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WSB External Advisory Board

Carrianne Basler

Carrianne Basler

Managing Director


Carrianne Basler is a Managing Director in the Turnaround and Restructuring group at AlixPartners, LLP. AlixPartners is a results-driven management consulting firm that specializes in those “when it really matters” situations when how you manage through or take advantage of disruption will make or break the future of your company.  

Ms. Basler has over 25 years of extensive financial consulting experience combined with hands-on management in the areas of contingency planning, financial strategy, contract negotiations, litigation management, treasury, business planning, plan administration, and risk management.  Her clients benefit from her collaborative approach and creative problem solving.

Over the years, Ms. Basler has served in a number of interim management roles including serving on the management team of Motors Liquidation (formerly General Motors Corporation) and recently as the Chief Financial Officer of Aceto Corporation.  In addition, she has provided Restructuring case leadership for clients such as Eastman Kodak, McDermott, Altegrity, Pacific Drilling, C&J Energy Services, David’s Bridal, Mirant, and Dana Corporation. 

Ms. Basler has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and was named the accounting department’s 2017 Alumna of the Year.  She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Insolvency and Reorganization Advisor.  Ms. Basler is also the past International Chair of the International Womens Insolvency and Reorganization Confederation (IWIRC).