- Senior Managing Director
- Corporate Finance
- T: +1 303 689 8800
- F: +1 303 689 8803
- B.S., Business Administration, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
- M.B.A., Creighton University
- Accredited Valuation Analyst
- Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP)
- Cost Optimization
- Merger Integration
- Performance Improvement
- Restructuring / Turnaround Services
- Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT)
Melker Sandberg is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Denver. He is a member of the Telecom, Media & Technology industry practice within the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment.
Mr. Sandberg focuses on the telecom service provider, telecom & network equipment and managed services sectors. He is an expert in telecommunications, telecom and network equipment, telecom products and go-to-market, sales effectiveness, telecom operations, network cost management, service delivery, restructuring, business turnaround and improvement, business acquisition & divestiture, financial operations, financial analysis and planning, merger integration planning and effectuation, merger and acquisition due diligence and business operations. He has significant experience in restructuring, business turnaround and improvement, business divestitures, financial operations, financial analysis and planning, merger integration planning and effectuation, mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) due diligence and business operations.
Mr. Sandberg has led numerous business improvement and restructuring initiatives, including business turnarounds, cost reduction projects, product and market assessments, process improvement initiatives, telecommunications operations and service delivery process improvements and settlements of vendor disputes. Additionally, he has reviewed and challenged cash flows and business plans of both distressed and non-distressed companies.
Mr. Sandberg has been involved in over 40 M&A due diligence efforts. His expertise is in assessment of the overall business, due diligence, analysis of products and markets, analysis of customer overlap, analysis of financial and operational synergies, risk exposure, financial modeling and integration planning. He has led numerous engagements including strategic advisory, commercial and financial and operational due diligence, merger integration planning and execution, project management office, implementation of functional team plans, financial management planning and synergy realizations.
Mr. Sandberg leads engagements in the telecom service provider, telecom & equipment and managed services sectors. He has been involved in numerous telecommunications cost management and network cost optimization initiatives, M&A due diligence, synergy analysis and planning and implementation. He also has assessed the alignment of products, customers and networks.
A representative list of Mr. Sandberg’s engagements include Nortel, EarthLink, Windstream, Guam Telecom, Globalstar, MegaPath, KDDI Global, Paniolo Cable, Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya, Occam Networks, Alaska Communications, Primus Technologies, Aviat Networks, Zayo, Global Capacity, Vanco, Global Cloud Xchange, XO Communications, Integra, Inteliquent, US South, GoAmerica, Securus Technologies, Covad, Globalcom and First Communications, among others.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Sandberg was Vice President of Finance at Level 3 Communications, a multi-billion dollar global telecommunications company. Before that, he worked at Cap Gemini, Mutual of Omaha and MetLife.
Mr. Sandberg holds a B.S. in Business Administration from University of Nebraska in Lincoln and an M.B.A. from Creighton University. He is a Certified Turnaround Professional and an Accredited Valuation Analyst.