Brian Phillips

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Biography

Brian Phillips is a Director with Capstone Headwaters’ Financial Advisory Services (FAS) Group. With 30 years of experience in both the private sector and public accounting, including more than 20 years as an advisor, Brian has amassed diverse experience in a wide range of industries. Specializing in turnaround and crisis management, profit enhancement and debt restructuring, Brian has represented debtors, creditors and customers including automotive supply, manufacturing, retail, not-for-profit, government, technology, and service industries.

Brian has served as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Restructuring Officer, Receiver, Director of Finance and in other roles for publicly traded and private companies and also provides clients with bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy related litigation support, including expert witness testimony in the areas of forensic accounting, debtor representation, evaluation of claims, and bankruptcy preference defense analysis and claims. He began his career in public accounting before becoming Corporate Controller for an aluminum extrusion company. He also spent five years serving as CFO of a Tier 1 metal stamping company, during which time he assisted in the company’s sale to a Dutch multinational corporation.

Prior to joining Capstone Headwaters, Brian was a Managing Director with the Amherst Partners Restructuring Advisory Practice.

Education

Oakland University - BS - Accountancy

Registrations & Affiliations

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA)

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)