Jonathan Tibus
Managing Director
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20 years of experience managing in-court and out-of-court restructuring efforts
Worked in financial and operational roles with public and private clients
Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA) and member of the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA)
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Jonathan Tibus is a Managing Director with A&M who specializes in developing, evaluating, and implementing restructuring and performance improvement plans for under performing companies, largely in the restaurant, retail, and hospitality sectors. He has over 19 years experience in interim management and financial advisory roles and has managed numerous in-court and out-of-court restructuring efforts.
Most recently, Mr. Tibus served as CEO of Last Call Operating Co., which owns and manages over 80 restaurants under the brand names of Champps, Bailey’s, and Fox & Hound.  In this role he has overall strategic, financial, and operational responsibility for a wholesale turnaround effort focused on revenue improvement and cost efficiencies, ultimately leading to a sale transaction.  He also recently served as Chief Restructuring Officer (CRO) to Quiznos, a sandwich restaurant franchisor with over 2,000 domestic and international stores, and as Chief Operating Officer (COO) to Max & Erma’s, a $150 million chain of casual dining restaurants.
 
He has served as restructuring advisor to various other companies including an $800 million golf and sports equipment retailer, a multi-unit retail and wholesale nursery business, and an Atlantic City resort and casino prior to and during its first bankruptcy filing. 
 
In addition to advising companies directly, Mr. Tibus also has extensive experience advising lenders, creditors, and franchisees.  He served as restructuring advisor to the lenders of Garden Fresh (d/b/a/ Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes) and e-brands restaurants (Timpano, Aquaknox, and other brands), advisor to franchisees of Wendy’s and various YUM! Brands (KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, A&W, LJS), and  advisor to the Unsecured Creditor’s Committee of RoomStore, Inc., a chain of furniture retail stores.  In these roles he has provided operational analysis and restructuring advisory, including detailed store-level operating analyses, overhead analyses, and bankruptcy-related analyses to help frame negotiations and expectations.
 
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Tibus was a manager in the restructuring practice of a Big Five consultancy. He holds a bachelor's degree from Florida State University and an MBA from The University of Florida. He is a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA) with a Certification in Distressed Business Valuation (CDBV) and is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA), and the Turnaround Management Association (TMA).