Luke Braly specializes in business transformation. Mr. Braly has more than 20 years of experience in corporate advisory matters, particularly focused on interim management, merger integration and merger and acquisition due diligence. His specific industry experience includes data centers and managed service providers.
Mr. Braly has worked on a variety of engagements, including in- and out-of-court restructurings, business plan due diligence, advising public and private companies with carve-out financial statements, restatement advisory, quality of earnings assessments, forensic and technical accounting support services, and merger integration planning.
Recent accounting advisory experience includes assisting a public company with a five-year restatement. During this engagement, Mr. Braly restated the company’s revenue recognition model; advised on SEC comment letters; assisted with implementing best practices within the accounting and finance departments; provided interim accounting and financial support and supervision for one of the company’s subsidiaries; and assisted with strengthening the company’s Sarbanes-Oxley Act (“SOX”) environment. Mr. Braly also worked closely with executive management, board members, external and internal counsel and external auditors.
Mr. Braly has served as interim Controller for a $200 million revenue wireless tower builder, overseeing the company’s accounting and treasury activities. He was responsible for compiling carve-out financial statements, rationalizing the chart of accounts, purchase price accounting and forensic accounting support to assist in a disputed working capital settlement.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Braly was a Research Analyst at Glass Lewis & Company, an investment research and proxy advisory firm focused on helping institutional investors make more informed investment decisions by identifying business, legal, fiduciary and financial statement risks.
Mr. Braly started his career in public accounting, spending five years with Arthur Andersen and KPMG, performing audits and providing assurance services to both public and private companies in the technology, telecom, hospitality and oil and gas industries. Mr. Braly also spent two years within Honeywell International Inc.’s internal audit group and was tasked with fraud investigations, ad hoc risk-based business unit evaluations, and assisting with the development of Honeywell’s original 404 SOX compliance and internal control initiatives.