Wen Rittsteuer

Wen Rittsteuer

Managing Director, Restructuring & Turnaround Services


BDO New York - Park Avenue Office



Executive Summary

Wen Rittsteuer has more than 25 years of diverse financial and operational experience assisting underperforming, highly leveraged, and financially distressed companies. As a seasoned restructuring and turnaround professional, she advises senior lenders and assists companies facing financial and operational challenges. She provides expert leadership and support for the development of actionable strategies and implementation of required changes to improve performance and maximize value. Wen has significant experience in cash flow management and forecasting, business plan review, budgeting, bankruptcy, DIP financing, liquidation analysis, and in-court and out-of-court restructurings.

She has completed more than 40 engagements and successfully executed the performance improvement, value creation, merger integration, EBITDA enhancement, restructuring, recapitalization and turnaround of more than 70 companies, including the divestment of assets. Her industry experience includes retail, consumer products, food, manufacturing, restaurant, distribution, healthcare and energy.

Wen works with private equity portfolio companies to achieve greater returns at every stage of the investment cycle. She assists with the identification and execution of synergies and EBITDA enhancing opportunities to increase enterprise value. Wen provides the necessary leadership and cadence for companies looking to grow through acquisitions to drive the integration process and minimize business disruption. She is experienced in customer profitability and SKU rationalization, day one readiness, 100-day planning and post-merger integration execution.

Professional Affiliations

Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors
International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
Turnaround Management Association


M.B.A., DePaul University
B.A., Finance, Michigan State University