Samir Saleem, Managing Director

Samir is a Managing Director of MERU. He specializes in in-court and out-of-court restructurings where he has successfully supported management teams by improving financial and operating performance.

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Size of Company
Role and Impact
PE-backed Early-stage Life Sciences Company

Partnered with management to cultivate a new go-to-market strategy on a path to grow three-fold in the next 5 years. Focused on revamping their sales org structure and incentive plan, streamlining product pricing processes, and identifying cost savings opportunities through portfolio rationalization and customer profitability assessments.

VC-backed Luxury Fashions & Apparel Retailer

Devised a plan for liquidity management and margin expansion for an early-stage apparel company. Delivered EBITDA margin improvements by identifying cost saving opportunities in product rationalization, re-directing marketing spend, and developing SG&A reduction program.

Aerospace Advanced Manufacturer

Assisted the global aerospace company with liquidity management, business plan development, and supported the Board in evaluating and executing several strategic alternatives which resulted in a successful sales transaction to a consortium of investors.

Pharmaceuticals Company

Served as assistant treasurer of the biopharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercializing innovative anti-bacterials to treat multi-drug resistant (MDR) infections. Advising company on financial restructuring, liquidity management, and evaluation of strategic alternatives.

Energy XXI

Led the $700M oil & gas producer through a successful in-court restructuring.  Responsibilities included cash flow management, assessing financing alternatives, executing on cost cutting initiatives, and providing due diligence and litigation support.


Worked with management of the $400M healthcare transcription provider through a successful in-court restructuring. Responsibilities included the creation of the three-year business plan, maintaining a complex 13-week cash flow model, managing the weekly disbursements process, and preparing monthly reporting requirements for various constituents.

Samir Saleem
Managing Director
New York