Isabella Montani is a Director in SierraConstellation Partners’ Houston office, where she provides financial and operational advisory services to both under-performing companies and companies in transition.
She has experience with interim management, balance sheet restructuring, operational turnarounds, capital raising, financial modeling and forecasting. Isabella has worked in a variety of industries, including: Oil & Gas, agriculture, technology, apparel, e-Commerce and food & beverage.
Prior to SCP, Isabella was a Senior Associate at Endeavor, a global non-profit organization that has advised and helped scale more than 800 high-growth companies in 26 countries. In this role, she was responsible for managing a portfolio of companies where she designed, developed and managed all aspects of assembling advisory boards, facilitating new market penetration, developing strategic roadmaps, and running talent programs through partnerships with Bain & Co., Harvard, and Stanford for all portfolio companies. Prior to Endeavor, Isabella was an analyst for the Tablet Quality Engineering division at Dell Computers.
In 2021, Isabella won the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Award under the category of ‘Information Technology Deal of the Year’ for her work with Wave Computing.
Isabella earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas in Austin and, a Certificate in Business Foundations, from the McCombs School of Business. She is bilingual (English & Spanish).
She is a member of the Commercial Finance Association, the Turnaround Management Association, the Association for Corporate Growth, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the National Business Development Association.
Relevant Industry Expertise
Energy, Power & Infrastructure
Food & Agriculture
Restaurants & Food Services
Technology & Telecom
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- Provided advisory services to an independent oil & gas producer with $100 million in RBL loans. Key responsibilities included cost reductions, vendor relations, cash management and financial modeling.
- Financial advisor to the lenders of an E&P company owning oil and gas assets in Texas and Alabama. Key responsibilities included evaluating the business and developing various restructuring options to present lenders with a range of recovery options. Work resulted in successful sale of all operated and non-operated assets.
- Provided advisory and restructuring services to a cooperative of frozen vegetables, which implemented a successful 363 sale under a Chapter 11 plan. SCP identified and developed operational changes to reduce costs, while providing secured lenders full recovery through the sale of the business.
- Multiple cases and advisory roles involving diligence efforts, thirteen-week cash flow construction, operational model construction and redesign, business plan, and strategic roadmap construction for companies in a range of industries (i.e. eCommerce, Construction, Cloud Computing, Retail, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Food & Beverage).