Robert Darefsky | Senior Managing Director | FTI Consulting
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Rob Darefsky

Robert J. Darefsky

  • Senior Managing Director
  • Corporate Finance & Restructuring
  • T: +1 212 499 3690
  • F: +1 212 841 9350
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    • 9th Floor
    • New York, NY, 10036
    • United States
    • T: +1 212 247 1010
    • F: +1 212 841 9350

Rob Darefsky is a Senior Managing Director in the Lender Services practice and specializes in providing transaction advisory and back-up manager services to clients involved in whole business securitizations. He has more than 34 years of experience providing financial and business advice to clients involved in corporate restructurings and capital market transactions. Mr. Darefsky’s industry expertise includes retail and consumer products; restaurants; insurance; telecom, media and technology; and financial institutions.

Mr. Darefsky currently leads more than 25 engagements where FTI Consulting serves as the back-up manager on a whole business securitization.

Mr. Darefsky’s transaction advisory services experience includes representing the interests of issuers, underwriters, guarantors and lenders. He provides up-front due diligence services and monitors existing facilities. Mr. Darefsky’s securitization experience includes those involving royalty and license streams; healthcare receivables; leasing (all ticket sizes); third-party loans; and film rights.

Mr. Darefsky’s restructuring experience includes involvement in more than 150 troubled company situations, ranging in size from local family businesses to some of the largest bankruptcy filings ever at the time. He has assisted in the management of troubled and bankrupt companies in restructuring operations, developing business plans and plans of reorganization, formulating capital structures and complying with Bankruptcy Court reporting requirements. He has also represented the interests of creditors in restructurings and bankruptcies, assisting them in maximizing recoveries on amounts owed. During the financial crisis, Mr. Darefsky represented the interests of swap counterparties in numerous financial guarantor restructurings and assisted in FTI Consulting’s representation of the Unsecured Creditors’ Committee of Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Darefsky was a Partner with the U.S. division of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Business Recovery Services practice.

Mr. Darefsky holds a B.S., summa cum laude, from the University of Vermont and an M.B.A. from the Booth School of Business at The University of Chicago, where he was a Morgan Guaranty Scholar. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Turnaround Management Association (“TMA”). He is a past President of the Connecticut Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association and a former member of TMA’s national Board of Directors.

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