BiographyDan Scouler is the founding member of Scouler & Company, LLC. Prior to establishing his firm, he was a Senior Managing Director of FTI Corporate Recovery, a wholly owned subsidiary of FTI Consulting, and the leader of FTI’s interim management practice. With 35 years of experience assisting companies experiencing financial difficulty, Dan Scouler specializes in bankruptcy reorganization, out of court restructuring, and interim management. He has worked for debtors, financial institutions, boards of directors and creditor committees.
Mr. Scouler has been engaged in over a hundred in-court and out-of-court restructurings. He played a leading advisory role in the following bankruptcies: Deak & Co., Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, LTV, Allis Chalmers, Ernst Home Centers, Mercury Finance Company, National Auto Credit, Hechinger Company, AB Dick and numerous private companies. His recent interim management experience includes Chief Restructuring Officer of TVC, Inc., Wherehouse Entertainment, and interim CFO of NUI Corp. He is currently serving as CRO for Mortgage Lending Network, USA.
An experienced expert witness on insolvency and reorganization matters, Mr. Scouler has given evidence on a broad range of issues including the creditors’ motion for the appointment of a Chapter 11 Trustee, reorganization plan feasibility, business plan viability, valuations and the reasonableness of certain transactions.
Mr. Scouler’s wide range of assignments have given him knowledge and insight into variety of industries including major manufacturing, retail, financing, leasing, broadcasting, airline, real estate, high technology, telecom and distribution.
Prior to joining Policano & Manzo, acquired by FTI in 2000, Mr. Scouler was Managing Director of two boutique investment banking firms, Meadowcroft Associates and Peers & Co. He was also a partner in the New York reorganization practices of Ernst & Young and Deloitte & Touche.
Mr. Scouler began his restructuring career at Touche Ross and then moved to the Canadian firm of Clarkson Gordon & Co., where he became partner in 1981. While at Clarkson Gordon, Mr. Scouler gained extensive operating and reorganization experience as Receiver and Manager of several of Canada’s largest corporations, including Anil Hardboard and Fishery Products.
Mr. Scouler holds an honors degree in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario and qualified as a Canadian Chartered Accountant in 1974.