- Senior Managing Director
- Corporate Finance
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- F: +1 213 689 1220
- B.A., Business Economics, Minor in Accounting, University of California, Los Angeles
- M.B.A., The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
- Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA)
- Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP)
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors (AIRA)
- Financial Lawyers Conference (Non-Attorney Member)
- Turnaround Management Association
- Creditor Rights, Relations & Negotiations
- Lender Advisory
- Performance Improvement
- Restructuring / Turnaround Services
- Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT)
- Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT)
- Financial Institutions
Amir Agam is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Los Angeles. Mr. Agam is a member of the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment and has more than 17 years of experience advising companies undergoing significant transitions.
Mr. Agam has advised companies, creditors and equity holders as companies execute substantial operational improvements; post-acquisition operational changes; finance, accounting and financial planning and analysis (“FP&A”) structure re-alignment and restructurings. His expertise also includes serving in interim management positions as interim chief financial officer (“CFO”) and chief restructuring officer (“CRO”).
Mr. Agam has served as an officer and financial advisor in a number of diverse situations and in industries such as retail, education, motion picture exhibition, manufacturing, distribution, real estate, mortgage origination, consumer products and lending.
Mr. Agam’s experience includes advising on complex restructuring and turnaround situations in out-of-court restructurings and in formal bankruptcy proceedings. He also has substantial experience evaluating, prosecuting and assisting with the defense of complex bankruptcy litigation causes of action. Specific areas of Mr. Agam’s experience include business plan development and review, cash flow forecasting, cash management, identification and implementation of significant cost reductions, negotiation restructuring plans, bankruptcy planning, obtaining financing, business and asset sales and court testimony.
Select matters Mr. Agam has worked on include serving as financial advisor to Corinthian Colleges, Inc., a public for-profit education company, with a focus on cash flow improvement, negotiations with counterparties and vendors and related strategic analyses. He achieved the sale of the majority of the business under difficult operational and regulatory circumstances. Mr. Agam served as CRO for Fresh & Easy LLC, a 100 store grocery chain with related food manufacturing operations and approximately $650 million in revenue. He was responsible for the analysis of operations and eventually all elements of the wind-down process.
In addition, Mr. Agam served as financial advisor for THQ Inc., a of public video game production and distribution company. He rebuilt the cash management and forecasting capabilities and managed the cash forecasting process during the period while the company had no CFO. He also negotiated forbearance terms with secured lenders, provided court testimony related to cash forecasts used by the company and managed liquidity to enable the company to sell its operating businesses through a sale conducted through a Chapter 11. Mr. Agam also served as interim CFO for a sports events company upon its acquisition as a private equity portfolio company. He built out the finance department capabilities, including cash forecasting and management. Mr. Agam also served as a financial advisor to Fleetwood Enterprises, a billion dollar public manufacturer of manufactured housing and recreational vehicles. He supported all aspects of the restructuring and eventual bankruptcy process, including operational analyses of the company’s business lines, bankruptcy planning and implementation, debtor-in-possession (“DIP”) and cash collateral negotiations and analyses to support the sales of the company’s business lines.
Mr. Agam holds a B.A. with honors in Business Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and an M.B.A. with honors from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Certified Turnaround Professional, a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (“CIRA”) and a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors, the Turnaround Management Association and the Financial Lawyers Conference. In 2015, Mr. Agam was recognized as one of M&A Advisor’s 40 under 40 Emerging Leaders in the Service Professional Category.