Kenneth Simon, a financial adviser for the Unsecured Creditors Committee, and KPMG veteran Ryan Maupin have joined Grant Thornton LLP as managing director and director for the corporate advisory and restructuring practice.
Simon previously served at Ernst & Young, Deloitte, BDO and Loughlin Management Partners + Co before assuming the post at Grant Thornton and Maupin returns to Grant Thornton after serving KPMG’s special situations advisory group, Grant Thornton said Thursday.
Simon holds 30 years of experience in more than 100 cases and Maupin has handled domestic and international restructuring and financial advisory portfolios for 10 years.
Grant Thornton says Simon has advised clients such as Footstar, Alexander Stores, Gottschalks, Sharper Image, Steve & Barry’s Manhattan, Global Crossing, Towle Manufacturing, Guilford Mills, Oakwood Homes and Acme Metals.
He has also offered expert witness testimony on cases involving accounting improprieties, solvency analyses and substantive consolidation, according to Grant Thornton.
On the other hand, Maupin has high-profile experience in international restructuring issues, including Grant Thornton’s international secondment program at one of its specialist services firms.
He helped wind up a Cayman principal investment firm’s business with $9.2 billion in total assets.
Maupin has also recently provided services to various companies, including a sovereign wealth fund in Kuwait and an owner of U.S.-based neighborhood shopping centers that sold its assets to The Blackstone Group for $9.4 billion.