Justin Pugh is a Managing Director in the Corporate Finance segment and is based in Denver. He is also a member of the Telecom, Media, and Technology industry practice and of FTI Capital Advisors LLC. Mr. Pugh has more than 10 years’ experience providing strategic, operational and financial solutions to enterprises and their related stakeholders. His engagements have spanned a variety of industries, including creditors, debtors, shareholders, boards of directors and prospective purchasers.
During the course of his assignments, Mr. Pugh has prepared and conducted extensive reviews of business plans and financial projections, assisted in refinancing efforts, provided mergers and acquisitions advisory services, investigated a variety of financial improprieties, served as interim management, acted as a liquidating agent and trustee, been appointed by district courts as a receiver, provided due diligence services to lenders and prospective purchasers and proposed and implemented performance improvement initiatives.
Mr. Pugh recently served as the Treasurer/CFO of Tonopah Solar Energy, a 110-megawatt concentrated solar power project company, where he was tasked to restructure the project company and to settle a variety of disputes amongst stakeholders. Prior to holding this role, Mr. Pugh served as the Chief Restructuring Officer of a solar panel manufacturer, where he effectuated an out-of-court wind down of the company and a sale of the shell, preserving the intellectual property and net operating losses for investors. In an advisory capacity, Mr. Pugh recently worked as an advisor to the board of directors of a renewable energy specialty financier. In this role, he collaborated with the company’s venture investors to develop a strategy to pivot the business model from its legacy asset ownership model to a revised, capital-light platform model. As part of this pivot, he developed financial models to support the transition and sized the associated capital requirements.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Pugh was an Associate at Alliance Management, a boutique turnaround management and restructuring consultancy. In this capacity, he served as a court-appointed receiver on multiple occasions, the financial advisor to several companies in bankruptcy and an expert witness on valuation matters.
Mr. Pugh holds a B.S. in Finance, summa cum laude, from Louisiana Tech University, an M.S. in Finance and Mathematics, summa cum laude, from Louisiana State University, and an M.B.A., with high honors, in Finance and Corporate Accounting from the University of Rochester. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds the Series 79 and 63 licenses, respectively.Back to Experts