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Christopher J. Kearns

Managing Director


Christopher Kearns is a Managing Director in the restructuring practice of Berkeley Research Group (“BRG”). Prior to joining BRG in June 2015, he was a member of the firm and co-founder of Capstone Advisory Group, LLC (“Capstone”). He is a CPA, a Certified Turnaround Professional, a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor, and a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Mr. Kearns specializes in providing financial restructuring advisory services, crisis management services, and expert testimony in the troubled company and corporate finance environment. He has advised various parties in interest in numerous complex restructuring and bankruptcy matters and has served as Chief Restructuring Officer, Responsible Officer, Receiver, and Trustee. Mr. Kearns has provided expert testimony in various jurisdictions on matters of contract breach, valuation, lost profits, solvency, liquidation, and other issues in distressed situations. He has advised major investment banks and potential purchasers on acquisition strategies and post-merger integration.

Before co-founding Capstone, Mr. Kearns was a Senior Managing Director at the Policano & Manzo legacy practice of FTI Consulting and he was also with the predecessor firm Kahn Consulting. Previously, he spent 3 years with Bristol-Myers Squibb in assignments that included assistant corporate controller. He also spent 10 years in the mergers and acquisitions group and the audit practice of a major international public accounting firm.


Iona College
BBA, Accounting 

Employment History

Policano & Manzo (FTI Consulting)
Senior managing director

Kahn Consulting

Bristol-Myers Squibb
Assistant corporate controller

News & Insights

Selected Publications


Professional Affiliations


New York State Society of CPAs

Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors