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Chad E. Coben - Corporate Finance & Restructuring

Chad E. Coben

  • Senior Managing Director
  • Corporate Finance
  • T: +1 214 397 1600
  • F: +1 214 397 1790
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    • 2001 Ross Avenue
    • Suite 650
    • Dallas, TX, 75201
    • United States
    • T: +1 214 397 1600
    • F: +1 214 397 1790

Chad E. Coben specializes in advising companies and their capital partners on business transformations, M&A transactions, integrations, restructurings and crisis management. Mr. Coben has more than 25 years of experience serving in executive management and advisory roles. He has industry expertise in telecom, media and technology.

Mr. Coben works closely with financial sponsors, lenders and management teams both as an advisor and as an interim executive to lead business transformations and operational improvement initiatives across the value chain, driving revenue growth, reducing operating and supply chain costs, transforming finance organizations and optimizing people, processes and systems. He has supported hundreds of merger and acquisition transactions and financings and routinely leads commercial, operational and financial due diligence and acquisition integration initiatives.

Mr. Coben is also a seasoned restructuring advisor and has provided financial advisory services to sponsors and credit providers on buy/hold decisions, covenant defaults and in- and out-of-court restructurings to preserve value and maximize financial outcomes for clients. In addition, Mr. Coben is an effective leader and has provided on-site crisis and turnaround management services for boards of directors, executive teams and their capital partners including the assessment of restructuring alternatives, guidance through of out-of-court restructurings and Chapter 11 filings, and leadership of operational turnarounds.

Mr. Coben has served in executive roles including Chief Restructuring Officer, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer on behalf of both public and private equity-backed companies, including: Chief Restructuring Officer of CPXi, a leading ad tech and digital media company; Chief Restructuring Officer of LodgeNet Interactive, the leading provider of entertainment and connectivity services to hospitality and healthcare businesses; Chief Financial officer of Blue Nile, the largest online retailer of certified diamonds and fine jewelry; Chief Financial Officer of PacWest Telecom, a wholesale provider of advanced telecommunications services; Chief Financial Officer of Pacific Crossing, a transpacific subsea telecommunications carrier; Chief Financial Officer of Broadstripe, LLC, a regional cable, Internet and telephone service provider.

Mr. Coben joined FTI Consulting at the end of 2008 with the acquisition of CXO, L.L.C., a boutique turnaround and advisory services firm. Prior to joining CXO, Mr. Coben spent over six years as part of a core management team involved in the consolidation, financing and operations of the cable television, radio, out-of-home advertising and telecommunications businesses through Marcus Cable, AMFM and Novo Networks. Mr. Coben began his career at Bank of America, where he spent six years in the Media and Communications Finance Group.

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