- Senior Managing Director
- Corporate Finance & Restructuring
- T: +1 214 397 1620
- F: +1 214 397 1790
- 2001 Ross Avenue
- Suite 650
- Dallas, TX, 75201
- United States
- T: +1 214 397 1600
- F: +1 214 397 1790
- B.S., Electrical Engineering, Penn State University
- M.S., Electrical Engineering, Virginia Tech University
- Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP)
- Performance Improvement
- Restructuring / Turnaround Services
- Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT)
Shawn O’Donnell is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Dallas. Mr. O’Donnell is a member of the Telecom, Media & Technology industry practice within the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment. Mr. O’Donnell is an experienced business leader and turnaround professional with more than 25 years of experience in performance improvement, restructuring and investing.
Mr. O’Donnell has served as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Principal On-site Operating Executive on multiple restructuring engagements in the telecommunications, cable and call center sectors. Mr. O’Donnell has also provided advisory services to companies, investors and lenders in connection with telecommunications, cable, PC equipment and network equipment sectors, as well as performing due diligence reviews, marketing evaluations, operational assessments and performance improvement advisory services for a broad range of companies, lenders and investors in the telecommunications, cable and technology sectors.
A representative list of client engagements in which Mr. O’Donnell was appointed as an Executive Officer includes serving as Chief Executive Officer of Caribbean Asset Holdings, a community access television and rural local exchange carrier; Chief Operating Officer of PacWest, a competitive local exchange carrier (“CLEC”); and Chief Executive Officer of Voxpath, a hosted internet protocol private branch exchange manufacturer. Mr. O’Donnell was also the On-site Operations Restructuring Executive in the Chapter 11 restructurings of Allegiance Telecom, a CLEC; RCN, a cable over-builder and PRC, a provider of outsourced call centers.
Mr. O’Donnell currently serves on the Board of Alaska Communications, a facilities-based telecommunication services provider, and has served on the boards of several technology companies, including Lumos Networks, Shared Technologies, Arbinet, Mobile Satellite Ventures and Terrestar.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. O’Donnell was President and Chief Executive Officer of Primus Telecommunications Group’s International Carrier Services Division. From 2008 to 2011, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of NASDAQ-traded Arbinet, a provider of international telecommunications services. His earlier career included serving as Chief Operating Officer of CTA, a management consulting firm; Executive Vice President of Network Services at Pathnet, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider and various management positions at MCI/Worldcom.
Mr. O’Donnell holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic and State University. He is a Certified Turnaround Professional.