Shareef Simaika

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Biography

Shareef is a Director in Capstone Headwaters’ Financial Advisory Services (FAS) Group. With over 15 years of financial restructuring experience across a wide range of industries, Shareef is skilled in leading  companies, lenders, and customers through challenging situations.

Shareef joined Capstone from Amherst Partners where he was a Director in the firm’s Restructuring Advisory Practice. Prior to Amherst, Shareef was a Director with business advisory firm Alderney Advisors, where he specialized in assisting automakers and manufacturers assess risk and manage financially distressed suppliers.

Previously, Shareef served as a Vice President in Comerica Bank’s Special Assets Group, focusing on complex middle-market cases, including distressed manufacturers, large bankruptcies, and fraud-related matters. By analyzing data, developing strategies, and negotiating with various interested parties, he was able to achieve successful rehabilitation or workout of nearly 100 distressed borrowers.

Additionally, Shareef worked as a commercial lending credit officer at Comerica, where he led a complete restructuring and rebuilding of the bank’s Arizona market portfolio, and oversaw a team managing assets across in Michigan, Arizona, California, and Texas. In this capacity, he led the structuring, underwriting, and due diligence of multiple deal types, including leveraged financing, asset-based lending, and commercial real estate.

Education

Michigan State University - BA - Finance

Registrations & Affiliations

Turnaround Management Association (TMA)

American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)

Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)