What led you to a career in the deal-making industry?
I accidentally found the restructuring industry 25 years ago and have come to love working through messy and complex issues with high stake outcomes. The more complex, the more interesting!
How does diversity add value in the deal-making process?
I believe diversity provides for richer thought processes that result in thorough decision-making. Particularly in restructuring – creative, fast and analytical thinking are necessities. It’s more fun with diversity!
The most memorable deal I worked on....
Takata restructuring resulting from the airbag recall. I represented 14 global automotive manufacturers and provided support through Japanese, US and European insolvencies to a sale.
Tell us about your experience during Covid-19, any lessons?
I have learned that people are very resilient when faced with adversity. I appreciate that the technology in place today has allowed most businesses to operate uninterruptedly.
Advice for achieving success in the industry....
My number one piece of advice is to always maintain your integrity. This is the most important quality of a leader.
Alicia specializes in providing financial and strategic solutions for stakeholders in high-risk, challenging situations, primarily in the automotive industry. Having led over 100+ distressed engagements, she has a proven track record for leadership in global and multi-cultural environments creating opportunities to achieve solutions in difficult situations. Prior to joining B. Riley Advisory Services (formerly GlassRatner) in 2020, Alicia was a Managing Director and Founder of Alderney Advisors, a business advisory firm providing financial and strategic solutions for stakeholders in high-risk, high-stakes challenging situations, primarily in the automotive industry.
Education: M.B.A in Finance from University of Michigan.
Location: B. Riley Advisory Services, Detroit, Michigan.