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Christopher J. Kearns

Managing Director


Christopher Kearns specializes in financial restructuring advisory services, crisis management, and expert testimony in the troubled company and corporate finance environment. He has been the primary financial advisor to parties in interest in numerous complex, multinational matters. He has served as chief executive officer, chief restructuring officer, responsible officer, receiver, and trustee. He has provided expert testimony in various jurisdictions on matters of fraudulent conveyance, valuation, solvency, make-whole damages, contract breach, liquidation, structured finance, and distressed situations. He has advised major investment banks and potential purchasers on acquisition strategies and post-merger integration.

Before cofounding Capstone, Mr. Kearns was a senior managing director at the Policano & Manzo legacy practice of FTI Consulting and was also with the predecessor firm Kahn Consulting for 14 years. He served as co-leader of the firms’ New York office. 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

Seminars & Speaking Engagements


Professional Affiliations


New York State Society of CPAs

Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors