John Stuart
Managing Director
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Specializes in restructuring, distressed mergers and acquisitions, business plan and strategy development, performance improvement and enterprise risk management
18 years of experience serving in senior roles at financial advisory firms
Builds teams that focus on restructuring and performance improvement for corporations in healthy and distressed states
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John Lindley Stuart is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal in Dallas, specializing in restructuring, distressed mergers and acquisition, business plan and strategy development, performance improvement and enterprise risk management.

Notable recent assignments include: Samson Resources, Energy Future Holdings, Lear Corporation, Blockbuster Inc., Vitro America, LLC and Hawker Beechcraft Corporation.

With more than 18 years of experience, he has served in senior roles at financial advisory firms, building teams that focus on restructuring and performance improvement for corporations in healthy and distressed states.

Prior to A&M, Mr. Stuart recently served as Portfolio Manager and Head of Portfolio Company Strategy at Highland Capital Management, LP (“Highland”), an asset management firm in Dallas, TX, with more than $35 billion under management, specializing in alternative investment strategies. During his tenure at Highland, Mr. Stuart had oversight over a $1.2 billion distressed private equity portfolio with ten portfolio companies across six industries, including building products, retail, industrial, aerospace / defense, consumer products and media / telecom. Mr. Stuart  was focused on long term strategy development / positioning, directing the internal performance improvement team on operational turnaround activities, creation of personnel management plans (employment agreements, short- and long-term incentive plans), and building enterprise risk management programs in both high-growth and distressed environments. While at Highland, Mr. Stuart served on the Board of Directors for Trussway Industries, Inc., NexPak Corporation and NexTech Aerospace.

Previously, he was a founding member and served as a Managing Director at Barrier Advisors. Mr. Stuart also worked as a Manager in the corporate recovery group of Arthur Andersen and a Senior Associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Mr. Stuart earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from Rice University. He is a CFA charterholder and Certified Restructuring and Insolvency Advisor (CIRA).