- Managing Director
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- F: +1 312 759 8119
- 227 West Monroe Street
- Suite 900
- Chicago, IL, 60606
- United States
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- F: +1 312 759 8119
- B.S., Accounting, University of Illinois
- Corporate Finance
- Transaction Advisory
- Due Diligence
Robert Gonzalez is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Chicago. He is a member of the Transaction Services practice within the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment. Mr. Gonzalez has 10 years of merger and acquisition (“M&A”) and transaction experience, including financial due diligence (both buy-side and sell-side), merger integration planning and execution, carve outs, change management, transition service agreements, interim management, finance function advisory, internal control/systems evaluations and financial modeling.
Mr. Gonzalez’s experience covers a wide variety of industries, including automotive, industrial products, consumer products, manufacturing, technology, business process outsourcing, printing, plastics, aviation, mining, metals, construction, software and media.
Mr. Gonzalez’s buy-side due diligence experience includes analyzing quality of earnings, quality of assets and working capital, as well as identifying potential liabilities and risks. He utilizes the impact of these findings on the valuation and integration of a target organization. His clients have included both large and middle-market private equity and corporate strategic investors.
Mr. Gonzalez’s sell-side experience includes the evaluation of businesses or entities for sale, including quality of earnings, balance sheet and working capital requirements, developing value proposition for positioning purposes, assisting in development of divestiture plan and identifying value enhancers, as well as business separation and transition issues.
Mr. Gonzalez’s recent interim management and finance function advisory experience includes acting as Interim Controller for a $50 million software company. His primary responsibilities included monthly accounting close, overseeing staff accountants, preparing reporting packages for the chief finance officer’s (“CFO”) review, managing external audit process and executing the transition to full-time Controller. Mr. Gonzalez also led a finance function advisory engagement for a $100 million web-based subscription company. He managed accounting integration of a recently acquired carve-out, assisted with the implementation of Oracle Fusion for the combined entity, created accounting process flowcharts and training manuals and conducted training sessions to teach staff the new accounting policies.
Mr. Gonzalez has consulted for various private equity funds and lenders, including GE Capital, Platinum Equity, Bank of America, Versa Capital, Rockbridge Growth Equity, Victory Park Capital, Clearview Capital, Thoma Bravo, and Wynnchurch Capital.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Gonzalez worked as a Senior Associate in the Transaction Services practice at RSM. Prior to that, he worked as a Senior Audit Associate at RSM, leading financial statement audit teams in the manufacturing, wholesale and distribution group.
Mr. Gonzalez holds a B.S. and M.S. in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago.