Conor has ten years of banking and restructuring experience in the U.S. and the U.K. He has advised diverse businesses across numerous industries including infrastructure, oil and gas, technology, real estate and hospitality. Conor's advisory experience includes assisting both debtors and creditors through workout situations by providing business plan analysis, cash flow modeling, development of multi-year financial projections and valuation analysis.
Conor has spent the past two years advising global technology company Avaya in both a pre- and post-petition capacity. Initially Conor assisted the company in exploring strategic restructuring alternatives, including a significant potential asset sale. Subsequently, he led a variety of workstreams including the development of business plans, management of multiple creditor constituents and diligence efforts associated with the $8 billion restructuring, Chapter 11 filing prep and supporting all aspects of a >$3 billion exit financing.
Prior to Avaya, Conor assisted Sabine Oil & Gas in navigating its Chapter 11 filing, assisting the company with cash flow management, valuation analyses and business plan development. He also had responsibility for the development, negotiation and court approval of a target-driven management incentive program.
Conor also advised a global shipping and logistics company in its successful acquisition of certain carve-out operations of a distressed target. During this complex engagement Conor was heavily involved in: conducting transaction due diligence and synergy evaluation, developing an integrated financial model used to secure financing, valuation analyses, organizational structure right-sizing and preparation for the post-acquisition integration of the target’s operations.
He has also advised the secured lenders of a U.S. port terminal operating company, a multi-asset toll road operator and has conducted valuation analysis of an oil and gas distributor used to support the successful rebuttal of an expert witness report.
Conor joined Zolfo Cooper in 2012 after completing his masters in strategy and management at ESSEC in Paris, and working in Haiti for an NGO. Previously, Conor spent four years with Anglo Irish Bank in London, initially on the deal origination desk before joining a newly formed restructuring team in 2008, where he managed the bank's distressed exposures to the U.K. hospitality sector.
Education, Certification & Professional Affiliations
- Advanced Masters in Strategy & Management from ESSEC Business School, Paris
- B.A. in business studies from Trinity College, Dublin
- Member of the Turnaround Management Association and the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors