Greg Watson, Sam Aguirre, Paul Bishop, Brock Edgar and Nigel Meakin Join FTI Consulting as Senior Managing Directors
Key Appointments Reinforce FTI's Restructuring and Insolvency Expertise in Canada and Latin America
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced that several restructuring and insolvency professionals will join its newly established Toronto, Canada office. Greg Watson, Sam Aguirre, Paul Bishop, Brock Edgar and Nigel Meakin have joined FTI as Senior Managing Directors within the Corporate Finance segment.
Greg Watson, 50, brings to FTI more than 25 years of experience as a consultant and advisor to companies and their stakeholders in numerous industries, representing creditors, lenders, shareholders, management and directors in both formal and out-of-court restructurings. In his new role as Senior Managing Director, Mr. Watson will lead FTI's Canada Restructuring practice. Prior to joining FTI, Mr. Watson was a partner at a major accounting firm for more than 20 years.
Mr. Watson holds a Bachelor Commerce degree from Queen's University. He is a Chartered Accountant and a licensed Trustee in Bankruptcy. Mr. Watson is also a member of the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals, the Insolvency Institute of Canada and the Turnaround Management Association.
Sam Aguirre, 42, joins FTI from the Advisory practice of a major accounting firm, working in the Toronto office, where he served as a partner. Mr. Aguirre has worked extensively with companies in Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil and the Dominican Republic. He specializes in balance sheet restructurings in Latin America, advising senior debt holders and providing restructuring plans. Throughout his career, Mr. Aguirre has represented both creditors and debtors with an aggregate debt in excess of US$18 billion. Mr. Aguirre earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia. He is a member of the Canadian Insolvency Practitioners Association and was licensed as a Trustee in Bankruptcy in 2003.
Paul Bishop, 52, brings to FTI over 20 years of international insolvency and restructuring experience in Britain, Bermuda and Canada. Prior to joining FTI, Mr. Bishop served as a partner of a major accounting firm. He is a Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Practitioner and Licensed Trustee in Bankruptcy, a member of The Insolvency Institute of Canada and holds an Honours degree in Economics from the University of Sheffield, England.
Brock Edgar, 41, joins FTI from the Advisory Services practice of a major accounting firm, based in Toronto, where he served as a partner in their Latin American Restructuring practice. As a Senior Managing Director, Mr. Edgar will lead FTI's Latin America Restructuring practice. Mr. Edgar has more than a decade of experience focused exclusively on restructuring large Latin American companies in financial distress, and has represented both creditors and debtors with an aggregate debt in excess of US$25 billion. He has worked on projects in Mexico, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Colombia and Venezuela, and has advised hedge funds and other parties on transactions totaling over US$5 billion. Mr. Edgar graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1989 with a BBA (Honors) and received his CA designation in 1990. He is a Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional and a Licensed Trustee in Bankruptcy.
Nigel Meakin, 40, joins FTI from the Financial Advisory Services group of a major accounting firm, where he served as a Senior Vice President specializing in corporate restructuring and insolvency, consulting corporations and financial institutions in financial distress. Mr. Meakin has almost 20 years of experience focusing primarily on restructurings and supervising a large number of reorganization, insolvency and investigation assignments in retail, real estate, manufacturing, healthcare, technology and natural resources.
Mr. Meakin has been a contributing author of The Americas Restructuring & Insolvency Guide (2004 and 2008 editions). He has served as Director and Treasurer of the Turnaround Management Association (Toronto Chapter) since 2005, and is a former member of the Chartered Insolvency & Restructuring Professional, Canadian Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Professionals "401" Examination Board. Mr. Meakin was also the National Insolvency Examination Gold Medal Winner in 2000.
Commenting on the new appointments, Dominic DiNapoli, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of FTI Consulting said, "The addition of these five esteemed professionals to our Corporate Finance practice further strengthens FTI's capabilities in providing unmatched advisory services in the marketplace. The combined expertise of Mr. Watson, Mr. Aguirre, Mr. Bishop, Mr. Edgar and Mr. Meakin in restructurings will provide added value for our clients globally, and particularly in Canada and Latin America. We are pleased to welcome these individuals to our team of trusted advisors and looking forward to working with them."
About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 3,000 employees located in most major business centers in the world, we work closely with clients every day to anticipate, illuminate, and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management and restructuring. More information can be found at www.fticonsulting.com.
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