Sean M. Harding
- Senior Managing Director
- T: +1 404 460 6200
- F: +1 770 551 8258
- 1201 W Peachtree Street, NW
- Suite 500
- Atlanta, GA, 30309
- United States
- T: +1 404 460 6200
- F: +1 404 460 6299
- B.S., Commerce, University of Virginia
- Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA)
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors (AIRA)
- Turnaround Management Association
- Corporate Finance
Sean Harding is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Atlanta. He is a part of the Interim Management practice. Mr. Harding has more than 18 years of experience advising senior management and boards of directors in revitalizing companies that are stagnant or underperforming. He specializes in the revitalization of underperforming businesses.
Mr. Harding has served as an advisor to companies as well as advising secured creditors in out-of-court restructurings and in formal bankruptcy proceedings. He has experience in a number of industries, including post-secondary education, food, agriculture and retail.
Mr. Harding’s financial advisory services experience includes renegotiation of financing arrangements and covenant compliance, development and review of detailed financial and operational business turnaround plans, development and review of detailed 13-week cash flow projections, bankruptcy preparation services, product profitability analyses and cost reduction initiatives, including selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) rationalization.
Mr. Harding has served as an officer in numerous restructuring engagements. Currently, Mr. Harding is serving as Chief Restructuring Officer (“CRO”) of a leading synthetic turf company. Mr. Harding recently served as CEO and CRO to Anthem Education, a $250 million revenue for-profit college with 41 campuses.
Additionally, Mr. Harding served as Senior Vice President of Restructuring to Zacky Farms, an integrated chicken and turkey processor. Mr. Harding recently served as Senior Vice President of restructuring to Cagle’s Inc., a vertically integrated chicken processor. In this capacity he oversaw the day-to-day operations of the company. This includes managing liquidity and correspondence with vendors, customers and lenders. He is currently serving as their liquidating agent.
Additional examples of Mr. Harding’s recovery and turnaround experience include financial advisor to a newspaper publisher; financial advisor to a leading seafood processor; Senior Vice President of Restructuring to Allen Family Foods; financial advisor to a $1.1 billion revenue poultry processor; restructuring advisor to the 3rd largest hog producer in the country; financial advisor to a $1.4 billion revenue turkey processing company; secured lender advisor to Pilgrim’s Pride, an $8.8 billion chicken processor; restructuring advisor to FPL Foods, a $300 million revenue fully integrated beef processor; restructuring advisor to Burger King Corporate and numerous franchisees and restructuring advisor to numerous Pizza Hut franchisees.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Harding was a Manager with the U.S. division of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Business Recovery Services practice.
Mr. Harding holds a B.S. in Commerce with a concentration in Finance from the University of Virginia.