Top 100 Restructuring Professionals

“Distinction in Dealmaking”

Exclusive published by Global M&A Network, the 10th annual list features a respected, successful, and innovative group of 25 consultants, 25 investment bankers and 50 lawyers from the global restructuring and turnaround communities this year.

Highly competitive process begins with evaluating firms and any “Turnaround Atlas Awards” winning transactions closed during the 2022/23 year. Selection is then narrowed to a professional from the firm based on their experience, differentiated expertise, among additional attributes. Typically, only one professional is selected from the firm per year.

Join us in congratulating top performing professionals and the firm’s they represent!

Brent Herlihy

Brent joined PJT Partners’ from the predecessor Blackstone in 2013. He has advised companies, creditors and sponsors in restructurings, special situations, financings, mergers and acquisitions. He has worked across numerous industries including retail, industrials, power and energy, shipping and telecom. Prior to joining Blackstone, he worked as an investment banker at Lazard, providing M&A and corporate finance advice to consumer, food and retail clients. Recent notable transactions advised by Brent include LATAM Airlines and the Government of Puerto Rico.

Michael Kramer

Michael has over 30 years of experience as a trusted advisor to companies, creditors groups, government institutions, and other parties of interest in complex corporate finance transactions, including financial restructurings, court supervised insolvency proceedings, mergers and acquisitions, financings, and in connection with the resolution from a financial perspective of off-balance sheet liabilities including mass tort and products liability, environmental contamination and remediation, and intellectual property litigation. Prior to founding Ducera Partners, he was a Partner and held various leadership roles at Perella Weinberg Partners, Greenhill & Co., and Houlihan Lokey.

Bruce H. Mendelsohn

Bruce focuses on advising clients in capital structure advisory, restructuring, liability management, distressed M&A and private capital solutions. He has more than 30 years of investment banking and capital structure advisory experience assisting companies on a wide range of strategic matters. Most recently he has advised Delta Air Lines in connection with the LATAM Airlines restructuring. Prior to joining Perella Weinberg, he was a Partner at Goldman and served as Head of the Americas Restructuring group.

Bruce was recipient of the prestigious “Restructuring Leadership” accolade, 2019 at the Turnaround Atlas Awards.

Andrew Merrett

Matthew Mintzer

Matthew advises companies, creditors and municipalities on restructuring and special situation assignments across a wide range of industries including telecommunications, energy, consumer, insurance, healthcare, financials, and automotive. Prior to joining Piper Sandler, Mintzer was a managing director and member of the founding team of TRS Advisors. Before that, he was a member of the restructuring advisory business at Rothschild, based in New York. Mintzer holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, politics and economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

What factor has most led to your success in the restructuring industry... Persistence.

What do you most enjoy about your career... Engaging with intelligent and competitive professionals and having the opportunity to learn something new every single day while helping others.

Eben Perison

Eben has over 25 years of experience advising middle market companies on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity capital raises and complex financial restructurings. Prior to forming Armory, Eben led the investment banking team at Oppenheimer & Co. and before that the Seaport Group where he served as the Head of Special Situations Investment Banking. Preceding his investment banking career, Eben served as a corporate lawyer for seven years with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

Matthew Prest

Matthew has over 25 years of financial restructuring experience advising companies, financial sponsors, secured lenders and bondholders. Additionally, he has provided clients with other investment banking services including raising debt and equity finance for distressed and non-distressed companies. He has performed key advisory roles in some of the most high-profile, sensitive and complex situations in EMEA and Asia. Prior to joining Moelis & Co, Matthew was a Managing Director in the Corporate Finance Restructuring team at Close Brothers Corporate Finance.

Marc D. Puntus

Marc joined Centerview Partners in 2011 to establish the restructuring and debt advisory practice. During his over 20-year career, he has led restructuring, financing and M&A assignments for companies, creditors, acquirers, shareholders and other stakeholders across a wide array of industries, including retail and consumer, energy, general industrial, chemicals, automotive, transportation, telecommunications and technology, leisure, hospitality and gaming, healthcare, and financial institutions. Prior to joining the firm, Marc was a Managing Director and Co-founder of Miller Buckfire & Co.

J. Soren Reynertson

Soren co-founded GLC Advisors & Co in 2009. Based in the New York office, he has worked with companies and their creditors on a number of assignments including bankruptcy reorganizations, exchange offers, out-of-court workouts, M&A, financings and recapitalizations for almost 30 years. He was also a crisis manager for Jay Alix Associates (now AlixPartners) where he focused on taking operational roles in financially distressed businesses. Soren also worked in PriceWaterhouse’s Dispute Analysis and Corporate Recovery Group.

What factor has most led to your success in the restructuring industry... The team that I have had the pleasure of working with since the late 1990s.

What do you most enjoy about your career... People in this small, tight knit industry always look out for each other.

Joe Stone

Joe has over 20 years of experience advising corporate, creditor and private equity clients involved in complex capital structure challenges, and has executed a wide range of restructurings, M&A and capital transactions. He joined Oppenheimer & Co in 2021.