"Before joining AlixPartners, I was torn between the allure of mature, respected firms and that of nimble, innovative startups. This place strikes a rare balance between respected industry leader and entrepreneurial venture. Within the context of our established firm, I get to thrive in an environment that encourages debate and creativity. I get to shape our business and carve out my own space, focusing on the challenges I’m truly passionate about."
— PIPPA ROSS
Pippa works with organizations to meet the opportunities and challenges of a swiftly evolving marketplace, helping them adapt through cultural transformation, strategic change, and leadership alignment. With experience across a range of industries including government, legal, healthcare, retail, and private equity, Pippa loves the entrepreneurial culture and fearless colleagues at AlixPartners.
On the Inside Track: Meet Lisa Donahue
For over 20 years, co-head of Turnaround & Restructuring Lisa Donahue has held an array of C-suite positions requiring her to parachute into distressed situations and persuade (or sometimes compel) management to move in non-intuitive directions. Learn about her remarkable career in this Debtwire interview with Richard Goldman.
For data scientist, love for numbers adds up to success
Managing Director Angela Zutavern has always been an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the workplace, believing that business leaders bear the responsibility of bringing out the best in their people.
Non traditional career paths in management consulting
Pilar Tarry grew up surrounded by books, thinking she’d make a career in academia. But she recently completed 19 years at AlixPartners, the latest one as a managing director in the firm’s turnaround and restructuring community. Despite finding success quickly, Pilar Tarry’s career progression was not completely linear - by design.
Multicultural approach to inclusive leadership
Having grown up experiencing different cultures and geographies, Yogesh Bahl knows the value of diverse points of view in his personal and professional life.
A sense of belonging
"We spend a lot of time at work and for some people, work can be the only place where they don’t encounter discrimination." Building on his own sense of belonging here, Filip is a leader of the firm's PrideMatters employee resource group.
Offered a helping hand when she was a new hire here, Senior Vice President Hillary Davis found her passion in creating opportunities for others. She advocates mentor exchanges across generations and regions to strengthen consultants’ ability to be agile, flexible and responsive to ever-changing business dynamics.
A TEAM YOU CAN RELY ON
In late February, my wife and I learned that our second baby would be arriving early. Although I had planned ahead for a leisurely transition off my project in mid-March, clearly the baby had other plans. When we talk about “family first” values here at AlixPartners, we really mean it. The team and my MD rallied to support me during a very rapid (one week) transition – making sure the client work would continue on pace while I turned my focus to the delivery. Our baby arrived three days later, and the firm’s family leave policy provided me with much needed time to get my wife back to health and find a new routine for our now family of four.
- STEVEN FRATUS
Throughout his career, Steve has collaborated with clients to design and implement sustainable improvements by way of practical solutions. As a director in our Retail industry practice, Steve focuses on performance improvement and digital transformation. A specialist in merchandise planning and product flow, Steven has guided retailers through complex transformations and helped them realize improved operating efficiency, sourcing, supply chain optimization, and greater profit.
Managing director Carrianne Bassler’s calendar might be full, but she has always has tricks up her sleeve to deftly manage home and work life.
As a husband, father, and regional community leader for our Investigations, Disputes & Risk group, Tarek Ghalayini's strategy to creating life balance is about keeping his priorities and family top of mind.
A consultant in our Digital group, Alex Gass helps retail, consumer, and tech companies become more productive and make smarter decisions. Alex shares how he strategically manages his personal and professional priorities, while working in a field where no day is the same.
After six years inside a global, publicly traded corporation and 15 years in management consulting, I was looking for a role where I could help build an industry practice. I also wanted to be more focused on performance improvement projects in special situations, with a more practical, hands-on and results-oriented approach. At AlixPartners I found a fantastic family feeling, strong collaboration, and a unique and distinctive consulting model: Senior, small teams working together with our client to obtain concrete improvements.
As an Italian, I value the fact that the firm appreciates that we generally take a more creative and less structured approach to organizing the work – allowing us to manage and solve complex situations in a flexible manner. Since my very first project at AlixPartners – which turned into a multi-year advisory due to the good value creation we added – I’ve welcomed many opportunities to partner on projects and share knowledge with our global teams.
- MARCO ECCHELI
Marco is a director in our Milan office, specializing in the food and beverage segment of consumer products. His work covers a range of performance improvement areas, from procurement to operations, trade spending and go-to-market, and extended supply chain optimization.
"My career background is fairly different from that of most people I've met at AlixPartners. Since day one, my colleagues have viewed that as an asset. I'm grateful for the support I receive in producing work through unique means as well as the constant stream of interaction with inspiring individuals."
— KAITLYN BOLTON
Before AlixPartners, Kaitlyn's focus was in journalism and politics. While working in live news, she grew more interested in business affairs. She decided to seek out a business-oriented position that could match the fast pace and high pressure she was used to in the newsroom. She found that environment at AlixPartners, where she enjoys making an impact within the Talent Management team.
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