David Woodward leads the Automotive restructuring practice and specializes in providing services related to in- and out-of-court restructurings; interim management, including chief restructuring officer and chief financial officer; investor and lender relations; creditor rights; acquisitions and divestitures; operational turnarounds; litigation; expert witness testimony; business valuations; customer agreements; business planning and budgeting; treasury and multinational operations. Mr. Woodward has significant financial, operating and mergers and acquisitions experience. He has deep industry expertise in transportation, including automotive, automotive aftermarket and heavy truck.
Mr. Woodward’s recent transportation engagements include APC Automotive Technologies, Horizon Global, Cardone, Vari-form, Toyota (Takata), Chassix, Ecotality, J.L French, Citation Corp., Grede Foundries, Key Plastics and others. Mr. Woodward routinely advises board of directors and recently served on the board of directors of J. L. French Automotive Castings, where he was a Member of the Audit Committee, Environmental Compliance Committee and the Transaction Committee that managed the successful sale of the company. Mr. Woodward currently sits on the board of directors of APC Automotive Technologies.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Woodward held senior positions at Ernst and Young Corporate Finance and Giuliani Capital Advisors in Troy, Michigan. He has extensive experience representing companies, lenders, unsecured creditors and various other stakeholders.
For 16 years, Mr. Woodward held various positions of increasing responsibility with the Talon Group, a private investment fund with interests in manufacturing, including transportation, retail and real estate. Prior to the Talon Group, Mr. Woodward held various audit positions with American Cyanamid Corporation and Union Carbide Corporation. Initially, he started his career at KPMG, working as a senior auditor of private and SEC clients in the manufacturing, retail and service industries.
Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (CIRA) Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP)
American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)
Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)
Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors (AIRA)
Turnaround Management Association (TMA), Global Board of Trustees
B.A., Accounting, Westminster College
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