Dan Hugo specializes in turnaround, restructuring and interim management. Mr. Hugo has 20 years of experience, including industry expertise in retail, fitness, distribution, transportation, construction, manufacturing, home building, horticultural and metals, among other areas.
Mr. Hugo has led many successful out-of-court restructurings and Chapter 11 reorganizations. Mr. Hugo has served as a Chief Restructuring Officer (CRO) and has held multiple interim management roles, including Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Representative engagements include 24-Hour Fitness, Frontier Communications, Chicago Bridge and Iron, Claire’s Stores, Transtar Industries, among numerous other engagements he has participated in over his career.
Mr. Hugo has developed liquidity forecasts and financial models used in a variety of applications, including supporting in-court restructuring processes, internal management and reporting, cash flow management, executive and board review and delivery to external constituents. He has extensive experience with financial analyses, including regional, location and product-line profitability, pricing and contribution margin, and equipment utilization and capacity, as well as various analyses related to acquisitions and divestitures. He has provided expert testimony on multiple occasions covering a variety of topics.
Mr. Hugo has served in numerous interim management roles, including Interim Chief Financial Officer of a $600 million distribution company and Interim Treasurer and Director of Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) for a private equity sponsored carve-out of a Dow Chemical Company business unit. Mr. Hugo also has led the redesign and staff augmentation of the FP&A department of a more than $10 billion public firm during a period of organizational transition.
- Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Hugo owned and operated a Midwest-based national transportation business.
- In addition to holding the position of Chief Financial Officer of the division, Mr. Hugo oversaw the day-to-day operations of a $250 million civilian and military infrastructure rebuilding program.
- Mr. Hugo spent two and a half years in a financial and operational management position in the Middle East and South Asia division of an international construction company.
- Co-author: Navigating Today’s Environment | The Directors’ and Officers’ Guide to Restructuring (Second Edition), February 2023