James Grover
Senior Director
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20+ years of experience
Specializes in advising companies on operational and financial issues, restructurings and refinancings
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James Grover is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal North American Commercial Restructuring practice in New York. With 20+ years of experience, he specializes in advising companies on operational and financial issues, restructurings and refinancings.

Recently, Mr. Grover advised Toys R Us in its complex Chapter 11 proceedings, where he led the real estate work stream. He was responsible for analyzing the store portfolio to determine the optimal store rationalization plan, managing the store closing sale process, and running the process to sell leased and fee-owned properties. Previously, he advised Dex Media, Inc. in the negotiation and preparation of its Chapter 11 filing and assisted in the administration of their bankruptcy proceedings. He was responsible for developing a detailed five-year business plan and implementing a 13-week cash flow forecast and variance reporting process.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Grover spent 16 years with First Atlantic Capital (a middle market private equity firm) where he acquired and managed companies in the aerospace, automotive/truck supply, food/beverage, and consumer industries. He was an active board member for five platform companies, taking an active role in determining their strategy and operating plan. He was deeply involved in the operations and financial management of two portfolio companies, one in the automotive supply industry and one in the truck engine components industry, both of which involved complex financial and operational restructurings.

Previously, Mr. Grover spent two years with New York Consulting Partners—a boutique operations and strategy consulting firm that advised clients on overcoming operational challenges and maximizing financial performance. He worked with clients such as Campbell Soup, Amoco, Colgate-Palmolive, and The Nature Conservancy.

Mr. Grover earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and materials science from Duke University.