- Managing Director
- Corporate Finance & Restructuring
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- 2001 Ross Avenue
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- Dallas, TX, 75201
- United States
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- B.S., Electrical Engineering, Penn State University
- M.S., Electrical Engineering, Virginia Tech University
Shawn O’Donnell is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Dallas. He is a member of the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment.
Mr. O’Donnell provides turnaround, management and corporate performance improvement services to technology, media and telecom companies. He is an experienced business leader and turnaround professional with more than 25 years of experience in operating, restructuring and investing in telecommunications, cable and technology businesses. Mr. O’Donnell has served as chief executive officer, chief operating officer and principal on-site operating executive on restructuring engagements in the telecommunications, cable and call center sectors. He has provided advisory services to companies, investors and lenders in connection with telecommunications, cable, PC equipment and network equipment sectors.
A representative list of client engagements in which Mr. O’Donnell was appointed as an executive officer include serving as CEO of Caribbean Asset Holdings, a CATV and RLEC; COO of PacWest, a CLEC; and CEO of Voxpath, a hosted IP PBX manufacturer.
Mr. O’Donnell was on-site operations restructuring executive in the Chapter 11 restructurings of Allegiance Telecom, a CLEC; RCN, a cable over-builder; and PRC, a provider of outsourced call centers.
He has performed due diligence reviews, marketing evaluations, operational assessments and performance improvement advisory services for a broad range of companies, lenders and investors in the telecommunications, cable and technology sectors.
Mr. O’Donnell currently serves on the Board of Lumos Networks, a facilities based telecommunication services provider, and has served on the boards of several technology companies, including Shared Technologies, Arbinet, Mobile Satellite Ventures and Terrestar.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. O’Donnell was President and CEO of Primus Telecommunications Group International Carrier Services Division, a provider of international telecommunication services. From 2008-2011 he served as President and CEO of NASDAQ-traded Arbinet, a provider of international telecommunications services. His earlier career included serving as COO of CTA, a management consulting firm; Executive Vice President of Network Services at Pathnet, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider; and various management positions at MCI/Worldcom.
Mr. O’Donnell holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic and State University.