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Lisa J. Donahue & Jim Mesterharm
AlixPartners LLP
Lisa J. Donahue is an AlixPartners Managing Director and global leader of the firm’s Turnaround and Restructuring Services practice. She is currently serving as Chief Restructuring Officer for the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA). Donahue specializes in financial and operational reorganizations and transformations—an expertise that led to her being named one of New York’s 40 Under 40 by Crain’s New York Business in 2002 and Woman of the Year by the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation in 2007. Donahue has extensive experience in business transformation, operational alignment, cash management and cost reduction, negotiation, situational analysis, and debt restructuring for both domestic and international organizations. Her engagements have been in the oil and gas, energy, consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, distribution, apparel, retail, telecom, and shipping industries.

Jim Mesterharm is Managing Director at AlixPartners and co-head of the firm’s Turnaround and Restructuring Services practice for the Americas. Currently serving as Financial and Restructuring Advisor to Walter Energy, he specializes in developing financial and operating strategies for underperforming and troubled companies. Mesterharm has led and assisted on the successful restructurings of Eastman Kodak Company, General Growth Properties, Parmalat, Safety-Kleen, and Zenith Electronics. Jim has significant expertise in interim crisis management, cost reduction plan development and implementation, cash management, capital structure refinancing, and business plan development for acquisition and restructuring purposes. Mesterharm has served in senior management positions in turnarounds as Chief Restructuring Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer. He has also served as a senior advisor to companies evaluating restructuring alternatives.

AlixPartners is a leading global business-advisory firm of results-oriented professionals who specialize in creating value and restoring performance at every stage of the business life cycle. We thrive on our ability to make a difference in high-impact situations and deliver sustainable, bottom-line results.

The firm's expertise covers a wide range of businesses and industries whether they are healthy, challenged or distressed. Since 1981, we have taken a unique, small-team, action-oriented approach to helping corporate boards and management, law firms

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January 25, 2016 @ 07:00 AM