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Sean A. Gumbs

  • Senior Managing Director
  • T: +1 212 247 1010
  • F: +1 212 841 9350
    • Three Times Square
    • 9th Floor
    • New York, NY, 10036
    • United States
    • T: +1 212 247 1010
    • F: +1 212 841 9350

Sean A. Gumbs is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in New York. He is a member of the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment.

Mr. Gumbs has more than 23 years of experience creating and maximizing value for stakeholders of troubled companies across a wide range of industries, including higher education, pharmaceuticals, forest products, manufacturing, homebuilding, financial services, retail, restaurants, software publishing, oil distribution and real estate.

Mr. Gumbs co-leads FTI Consulting’s Municipal Finance service offering that leverages the firm’s capabilities across our corporate finance, forensic & litigation, economic consulting and strategic communications practices. Mr. Gumbs’ municipal-related experience includes currently advising the bondholders of a not-for-profit liberal arts college in West Virginia on restructuring alternatives given past defaults, and he is currently advising the bondholders of Santa Rosa Bay Bridge Authority near Pensacola, FL. He advised Jefferson County, AL on restructuring alternatives for its General Fund given the loss of substantial tax receipts, led multi-department review for the city of Philadelphia to identify savings of approximately $175 million over five years with respect to third party spend and enhancement to the revenue collections process and advised the California State Parks (“CSP”) on solutions to achieve a sustainable operating and funding model across its diverse 280 park system. He also advised the bondholders of Highland Hospital Obligated Group, a non-profit psychiatric hospital in Charleston, WV regarding performance improvement initiatives that could be implemented by the hospital.

Mr. Gumbs’ extensive corporate restructuring experience includes recently serving as interim Chief Executive Officer of Everyware Global, a post-bankruptcy marketer of tabletop and food preparation products that includes such well-known brands as Oneida and Anchor Hocking. He also served as financial advisor at CIT Group Inc. and led the development of a complex integrated financial operating model used as a strategic business planning tool for senior management. Mr. Gumbs’ other assignments include International Outsourcing Services, LLC (interim CFO), Heating Oil Partners LP (interim CFO) and CST Industries (secured lender). He currently sits on the board of directors of MF Global Holdings Ltd and certain affiliates, where he has overseen the recovery of assets from around the world.

Mr. Gumbs holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He is a former board member of the Turnaround Management Association (“TMA”), a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (“CIRA”) and a Certified Turnaround Professional (“CTP”). Mr. Gumbs co-chairs the NY ABI Conference and has co-authored several articles on restructuring issues.

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