Mr. Alvarez has played an integral role in several high-profile turnarounds and performance improvement projects and brings more than 25 years of experience serving public and privately owned companies.
Since transferring to Europe, Mr. Alvarez has acted as team leader on several international advisory and operating improvement mandates with a number of high-profile multinationals, including: a Fortune 250 international corporate real estate company, a leading global retail apparel company (more than 3,000 stores in over 20 countries), the leading independent multiplatform entertainment company Endemol Shine Group in connection with its merger and integration, the Abengoa Group (23,000 employees and more than $20 billion in debt) in connection with its viability, and the Edcon Group (second largest non-food retailer in Africa with more than 20,000 employees and 29 billion ZAR in debt), among several others. He is currently advising Rolls-Royce plc in connection with a broad operational restructuring.
Mr. Alvarez has previously acted in the following executive roles for European clients: Chief Restructuring Officer and Director of a major specialty Chemical Manufacturer in Switzerland, a leading international specialty chemicals manufacturer with operations in 35 countries; European Restructuring Officer of Bridge Information Systems Europe, comprised of 40 operating entities located in 18 countries; Director of Concordia Bus AB and Concordia Bus Nordic AB; Director of Visiocorp Plc , Director of TMD Friction Group, Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Restructuring Officer of Treofan GmbH; Chairman of Galvex Holdings Ltd. (Bermuda) and is currently the Chairman of the Ayming Group based in France.
Prior to coming to Europe, Mr. Alvarez served as Chairman and CEO of Long Manufacturing Inc. He also spearheaded the restructuring of Harvest Foods, Inc., and assisted a number of retail apparel businesses through their crisis: The Gitano Group (jeans & sportswear wholesaler and speciality retailer), The London Fog Group (overcoats & apparel wholesaler and speciality retailer), Pacific Trail (outerwear & lifestyle brand).
Mr. Alvarez earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Cornell University. He is fluent in French and English and has basic knowledge of Spanish and Italian.