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Matt Diaz

Matthew Diaz

  • Senior Managing Director
  • T: +1 212 247 1010
  • F: +1 212 841 9350
    • Three Times Square
    • 9th Floor
    • New York, NY, 10036
    • United States
    • T: +1 212 247 1010
    • F: +1 212 841 9350

Matthew Diaz is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in New York. He is part of the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment. Mr. Diaz specializes in providing restructuring services to companies and creditors in the Chapter 11 environment.

Mr. Diaz has served clients in a variety of industries. His responsibilities have included the preparation and critical evaluation of plans of reorganization, financial projections, models and liquidation analyses; the assessment of asset sale proposals, key employee retention plans, financing facilities, disclosure statements, critical vendor programs and proceeds from litigation; and the analysis of creditor recoveries under various restructuring and financial scenarios.

A representative list of clients that Mr. Diaz has served includes Abengoa Bioenergy, Alliance Bancorp, Bally’s Total Fitness, Barnes Bay Development, Bear Island, Blitz, Bondex, Buehler Foods, Buffets, Calpine, Cengage Learning, Centaur, Chemtura, Colt, Easy Gardener, Energy Future Holdings, Friendly’s Restaurants, Glass Group, Hawker Beechcraft, Kidspeace, Kimball Hill, Lionel, Metro Fuel, Mmodal, Mortgage Lenders Network, Northwest Airlines, Penn Virginia Corporation, Pharmaceutical Formulations, Ponderosa Pine Energy Partners, Samson Resources, Signature Styles, Smurfit Stone Container, TerreStar and USA Discounters.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Diaz served as Chief Financial Officer for Graham Field Health Products, a $100 million manufacturer operating in Chapter 11, and as Restructuring Director for Impath, a $150 million cancer diagnostic testing company operating in Chapter 11. At Graham Field, he successfully managed liquidity, obtained replacement debtor-in-possession financing and bridged the company to a sale. At Impath, Mr. Diaz reorganized the accounting and finance department after the departure of key personnel upon identification of accounting irregularities, led a reconstruction team that restated the current financial statements in less than four months, obtained a clean opinion from outside auditors and satisfied historical financial statement requirements for the buyers.

Mr. Diaz holds a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from New York University and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance and Management from Columbia Business School. He is a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor, a Certified Turnaround Professional and a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Diaz is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors and the Turnaround Management Association.

Most recently, Mr. Diaz was recognized as a winner of The M&A Advisor’s 5th Annual 40 Under 40 Awards in the Service Provider category, which recognizes leading professionals in the mergers and acquisitions ("M&A"), financing and turnaround industries.

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