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Matthew Rouse

Matthew Rouse

Matt is a Senior Director with over ten years of experience in financial modeling, operational improvement initiatives, and strategic planning, with an emphasis on turnaround and restructuring situations. Matt has advised companies within a wide variety of sectors including TMT, manufacturing, retail, oil and gas, and healthcare.

Matt has a track record of guiding clients through challenging situations while delivering detailed analysis which has been critical to executive decision making. He previously supported a $300 million revenue manufacturing company with a strategic assessment of several business lines and ultimately completed the budgeting and execution of a plant consolidation and significant margin improvement initiatives. In tandem with this, he managed the Company’s liquidity projections while helping to secure additional capital as the Company successfully returned to profitability.

Matt also has extensive experience in advising clients on corporate reorganizations and strategic capital initiatives. He served as a financial advisor to Gulfport Energy as part of their $1.8 billion chapter 11 restructuring. In addition to managing liquidity, disbursements, and cash flow reporting on a weekly basis, he provided the financial analysis which led to a $2.5 million settlement on $1.1 billion in unlawful trespass litigation claims, a highly favorable outcome for the Company. Matt has also managed several out of court restructurings and M&A transactions while negotiating mutually successful outcomes between creditors, vendors, and various other stakeholders.

Prior to joining Accordion, Matt served as an Associate within Alvarez and Marsal’s Turnaround and Restructuring practice. Matt also previously worked as a Data Analyst at Soros Fund Management, one of the world’s largest family offices with $25 billion under management. Prior to that, Matt served as an Associate with Goldman Sachs & Co’s Finance division in New York supporting the Distressed Debt trading desk.

Matt earned his Bachelors of Business Administration with a major in Finance from the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University.  He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (CIRA).

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” – Mike Tyson

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  • Member of the deal team on the TMA’s 2018 “turnaround of the year”