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Bret Jacobs has over 25 years of diverse experience including 17 years in corporate finance and operations, prior to his move to restructuring consulting.   Mr. Jacobs specializes in bankruptcy reorganization, advising clients on managing the restructuring and bankruptcy process, complex analysis, strategy development and difficult transitions.


Mr. Jacobs was most recently Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s North American Commercial Restructuring practice. Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Jacobs was a Principal at Scouler & Company, a boutique restructuring firm, where he served as a Senior Financial Advisor to distressed companies across the country.  His work has spanned a variety of industries, food and agriculture, environmental services, manufacturing, distribution, software, transportation and logistics, and public accounting.


Mr. Jacobs most recently assisted the Unsecured Creditors Committee for a $16 billion commercial and residential solar power provider.  Prior to that, Mr. Jacobs was part of the financial advisory team to the UCC for a $1 billion movie studio bankruptcy in Hollywood.  He has also served as Engagement Lead Financial Advisor for a $300 million fresh and frozen meat distribution company.  Among his many previous engagements, he was also Financial Advisor to Contessa Premium Foods, Inc., a frozen foods packaging and distribution company, and also worked on a refinancing analysis for the lenders to a family owned broccoli growing and distribution operation in California’s Central Valley.


Prior to consulting, Mr. Jacobs spent over 7 years with Chiquita Brands International, one of the world’s foremost producers of bananas.  There he held numerous financial positions working in the United States and Latin America, including roles in the Corporate Consolidations and Financial Reporting Group, Internal Audit and as part of the Tropical Sourcing Finance team.  He ultimately was the in-country Assistant Controller for two banana plantation locations in Colombia, with approximately 10,000 hectares of producing land, generating over $100 million in annual revenue.  Responsibilities included not only general ledger and monthly financial reporting, but also review and analysis of the annual budget, with emphasis on costs for agricultural practices and sales market allocation. 


Mr. Jacobs earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Eastern Kentucky University.  He is also a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and is fluent in English and Spanish.

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