Michael Shanahan
Senior Director
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Specializes in strategy development and implementation that improves clients’ operational and financial performance
Analyzes end-to-end processes and develops and executes performance improvement initiatives
Focuses on spend management / cost reduction, information technology optimization and integration, vendor management, enterprise information management and due diligence
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Michael Shanahan is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal Corporate Performance Improvement’s Financial Services practice in New York. He specializes in strategy development and implementation, specifically relating to improving clients’ operational and financial performance through business process redesign and the application of technology.

Mr. Shanahan brings significant expertise in analyzing end-to-end processes and in developing and executing performance improvement initiatives. He focuses on spend management / cost reduction, information technology optimization and integration, vendor management, enterprise information management, due diligence, customer management, governance, risk management and financial services regulations. His strong organizational and program management skills, as well as his ability to work in complex environments, allow him to excel in identifying, prioritizing and managing multiple, large-scale initiatives concurrently.

With more than 11 years of experience in operations and technology management and advisory, Mr. Shanahan has utilized his deep analytical skills across a variety of industries including: financial services, IT, retail, consumer packaged goods, media, state and federal government, natural resources and transportation. His notable assignments have included: Lehman Brothers, Apollo Global Management, Banco Bradesco, Harbinger Capital, Mutual of America, Fiserv, Microsoft, Philip Morris, Verizon, Hewlett-Packard, Velocity Express, PacifiCorp, Dell and the U.S. Postal Service.

Recently Mr. Shanahan assisted clients to review strategic acquisitions, identify cost reduction opportunities, construct business continuity and disaster management plans, evaluate IT governance structures, develop and implement management reporting, and meet regulatory requirements.

Mr. Shanahan served as work stream lead at Lehman Brothers, where he developed and administered system and process migration efforts to expedite Lehman’s changeover from TSA services to a self-sustainable environment for corporate functions (HR, payroll, legal, compliance, audit, corporate security, and corporate real estate).

Mr. Shanahan began his operations and technology consulting career with Andersen Consulting / Accenture, where he served numerous clients with their retail strategy and technology needs.

Mr. Shanahan earned a bachelor's degree in mining and minerals engineering from Virginia Tech. He also earned a master’s degree in business administration, with concentrations in marketing and information technology, from the University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business.