Richard Holt
Managing Director
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Specializes in helping clients improve information quality and delivery
Significant experience with a suite of analytical products
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Richard Holt is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Corporate Performance Improvement in Houston. He specializes in helping clients improve information quality and delivery - transforming organizations from consumers of data to consumers of high-quality information that enables enhanced business decision-making capabilities.

His primary areas of focus include business intelligence, financial and management reporting, budgeting and forecasting, finance process and systems improvement, data model and data governance design

Mr. Holt brings expertise in business intelligence, including data model designs, distributed and centralized close, consolidation and reporting functions, standard budgeting, rolling forecast processes and methodologies. He has significant experience with a suite of analytical products including Hyperion, Cognos, Oracle and SAP. Mr. Holt has advised numerous organizations across a variety of industries, including manufacturing, financial services, oil and gas, logistics, retail and healthcare.

Notable assignments include: developing a global data model to support standardized planning, consolidations and reporting for a $55 billion manufacturer; delivering an enterprise-wide, driver-based planning model encompassing more than 5,000 customers, 120 facilities and more than 6,000 employees for an industry leading cold storage logistics company; designing and implementing a rolling forecast process for a leading third party storage and logistics provider; developing and leading a financial reporting strategy and Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) implementation for a $3.5 billion manufacturing company; and developing an IT Strategy / Roadmap for a rapidly expanding alternative fuels company, where he deployed internal processes and controls around financial reporting, which enabled growth while cutting costs. 

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Holt held several positions with a Big Four firm, serving Fortune 1000 clients in the technology, manufacturing energy and logistics industries. 

Mr. Holt earned a bachelor's degree and master's degree in finance from Texas A&M University.