January 26, 2016, DALLAS – Ankura Consulting Group, a business advisory and expert services firm, today announced the appointment of Mr. Kevin Lavin as Co-President of the Company. Mr. Lavin will also serve on its Board of Directors.
Roger Carlile, Chief Executive Officer of Ankura Consulting Group commented, “I am delighted that Kevin is joining Ankura as a key member of our management team. His leadership skills in building and leading advisory businesses and his extensive experience assisting underperforming companies and their stakeholders will be invaluable to Ankura and its clients. His most recent role as the Emergency Manager of Atlantic City, New Jersey demonstrates the broad range of his strategic, operational and restructuring capabilities.”
Philip Daddona, Co-President of Ankura Consulting Group commented, “I am excited to have Kevin join me as Co-President of Ankura. Together, we will build a dynamic organization based upon our core values and collaboration. As our team grows we will continue to create an environment where our professionals maximize their potential while providing the best possible client service. Our leadership team’s belief system in these critical areas are clear differentiators for us in the marketplace for talent and clients.”
Kevin Lavin commented, “I look forward to working with Roger, Phil and my other colleagues at Ankura. After considering the possible opportunities for me, I concluded that Ankura’s collaborative culture, core values, and spirit of entrepreneurialism offered me the best platform for serving clients as well as attracting and developing world-class professionals and leaders.”
Most recently, Mr. Lavin served as the Emergency Manager of Atlantic City, New Jersey, having been appointed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to that position in January 2015. Prior to that role, Mr. Lavin was the global co-leader of FTI Consulting, Inc.’s Corporate Finance/Restructuring practice managing over 1,000 professionals and more than $400 million in worldwide revenues. Over the course of his career, Mr. Lavin has played a key role in the turnaround and/or restructuring of over 100 companies around the globe and across a broad range of industries. He also served in interim management roles as CEO, COO, CFO and CRO.