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 the development and evaluation of strategic business plans and cash flow projections, assessment of bankruptcy planning and strategy, assistance in the procurement of debtor-in-possession financing, preparation of liquidation analyses, 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 consumer products, manufacturing, chemicals, and media services. Most recently, he has been working with Vertis Communications, a $1 billion leading provider of marketing communication services, on out-of-court and ultimately Chapter 11 proceedings.

Earlier, he worked at 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. There, he developed detailed income statement and cash flow projections, managed the reduction of legacy pension, OPEB, and environmental liabilities, and worked with the executive management team and board of directors to craft a reorganization strategy.

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).