AlixPartners Promotes 27 to Senior Positions Globally

Wed Jan 9, 2013 12:37am EST

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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:


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. 


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. 


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:


Jill Nickerson, Information Management Services unit.


Ryan Meadows, Financial Advisory Services unit.

Kevin Negangard, Information Management Services unit.


Bill Champine, Enterprise Improvement unit.

Travis Phelan, Information Management Services unit.

Brett Roberson, Information Management Services unit.


Matthew Grimes, Financial Advisory Services unit.


Alban Baiker, Turnaround & Restructuring Services unit.

Bastian Kuhl, Enterprise Improvement unit.

Hong Kong

Erin Plante, Financial Advisory Services unit.


Andy Searle, Enterprise Improvement unit.

Los Angeles

Andy He, Enterprise Improvement unit.


Alessandro Missaglia, Enterprise Improvement unit.


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.


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

The AlixPartners LLP logo is available at

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