Association of Insolvency and Reorganization Advisors Announces 56 CIRA Certification Awards

MEDFORD, Oregon., January 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Providing financial advisory services in the areas of corporate turnaround, restructuring and bankruptcy requires both special knowledge and extensive relevant experience. In 1992, the AIRA created the Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA) aimed at recognizing, through public awareness and certification, individuals who possess a high degree of knowledge and skill in a range of functions related to the service of customers in situations involving distressed and/or insolvent entities. This expertise includes accounting, operational, strategic, tax and financial issues related to business bankruptcy and insolvency.

After meeting the certification requirements in 2021, the AIRA awarded the following AIRA members CIRA certification:

Aaron Akanlu /KPMG, Fulshear, TX
Saul Baum / Luxor Healthcare Group, Toms River, New Jersey
Kyle Beauregard / KPMG US LLP, Detroit, Michigan
Andrew Becker / Riveron, Atlanta, Georgia
Evan Bookstaff / FTI Inc., Consulting, Dallas, TX
Quintin Brown / Stapleton Group, Solana Beach, California
Wilmer Cerda /AlixPartners, LLP, New York, NY
Guillaume Costello / J. P. Morgan, Dallas, TX
Christophe Creger /CohnReznick LLP, New York, NY
Charles Dieckhaus / JPMorgan Chase, New York, NY
Raphael DiNapoli / Riveron, Miramar, Florida
Martin Drott / Mackinac Partners, Dallas, TX
George Elliot /AlixPartners, LLP, Chicago, IL
Joseph Frantz / M3 Partners, LP, New York, NY
Andre George / High Ridge Partners, Chicago, IL
wayne graffis, CoBank, ACB, Greeley, CO
Jon Harris / Teneo Capital, Cedar Grove, New Jersey
Albert Hicks / Alvarez & Marsal, Houston, TX
stone hill / Sherwood Partners, Inc., Santa Clara, California
Debbie Hill / CohnReznick Advisory Services, New York, NY
Campbell Hughes / Riveron, Houston, TX
McKay Jacobson / FTI Consulting Inc., Dallas, TX
Dan Jares / RSM US LLP, Chicago, IL
Luc Javernik /AlixPartners, LLP, New York, NY
patrick keller / Van Conway & The partners, Northville, MI
Margarita Kucherenko /AlixPartners, LLP, New York, NY
Julian Lee / Alvarez & Marsal, Anaheim, California
Fengrong Li / FTI Consulting, Inc., McLean, Virginia
Luciano Lindemann / Eisner Amper LLP, Iselin, New Jersey
Garrett Lucas / Alvarez & Marsal, Dallas, TX
Anthony Mitiga / Riveron, New Jersey, New Jersey
Robert Molina / FTI Consulting Inc., Dallas, TX
Sufyyan Moten / High Ridge Partners, Skokie, IL
David Nolletti / Riveron, New York, NY
Joseph Pattaphonse / Center Street LLC, Newport Beach, California
Thomas Prince /AlixPartners, LLP, Houston, TX
Adam Rum / Mackinac Partners, Chicago, IL
Luca Riva / Alvarez & Marsal, New York, NY
Guillermo Saldana / AB Advisory & Analytics, Fort Worth, TX
David Samikannu /AlixPartners, LLP, New York, NY
pedro santos / FTI Consulting, Inc., Sao Paulo, PS
Ryan Shanken / Alvarez & Marsal, San Francisco, California
nate simon /AlixPartners, LLP, New York, NY
Max Saint Aubin /PwC, Canoga Park, California
Michel Staheli / Strings & Company LLP, Greenwood Village, Colorado
Sean Sterling / FTI Consulting, Inc., Richmond, Virginia
Ryan Sublet / SoftBank Group, Kirkland, WA
Kevin Tavakoli / SOLIC Capital Advisors, LLC, Evanston, IL
Paulo Tavares / FTI Consulting Inc., Sao Paulo, PS
Stacy Thompson / Keegan Linscott & Associates, PC, Tucson, AZ
Andre Vernon /ORIX United States, Dallas, TX
John Walsh / Alvarez & Marsal, Houston, TX
Colby Whitlow / FTI Consulting Inc., Dallas, TX
Brad Young /AlixPartners, LLP, Chicago, IL
Bill Zhang / Ankura Consulting Group, New York, NY
Adam Zughayer / Huron Consulting Group, Chicago, IL

The Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA) is a non-profit professional association serving financial advisors, accountants, crisis managers, business turnaround consultants, lenders, investment bankers, lawyers, trustees and others involved in the areas of corporate recovery, restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency. AIRA’s mission is to (i) Unite and support professionals providing corporate recovery, restructuring and bankruptcy services, and (ii) Develop, promote and maintain professional standards of practice, including professional certification through its CIRA and CDBV programs. For more information on AIRA, visit For more information on the conference and the program, visit

SOURCE Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Counselors

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