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.
Board Member, Her Justice, a provider of pro-bono legal representation to low-income women and children for a variety of family law matters, including child support and domestic violence cases
Recently served as Board Member, The China Institute, which advances a deeper understanding of China in the United States through programs in education, culture, business, and art