Dean Swick
Managing Director
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25+ years of experience
Specializes in advising distressed companies and creditors based in North and South America on out-of-court and in-court business turnarounds and restructurings
Based in Houston
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Dean Swick is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal in Houston. He specializes in advising distressed companies and creditors based in North and South America on out-of-court and in-court business turnarounds and restructurings. Mr. Swick also assists clients in arranging capital and accomplishing the sale of businesses and assets in the course of a turnaround or restructuring.

Mr. Swick has led projects in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, retail, manufacturing, distribution, consumer products, agriculture, restaurants, technology, transportation and mining. Over his 25-year career, Mr. Swick has also acquired extensive energy industry expertise in the oilfield service, upstream, midstream and downstream sectors.

Some of Mr. Swick's advisory engagements include: Physicians Corporation of America, Grupo Moreno, Calzado Canada, Forcenergy, Coho Resources, Winns Stores, TransTexas Corporation, Concentrix, EqualNet, Sterling Chemicals, Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, Seminis, Grupo Mexico / Asarco and Atchison Casting. In the last 12 months, he has led engagements involving approximately $5 billion of funded debt.

Prior to joining A&M in July 2002, Mr. Swick was a Houston-based Partner in a Big Five accounting firm, where he spent more than 10 years leading the firm's restructuring practice in the Southwest in addition to the firm's North American energy investment banking practice. Prior to his tenure with the accounting firm, he spent 15 years in the banking and investment banking industry, including 11 years in the Global Petroleum Corporate Finance Group at JP Morgan Chase.

Mr. Swick earned a bachelor's degree in economics from St. Lawrence University and an master's degree in business administration from Northeastern University. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Jones School of Management at Rice University and a former National Director of the Turnaround Management Association. Mr. Swick is a member of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA), the Independent Producers Association of America, and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He was a NASD General Securities Representative (Series 7 and 63) and is a frequent speaker on restructuring, energy and finance topics.