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Jennifer Byrne

  • Managing Director
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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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Jennifer Byrne is a Managing Director in the FTI Consulting Corporate Finance/Restructuring practice and is based in Atlanta. Ms. Byrne has more than 12 years of experience in finance and advisory services. She has advised companies, lenders and creditors in distressed situations. These matters have involved bankruptcy, operational restructuring, financial modeling and projections, liquidation analysis and litigation support. Ms. Byrne’s industry experience includes renewable energy, automotive, retail, technology and nonprofit.

Ms. Byrne has extensive experience in business plan assessment, due diligence and financial statement analysis. She has evaluated vendor relations and cash management procedures, developed key employee retention plans and assisted in preparing companies for Chapter 11 filing from an accounting and reporting standpoint.

Ms. Byrne has advised multiple renewable energy clients restructuring their businesses in the wake of poor market conditions. She was an integral part of the teams that advised Cascade Grain Products and Pacific Ethanol through their respective Chapter 11 proceedings. Ms. Byrne assisted in the preparation of expert witness testimony by FTI Consulting regarding valuation of the Aventine plants as part of its Chapter 11 reorganization. Her advisory experience includes several matters involving wind farm projects, including a litigation regarding terms of a power purchase agreement and due diligence for a private equity investment in a new set of projects.

Ms. Byrne has experience advising debtors, including serving as the chief restructuring advisor to Crystal Cathedral Ministries during its Chapter 11 proceeding and as the lead supporting the firm’s interim management engagements of a livestock farming operation and a national building products distributor. She also has experience advising the secured lenders in the amendment of a defaulted $186 million commercial real estate loan and the restructuring of a privately-held restaurant franchise corporation.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Ms. Byrne was a manager in the Reorganization Services group of Deloitte’s Financial Advisory Services practice in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. While there, she also focused on analysis and support for companies in need of financial and operational restructuring.

Ms. Byrne holds an M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a B.A. from Loyola College in Maryland.  Ms. Byrne is a certified insolvency and restructuring advisor and a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors, International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation and Turnaround Management Association.

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