negotiations
- Lender Advisory
- Restructuring / Turnaround Services
David Rush is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Houston. Mr. Rush has more than 18 years of corporate recovery and financial advisory experience. Mr. Rush has held several interim management roles, including Chief Restructuring Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and other senior finance positions. His industry experience includes oilfield services, oil and gas, manufacturing, consumer/packaged goods, financial services and retail.
Mr. Rush’s experience includes interim management, forecast development, business plan analysis, collateral evaluation and recovery assessment. He also has advised clients with asset sales, debtor-in-possession financings, covenant negotiations, avoidance actions and bankruptcy preparation. Mr. Rush has represented private and public companies, lenders, creditor committees and other parties in interest.
Mr. Rush recently served as the interim Chief Financial Officer of a Houston-based oil and gas equipment manufacturer and service provider. In this position, he assisted with the company’s stabilization after the acquisition by a financial sponsor.
Prior to that, Mr. Rush served as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Hostess Brands, a former $2.5 billion revenue wholesale bakery and distribution company. In this capacity, he oversaw the Chapter 11 process and was responsible for developing liquidity forecasts, completing pre-petition and post-petition financing transactions, negotiating with stakeholders and assisting with numerous 363 asset sales.
Mr. Rush has testified on various matters, including debtor-in-possession financings, liquidation analyses, cash collateral disputes, liquidity forecasts, wind down plans and recovery actions.
Mr. Rush’s prior engagements include Fremont Investment & Loan, Enron, Hostess Brands, Surefire Industries, Sparrows Group, BPZ Resources, Vantage Drilling, Larchmont Resources, Paragon Offshore, Bombay Company, ASARCO, Intelsat, Texas Petrochemicals, Orion Refining, Link Energy, TransCom USA, Tri-Union Development, Tokheim, American Eco, Weiner’s Stores and several privately held companies and confidential matters.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Rush was a director with KPMG’s Financial Advisory Services practice and a manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Business Recovery Services practice. He began his professional career in the Business Assurance practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers, performing financial statement audits on both public and private companies.
Mr. Rush received the Houston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award and the M&A Advisor’s 40 under 40 Award in the service advisor category. In addition, he received multiple awards for the work performed on Hostess Brands, including the M&A Turnaround Award for Distressed M&A Deal of the Year (over $1 billion) and the D CEO Mergers & Acquisitions Large Deal of the Year.
Mr. Rush holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Houston and an M.B.A. from Rice University.