Ankura adds four hires to turnaround and restructuring practice

Business advisory firm Ankura Consulting Group added four hires to the turnaround and restructuring practice in its New York office. Joining Ankura are M. Benjamin Jones and Roy Messing as senior managing directors, and Kasey Rosado and Jerome Davis as managing directors.

Press Release

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointment of M. Benjamin Jones, Roy Messing, Kasey Rosado, and Jerome Davis to the Turnaround and Restructuring practice in the firm’s New York office.

“We’re very pleased to add this group of outstanding professionals to the Ankura team. Their extensive experience working on behalf of the owners, senior management, and creditors of troubled companies provides greater depth to our growing Turnaround and Restructuring practice, and will prove to be invaluable to our clients,” said Kevin Lavin, Global Head of the Turnaround and Restructuring practice for Ankura. “We are very excited to continue to attract great professionals who share our cultural underpinnings of collaboration and team work.”

Mr. M. Benjamin Jones joins Ankura as Senior Managing Director with more than 20 years of experience advising and participating in complex corporate reorganizations across a number of industries. Mr. Jones has experience leading all aspects of financial and operational restructurings as an advisor to underperforming/distressed companies, lenders, creditors, corporate boards and equity owners. In addition, Mr. Jones has served in management positions including President, Chief Restructuring Officer and Chief Financial Officer for both private and publicly traded troubled companies. He was most recently a Senior Managing Director at CDG Group.

Mr. Roy Messing joins Ankura as Senior Managing Director with more than 20 years of experience advising troubled companies and their creditor constituencies in both operational and financial restructurings across a number of industries. Mr. Messing has led numerous restructuring transactions, served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Restructuring Officer for distressed companies and has been the Liquidating Trustee on multiple engagements. He was most recently a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting.

Ms. Kasey Rosado joins Ankura as Managing Director with more than 15 years of experience specializing in financial restructurings and operational turnarounds, including advising underperforming and distressed companies. Ms. Rosado has advised both domestic and international companies, lenders and financial sponsors in addressing complex financial and operational matters. She was most recently a Managing Director at CDG Group.

Mr. Jerome Davis joins Ankura as Managing Director with more than 12 years of experience advising companies, corporate boards, lenders and creditor groups in reorganization and bankruptcy related matters. Mr. Davis has also provided extensive services to businesses and law firms involving operational and financial restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, business and trademark valuation, solvency opinions, and fairness opinions. He was most recently a Senior Director at FTI Consulting.

“It’s a tremendous opportunity to join Ankura at this time in the firm’s evolution,” said Ben Jones. “I’m looking forward to working with Ankura’s team of respected industry leaders in the restructuring field and excited about the future of the organization and the services that we will be able to provide to our clients.” Added Roy Messing, “I am very excited to have the opportunity to serve clients as part of a team of such high caliber.”

About Ankura Consulting Group
Ankura Consulting Group is a business advisory and expert services firm. Its deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges clients face enables its team to provide impactful, senior-level counsel. As an independent firm built on five key principles – Integrity, Quality, Diversity, Collaboration and Longevity – Ankura’s relationships extend beyond one engagement or issue. The firm empowers its industry experts to provide a high-touch, unique approach for its clients in critical times. Ankura’s offering includes a wide range of compliance, corporate investigation, data analytics, disputes/litigation support, expert witness, economic and financial analysis, forensic accounting, geopolitical advisory, mass dispute resolution, risk advisory and management, transaction advisory, trust services, turnaround and restructuring, valuation, visual communications and business advisory services. For more information: www.ankuraconsultinggroup.com.