Elizabeth is a financial expert and advisor with nearly 20 years of experience, with focus on financing, structuring and M&A. She has completed the sale of public and private companies, buy-side advisories and fairness opinions, public and private debt and equity offerings, leading all phases of transactions. Previously Elizabeth ran Alvarez & Marsal’s Asset Management practice. Earlier, she worked at Lazard Freres & Co. within their financial institutions and restructuring group, leading teams in three of the 10 largest bankruptcies during the financial crisis. Ms. LaPuma earned a B.S. in finance and an MBA from the Wharton School, and a B.A. from the School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania.