New York, NY Ė February 1, 2012
JEM Consulting, Inc. is pleased to announce that itís Founder and Managing Director, Gary M. Jacobs, has joined Alvarez & Marsal, a leading global professional services firm specializing in turnaround and interim management, performance improvement and business advisory services, as a director in the firmís Private Equity Services Operations Group. He will be based in New York.
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Mr. Jacobs brings over 20 years of finance, operations and information technology leadership and performance improvement experience to Alvarez & Marsal. He founded JEM Consulting, Inc. in 1998, and over the years has served several companies in the media, entertainment, consumer goods and industrial manufacturing industries, including Take-Two Interactive, Sirius/XM Radio, Intelsat/PanAmSat, LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics, and Emerson Electric. He has also held interim VP Finance, CIO and IT management positions with distressed and private equity portfolio companies, including Atlas Air, Geneva Watch and Take-Two Interactive. Prior to forming JEM Consulting, Inc., Mr. Jacobs was a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, responsible for leading a NYC based process reengineering and ERP systems implementation practice. Prior to joining PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mr. Jacobs was a Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer for middle market manufacturing, media and information services companies.
At Alvarez & Marsal, Mr. Jacobs will work with the firmís private equity clients performing restructuring, merger and acquisition, carve-out and divestiture due diligence; post transaction execution and support; interim executive management; and corporate performance improvement.
Mr. Jacobs earned a bachelor's degree in Accounting from the State University of New York and a MBA from Adelphi University. He also studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, and Digital Media Strategy at New York University.
About Alvarez & Marsal's Private Equity Services Operations Group
Since 1983, Alvarez & Marsal, a leading global professional services firm, has led the way in working with investors and their portfolio companies to provide end-to-end services that improve performance and maximize value for stakeholders in every economic cycle. Whether serving in interim management or advisory roles, the firm draws on a deep operational heritage and hands-on approach to deliver comprehensive services across the investment lifecycle including due diligence/acquisition support, performance improvement and business advisory services, portfolio management, turnaround management and exit support, among others.