Dominic I. Santos
- Managing Director
- Corporate Finance & Restructuring
- T: +1 213 689 1200
- F: +1 213 689 1220
- B.S., Business Administration, University of Southern California
- Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA)
- American Institute of Management and Research
- Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors (AIRA)
- Chartered Financial Analyst Institute
- Chartered Financial Analyst Society of Los Angeles
- Turnaround Management Association
- Corporate Finance
- Restructuring / Turnaround Services
- Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT)
- Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT)
- Retail & Consumer Products
- Real Estate & Infrastructure
- Energy, Power & Products
Dominic Santos is a Managing Director and is based in Los Angeles. He is a member of the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment. Mr. Santos has spent over 18 years assisting companies restructure operations both inside and outside of formal bankruptcy proceedings, advising lenders and equity sponsors in evaluating and managing current and prospective portfolio assets, advising creditor committees formed during bankruptcy proceedings and preparing analyses needed by clients involved litigation and settlement discussions.
Mr. Santos’ experience spans multiple industries, including consumer products, gaming, telecommunications, financial services, manufacturing, distribution, retail, automotive, equipment rental, real estate, energy, chemical and defense. Past clients of Mr. Santos include American Suzuki Motor Corporation (M&A Advisor’s 2013 Restructuring Deal of the Year - $100M-$250M), Fleetwood Enterprises, Kmart Corporation, Delphi Corporation and an automotive equipment manufacturer with approximately $15 billion in annual revenue.
Mr. Santos’ company-side restructuring experience includes providing advisory services to both publicly and privately held multinational companies with revenues ranging from $40 million to over $30 billion. These services have included developing and critiquing business plans and corresponding financial projections, developing and updating restructuring plans, identifying and quantifying potential cost savings, determining optimal production sourcing, analyzing potential asset divestitures, calculating restructuring costs, performing competitive benchmarking analyses, developing budget versus actual reporting and creating dynamic financial models. Mr. Santos has also served in several interim senior management roles including interim Chief Financial Officer and Controller.
Mr. Santos” lender and equity sponsor advisory experience includes providing advisory services to stakeholders seeking due diligence assistance, recommendations for portfolio assets, business plan assessment, financial projection and model development, enterprise valuation and weekly monitoring.
Mr. Santos’ unsecured creditor committee advisory experience includes the official committees of Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc., Ahern Rentals, Inc. (M&A Advisor’s 2013 Restructuring Deal of the Year Award - $500M-$1B) and Imperial Capital Bancorp.
Mr. Santos’ litigation experience includes performing asset and enterprise valuations, determining solvency, assessing capital adequacy, analyzing the appropriateness of substantive consolidation, evaluating fiduciary duty compliance and calculating economic damages. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Santos was with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Business Recovery Services practice.
Mr. Santos holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Southern California. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a Chartered Financial Analyst, a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor with a Certification in Distressed Business Valuation and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He is a member of the Turnaround Management Association and the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum.