Sabir Abdulayev

Sabir Abdulayev

Current Position

Sabir is a skilled restructuring professional, working with a broad range of clients on turnaround management, performance improvement, forensic accounting, litigation consulting, and business valuation engagements.

Sabir works closely with senior ESBA professionals, advising companies on financial and operational matters. He handles financial analysis for ongoing engagements, conducts financial and fraud modeling, and prepares transaction materials and preference analyses.

He has experience in the automotive, retail, hospitality management, manufacturing, telecommunications and healthcare industries. He has extensive experience working on preference claims and fiduciary matters for middle market and large cap corporations and forensic and dispute services matters involving accounting irregularities, professional negligence and fraud investigations.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining ESBA, Sabir was a senior analyst at SEI Investments, a leading global provider of asset and wealth management and a project manager for a tri-state data management company.

Representative Transactions

Sabir has been instrumental in a number of prominent, complex transactions with varied responsibilities, including:

  • Served as Financial Adviser in a Chapter 7 proceeding for Image Masters, Inc., et al., a high-profile ponzi scheme involving over 30 major mortgage lenders, resulting in nearly $40 million in losses for more than 700 consumers throughout south central and eastern Pennsylvania. Provided in-depth analyses and reconstruction of accounting, business and other records to develop an extensive claims database designed to reflect the complexities of the relationships of the over 1,500 borrowers and calculate the exposure of each lender. This case has resulted in judgments totaling more than $28 million in restitution.
  • Served as post-confirmation Trustee for American LaFrance Creditors Trust, one of the oldest fire engine manufacturers in the United States.
  • Served as post-confirmation Trustee for US Wireless Liquidation Trust, a technology company that provided cell-phone locations and traffic information nationwide.
  • Served as post-confirmation Trustee for LoveSac Liquidation Trust, an alternative furniture company.

Our Professionals

Sabir Abdulayev
(215) 568-5788
(215) 568-5769

Education and Professional Credentials

  • Drexel University, B.S. in Finance and International Business


  • Executive Sounding Board Associates LLC // Consultant
  • SEI Investments // Senior Analyst

Professional Associations & Awards

  • Member – Turnaround Management Association
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