Ralph Schipani

Ralph Schipani

Managing Director
Alvarez & Marsal

Ralph Schipani, a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Turnaround and Restructuring practice, specializes in providing restructuring and business advice to troubled companies on financial, operational and strategic business issues. In addition to interim management roles, his primary areas of focus include the development and evaluation of strategic business plans and the development and negotiation of recapitalization strategies and refinancing plans.

Mr. Schipani has worked with companies across a variety of industries, including retail, consumer products, manufacturing, chemicals, and media services. Most recently, he has been the interim chief executive officer of Nine West Holdings, a $1.7 billion leading women’s footwear, accessories and apparel company with a portfolio of brands that includes Nine West, Anne Klein, Kasper, Gloria Vanderbilt, and l.e.i.

Earlier, he worked at Vertis Communications, a $1 billion leading provider of marketing communication services, on out-of-court and ultimately Chapter 11 proceedings and Chemtura, a $3 billion global specialty chemical company.

Before joining A&M in 2007, Mr. Schipani spent three years in various management positions with Interstate Brands Corp. Previously, he was in the strategy practice at Accenture.

Mr. Schipani received a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from Lafayette College. He is a member of the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA).