Financial Poise

Jim Fox

James Fox, of Glass Ratner, has over 25 years of experience advising clients in the areas of Bankruptcy & Restructuring and Mergers & Acquisitions.  His restructuring client engagements have involved Advising Debtors & Creditors, Turnaround/Workout Management Consulting, and Financial Restructuring.  As an M & A advisor, Jim has completed over 180 Corporate Finance transactions, in which he has advised Sellers and Buyers of businesses; provided various Valuation and related Testifying services (including solvency and fairness opinions, and straight valuations); raised Debt and Equity Financing; and conducted business Due Diligence Reviews (for Buyers and prospective Capital Providers).
Throughout his advisory career, Jim has drawn on his background in many facets of corporate transition to focus clients on their core restructuring needs, and develop innovative solutions to addressing those needs.

Prior to joining GlassRatner in 2011, Jim was a Managing Director and Shareholder of Executive Sounding Board Associates Inc.  Previously, he held similar practice leadership roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers (Coopers & Lybrand predecessor) and a Wall Street merchant bank.  In addition, he obtained valuable operating experience in private industry with Kraft/General Foods and W.R. Grace & Co.  He began his career as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Supply Corps, serving in the Pacific Submarine Force.

Jim earned his MBA degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and bachelor’s degree from Amherst College. He is a member of the Turnaround Management Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, Commercial Finance Association, and the Association for Corporate Growth.  Jim was cited by “Turnarounds and Workouts” in its 2006 listing of “People to Watch”.  In addition, he has spoken frequently on Restructuring, M & A, and Valuation topics to numerous audiences organized by groups including the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Turnaround Management Association, and various commercial conference firms.

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