Ralph Schipani
Managing Director
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Provides restructuring and business advice to troubled companies on financial, operational and strategic business issues
Specializes in strategic business plans, cash flow projections, and bankruptcy planning and strategy
Assists with debtor-in-possession financing, liquidation analyses, recapitalization strategies and refinancing plans
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Ralph Schipani, a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Turnaround and Restructuring practice, specializes in providing restructuring and business advice to troubled companies on financial, operational and strategic business issues.

His primary areas of focus include interim management, the development and evaluation of strategic business plans, assessment of bankruptcy planning and strategy, and the development and negotiation of recapitalization strategies and refinancing plans, as well as Plans of Reorganization.

Mr. Schipani has worked with companies across a variety of industries, including retail, wholesale footwear and apparel, consumer products, manufacturing, chemicals, and media services. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Nine West Holdings, Inc. a $1.7 Billion leading global designer and marketer of branded footwear, jeanswear, women’s apparel, and accessories.

Other notable engagements include his work with Vertis Communications, a $1 billion leading provider of marketing communication services, on out-of-court and ultimately Chapter 11 proceedings and Chemtura, a $3 billion global specialty chemical company, which successfully emerged from bankruptcy after paying all creditors in full, along with providing a return to the pre-petition equity.

Before joining A&M in 2007, Mr. Schipani spent three years in various management positions with Interstate Brands Corp. Previously, he was in the strategy practice at Accenture.

Mr. Schipani received a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from Lafayette College. He is a member of the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA).