Steven Simms is a senior managing director at FTI Consulting and is based in New York. Mr Simms is the co-leader of the New York metro region within the corporate finance and restructuring segment. Mr Simms has been involved in engagements assisting clients with financial restructurings, mergers, acquisitions, debt and equity financings, strategic planning and business valuation. He has served clients in a variety of industries, including retail, consumer products, restaurant and general manufacturing.
A representative list of companies that are part of Mr Simms’ extensive experience include A&P, Advantica Restaurant Group, AmeriKing, AMF Bowling, Avado Brands, Bakker Brothers, Barnes Bay, Bally Total Fitness, Barry Keiselstein, Bear Island, BI-LO, Blockbuster, Boston Chicken, Boyd’s Collections, Buehler’s Foods, Buffets, Caesars Entertainment, Calpine, CCI Corporation, Cengage, Chemtura, Chi-Chi’s, Claim Jumper, Cloister Spring Water Company, Cone Mills, Country Home Bakers, Eagle Food Centers, Entrelec Group, SA, Energy Future Holdings, Fired Up, Fox & Hound, Fleming Companies, Fresh & Easy, Friendly’s, Fuddruckers, Furr’s Cafeteria, General Growth Properties, Getty Petroleum, Glazier Group, Hawker Beechcraft, Hercules Offshore, Hot Dog on a Stick, Interstate Bakeries, Jernberg Industries and Lifecare Holdings. In addition, he has been engaged by Long John Silver’s Restaurant Group, Luby’s Cafeterias, Malden Mills, Metro Fuel, Millennium Health, MModal, Muzak, Naartjie, Nextel International, Nutritional Sourcing, Olin Corporation, Oriental Trading, Overseas Shipping Group, Penn Traffic, Perkins & Marie Callender’s, Pillowtex, Prins Recycling, Printing Arts of America, Quincy’s Restaurants, Real Mex, Rock & Republic, Samson Resources, Sea Watch Acquisitions, Seeds Restaurant Group/Fazoli’s, Shoney’s Restaurants, Suntech, TMT USA, Trim Trends, Tony & Tina Cosmetics, UNO Restaurants, URM Stores, VICORP, Washington Mutual, Winn Dixie and World Kitchen.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr Simms was a managing director with the Ernst & Young corporate finance practice. Before that, he worked in the middle market banking division of a New York-based money centre bank, providing financing to companies in various industries for acquisitions, recapitalisations, capital expansion and internal growth.
Mr Simms holds a BS in consumer economics from Cornell University and an MBA in finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University. Mr Simms previously held NASD registered licences 7, 24 and 63 with Ernst & Young Corporate Finance from 2001 to 2004. Most recently, Mr Simms was recognised as one of Turnarounds & Workouts’ People to Watch in 2014 for his creditor rights expertise and food industry focus. He is a certified turnaround professional.