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Ankura Appoints Managing Directors to Growing Practices

June 23, 2016

June 23, 2016, Washington, DC – Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointment of Michael Baumkirchner and Dennis Barrett to its Turnaround & Restructuring practice, and Jaime Minihane to the firm’s Risk, Resilience & Geopolitical practice.

Mr. Michael Baumkirchner joins Ankura as Managing Director in the Turnaround & Restructuring practice with more than 15 years of experience in restructuring, corporate finance, commercial lending and investment banking. He has spent the last seven years providing advisory services to various constituencies in both in‐court and out‐of‐court restructurings across a wide range of industries including energy, financial services, telecom, healthcare, technology and manufacturing. Mr. Baumkirchner is experienced in originating and structuring secured credit backed by aviation assets, marine cargo containers, intellectual property, power plants and telecommunication infrastructure. Previously, he focused on structuring and distributing debt in the project finance, real estate, and leverage finance markets. Mr. Baumkirchner was most recently at FTI Consulting. He will be based in New York.

Mr. Dennis Barrett joins Ankura as Managing Director in the Turnaround & Restructuring practice. He is an experienced professional, having served clients in a variety of industries including air cargo, restaurant, specialty chemical, telecommunications, consumer products and retail. Mr. Barrett has provided advisory services to debtors and creditors in both formal Chapter 11 proceedings and out‐of‐court workout situations, including assisting clients with financial restructurings, debt for equity swaps, 363 asset sales, strategic planning and business valuation. Mr. Barrett was most recently at FTI Consulting. He will be based in New

Ms. Jaime Minihane joins Ankura as Managing Director in the Risk, Resilience & Geopolitical practice. She has more than 15 years of experience in national security, threat assessment and analysis, and federal investigations for the Department of Defense. She has extensive experience in conducting complex criminal investigations and counterintelligence operations worldwide in support of various public sector initiatives. Prior to joining Ankura, Ms. Minihane served as a Special Agent for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) where she provided subject matter expertise to multiple AFOSI Detachments worldwide, ensuring the critical infrastructure, missions, and internal processes of each Air Force base in her portfolio were protected from external and internal hazards. She assisted in the identification of potential vulnerabilities at each location, and subsequently identified best practices to mitigate prospective risks. She will be based in Washington, DC and  Charlottesville, VA.

“It’s exciting to welcome another group of highly regarded professionals who believe in our collaborative, team‐oriented culture,” said Kevin Lavin, Co‐President of Ankura. “Dennis and Michael’s vast industry experience and technical skill will be an asset to clients of the Turnaround & Restructuring practice, while Jaime’s highly specialized knowledge will add even more capabilities to our comprehensive Risk, Resilience & Geopolitical practice.”


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