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Brent Carlson

Brent Carlson

bcarlson@alixpartners.com

Brent helps companies and their stakeholders in the areas of due diligence, investigations, disputes, restructuring and turnarounds, mergers and acquisitions, business plan assessments, and interim management roles. Brent has over 20 years of China business experience, which includes senior management positions consisting of chief representative, chief operations officer and deputy general manager, head of marketing and business development, chief financial officer and treasurer, and chief compliance officer. 

Brent is a certified fraud examiner and has provided investigative and forensic consulting services in internal investigations, purchase price and other commercial disputes, as well as criminal prosecution. He also has testified in court as an expert witness in fraud-related matters. Brent has extensive experience helping companies in FCPA-related matters including due diligence, assessments of existing compliance practices and infrastructure, internal investigations, developing and implementing effective compliance programs, and interim management and monitor roles.

Brent is also a certified insolvency and restructuring adviser and he has led comprehensive turnaround programmes in China to improve underperforming businesses and fix financial reporting, liquidity, forecasting and operational issues. His turnaround experience includes addressing areas such as simplifying organisational structures, consolidating sales and service functions, assessing product and customer profitability, consolidating technical operations, evaluating suppliers, implementing standardised budgeting and reporting, redesigning support functions, and reducing non-core costs. 

Brent is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

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No. 31 Queen’s Road Central
Hong Kong
Tel: +852 6055 9521 (Hong Kong)
+1 650 483 5086 (US)

bcarlson@alixpartners.com