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Melker Sandberg

  • Managing Director
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    • 1001 17th Street
    • Suite 1100
    • Denver, CO, 80202
    • United States
    • T: +1 303 689 8800
    • F: +1 303 689 8803
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Melker Sandberg is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Denver. Mr. Sandberg is a member of the Telecom, Media and Technology practice. He is an expert in telecommunications, telecom products and go-to-market strategy, telecom operations, network cost management and service delivery. He has significant experience in restructuring, business turnaround and improvement, business divestiture, financial operations, financial analysis and planning, merger integration planning and effectuation, mergers and acquisitions due diligence and business operations.     

Mr. Sandberg has led numerous business improvement and restructuring initiatives, including business turnarounds, cost reduction projects, product and market assessments, process improvement initiatives, telecom operations and service delivery process improvements, negotiation and settlement of vendor disputes and information technology projects. Additionally, he has reviewed and challenged cash flows, business plans and cash management of both distressed and non-distressed companies.

Mr. Sandberg co-manages telecom and network management engagements and has been involved in numerous telecom cost management and network cost optimization initiatives, including due diligence, synergy analysis, planning and implementation. He also has assessed the alignment of products, customers and networks. Select engagements include EarthLink, Globalstar, Megapath, KDDI Global, Paniolo, Nortel, Alcatel-Lucent, Alaska Communications, Primus, Aviat Networks, Zayo, Global Capacity, Vanco, Reliance Globalcom, XO Communications, Integra, Inteliquent, US South, GoAmerica, Global Crossing, Securus, Covad, Globalcom and First Communications.

For major business combinations, Mr. Sandberg has provided advice and merger integration services, including developing integration planning, overseeing project management offices, participating on executive steering committees and leading the development and implementation of functional team plans and implementing process improvement, financial management planning and synergy realizations. He has been involved in more than a dozen mergers and integrations assignments.

In addition, Mr. Sandberg has participated in more than 40 mergers and acquisitions due diligence efforts. His expertise is in assessment of the overall business, analysis of products and markets, analysis of customer overlap, quality of earnings analysis, analysis of financial and operational synergies in potential mergers, risk exposure analysis, financial modeling and integration planning.

Mr. Sandberg has led implementations of enterprise resource planning, financial, human resource, telecom cost management and inventory, e-commerce and reporting systems.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Sandberg was Vice President of Finance at Level 3 Communications, a multi-billion dollar global telecommunications company. Before that, he worked at Cap Gemini, Mutual of Omaha and MetLife.

Mr. Sandberg holds a B.S. in business administration from University of Nebraska in Lincoln and an M.B.A. from Creighton University.

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