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June 2, 2016

Houston, TX – Leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) has augmented its business transformation expertise with the hire of oil and gas expert, Matson Blocker,  as a Houston-based Managing Director in the Performance Improvement practice. Mr. Blocker focuses on IT strategic planning, global program management, and operations improvement for downstream and chemicals organizations.

With three decades of energy sector experience, Mr. Blocker excels in developing and executing IT strategic plans and SAP-centric transformation programs. Additionally he has led IT landscape optimization programs, and executed new processes to improve operational performance in plant environments.

“With oil prices under significant pressure, energy companies are being forced to retool their operations to support profitability and performance,” said Mike Davidson, a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal and head of the firm’s Performance Improvement practice in the Southwestern U.S.  “Matson’s background furthers our ability to serve our energy sector clients’ specific needs with strategies that help them to navigate current challenges and leverage opportunities for ongoing value creation.”

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Blocker spent 27 years with consulting company Accenture in Houston, where he most recently served as a Managing Director.  He led the development of the Maintenance and Reliability practice within Accenture and focused on the implementation of operational improvements across a number of oil and gas and chemical clients.

 Mr. Blocker earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University.  He is a member of the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

About Alvarez & Marsal

Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) when conventional approaches are not enough to activate change and achieve results.

Privately held since 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that delivers business performance improvement, turnaround management and advisory services to organizations seeking to transform operations, catapult growth and accelerate results through decisive action.  Our senior professionals are experienced operators, world-class consultants and industry veterans who leverage the firm's restructuring heritage to help leaders turn change into a strategic business asset, manage risk and unlock value at every stage.

When action matters, find us at alvarezandmarsal.com.  Follow A&M on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter.

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