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Sunday, June 23, 2024
Gonzalo Grillo
Gonzalo Grillo
Alvarez & Marsal
Managing Director


Paul Sharma leads Alvarez & Marsal’s European Regulatory Advisory Practice. He specializes in non-routine regulator issues such as investigations, diligence, remediation, business transformation, restructuring, and litigation. His expertise spans financial crime, market conduct, consumer protection, prudential standards, and financial stability. He works across the banking, insurance, payment services, and investment/securities/commodities sectors. His assignments have included work in respect of financial institutions based in (or whose parent is based in) the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Romania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Switzerland, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Nigeria, Bahrain, Lebanon, and UAE. He was formerly the Deputy Head of the U.K.’s Prudential Regulation Authority, an alternate member of the boards of both the European Banking Authority (EBA) and the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), and a member of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. He earned a Master of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge.

Areas of expertise

Corporate Transformations, Restructuring and Interim Management, Acting on several occasions as CEO and CRO of relevant national and international companies

Group Overview

HEALTHCARE Healthcare reform, Medicare and Medicaid funding cuts, fluctuating third-party reimbursement rates ― you’re being pressured to remain competitive and succeed like never before. EMEA Healthcare & Life Sciences A&M’s EMEA Healthcare & Life Sciences (HLS) practice offers a “bias-to-action” approach through a unique blend of seasoned industry operational executives and world-class advisory experience. Providers: Balance cost and quality care The Affordable Care Act presents unique challenges for all providers. You continue to provide premium care; A&M prepares you for the next market cycle. Payers: Bridge the gap between costs and funding Ongoing reform and fluctuating reimbursement rates create a tough environment for payers, but opportunities exist. A&M immediately seeks ways to reduce costs while formulating and driving long-term change. Investors: Invest in a healthy America As providers work to balance cost control with quality care, investors struggle to invest wisely. A&M’s battle-tested approach manages and mitigates your risk. Suppliers: Boost your sales Intense competition, stringent government regulation and depressed rates challenge suppliers. A&M makes production and delivery more efficient while protecting your margins. Private equity: Drive results Investment ideas aren’t enough ― you need to act. A&M goes beyond strategy to drive results. Strategy: Overcome any obstacle Maximize shareholder value with speed, responsiveness and unmatched quality. A&M’s transformational thinking and research enable you to provide effective and affordable services. Revenue cycle management: Optimize your revenue cycle Address the challenges posed by people, processes and systems to maximize your revenue cycle. A&M’s processes and workflows eliminate roadblocks to improve your operations, increase net revenue and reduce costs. Clinical support services: Create meaningful improvement Sustain quality and efficient, patient-centered care while complying with regulatory requirements. A&M believes that quality prevails and develops market-leading programs that deliver results. Interim management: Lead by example Realize financial benefits, improve customer satisfaction and increase operational efficiency. A&M serves in interim and crisis management roles to guide you through periods of crisis or change. Performance improvement: Seize opportunity Drive sustainable improvement across your operations. A&M helps you identify the opportunities that will foster growth and meaningfully improve profitability. Compliance, governance and regulatory support: Navigate the maze of regulatory requirements Chart a course through the complexities of state and federal rules and regulations. A&M ensures your ongoing compliance. Restructuring: Turn the corner Balance patient safety and clinical quality in the midst of financial pressure. A&M drives the restructuring process so you can maintain your focus on patient health. Healthcare Transaction Advisory Healthcare investments are complex. Having the industry expertise to provide informed insights into a target’s earning quality is imperative. Dedicated to healthcare, their seasoned team of CPAs quickly gets to the right answers required to close the deal.

Firm Overview

When Tony Alvarez and Bryan Marsal joined forces in 1983, it was with the intent of seamlessly linking operations, performance improvement and value creation to best help companies turn areas of stagnation into growth to achieve sustainable results. This ethos remains at the core of the firm. Alvarez & Marsal are the consulting firm known for asking tough questions, listening well, digging in and rolling up their sleeves. They are fact-driven and action-oriented. They move their clients forward, to where they need to be. Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) when conventional approaches are not enough to drive change and achieve results. Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that provides advisory, business performance improvement and turnaround management services. A&M’s leadership is about a bias towards action and the willingness to tell clients what we think is needed. Our restructuring heritage sharpens our ability to act decisively. Clients select A&M for our deep expertise and ability to create and deliver practical, rather than theoretical, solutions to their unique problems in addition to our independence/objectivity. These are the core differences that distinguish A&M from other management consulting firms. With over 7,000 people across four continents, A&M delivers tangible results for corporates, boards, private equity firms, law firms and government agencies facing complex challenges. A&M’s senior leaders, and their teams, help organizations transform operations, catapult growth and accelerate results through decisive action. Comprised of experienced operators, world-class consultants, former regulators and industry authorities, A&M leverages its restructuring heritage to turn change into a strategic business asset, manage risk and unlock value at every stage of growth.