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Financial Advisory

Financial Advisory Solutions

Eastward’s Financial Advisory team brings a breadth and depth of experience to the task of finding the niche skills to fill the vacuum in the wake of a corporate development event. This practice’s success comes not only from the voluminous number of candidates personally known to its members, but also to their ability to tap Eastward’s industry-leading research capabilities, which furthers their reach into geographic markets throughout the United States.

Financial Advisory's recently completed mandates include:

MD, Special Situations, Private Credit Fund
4x Diverse Senior Female Partners, Leading Consulting Brand
Team Build, Turnaround & Restructuring, Consulting boutique
MD, Business Valuation, Professional Services Firm
Practice Leader, Office of the CFO, Leading Consulting Firm

Our Niche Verticals within Financial Advisory

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Turnaround and Restructuring

Turnaround & Restructuring

Bankruptcy
Working Capital Management
Interim Management
Turnaround advisory

Transaction Advisory

Transaction Advisory

Due Diligence
Post-Merger Integration
Carve outs and Divestitures
Corporate Development
M&A Advisory

Performance Improvement

Performance Improvement

EBITDA Improvement
Supply Chain & Operations
Interim Management
Corporate Transformation

Accounting Advisory

Accounting Advisory

Finance Transformation
Technical Accounting
IPO readiness
Valuation

Disputes and Investigations

Disputes & Investigations

Litigation Support
Expert Testimony
Forensic Accounting
Economic Consulting

Meet the Financial Advisory Team

Joe Carbone

Joe Carbone

Founder & CEO

jcarbone@eastwardpartners.com

646.202.9424

Hannah Robb

Hannah Robb

Associate Partner, Head of Financial Advisory

hrobb@eastwardpartners.com

646.202.9424

Carleigh Berry

Carleigh Berry

Research Associate

cberry@eastwardpartners.com

+12398101199

Estrella Cruz

Estrella Cruz

Associate

646.595.0032

Tonisha Kerr

Tonisha Kerr

Research Associate

tkerr@eastwardpartners.com

646-202-9424

Joe Carbone

Name

Joe Carbone

Phone Number

646.202.9424

Bio

Joe has 20 years of experience of which the last 15 have been as a recruitment operator, consultant, and entrepreneur. As the Founder and Managing Partner of Eastward Partners, he has cultivated an elite client list which includes some of the most sought-after strategy houses, private equity funds as well as PE backed organizations, and financial advisory firms in the world.

Joe’s experiences cut across a broad spectrum of talent led challenges which include; construction of executive search processes for retained mandates, designing and implementing talent functions, and scaling recruitment campaigns for growth stage companies.

Joe prides himself on his ability to provide a sophisticated solution to a complex set of human capital challenges.

Hannah Robb

Name

Hannah Robb

Phone Number

646.202.9424

Bio

Hannah is known internationally as an executive search consultant skilled in helping clients restructure their professional teams as a result of M&A or other strategic objectives. The University of Leeds alumna began her career in London in 2014 then transplanted to New York in 2019. Before moving to the U.S., Hannah spearheaded her firm’s entry into several new markets, leading teams of up to six associates in the M&A, Corporate Strategy and Development markets.

A detail-oriented professional, Hannah’s primary role is leading the firm’s Financial Advisory practice. This client-facing responsibility affords her opportunities to build rapport with clients and develop candidates.

When not in the office, Hannah often relaxes with a good book, at home with her husband Jimmy in Brooklyn.

Carleigh Berry

Name

Carleigh Berry

Phone Number

+12398101199

Bio

Carleigh brings a unique skill set with her diverse background in finance, marketing, and analytics. Combined with her passion for finance and entrepreneurship, she successfully scaled an e-commerce business from her parent's garage while in her senior year of college, bringing an energy and passion that is synergistic with the Eastward Partners approach.

Carleigh is an Associate in Eastwards Research Practice, where she supports the Private Equity and Financial Advisory departments. Carleigh utilizes Eastward's proprietary data and analytics platform to provide human capital insights for clients, specializing in market mapping and reporting, for which she mines data on market liquidity, compensation levels, changes in skillsets over time, location analysis, and diversity.

A graduate of Florida Atlantic University, Carleigh is in the midst of acquiring her Masters of Science degree in Finance, and currently works out of the Eastward South Florida location. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach with her puppy, Charlie.

Estrella Cruz

Name

Estrella Cruz

Phone Number

646.595.0032

Bio

​Estrella brings three years of executive search experience, joining the Eastward team from a leading management consulting firm tailored to servicing Fortune 500 companies and leadership teams.

Prior to Eastward, she supported critical end-to-end project management functions across Financial Services and Technology. Estrella also brings skills in improving internal processes and functionality in addition to leading D&I efforts, founding the Racial Justice Project. Estrella brings her passion for diversity and skills to Eastward's organizational structure.

Estrella is a graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a degree in Public Administration.

Joining Eastward Partners as an Associate on the Financial Advisory practice, Estrella's focus is on the growth and continued specialization of the Practice, with a concentration on Restructuring and M&A.

Tonisha Kerr

Name

Tonisha Kerr

Phone Number

646-202-9424

Bio

Tonisha has a background as a credit research analyst on the research team within a private, New York based investment firm.

In her daily work, Tonisha conducted and utilized market and company research to make strategic investment recommendations across numerous industries, including Retail, Consumer Products, Automotive, Media, and Technology.

Not only does Tonisha bring her passion for research and analysis to Eastward, but also a positive, goal-oriented approach to solving complex problems. Tonisha is a team player who values opportunities to learn and grow and to help others do the same.

As an Associate at Eastward Partners, Tonisha is a key asset to the Financial Advisory practice and plays an important role in the company’s expansion into new areas of finance.

Tonisha graduated from St. Lawrence University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a minor in Chinese Studies. In her spare time, she enjoys studying the Bible and learning languages. Currently, Tonisha is on a mission to become fluent in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

Download our Q2 Restructuring Market Industry Report

Key Stats:​
Job opening outnumber workers by 2X
48% of Restructuring Professionals have more than 15 years experience

18% of Restructuring Professionals in the US are based in New York

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What Our Partners Say

"After working with a lot of different executive search firms it was a breath of fresh air to work with Eastward Partners. Working with Joe, Hannah and Maya was a great experience. They have strong, professional insights in the restructuring talent market. From marketing and sourcing to interviewing and closing the final candidate, their process was top notch all of the way. The Eastward team was always on time, organized and engaged on the search. I’m looking forward to a lasting partnership with them."
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