- Senior Managing Director
- T: +1 404 460 6270
- F: +1 404 460 6299
- 1201 W Peachtree Street, NW
- Suite 500
- Atlanta, GA, 30309
- United States
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- F: +1 404 460 6299
- B.S., Management Information Systems and Decision Sciences, Old Dominion University
- Performance Improvement
Ron Scalzo is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Atlanta. Mr. Scalzo is a member of the Performance Improvement practice. He has more than 25 years of experience providing operational, financial and business process transformation services to global companies. Mr. Scalzo is an expert in refining operational strategy and operational effectiveness, while delivering accelerated value creation through the elimination of redundant and non-value added processes.
Mr. Scalzo advises senior management and boards of directors for both performing and underperforming companies. He frequently serves as an advisor to private equity sponsors, providing a full range of services to their portfolio companies.
Mr. Scalzo creates and implements strategy execution programs that deliver sustainable performance improvement, including revenue enhancement, product portfolio optimization, strategic sourcing, strategic realignment of business units, operational process management, inventory optimization, cost realignment, selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) optimization and working capital maximization. His experience covers a wide range of industries, including consumer products, industrial products, telecommunications, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, private equity, transportation and logistics.
Mr. Scalzo has served as an advisor to private equity sponsors and portfolio companies, as well as held interim management positions. Select examples of his experience include leading an earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) improvement initiative for a ~$1 billion logistics portfolio company of a major private equity (“PE”) firm. Mr. Scalzo identified and implemented cost savings of $15 million in the first six weeks, reorganizing the business divestiture of its international operations and developing a business plan yielding 40% year-over-year (“YoY”) improvement in EBITDA. As a result, the company was able to successfully refinance $400 million in debt.
Additionally, Mr. Scalzo performed a due diligence of a targeted acquisition for another large mid-market PE firm, identifying potential synergies with an existing portfolio company. Following the close and post-integration support, he worked with the client to develop and implement a revenue lift program to drive $50 million of top line growth. Mr. Scalzo also led a global procurement transformation initiative for a Fortune 500 consumer products company, achieving a procurement value target of $550 million with a goal of $1 billion in annual savings within 24 months.
A representative list of companies that are a part of Mr. Scalzo’s experience include AT&T, American Airlines, American Securities, Cardinal Logistics, Centerbridge Partners, Clearwire, FedEx, Kimberly Clark, Memorial Healthcare, Multicare Healthcare, Nokia-Siemens Networks Salesforce.com, Tyson Foods, UPS, US Foods, Verizon and Wyeth.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Scalzo held a variety of leadership positions with other leading professional services firms, including Alix Partners and A.T. Kearney.
Mr. Scalzo is a frequent speaker and contributor to leading professional organizations, including the American Productivity & Quality Center (“APQC”), the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (“CSCMP”) and Turnaround Management Association (“TMA”) .
Mr. Scalzo holds a B.S. in Management Information Systems and Decision Sciences from Old Dominion University.