Paul Kinrade
Managing Director
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25+ years of experience in operational and financial turnaround, performance improvement and restructuring
Lectured on performance improvement and turnaround at Harvard, London Business School and Cambridge University
Industry experience includes oil and gas, media, chemicals, engineering, automotive, metals, construction, real estate and financial services
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Paul Kinrade is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal and brings more than 25 years of experience in corporate transformation, performance improvement and operational restructuring. He has undertaken numerous Board, advisory and interim management roles to drive improved value, visibility and liquidity, and diagnose and fix operational under-performance.

Mr. Kinrade has worked in numerous countries throughout Europe, the Americas, South East Asia and the Middle East. His industry experience includes metals, oil and gas, media, chemicals, engineering, automotive, construction, and financial services.

Most recently at A&M, Mr. Kinrade has been supporting an oilfield services company and its private equity sponsors in developing and implementing a broad performance improvement programme. Key elements of this programme included driving improved visibility and performance across the global operations (over 80 countries), targeting improved capital allocation, increased efficiencies and reducing SG&A spend. Prior to this, he acted as the Europe Chief Transformation Officer for a global heavy engineering business. In this role, Mr. Kinrade drove an operational restructuring of the €1.5 billion revenue European operations. Key elements of the improvement plan included geographic and product line revenue penetration, supply chain enhancements, infrastructure rationalisation, cost reductions and visibility improvements. During this role he, along with the CEO, also acted as a key liaison with a group of active investors.

Mr. Kinrade also worked with a major energy sector focused components manufacturer on driving improved financial visibility through its European operations. During this role, he ensured that he key operational performance drivers at all European plants were visible via updated financial and operational reporting systems.

Previously, Mr. Kinrade worked with a global aluminium automotive/aerospace parts manufacturer on financial (including Cap Ex) controls, liquidity management, performance visibility and organisational restructuring. Acting as the Interim Change Officer, he reported to the Board and sponsors in diagnosing the existing issues, agreeing on prioritised actions and benchmarks and supporting the implementation of the resulting program.

Mr. Kinrade also supported the shareholders of an $1.6 billion revenue petrochemicals group on assessing the group’s current financial position, identifying value drivers and preparing enhanced business plans, restructuring roadmaps and proposing / negotiating a sustainable capital structure. Mr. Kinrade also supported several European and Global Oil & Gas businesses with their financial and operational restructuring programmes.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Kinrade held senior roles with the restructuring division of PwC in the firm's London and New York offices. Paul started his career with Exxon in their maritime division.

Mr. Kinrade earned an MBA from Warwick Business School and has lectured on corporate turnaround  techniques and practicalities at Cambridge University and London Business School. He also worked with Harvard Business School to develop a tailored course on corporate restructuring.