In a dynamic world of complex and, at times, conflicting positions, assimilating information quickly and translating it into simple steps facilitates stakeholders navigating to the next phase of a project.

Sam Woodward

EY-Parthenon UK National Markets Strategy and Transactions Head

Senior restructuring leader who strives to align the interests of corporates, debt providers and financial sponsors. Loves football, golf, cricket, tennis, horse racing, rugby and his three children.

Sam is an Ernst & Young LLP Restructuring Partner and leads the National Markets Strategy and Transactions practice.

With a wide-ranging experience in advising corporate clients, debt providers and financial sponsors, his knowledge includes advisory restructuring, M&A acceleration and formal insolvency assignments — ranging from privately-owned businesses to multinational public limited companies.

Experienced across multiple sectors, including retail, real estate, construction, recruitment and health care, he is a Chartered Accountant as well as a qualified insolvency practitioner.

In 2007, Sam spent 10 months on secondment with the business-to-business financial services unit of an American multinational conglomerate.

Based in Manchester, he holds a BA in Business Studies from the University of Sheffield.

How Sam is building a better working world

“We live in disruptive times — be those political, technological or organizational.  During times of cash stress, these disruptors can further expose a lack of direction and adversely impact the commonality of thought.

I work with clients to simplify strategies and provide services that align with stakeholders’ needs. I provide stability that allows stakeholders to navigate to a solution with clarity and purpose.”

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