As a managing director based in Atlanta, Rick serves clients and has decades of operational and financial experience across a wide variety of situations and industries.
Rick Haughey has over 30 years of hands-on experience advising and assisting shareholders, owners, companies, secured and unsecured creditors, and other stakeholders with a wide variety of restructuring and strategic issues. He has led teams focused on growth, cash flow management, profit optimization, business rationalizations, acquisitions, divestitures and carve-outs, transaction support, litigation and fraud investigations. In addition, Rick has served as an interim chief executive officer for a regional fast-casual restaurant concept, chief operating officer of a privately held QSR franchisee, acting chief restructuring officer of a multi-unit restaurant operator, VP of Finance for an insurance holding company through a successful Chapter 11 process and has testified as an expert witness in bankruptcy court. Rick has also worked in private industry on multiple occasions in areas of accounting, finance and cash flow management and has owned and led several multi-unit businesses.
Prior to joining the firm, Rick was a Principal in the restructuring practices of two international accounting and consulting firms, a SMD for an international restructuring firm and an MD at a boutique investment banking firm who specializes in restaurant and multi-unit businesses. His experience and expertise includes company business plan viability, in-depth analysis of short and long-term cash flow management and forecasting, plans of reorganization, debt and equity financing and other restructuring and strategic issues.
Rick has decades of experience working with customer-service-focused companies in the retail, hospitality, and multi-unit industries. He has served a variety of sponsors, owners, lenders, and other stakeholders in various formats including owner/operators, franchisors, franchisees, and licensees. His prior assignments ranged from large concepts to local or regional brands seeking to execute strategic changes, internal and external growth initiatives, or turnaround plans. Through his work on a multi-unit, regional theater operator he received the award for Large Company Transaction of the Year from the National Turnaround Management Association as one of three senior leaders on the engagement.
Education and Certifications
- Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA)
- Master of Business Administration, University of California
- Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Loma Linda University
- Awarded Large Company Transaction of the Year from the National Turnaround Management Association