Brian Martin has more than 15 years of work experience, fulfilling leadership roles on many high-profile company-side client engagements. Mr. Martin has led workstreams focused on bankruptcy administration, cash flow forecasting, liquidity management, interim management and performance improvement.
Mr. Martin has advised companies, sponsors and lenders in restructuring transactions, bankruptcy strategy, interim finance roles, business plan assessments, carve-outs and financial reporting capabilities. He has served as financial advisor to middle-market and large cap organizations undergoing pivotal transformations in a variety of industries including manufacturing, retail, travel and leisure, grocery, mining and financial services.
Mr. Martin has extensive experience providing advisory roles to C-suite executives in restructuring transactions, helping these management teams maintain liquidity, retain employees, meet Court-mandated requirements and emerge from a successful Ch. 11 process.
Mr. Martin has significant experience with corporate finance functions in his engagements, including FP&A services, liquidity and cash management, and financial reporting, primarily for private equity owned businesses.
Before joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Martin worked in a global financial services firm’s mortgage originations unit. As a member of a correspondent lending group, he performed a variety of roles in the management of third-party mortgage purchases. Mr. Martin held assignments in pricing, warehouse lending/credit, product risk, account management and FP&A.
- The Hertz Corporation: Mr. Martin served as overall day-to-day project lead for FTI Consulting in its capacity as financial advisor to The Hertz Corporation in its Chapter 11 process. This groundbreaking restructuring achieved an unprecedented recovery to all creditors and equity holders. The engagement won the 2021 Mega Company Turnaround of the Year by the TMA.
- Claire’s Stores, Inc.: financial advisory role in a highly successful Chapter 11 process that deleveraged the company’s balance sheet by almost $2 billion while retaining 100% of its key employees. In this case, Mr. Martin also provided testimony which helped secure significant savings for his client.
- $1.5 billion Government Contractor & Transportation Business: in his role as Interim Treasurer, Mr. Martin created a robust weekly cash flow forecast and led teams responsible for bank account management, Letters of Credit, surety bonding, hedging and related reporting.
- Other company-side advisory: confidential government defense contractor and transportation business, Frontier Communications, Sungard AS, Quiksilver, Southeastern Grocers, Ocwen Financial, Armstrong Energy, Quantum Foods, confidential PE-owned equipment rental business, confidential PE-owned steel manufacturer, School Specialty Inc., confidential government contractor for international construction/logistics.
B.A., University of Notre Dame
M.B.A., Corporate Finance and Investments, University of Notre Dame
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Restructuring / Turnaround Services