BRG Appoints Mark Laber to Lead Corporate Finance Team in New York

Berkeley Research Group (BRG) has named Mark Laber to lead its corporate finance practice in New York.

In his new role, Laber will oversee a team of 50 corporate finance professionals who provide turnaround and restructuring advisory, transaction advisory, CFO solutions, interim management and valuation, among other areas.

New York’s corporate finance practice grew by more than 50% in the past year and now represents more than a quarter of BRG’s corporate finance professionals.

Laber, who joined the consultancy last year as managing director, will also serve as general manager of the New York office, which has 125 people.

Laber has two decades of consulting experience, with a focus on restructuring advice. Since joining BRG, Laber has led major restructurings in the healthcare, consumer, business services, cryptocurrency and energy sectors.

Previously, he spent thirteen years with FTI Consulting, most recently as a senior managing director in the turnaround and restructuring practice. He also spent a year as COO of FTI’s North American corporate finance and restructuring practice.

Laber began his career at PwC US, where he worked in the audit practice as well as the Transaction Services Accounting and Valuation Advisory Group.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Villanova University and is a certified public accountant, financial analyst, and turnaround professional.

“We are delighted to have Mark take on this role. It speaks to the success he has had in his career to date and also to our ambitions in the New York market, as well as more broadly, that the energy and ambition will help us achieve,” said Bob Duffy, managing director and co-head of BRG’s corporate finance practice.

Tri MacDonald, CEO and President of BRG, added, “New York is one of the most important markets for our company, and Mark is a strong representation of the next generation of BRG leaders. Not only is he accomplished in his area of ​​practice, but the energy and ideas he brings to the development of our firm more broadly are inspiring and important in propelling our next phase of growth.”

BRG is headquartered in Emeryville, California, and has more than 1,200 professionals in offices located in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pacific regions. The firm provides advisory services in corporate finance, litigation and investigations, performance improvement and consulting.

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