William Q. Derrough

Vice President, Youth INC; Moelis & Company

William Q. Derrough is a Managing Director and Global Co-Head of the Recapitalization and Restructuring Group of Moelis & Company. From its inception in July 2008, the group has completed more than 150 restructurings (both out of court and in chapter 11) representing over 500 billion in liabilities, and is currently engaged in assignments across many industries representing in excess of $150 billion in liabilities.


From 1998 until 2008, Mr. Derrough was Co-Head of Jefferies & Company’s Recapitalization and Restructuring Group where he focused on recapitalizations, restructurings, financing and corporate advisory and led over 50 transactions representing more than $60 billion in transaction value.


Mr. Derrough also served as co-head of Jefferies’ New York office. Prior to joining Jefferies, he was a principal with the San Francisco-based private investment firm of Doyle & Boissiere, where he was responsible for identifying and executing controlling equity investments in underperforming companies and assisting them in their operational turnarounds.


Mr. Derrough began his career at Salomon Brothers in corporate finance in 1988, and from 1991 – 1997 worked in restructurings at Chanin & Company, most recently as Senior Vice President.
Mr. Derrough is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, the International Insolvency Institute, a Trustee of Bennington College.


He previously served on the Board of Directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Lambda Legal and the National Pastoral Life Center. He is a frequent speaker, having served on the faculty for seminars and conferences of the Federal Judicial Center, American Bankruptcy Institute, Turnaround Management Association, and various bar and industry associations.


Mr. Derrough is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.


Mr. Derrough serves on the Youth INC Board of Directors and serves as a BridgeFund Grant Monitor for nonprofit partner ASTEP.


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