Samir Saleem, Principal
Samir is a Principal 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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.