Perry Mandarino currently serves as B. Riley FBR, Inc.’s Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Restructuring, bringing over 28 years of experience. During his career, including his tenure as partner and practice leader of PwC’s U.S. Business Recovery Services, Mr. Mandarino represented stakeholders in more than 400 companies through various out-of-court and Chapter 11 proceedings, including Polaroid, Trump Casinos, Disney Stores, and Brookstone, among others. He brings extensive experience in the retail, healthcare, real estate, energy, and communications sectors and has advised municipalities and other governmental entities. Perry has extensive experience in various Bankruptcy and state Courts, where he has testified and been qualified as an expert in matters related to financial viability, valuation, general reorganization matters and financing.
Previously, Mr. Mandarino served as Interim Chief Restructuring Officer and Advisory roles for clients. Given his expertise in complex debt restructurings and strategic planning, Perry has been involved with the preparation of turnaround, business and plans of reorganization, cash flow analyses, financial due diligence, transaction structuring, deal documentation financing, and collateral evaluation. Prior to his tenure at PwC, Perry was a Senior Managing Director of Traxi, LLC and spent 14 years prior at a Big Five firm, where he was a Partner in the Firm’s Global Corporate Finance – Corporate Restructuring Group. Perry also was managing director of restructuring in a boutique investment banking firm.
Perry received a Bachelor of Science from Seton Hall University and has lectured to various industry groups on corporate and municipal bankruptcy issues and the reorganization process. Perry is a participant in the Wall Street Journal’s “Bankruptcy Examiner” series, where he publishes a monthly article on various restructuring topics. Perry was recently named The M&A Advisor’s Turnaround Consultant of the Year for 2014.