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Mary Ann Kaptain

  • Managing Director
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    • 633 W. 5th Street,
    • Suite 1600
    • Los Angeles, CA, 90071-2027
    • United States
    • T: +1 213 689 1200
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Mary Ann Kaptain is a Managing Director in the FTI Consulting Corporate Finance/Restructuring practice and is based in Los Angeles. For more than 11 years, Ms. Kaptain has provided advisory services to a variety of companies, lenders and creditors. These matters involved interim management positions, cash management, bankruptcy advisory, liquidation and divestiture, capital restructuring, acquisition due diligence and valuation. She has advised clients in a variety of industries, including payroll and staffing, quick service restaurants, consumer electronics, manufacturing, construction and financial services.

Ms. Kaptain has often assumed interim management roles. In one notable case, Ms. Kaptain was part of a team providing chief restructuring officer (CRO) services at a large payroll and staffing company. She and her team were responsible for developing 13-week cash flow forecasts, approving cash expenditures, instituting cash tracking and improving visibility to the lender group. Ms. Kaptain worked closely with the CRO and senior management team to restructure operations and reduce operational and capital expenditures. She later worked with an investment banking firm to market the company for sale.

In another notable case, Ms. Kaptain was a key member of the financial team providing interim chief financial officer services to a consumer electronics company with $750 million in revenue. For 16 months, she and her team provided financial and accounting services, including cash management and forecasting. Additionally, her team initiated a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, coordinated a 363 sale, managed numerous staff reductions and liquidated the remaining operations following the 363 sale.

Prior to her work as a financial consultant, Ms. Kaptain was the director of valuation for RSM EquiCo, a boutique investment bank, specializing in the marketing and sale of middle market companies. She led a team of 11 M.B.A. level professionals and 35 analysts and senior analysts, providing valuation services, including an initial assessment of value, recommendations to improve value and the development of précis and offering memorandums. Ms. Kaptain also has experience in the investor relations field.

Ms. Kaptain holds an M.B.A. in finance and investments from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and a B.S. in accounting from California State University, Los Angeles. She is a certified public accountant in California and is a certified insolvency and restructuring advisor. Ms. Kaptain is a member of both the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors and the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum and serves on the board of the Southern California Turnaround Management Association.

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