Jarod Wada | Managing Director | Interim Management | FTI Consulting
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Jarod Wada

  • Managing Director
  • T: +1 415 283 4200
  • F: +1 415 293 4497
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    • One Front Street
    • Suite 1600
    • San Francisco, CA, 94111
    • United States
    • T: +1 415 283 4200
    • F: +1 415 293 4497
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Jarod Wada is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in San Francisco. Mr. Wada is a member of the Telecom, Media and Technology practice. He has more than 15 years of advisory experience and has advised on engagements in the communications, media, entertainment and internet sectors, involving magazine and periodical publishers, facilities-based regional local exchange carriers and competitive local exchange carriers, mobile wireless, long distance, fixed wireless, internet service providers, internet business-to-business marketing and satellite communications companies.

Some of Mr. Wada’s notable engagements include T-Mobile USA, Hawaiian Telcom, Delphi Corporation, Cincinnati Bell, Excite@Home, XO Communications, APG Media, Beckett Media, Level 3 Communications, Boeing Launch Services, ITC^Deltacom, WinStar Communications, Broadwing, Hutchison Whampoa and Rural Cellular. In addition, he has international experience with prior engagements in Mexico, Hong Kong, Germany and Japan.

Mr. Wada’s engagement experience includes administering the bankruptcy process, pre- and post-filing; modeling for debtors and evaluating and monitoring for creditors; 13-week cash forecasting; developing and conducting cost studies; developing and leading market studies; critiquing and developing business plans; facilitating communications and advising in negotiations between interested parties, including company, shareholders and creditors; developing analysis for business unit and product and customer-level profitability; leading due diligence; serving as interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO); developing detailed financial projections and financial models for long-term planning and short-term strategic decision-making.

Mr. Wada’s engagement experience includes two interim management projects for the media companies AKQA and APG Media LLC and three performance improvement projects for telecom service companies.  The scope of all five engagements included full detailed cost review, analysis of metrics to identify cost saving opportunities, development of cost reduction action plans with distinct departments, cash/working capital management, debt compliance reporting, development and implementation of 13-week cash forecast and budget-to-actual variance analysis. In particular, he served for three months as interim CFO at APG Media LLC, a media company focused on publications and events within the sport enthusiast, automotive and shelter markets.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Wada was a member of the Financial Advisory Services practice at Price Waterhouse and later PricewaterhouseCoopers. While there, he served as a financial advisor, specializing in the telecommunications sector with engagements. His assignments ranged from litigation support to strategic business development and restructuring.

Mr. Wada has been a contributor to several published articles on various industry-specific topics, such as the Mexican telecommunications industry and wireless internet.

Mr. Wada holds a B.A. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley. He participated in the Global Studies and Economic Development exchange program at the Meiji Gakuin University in Yokohama, Japan. Mr. Wada is a member of the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors and has completed and passed all three sections within the Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor program.

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