Chris Alberta specializes in enhancing liquidity and profitability in underperforming companies. His turnaround, profit improvement, crisis management, bankruptcy and restructuring expertise spans a variety of industries including restaurants, food service, telecommunications, logistics, energy, automotive, manufacturing, wholesale and distribution, financial services and healthcare.
Mr. Alberta draws on more than 15 years of experience in leading turnaround and profit improvement efforts, operating both as a financial advisor and in various executive management roles such as Chief Restructuring Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.
His expertise includes working with senior management, secured lenders, unsecured creditors and private equity sponsors to develop and implement operational and financial restructuring strategies to improve performance, increase liquidity and maximize value. He is a recognized expert in the restructuring field, and has testified in U.S. Bankruptcy Court as an expert witness.
His career as a turnaround manager and restructuring advisor includes positions at Arthur Andersen and Huron Consulting Group, where he was one of the founding members of that firm's restructuring practice.
Mr. Alberta earned his Masters of Business Administration from New York University's Stern School of Business and his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Notre Dame. He is a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor and holds a Certification of Distressed Business Valuation.
Mr. Alberta has been named to the “40 Under 40” by M&A Advisors, selected as one of the “People to Watch: Business Professionals Making Their Mark” by Turnarounds and Workouts and awarded “Turnaround of the Year” by Global M&A Network. He has also been profiled by Bankruptcy Professional as one of the nation’s leading turnaround and restructuring practitioners. He is a member of the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, Turnaround Msanagement Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute.