Ahmed Shamsi, a Director out of Los Angeles at SierraConstellation Partners, supports Directors in providing operational and financial restructuring and advisory services to both underperforming companies and companies in transition.
Prior to joining SCP, Ahmed was an Audit Senior at Deloitte & Touche. His responsibilities included supporting and leading financial statement audits by identifying financial reporting risks, overseeing the implementation various audit procedures, and effectively managing teams of 2-5 people to meet strict reporting deadlines. Through auditing Ahmed has gained exposure to a variety of industries including Financial Services, Retail, eCommerce, and Manufacturing.
In 2021, Ahmed won the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Award under the category of ‘Turnaround of the Year (Over $100MM)’ for his work with Alto Ingredients (fka Pacific Ethanol).
Ahmed earned a B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Southern California. He is a CFA® charterholder and a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of California. In 2021, he successfully completed ACG’s Middle-Market Certification program.
He is a member of the CFA Institute and CFALA society.
Relevant Industry Expertise
Consumer Products & Retail
Industrials & Manufacturing
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- Managed a portfolio of distressed real estate assets and wholesale fabric businesses. Ahmed assisted with a $156M real estate transaction to obtain fresh liquidity of $19M for the business portfolio that extended the liquidity runway and improved strategic options for the portfolio. Additionally, he oversaw the winddown of fabric operations that yielded approximately $1.2M which were used to pay expenses and paydown bank debt.
- Spearheaded audit that generates one of the highest fees among nonpublic clients within LA consumer products audit group. Responsibilities include leading quarterly financial statement reviews, executing work with minimal guidance and supervision, and coordinating workflow effectively between staff/senior team members to meet strict client deadlines.
- Analyzed retail stores for impairment by performing sensitivity analysis on client’s DCF models by adjusting key assumptions (revenue growth rate and EBITDA margin). Resulted in a ~$500K finding that was communicated to the client.