Meet The Team

Travis Vandell

CEO

JND Corporate Restructuring

Travis Vandell is CEO of JND Corporate Restructuring with over seventeen years of hands-on, industry experience. In 2012, Travis co-founded UpShot Services LLC, a claims and noticing firm focused on the needs of companies in bankruptcy, which was acquired by JND Legal Administration in 2016.

During the tenure of his career, Travis has managed some of the largest and most notable corporate restructuring matters in history, including General Growth Properties, The Sharper Image, and Six Flags Amusement Parks.

Travis began his professional career as a legal intern for both the Honorable Stephen D. Gerling, Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of New York, and the Honorable Cecelia G. Morris, Chief Judge for the Southern District of New York, Poughkeepsie Division. Thereafter, Travis represented Chapter 11 debtors as an associate at Ashby & Geddes, a boutique, corporate bankruptcy firm in Wilmington, Delaware. 

Prior to co-founding UpShot Services, Travis was a senior managing consultant at Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC (KCC) for the better part of a decade where he led a number of prominent Chapter 11 cases and was a contributing member of the business development team.

In May 2014, Travis was announced as a winner of the 5th Annual M&A Advisor 40 Under 40 Recognition Awards.

Travis earned his J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Syracuse University. A former archaeologist, he also holds a B.A. degree in anthropology from the University of Arizona.

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