Business advisory firm AlixPartners has appointed three new managing directors. Shiv Shivaraman and Cosmo Takamatsu join the firm’s Enterprise Improvement team and Jeff Howe will head up the firm’s coverage of private equity firms.
“Shiv, Cosmo, and Jeff bring a wealth of international advisory and sector-specific know-how to the AlixPartners team,” said Fred Crawford, Chief Executive Officer of AlixPartners. “In Shiv and Cosmo we are adding outstanding operational expertise that will be invaluable to our manufacturing clients, while Jeff brings unparalleled experience in identifying and helping to address the unique needs of private equity firms and their portfolio businesses.”
Shiv Shivaraman has over 20 years of industry and consulting experience in engineering, product development, and operations in the automotive and process industries. Most recently he was as a partner at A.T. Kearney. Mr. Shivaraman has an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida.
Cosmo Takamatsu joins AlixPartners from global clothing retailer Fast Retailing, where he was Group Senior Vice President – Business Systems and IT. He previously held senior positions at Booz & Company and at A.T. Kearney. His experience includes advising clients in the automotive and manufacturing industries. He holds a BEng from the University of Tokyo and an MSc in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Jeff Howe previously held Managing Director positions at Jefferies and Credit Suisse, where he was active in directing efforts to deepen relationships with global private equity firms and hedge funds. While at Credit Suisse, he founded the firm’s Leverage Finance Origination Group, ultimately building a team of more than 50 professionals. He holds an MBA in finance from Columbia and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth.
AlixPartners is a business advisory firm with 10 offices in the US and 11 internationally. The firm was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in New York (www.alixpartners.com).
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