BOD Gold Irwin

Irwin Gold

Senior Managing Director

Mr. Gold is a Senior Managing Director and the Executive Chairman of Houlihan Lokey’s Board of Directors. He co-founded the firm’s Financial Restructuring Group in 1988 and has led many of the Group’s largest, most complex financial restructuring engagements, both in bankruptcy and out-of-court. He has testified on numerous occasions as an expert witness on restructuring matters, has spoken publicly on a variety of financial restructuring topics, and is the author of Valuation of the Restructured Enterprise and Its Effect on Negotiating Leverage. He has also served on the boards of directors of numerous public companies and is a member of the International Insolvency Institute. Mr. Gold is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Gold was a Principal of the Seneca Group, an investment banking and financial advisory firm. From 1985 to 1986, he was the Vice President and Director of Corporate Finance for Wood Bros. Homes, a Denver-based real estate and mortgage banking company, where he helped negotiate a workout and sale of the company. From 1982 through 1985, he was associated with the corporate department of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

Mr. Gold holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and a B.A. in Economics, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Duke University.

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