KordaMentha KordaMentha is an Australian advisory and investment firm that provides specialist forensic, real estate, turnaround / restructuring and investment management services. The business was formed in April 2002 by Mark Korda and Mark Mentha. Located at
Level 24, 333 Collins Street, Victoria, Australia.
Phone: +61 3 8623 3333

Meet our new Partners

It is with great pleasure that we introduce our new Partners within our practice.

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The professional elevation of Rahul Goyal, Sebastian Hams, Cassandra Mathews and Jarrod Villani to the highest level of our business recognises not only their extraordinary commitment and contributions to the firm but also the ongoing strength of our restructuring practice as we continue to diversify our service offerings and client base.

 

The impressive group are eager and excited to join the other senior leaders of our firm from July 2015, at which time Cassandra will return from Maternity leave, joining the many women leaders across our professional and practice management areas who are able to successfully balance work and family commitments through our flexible workplace practices. 

 

Please take a moment to learn more about our newest partners and join us in congratulating them on achieving this significant career milestone.


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Rahul Goyal

Partner | Restructuring | Sydney

 

Rahul is a restructuring and insolvency expert who focuses on small to medium enterprises. His diverse experience includes four years at a Big 4 firm and 10 years at a mid-tier firm including time in the UK.

 

Rahul’s experience spans all types of corporate insolvency matters and a broad range of industries that include retail and wholesale, property, PPPs, manufacturing, financial services, agriculture, health, child care and recycling. He is currently engaged on MissChu and Discount Superstores Group.

 

On what becoming a Partner means to him, Rahul said it is the highest accolade you can get for all of the hard work you put in. Rahul also said that he could not have achieved that milestone without teamwork and the quality of the whole KordaMentha team, ranging from our support staff all the way to the Partner group.

 

 


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Cassandra Mathews

Partner | Restructuring | Sydney

 

Cassandra has over fifteen years advising clients on a large range of transactions including restructuring, disposals and acquisitions in Australia, the USA and United Kingdom. Recently Cassandra has managed a number of large, complex engagements including the receiverships of RiverCity Motorways, Cross City Tunnel and Lane Cove Tunnel and the restructuring of Alinta Energy.

 

Her multinational clients benefit from her experience which ranges from formal insolvencies, advisory roles to reviews for syndicate lenders across a variety of industries, including Utilities and Infrastructure, Oil and Gas, Mining, Retail, Manufacturing and Telecommunications. 

 

Cassandra is currently on Maternity Leave with her first child, Finn, and will return to work in July 2015.

 

On what becoming a partner means to her, Cassandra is looking forward to continuing to work on interesting projects and working with her clients to find creative solutions to these difficult situations.  

 

 


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Sebastian Hams

Partner | Restructuring | Melbourne

 

Sebastian has twenty years experience in commerce, business advisory, restructuring and recovery, with involvement in a range of traditional insolvency assignments, business reviews and complex project management roles. Sebastian also has considerable experience in business sale processes.

 

Sebastian has lead turnaround consultancy projects, including a number of interim CFO roles, debtor side roles to develop strategies, review turnaround plans and assist with finance solutions.

 

On his journey through the firm to Partner, Sebastian has worked on some of the largest KordaMentha projects including key roles on Gunns, Reflections and Hans as well as being a key member of various aviation files including Ansett, Air Australia, Brindabella and a number of confidential aviation advisory roles in Australia and throughout Asia.

 

As a new Partner, Sebastian sees a continuation of the team-first mentality and innovative attitude that characterises KordaMentha as fundamental. Sebastian is very proud to represent the firm as a Partner.

 

 


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Jarrod Villani

Partner | Restructuring | Brisbane

 

Jarrod is an experienced advisor to financial institutions, executive management, boards and private equity investors in situations of underperformance and distressed debt.

 

After seven years with KordaMentha Melbourne, Jarrod spent an extended period with global restructuring firm AlixPartners in London, where he worked across Europe and the Middle East before returning to our Brisbane practice. 

 

His experience covers highly complex workout engagements, formal insolvency appointments, financial investigation and monitoring roles across a broad range of industries. In advising his clients Jarrod focuses on a commercially balanced approach managing both risks and the competing interests of stakeholders to maximise financial returns. He is currently engaged on LM Managed Performance Fund, the voluntary administration of a national ATM distributor and a review of a large mining and related services business. 

 

On what becoming a Partner of KordaMentha means to him, Jarrod is proud to become a custodian of a firm that focuses its efforts on the training and development of its people, ensuring a consistent and high performance outcome is delivered to our clients nationally. "It's humbling to now be a peer of those who have established the values and cultural strength of the firm that has benefited me since my time as a graduate some years ago." 

 


 

 

 

 

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