Bill Roberti
Senior Adviser
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40+ years of experience
President and CEO of Brooks Brothers from 1987 - 1995
Currently on the Board of the Institute for the Study of War
Retired Colonel from the U.S. Army Reserve
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You’ve got to like what you do and like who you do it with. The day that you’re not happy or the day that you don’t like the people you’re working with is the day you ought to think about doing something else.
Bill Roberti is a Senior Adviser at Alvarez & Marsal. He brings nearly four decades of leadership to corporate, government and public sector organizations.

Mr. Roberti joined A&M in 2002. He built and led the expansion of the firm’s Public Sector practice for more than a decade, applying specialized turnaround techniques in innovative environments to benefit the public good in the U.S. and beyond.

In 2003, Mr. Roberti served as interim superintendent of the St. Louis Public School System where he and a team of A&M interim and crisis managers applied turnaround and restructuring, and crisis management approaches that led to the revitalization of the city’s educational infrastructure. He also served as Chief Restructuring Officer of the Orleans Parish School Board in New Orleans - before, during and after Hurricane Katrina. 

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Bill Roberti on Rebuilding the New Orleans Public School System After Hurricane Katrin
Bill Roberti: The role of the military in business innovation

Mr. Roberti led a European bank assignment in the Detroit bankruptcy and served as financial advisor for domestic and international municipalities and governments including the State of Louisiana and the Government of Guam.

Throughout his career, Mr. Roberti has held numerous board memberships, Chairman and CEO positions lending his expertise to academia, government, research, real estate, not-for-profit and retail and apparel sectors. Most notably, he served as President and CEO of Brooks Brothers from 1987-1994.

Presently, Mr. Roberti serves as Chairman of the Board for Centerra Group LLC, Executive Advisor for the Yale CEO Leadership Institute and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Army Distaff Foundation in Washington, D.C.  He serves on the Board of Directors for non-profit organizations including the Admiral Farragut Academy and Institute for the Study of War.

Mr. Roberti is featured in Firing Back, a widely regarded book on the impact of leadership agility in the wake of corporate crises. He is quoted in Reversing the Slide: A Strategic Guide to Turnarounds, and in the Harvard Education Press-published book The Redesign of Urban School Systems. Mr. Roberti has also appeared in nationally syndicated television programs including The Jim Lehrer News Hour and has served as an instructor at The Board Superintendents Academy.

He earned a bachelor's degree from Sacred Heart University where he serves as a Trustee Emeritus, and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Roberti is a retired Colonel from the U. S. Army Reserve, serving in several senior Army staff positions at the Pentagon.