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Kevin Lavin

Chief Executive Officer

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Kevin Lavin is the Chief Executive Officer at Ankura. Kevin brings more than 30 years of business consulting experience, including more than 25 years of experience advising the owners, boards of directors, senior management, and creditor constituencies of underperforming and distressed companies and municipalities. Kevin has played a key role in the turnaround and/or restructuring of more than 100 companies and municipalities around the globe and across a broad range of industries. He has also served in interim management roles, including chief executive officer, chief operating officer, chief financial officer, and chief restructuring officer. He is based in New York.


Kevin is currently assisting the Government of Puerto Rico through advising the main finance authority (AAFAF) and its main power company (PREPA). Prior to joining Ankura, Kevin was appointed by the governor of New Jersey in January 2015 to serve as the emergency manager of Atlantic City, NJ. Previously, Kevin was the global co-leader of the FTI Consulting corporate finance/restructuring practice. In this role, he managed more than 1,000 personnel and more than $400 million in worldwide revenue. He also served as a member of FTI Consulting’s Executive Committee.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Kevin was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and before that, he worked for a nationally recognized consulting firm that assisted troubled companies and their creditors. He also has experience as the financial and operations principal of a broker-dealer holding a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Series 27 license. Kevin started his career at Deloitte & Touche, where he performed audits and special projects primarily for large publicly held companies.

Developing solutions in complex turnarounds and restructurings is a hallmark of Kevin’s background. He is known for leading strategic efforts and bringing together disparate stakeholder groups in challenging environments. Among his extensive experience, Kevin has played leading roles in many of the largest restructurings around the globe, including those involving Puerto Rico’s Power and Highway Authorities, MF Global, Lehman Brothers, LyondellBasell, Centro Properties Group, ResCap, and Global Crossing. Other notable cases centered in the Americas for which Kevin held principal responsibilities involved CIT, General Growth Properties, Extended Stay Hotels, City of Philadelphia, CBASS, and several large, monoline insurance companies.

  • BS, Accounting, Manhattan College
  • Former Certified Public Accountant
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants

News & Events

May 15, 2023

Ankura Acquires Leading Global Sovereign Debt Advisor Newstate Partners

Today, Ankura Consulting Group, LLC (“Ankura”), an independent global expert services and advisory firm, announced that it has acquired Newstate Partners, a premier global sovereign debt advisory firm. Based in London, Newstate Partners is the leading advisor to governments, public sector institutions, and creditors on public finance-related issues including debt restructuring and asset and liability management.

April 21, 2020

Ankura Chief Executive Officer Kevin Lavin Named Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy

Ankura CEO Kevin Lavin is recognized for years of bankruptcy expertise by being named Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.

January 14, 2020

Kevin Lavin Named Chief Executive Officer of Ankura

Kevin Lavin is named Chief Executive Officer and ushers in a new era for Ankura.

April 27, 2017

Addition Strengthens Capabilities of Business Advisory Firm’s Turnaround & Restructuring Group

Washington, DC – April, 27, 2017 – Ankura Consulting (Ankura) announced today the appointment of Isaac Lee as Managing Director. Based in the Los Angeles office, Mr. Lee will practice with the firm’s Turnaround & Restructuring group. Isaac Lee joins the ranks of Ankura’s business advisory team with more than 20 years’ experience executing a broad ...

August 22, 2016

Ankura Names Chérie Schaible as General Counsel

Chérie Schaible joins Ankura's executive leadership team as General Counsel and Senior Managing Director. As an industry veteran, she brings decades worth of leadership experience.

January 26, 2016

Ankura Consulting Group Announces the Appointment of Kevin Lavin as Co-President

Kevin Lavin is named Co-President of Ankura Consulting Group and will serve on the Board of Directors.

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