- Senior Managing Director
- Corporate Finance & Restructuring
- T: +1 832 667 5160
- F: +1 713 353 5459
- Suite 3500
- 1301 McKinney Street
- Houston, TX, 77010
- United States
- T: +1 800 349 9990
- F: +1 713 353 5459
- B.B.A., Accounting, University of Houston
- M.B.A., Rice University
- Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA)
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP)
- American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)
- Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors (AIRA)
- Turnaround Management Association (TMA), Global Board of Trustees
- Association of Corporate Growth
- Corporate Finance
- Interim Management
- Creditor Rights, Relations & Negotiations
- Lender Advisory
- Restructuring / Turnaround Services
- Energy, Power & Products
- Retail & Consumer Products
- Financial Services
David Rush specializes in corporate restructuring and financial advisory. He has over 20 years of experience and has held several interim management roles, including Chief Restructuring Officer (“CRO”), Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), Treasurer and other senior finance positions. His industry experience includes oil and gas, oilfield services, power, manufacturing, consumer and packaged goods, retail, financial services and shipping.
Mr. Rush’s experience includes interim management, forecast development, business plan analysis, cost savings and liquidity initiatives, collateral evaluation and recovery assessment. In addition, he has advised clients with merger and acquisition activities, debtor-in-possession financings, covenant negotiations and contingency planning. Mr. Rush has represented private and public companies, lenders and creditor committees.
Mr. Rush is currently the CRO of EP Energy, an independent exploration and production company that operates in the Eagle Ford Shale, Permian basin and Northeastern Utah with approximately $5 billion of funded debt obligations.
Mr. Rush was recently the CRO of ExGen Texas Power, a subsidiary of Exelon Corp. and owner of five natural gas power plants throughout Texas. He also served as the CRO of a natural gas-to-liquids company during its bankruptcy and sales process. Prior to that, he served as the interim CFO of a Houston-based oil and gas equipment manufacturer and service provider.
Mr. Rush also served as the CFO and treasurer of Hostess Brands, a former $2.5 billion revenue wholesale bakery and distribution company. In this capacity, he oversaw the Chapter 11 process and was responsible for developing liquidity forecasts, completing pre-petition and post-petition financing transactions, negotiating with stakeholders and assisting with numerous 363 asset sales.
Mr. Rush has testified on various matters, including debtor-in-possession financings, sales proceedings, liquidation analyses, cash collateral disputes, liquidity forecasts, wind down plans and recovery actions.
Mr. Rush received the Houston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award and the M&A Advisor’s 40 under 40 award. In addition, he has received multiple restructuring and M&A transaction related awards from the Turnaround Management Association, the M&A Advisor and the M&A Atlas Awards for the work performed on Hostess Brands, Juniper GTL, ExGen Texas Power, B&G Crane Service and PetroQuest Energy.