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M. Benjamin Jones

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M. Benjamin Jones is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura and the Global Co-Head of the Turnaround and Restructuring practice. He is a recognized leader in the restructuring profession with more than 20 years of experience advising and participating in complex corporate reorganizations. He is based in New York.


Ben has been involved in all aspects of financial restructuring, serving as Chief Restructuring Officer or as an advisor to financially underperforming/distressed companies, lenders, creditors, corporate boards, and equity owners. He has advised clients in diverse businesses including healthcare, education, professional services, manufacturing, apparel, food processing, retail, and entertainment. In addition to serving as an advisor, Ben has also served in turnaround management positions including as President, CRO, and Chief Financial Officer on numerous occasions for both private and public companies.

Ben has played a key role in dozens of successful restructuring and mergers and acquisitions engagements including Mariner Post-Acute Networks, Centennial Healthcare, World Health Alternatives, The Penn Traffic Company, Milacron, Lionel, Caraustar Industries, Golden Books Family Entertainment, and Rand McNally.

Prior to joining Ankura, Benjamin was a Senior Managing Director at CDG Group. He started his career at Ernst & Young, where he worked in the national research group and financial advisory services group, focusing on valuations and middle-market corporate finance transactions.

  • BS, Accounting, With Distinction, Wake Forest University
Honors & Awards
  • Fellow, 34th Class, The American College of Bankruptcy
  • Top 100 Restructuring Professionals, Global M&A Network
  • TMA 2023 Large Company Turnaround/Transaction of the Year Award, Pipeline Health System LLC
  • TMA Turnaround and Transaction of the Year Award in 2020; Large Company Turnaround
  • Turnarounds & Workouts 2011 “People to Watch: Business Professionals Making Their Mark” List
  • M&A Advisor – 2011 Distressed M&A Deal of the Year: Chapter 11 Reorganization and 363 Sale of Penn Traffic to Tops Markets
  • M&A Advisor – 2011 Retail Manufacturing and Distribution Sector Award: Chapter 11 Reorganization and 363 Sale of Penn Traffic to Tops Markets
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors
  • Turnaround Management Association

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News & Events

April 27, 2023

Ankura Launches Middle East Turnaround & Restructuring Practice

The practice will provide access to world-class experts and be led by newly appointed Senior Managing Directors, Karim Labban and D. Geraint Thomas Ankura Consulting, LLC (“Ankura”), a leading global expert services and advisory firm, today announced the launch of its Turnaround & Restructuring practice in the Middle East. This latest launch marks another important ...

January 5, 2023

M. Benjamin ("Ben") Jones to be Inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy

Ben Jones, Global Co-Head of Ankura Turnaround & Restructuring, will be inducted in the 34th class of the American College of Bankruptcy at its annual meeting in March 2023 in Washington DC. Ben will be among thirty-nine new Fellows who are being honored and recognized for their professional excellence and exceptional contributions to the bankruptcy and insolvency practice.

June 22, 2022

Ankura Appoints Roy Gallagher and Ben Jones as Co-Leaders of the Turnaround & Restructuring Business Group

Seasoned leaders tapped to lead the Turnaround & Restructuring team in its next phase of growth.

April 9, 2019

13th Annual Turnaround Awards Hosted by The M&A Advisor

Annual award program honors Ankura's Turnaround and Restructuring practice with two awards, including the Turnaround Consulting Firm of the Year.

May 23, 2016

Ankura Strengthens Turnaround and Restructuring Practice Group

Ankura hires a group of new Senior Managing Directors and Managing Directors to strengthen the Turnaround and Restructuring practice in the New York office.

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