January 09, 2013 at 00:36 AM EST
AlixPartners Promotes 27 to Senior Positions Globally
Firm's Aggressive Growth Based on Its People

NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AlixPartners, the global business-advisory firm, today announced the promotions of 27 professionals to the senior positions of either managing director or director. The appointments were effective Jan. 1.

"Even as AlixPartners continues its aggressive growth geographically and in terms of services offered, our 'unique selling proposition' remains the unparalleled talent and experience of our people, which is certainly exemplified in these 27 professionals," said Fred Crawford, chief executive officer of AlixPartners. "These newly appointed managing directors and directors help form the core of hands-on teams that are second to none in obtaining real, lasting and fast results for our clients. That is and always has been the AlixPartners' way, and in today's continuing uncertain times, clients -- whether companies, owners, creditors or attorneys -- deserve nothing less."

All promotions are listed below, by city, starting with the four promoted managing directors:

London

Lisa Ashe, promoted to managing director in AlixPartners' Turnaround & Restructuring Services unit, has established a strong reputation as a leader in the turnaround industry, and is considered an expert in U.K. defined-benefit pension plan obligations. Also possessing operations-improvement expertise, she has helped AlixPartners increase its presence among clients throughout the U.K. and Europe. Her client work includes such engagements as Eastman Kodak, Fitness First Group and FCI.  Ashe joined AlixPartners in 2007 from Mesirow Financial Consulting, where she was a managing director in that firm's New York office.  She has a bachelor's degree in French and Latin from the University of Southampton in Great Britain, and is a chartered accountant and an associate corporate treasurer.  She also is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, INSOL International (the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals), IWIRC (the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation) and the Turnaround Management Association.

John Maloney, promoted to managing director in AlixPartners' Enterprise Improvement unit, has more than 24 years of experience in line management, interim management and strategic consulting spanning multiple sectors, including healthcare, financial institutions, consumer goods, energy, beverages, chemicals, government, construction and aerospace.  Prior to joining AlixPartners, he spent more than 10 years in strategic, operations and IT consulting at A.T. Kearney, KPMG and Unisys Corp.  Since joining AlixPartners in 2006, he has helped develop the firm's European Healthcare Practice and its global SG &A Practice. His clients at AlixPartners have included some of the most-recognized companies in the world.  Maloney has an MBA from Cass Business School in London, and a bachelor's degree in physics from Edinburgh University. 

Nashville

Bill Siren, promoted to managing director in AlixPartners' Financial Advisory Services unit, has more than 27 years of experience as a healthcare executive, including 18 years as a strategic, operations and financial consultant, and nine years in hospital administration including serving as a hospital administrator.  He has advised more than 650 hospitals and healthcare companies.  Prior to joining AlixPartners in 2010, he served as partner-in-charge of healthcare consulting for 10 years at a regional U.S. CPA firm, where he also co-chaired that firm's healthcare service area.  Siren holds an MBA from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with a concentration in healthcare finance.  He also holds a master's degree from the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Ala., and a bachelor's degree in sports medicine from Barton College in Wilson, N.C.  Siren is an accredited valuation analyst through the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, and is a member of the American Healthcare Lawyers Association. 

Paris

David Benichou, promoted to managing director in AlixPartners' Enterprise Improvement unit, joined AlixPartners in 2006 and was one of the first employees in the AlixPartners Paris office, doing much over the years to support the firm's growth.  His expertise includes telecommunications, retail and aerospace & defense, and he is expert in sourcing and purchasing, procurement organization and process improvement, technical cost reduction and strategy.  He also developed a technical cost reduction tool for removing costs from highly complex aerospace programs.   Formerly with A.T. Kearney, Benichou has a master's degree in civil engineering from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines in Paris.
The 23 AlixPartners professionals promoted to director are, by city:

Boston

Jill Nickerson, Information Management Services unit.

Chicago

Ryan Meadows, Financial Advisory Services unit.

Kevin Negangard, Information Management Services unit.

Dallas

Bill Champine, Enterprise Improvement unit.

Travis Phelan, Information Management Services unit.

Brett Roberson, Information Management Services unit.

Detroit

Matthew Grimes, Financial Advisory Services unit.

Dusseldorf

Alban Baiker, Turnaround & Restructuring Services unit.

Bastian Kuhl, Enterprise Improvement unit.

Hong Kong

Erin Plante, Financial Advisory Services unit.

London

Andy Searle, Enterprise Improvement unit.

Los Angeles

Andy He, Enterprise Improvement unit.

Milan

Alessandro Missaglia, Enterprise Improvement unit.

Munich

Matthias Hansch, Enterprise Improvement unit.

New York

Robert Albergotti, Turnaround & Restructuring Services unit.

Courtney Davidson, Financial Advisory Services unit.

Murali Gokki, Enterprise Improvement unit.

Brian Jenkins, Financial Advisory Services unit.

Matt Kelly, Enterprise Improvement unit.

Jon Labovitz, Turnaround & Restructuring Services unit.

Jim McGlynn, Information Management Services unit.

Clifton Yen, Enterprise Improvement unit.

Tokyo

Takashi Ito, Enterprise Improvement unit.

About AlixPartners

AlixPartners, LLP is a global business-advisory firm offering comprehensive services in four major areas: enterprise improvement, turnaround and restructuring, financial-advisory services and information-management services. Founded in 1981, the firm has offices around the world, and can be found on the Web at www.alixpartners.com.

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