Walt L. Brown
- Managing Director
- T: +1 214 397 1606
- F: +1 214 397 1790
- 2001 Ross Avenue
- Suite 300
- Dallas, TX, 75201
- United States
- T: +1 214 397 1600
- F: +1 214 397 1790
- B.A., Accounting, Illinois Wesleyan University
- M.B.A., Graziadio School of Business, Pepperdine University
- Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA)
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors (AIRA)
- Turnaround Management Association
- Claims Management
- Corporate Finance
- Restructuring / Turnaround Services
Walt L. Brown is a Managing Director in the FTI Consulting Corporate Finance/Restructuring practice and is based in Dallas. Mr. Brown is a member of the Technical Analytics and Claims Management Solutions group. He has more than 20 years of experience in finance and advisory services. Mr. Brown has advised companies, lenders and creditors in distressed situations, including bankruptcy, operational restructuring, performance improvement and litigation support. His industry experience includes accounting; agricultural; airlines; automobile; construction; consumer products; distribution; gaming; manufacturing; mining; law; retail; software development; aerospace and defense; software publishing; supply chain management; vehicle repair; and property and casualty insurance.
Mr. Brown has extensive experience assisting clients to compile, format, and report financial and operational information required by the bankruptcy court as part of the standardized creditor matrix, first day motion filings, statement of financial affairs, schedules of assets and liabilities and monthly operating reports. He also assists clients to record, categorize, review and report claim and payment information relative to various corporate bankruptcies.
Mr. Brown has experience testifying in both bankruptcy court and arbitration proceedings.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Brown was the co-leader for the national Bankruptcy Administration Services practice group for Deloitte Financial Advisory Services.
Mr. Brown has also worked as an interim chief executive officer for a forensic accounting firm headquartered in San Francisco and in various financial and claims-related roles for State Farm Insurance companies.
Mr. Brown’s work experience at the forensic accounting firm constituted a true turnaround situation. During his four years with the firm, Mr. Brown restructured the equity ownership structure and plan of succession, modified the corporate policies and compensation plans to better support employee development and retention, and implemented an improved technological platform that allowed for more efficient operations and reduced costs. He completed these objectives while also returning the company to profitability.
At State Farm, Mr. Brown’s roles often involved performance improvement through clarification and resolution of operational or personnel related issues, or implementation of new technology designed to improve efficiency and lessen overall corporate costs.
Mr. Brown holds an M.B.A. in finance from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and a B.A. in accounting from Illinois Wesleyan University. He is a certified insolvency and restructuring advisor and a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors, and the Turnaround Management Association.