Justin Schmaltz
Managing Director
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15+ years of experience working exclusively in distressed situations and transactions
Advises on in- and out-of-court restructurings, operational turnarounds, asset sales and refinancing transactions
Works with clients across industries including energy, mining, publishing, media, sports and entertainment, auto and aerospace manufacturing, transportation, retail, pharmaceuticals, banking and financial services
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Justin Schmaltz is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s North American Turnaround and Restructuring practice in Chicago.

For over 15 years, he has worked exclusively in distressed situations and transactions, including in- and-out of court restructurings, operational turnarounds, asset sales and refinancing transactions. Mr. Schmaltz has worked with clients across a wide range of industries, including technology, media, publishing, sports and entertainment, energy, mining, auto and aerospace manufacturing, transportation, retail, pharmaceuticals, as well as banking and financial services.

In his current role at A&M, Mr. Schmaltz is advising iHeartMedia and other notable clients. He also served as Chief Restructuring Officer of Answers Corporation.

Other notable clients have included Blockbuster, Cengage Learning, The Tribune Company, SandRidge Energy, Swift Energy, Expro, Murray Energy, Delphi Corp.’s DIP lenders and Graceway Pharmaceuticals.

Prior to joining A&M in 2007, Mr. Schmaltz spent over four years in the corporate and project workouts department of Prudential Capital Group, which manages approximately $80 billion of private debt, mezzanine and equity investments. There, he was responsible for maximizing recoveries of distressed portfolio loans and equity investments, underwriting additional investments in troubled companies, purchasing and selling distressed securities in the secondary market, negotiating amendments and restructurings and monthly valuation of portfolio holdings.

Mr. Schmaltz earned a bachelor’s degree with concentrations in finance and accounting from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the CFA Society of Chicago, the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and the Turnaround Management Association (TMA).