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Rob Darefsky

Robert J. Darefsky

  • Senior Managing Director
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    • 9th Floor
    • New York, NY, 10036
    • United States
    • T: +1 212 247 1010
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Rob Darefsky is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in New York. He is part of the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment. Mr. Darefsky has more than 28 years of experience in providing financial and business advice to clients involved in corporate restructurings and capital market transactions. He provides advisory and back-up manager services to clients involved in debt financings and asset-backed securitizations.

Mr. Darefsky has advisory services experience, including representing the interests of issuers, underwriters, guarantors and lenders. He provides up-front due diligence services as well as monitoring existing facilities. Mr. Darefsky’s securitization experience includes those involving whole businesses; healthcare receivables; leasing (all ticket sizes); third-party loans; franchise fees, film rights and royalty streams; and trade and credit card receivables. Mr. Darefsky currently serves as the back-up manager in more than 15 whole business securitizations.

Mr. Darefsky’s restructuring experience includes involvement in more than 150 troubled company situations, ranging in size from local family businesses to some of the largest bankruptcy filings. He has assisted management of troubled and bankrupt companies in restructuring operations, developing business plans and plans of reorganization, formulating capital structures and complying with bankruptcy court reporting requirements. He has also represented the interests of creditors in restructurings and bankruptcies, assisting them in maximizing recoveries on amounts owed. During the financial crisis, Mr. Darefsky represented the interests of swap counterparties in numerous financial guarantor restructurings and assisted in FTI Consulting’s representation of the Unsecured Creditors’ Committee of Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Darefsky was a Partner with the U.S. division of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Business Recovery Services practice.

Mr. Darefsky holds a B.S. summa cum laude from the University of Vermont and an M.B.A. from the Booth School of Business at The University of Chicago, where he was a Morgan Guaranty Scholar. Mr. Darefsky is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Turnaround Management Association. He is a past President of the Connecticut Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (“TMA”) and a former member of TMA’s national Board of Directors.

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