Melissa S. Kibler

Melissa  Kibler has more than 25 years of experience providing financial advisory, restructuring and turnaround management services to Fortune 500 and mid-sized companies and their stakeholders. She also has extensive investigative, litigation and valuation experience, including insolvency-related litigation, avoidance actions, fraud investigations, merger and acquisition disputes, director and officer claims, and other commercial litigation support. Melissa has provided expert testimony on a number of occasions in U.S. District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, state court, arbitrations, and other venues. Her industry experience includes automotive, aviation, education, energy, financial services, gaming, healthcare, manufacturing/distribution, media/entertainment, municipalities, natural resources, real estate/construction, retail, restaurant, steel, telecommunications and other industries.

Melissa has held leadership positions at numerous industry organizations, including President of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Treasurer of the American College of Bankruptcy, Director of INSOL International, and Chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Bankruptcy Task Force. She has received many industry recognitions, including Consulting Magazine’s Leadership Award for Women Leaders in Consulting, the AICPA’s Women to Watch Award for Experienced Leaders, and the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation’s Woman of the Year in Restructuring Award. Highly credentialed, Melissa is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor and Certified Turnaround Professional, and also holds the Certified in Financial Forensics and Certification in Distressed Business Valuation credentials. She is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.

Melissa earned her BBA in accounting and is a summa cum laude graduate of Texas A&M University. She earned an MBA from Southern Methodist University, where she graduated first in her class. She is a frequent speaker regarding bankruptcy and restructuring, valuation, forensic and litigation, and other topics for organizations that include the American Bankruptcy Institute, American College of Bankruptcy, and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.