Board of Directors

Neal Hochberg
Chairman
Mr. Hochberg is the Senior Managing Director and Vice Chairman of the FTI Consulting segment. For the last 28 years, he has focused on accounting, forensic investigations, and resolutions of complex economic and financial disputes. His career includes service as a forensic and litigation partner at two of the Big Four accounting firms. Currently, Mr. Hochberg is serving as the project delegate to the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative and recently completed an engagement as a Compliance Consultant in a multi-year deferred prosecution agreement.
Jose Javier Hidalgo
Chief Executive Officer
A finance expert with an extensive background in real estate development and investment, Mr. Hidalgo is well versed in risk management and capital raising for companies in highly regulated markets. Mr. Hidalgo’s career began in mortgage banking, rising to become a Divisional President at IndyMac Bank in 2007. He served as the Managing Director of the Homebuyer Program at Prospect Mortgage from 2008 to 2012 during the company's post-financial crisis restructuring period. Soon after, Mr. Hidalgo joined New York City-based Quontic Bank as Managing Director. In 2013, Mr. Hidalgo founded Habitribe Fund, LLC, a national residential redevelopment firm, with co-founder Henry Batievsky.
David Abrams
Board Member
Mr. Abrams is currently the Head of Investments and Strategy for Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (“HBSE”). Before this position, Mr. Abrams was the Senior Managing Director at Cerberus European Capital Advisors LLP. He has a 30-year career specializing in lending, distressed assets, and specialty finance. Before joining Cerberus in 2016, Mr. Abrams was the Managing Partner of the Apollo European Principal Finance Funds franchise, which had approximately $5 billion of AUM focused on acquiring distressed debt, real estate, and non-performing loans.
John McKimm
Board Member
Mr. McKimm’s experience spans over 35 years serving as a director and an officer of many public and private companies, providing his operations, investment banking, and corporate finance expertise. Mr. McKimm possesses in-depth knowledge in dealing with emerging and growing companies, having personally identified, negotiated, and executed more than 150 individual mergers, acquisitions, and financing transactions.