He also heads the leadership team for A&M’s restaurant industry turnaround practice – having served in turnaround advisory and management roles for over 25 different restaurant companies.
With more than 28 years of experience in managing performance improvement initiatives, corporate re-engineering, corporate change control management, financial management and Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, he specializes in working with client executive management teams and boards of directors on out-of-court restructurings and bankruptcy situations, as well as in developing and implementing financial and operational strategies.
Mr. Roberts also assists clients with operational due diligence and business plan development, fiduciary matters, litigation support, expert testimony and analysis in complex bankruptcies and other legal matters. He has served as a lead adviser or in executive management roles on numerous assignments across a variety of industries and complex situations, including furniture manufacturing and logistics, paper manufacturing retail, manufacturing, service, restaurant and hospitality, real estate and resort construction, nonprofit long-term healthcare and technology.
He has successfully negotiated and managed creditor and equity constituents, as well as other stakeholders, in complex distressed situations.
Before joining A&M, Mr. Roberts spent six years with a Big Four accounting firm. Previously, he spent seven years as turnaround professional, consulting and assuming management positions for various organizations.
As a turnaround professional, he has served as an adviser, board member, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Restructuring Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Liquidating Trustee, Chapter 11 Trustee and as a state and federal appointed receiver.
Mr. Roberts earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce.
He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a member of the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA), the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), the Turnaround Management Association (TMA), the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the National Restaurant Association (NRA) and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
NOTE: Alvarez & Marsal employs CPAs but is not a licensed CPA firm.