Loretta Cross is a Managing Director in the Dispute Consulting group and the leader of the firm’s Distressed Companies Segment. She has more than 30 years of experience in strategic, operational, financial and litigation consulting. She has served in fiduciary roles for both operating companies and liquidation/litigation trusts. She has been a key business advisor to parties in some of the nation’s largest bankruptcies and restructurings and has provided expert testimony on a variety of issues including asset tracing, accounting practices and valuation issues.
Her previous clients range from small privately held companies to large international enterprises. Her specialties include acting as a company officer in times of stress, restructuring, litigation support, business valuation, financial forecasting, forensic analysis, and regulatory compliance, among others. She has served as a CRO, Plan Agent/Trustee, Chapter 11 Trustee and Chapter 7 Trustee.
Prior to joining Stout, Loretta was a Managing Partner at Grant Thornton where she led both the Energy Advisory Practice and the Corporate Advisory and Restructuring Services Practice. In addition to her role at Stout, she serves as the CEO and solo board member of HII Technologies, and a board member of Medical Research Consulting and Check-6. Throughout the industry, Loretta has given presentations and written numerous publications related to forensics, energy, valuation, restructuring, and professional services.