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18+ years of financial services and management consulting experience
Master’s degree in information and telecommunications systems from Johns Hopkins University
Based in Washington, D.C.
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John “J.W.” Rust is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal Public Sector Services in Washington, D.C., with more than 18 years of financial services and management consulting experience.

His industry experience includes financial services, energy, healthcare, international finance and asset management.

Mr. Rust has experience in economic impact analysis, portfolio management, shareholder value analysis, financial crisis simulation, capital markets advisory support, credit risk management and modeling, corporate finance and strategy, and merger and acquisition due diligence. He also has expertise across several functional domains including advanced financial market risk analysis techniques, strategic planning and organizational design, and data analytic tool development and implementation.

Before joining A&M, Mr. Rust was a senior associate with Booz Allen Hamilton, leading the Civil and Commercial Financial Services group for the Decision Analytics team. He was the firm-wide leader of the Chartered Financial Analyst Community Of Practice, and he led the development of a cutting-edge methodology for analyzing systemic risk.

He filled a number of roles in both public and private sector organization, while working for Booz Allen Hamilton.

Mr. Rust’s public sector clients include the Federal Reserve, FDIC, Department of Treasury, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Central Bank of Kuwait, National Credit Union Administration and the World Bank.

Earlier, Mr. Rust was the Director of Research for West Financial Services, leading the planning, research and analysis of the equity and fixed-income portfolios, and working with the financial planning and investment management divisions to optimize client performance based on research recommendations.

Mr. Rust earned a master’s degree in information and telecommunications systems from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from James Madison University. He holds the CFA designation.

He served on the Board of Directors for the CFA Society of Washington from 2006-2008, and has performed speaking engagements during his career on the role of regulators in the financial markets.