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 Europe and brings more than 25 years of experience in operational and financial turnaround, performance improvement and restructuring. He has undertaken numerous Board, advisory and interim management roles to drive improved value, visibility and liquidity, and diagnose and fix operational underperformance. He has worked in numerous countries throughout Europe, the Americas, South East Asia and the Middle East. His industry experience includes oil and gas, media, chemicals, engineering, automotive, metals, construction, real estate and financial services.

Most recently at A&M, Mr. Kinrade acted as the Europe Chief Transformation Officer for a global industrial manufacturing business. In this role he drove an operational and financial 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.

Prior to the above, Mr. Kinrade supported the Unsecured Creditors Committee in the Kodak case as they, in conjunction with Kodak management, drove a highly innovative restructuring  plan for this global brand. He also worked with the management Board of a €2 billion revenue media business in preparing for the restructuring of its €2.6 billion of debt. This role included helping drive improved operational performance, financial visibility and management across the 26 geographic divisions, and coaching the Chairman and CEO in managing the demands of lenders.

Previously, he worked with a $2 billion revenue oil field services contractor and its sponsors on financial (including Cap Ex) controls, liquidity management, performance visibility and organisational restructuring. 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 supported the shareholders of an $800 million revenue aerospace / automotive 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. He also supported several European and Global Oil & Gas businesses with their financial and operational restructuring programmes.

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

He 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 in corporate restructuring.