Private equity veteran to advise private equity clients on optimizing operations, increasing productivity and managing risk
New York – May 25, 2022 – Global professional services leader Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) has appointed John Scerbo as Managing Director, within the firm’s Private Equity Performance Improvement (PEPI) group. At the same time, A&M establishes Fund management solutions, led by Mr. Scerbo, as a new offering under its CFO Services practice. Fund management solutions will help private equity (PE) clients meet the increasing demands and complexities that fund managers are facing due to explosive private equity activity, expanding regulatory requirements and increased investor demands.
In his role at A&M, Mr. Scerbo will leverage his 30 years of experience to help private equity firms navigate increasingly challenging finance, accounting, tax, capital people, information technology, investor relations, compliance and innovation. Fund Management Solutions will help A&M’s private equity clients keep pace, invest for growth and attract the right investors in a competitive environment marked by increasing responsibilities and demands.
Nick Alvarez, Managing Director and Country Practice Leader of Alvarez & Marsal’s Private Equity Performance Improvement Group, said, “With the high deal flow and demands facing private equity firms investment, the hiring of John and our new fund management solutions practice aligns with the current and future needs of the industry. His deep industry experience as CFO of multiple funds, and his consulting experience, is rooted in the ability to deliver solutions that scale with organizations and build a path to success. John’s approach aligns with our operational heritage, our results-driven mindset and our commitment to creating value for our customers.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Scerbo spent eight years at Sensory Network Management LLC, a business consulting firm, working with clients in various industries including financial services, technology, chemicals and education. He was also CFO of L Catterton, a consumer-focused private equity firm, for 13 years. Most recently, he served as interim CFO of a US-based middle market private equity firm.
Richard Jenkins, Managing Director and Practice Leader of Alvarez & Marsal’s CFO Services for Private Equity Performance Improvement, said, “Combining our DNA for execution and driving change with the John’s know-how and expertise delivers a compelling value proposition for our clients. We are delighted to add a professional of John’s caliber and background to lead this effort. As a result, our fund management solutions will be a one-of-a-kind offering that private equity firms can access as they evolve their back-office capabilities to meet their fundraising and investment goals. investment.
Mr. Scerbo is a founding board member of the New York Chapter of the Private Equity CFO Association. His industry peers also recognized him by presenting him with the Private Equity Manager Leadership Award in 2014.
About Alvarez & Marsal
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