ABI - American Bankruptcy Institute

11/09/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/09/2018 20:40

John Keyes of AlixPartners, LLP Selected for ABI’s “40 Under 40”

Alexandria, Va.- ABI announces that John Keyes of AlixPartners, LLP (New York) has been selected for ABI's '40 Under 40,' recognizing 40 of the top insolvency industry professionals under the age of 40. This year's awardees will be formally recognized at ABI's 2018 Winter Leadership Conference, taking place Dec. 6-8 at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Keyes is a financial advisor with AlixPartners LLP and represents debtors, senior lenders, official committees and investors in all aspects of restructuring distressed companies. He has worked in both bankruptcy and out-of-court matters in a diverse set of industries, including oil and gas, shipping, energy services, infrastructure, retail, metals and mining, media and automotive sectors. He also has managed cross-border projects in Colombia, Greece, U.K., Canada and France.

Keyes was recently appointed CFO of Toisa Ltd., a Greek and U.K.-based shipping company with over $1 billion in debt and 58 ships, as the company was languishing in bankruptcy. He led the company's financial and operating functions and oversaw an organization of over 500 employees. He then developed a turnaround plan that successfully implemented asset sales of $500 million, resulting in many of the lenders receiving par recovery on their debt. The company is on track to exit bankruptcy in a few months, ready to capture an uptick in the offshore shipping market.

Keyes is a CFA Charterholder and CPA, and he is passionate about working on complex cross-border and international restructuring assignments. He holds an M.B.A. from The University of Virginia Darden School of Business and a Master's of accounting from The College of William & Mary.

'The 2018 ABI '40 Under 40' Class is already advancing the bankruptcy profession forward,' said ABI Executive Director Samuel J. Gerdano. 'Each of these remarkable young men and women are attaining achievements not just in their professional careers, but also as leaders in their communities.'

The '40 Under 40' winners are distinguished by professional achievements and service and were selected by a group of experienced professionals from ABI's current leadership. Nominations were submitted via the initiative's website, through which professionals nominated themselves or a colleague. Membership in ABI was not required, and more than 200 candidates were evaluated. Those selected were chosen from both large and small firms from every region of the country, and represent diverse practice areas such as law, finance, accounting, consulting, academia, government and more.

Click here to view the full list of the 2018 '40 Under 40' honorees.


ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes nearly 11,000 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit www.abi.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abi.org/calendar-of-events.