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Brandon Beal

Brandon Beal

FTI Consulting
Managing Director
San Francisco, CA, USA

Brandon Beal is a managing director in FTI’s Corporate Finance & Restructuring practice and is based in San Francisco.  Mr. Beal has more than fifteen years of advisory and accounting experience, with clients ranging from small startup companies to Fortune 500 companies.  Mr. Beal specializes in the revitalization of underperforming companies. Mr. Beal has served as an advisor to senior management in numerous out-of-court restructurings and throughout formal bankruptcy proceedings.

His experience includes working with global companies with operations throughout Europe and Asia. He has experience in a number of industries, including software, technology, telecom, retail, real estate, manufacturing, and professional services.

Mr. Beal was recently engaged as the Interim Chief Financial Officer of an automated retail company, in which he coordinated financial reporting, led the annual budgeting process and oversaw the day-to-day accounting activities. Prior to that engagement, he led the successful reorganization of the company.

Mr. Beal led the restructuring effort and successful divestiture of four major business units of Trident Microsystems, Inc.  He advised senior management through pre- and post-petition bankruptcy processes.  He was involved in the successful Sec. 363 auction, which significantly increased recoveries to creditors.  Subsequently, he organized the wind down of 15 foreign subsidiaries.

Mr. Beal was also involved in the financial restructuring of Fairfield Residential LLC, a $3 billion multifamily housing developer/manager.  He served as a financial advisor and crisis manager throughout the restructuring.  He subsequently served as the financial advisor to the liquidating trustee.

Some of Mr. Beal’s other notable restructuring engagements include Rdio, Hawaiian Telcom, Velti, Mervyns, and Delphi Automotive.

Mr. Beal holds a M.B.A. in finance and strategy from Vanderbilt University and B.S. in accounting from the University of Southern California. He is a certified public accountant and serves on the Board of Directors of the Northern California Turnaround Management Association.


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