Wit Derby | Managing Director | FTI Consulting
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Wit Derby

  • Managing Director
  • T: +1 212 841 9314
  • 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

Wit Derby is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in New York. He is a member of the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment.

Mr. Derby has more than 30 years of experience in U.S. capital markets, including leveraged and structured finance, portfolio and risk management, leasing, trade finance, high yield sales and trading and the analysis of distressed situations. With a focus on operational and financial restructuring, as well as creditor and lender services, Mr. Derby provides FTI Consulting with national coverage to identify prospective engagements to deliver the valued expertise of FTI Consulting colleagues to assist clients.

Mr. Derby has worked at several prominent global commercial and investment banks where he acquired diverse experience as a fixed income analyst, a Fortune 500 relationship officer, a senior and mezzanine lender, a credit and loan workout specialist, a high yield institutional salesperson, a leveraged loan portfolio manager and an advisor on distressed enterprises.

Mr. Derby has broad knowledge of collateralized securitizations, credit derivatives, enterprise valuation, financial modeling and forecasting, budgeting and strategic planning and financial reporting. He has developed and deconstructed complex valuation models for corporations and investment vehicles with a focus on underlying free cash flow and its structural priority, advised on financial and operational restructurings, bankruptcy reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, debt portfolio valuations and benchmarking analyses. Mr. Derby has analyzed the collateral, structure and documentation of complex investment vehicles for distressed acquisitions, including commercial and residential backed mortgages, collateralized debt and loan obligations and other structured credit obligations.

Mr. Derby has experience in enterprise valuation, restructuring and bankruptcy reorganization with many corporate and investment entities, including Ames Department Stores, Best Products, Bramalea Limited, Central Capital, Columbia Gas Systems, Delta Airlines, Federated Department Stores, Friendly Ice Cream, Hilton Hotels, Kendall Corp, Memorex Telex, News Corporation, Northwest Airlines, RJR Nabisco Capital, R.H. Macy, Trump Shuttle, Southland, Tollman-Hundley Hotel Group, Toshuku America and Triangle Pacific.

Mr. Derby has experience in analyzing and trading distressed situations, including Adelphia Communications, Arch Communications-PageNet, Birmingham Steel, Calpine, Choice One, Enron, Entegra, Finova, Footstar, Global Crossing, Harnischfeger, Imperial Sugar, Iridium, Kmart, La Paloma & Lake Road Generating, Le Nature, Liberty Electric, Mirant, Parmalat, Solutia, Spiegel and Stage Stores.

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