- 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
- Corporate Finance
- Performance Improvement
- Healthcare & Life Sciences
- Retail & Consumer Products
Ron Scalzo is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Atlanta. He is a member of the Performance Improvement practice. Mr. Scalzo has more than 30 years of experience providing operational, financial and business process transformation services to global companies.
Mr. Scalzo advises senior management and boards of directors for both performing and underperforming companies. He is an expert in refining operational strategy and operational effectiveness, while delivering accelerated value creation.
Mr. Scalzo’s experience in creating and implementing strategy execution programs that deliver sustainable performance improvement includes 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 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.
In addition, Mr. Scalzo performed a due diligence of a targeted acquisition of transportation/3PL company identifying potential synergies with an existing portfolio company. Following the close and post-integration support, he worked directly with Chairman to rationalize underperforming customers and developed a revenue lift program to drive $50 million of top line growth.
Mr. Scalzo also led a low cost country sourcing (“LCCS”) initiative for a leading package delivery company, delivering 16 percent of annualized savings based on total landed costs (“ITLC”) for goods sourced primarily from China. Mr. Scalzo has worked with numerous freight carriers across all modes (truckload, LTL, 3PL, rail, air, ocean) on a broad spectrum of initiatives, including revenue/pricing enhancements, operations improvements and SG&A cost reduction.
Prior to FTI Consulting, Mr. Scalzo held a variety of leadership positions with other leading professional services firms, including Alix Partners, Accenture and A.T. Kearney, where he was the Leader of the Transportation practice.
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.