Donald (“Skip”) Bean, Jr.


Donald (“Skip”) Bean, Jr.,

Founder & Managing Director

Skip is a senior executive and attorney with broad experience in international debt restructuring and litigation.

Work History

Skip is internationally recognized as an expert in the debt recovery and restructuring. He has been an invited speaker at annual meetings of the Berne Union (the International Union of Credit & Export Insurers) in Hamburg, Warsaw , and Rome, at an international meeting of the “Special Operations Seminar” of Development Finance Institutions in Marrakech, and in export credit agency and other debt recovery forums in Beijing, Tokyo and New York.

Mr. Bean was CEO of an international debt recovery company, GRG, from 2005 – 2017.  While in this role, he oversaw management of over $1.4 billion of problem trade, equipment, and development loans in emerging markets.  During his tenure as CEO, the company went from a single foundation client to representing 13 international finance institutions and export credit agencies in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Mr. Bean’s experience is wide-ranging, having started out practicing in law in large U.S. firms before becoming a founding partner in 1994 of Fensterheim & Bean, P.C., a boutique law firm based in Washington D.C. which handles complex civil litigation cases.  He had previously served as director of Real Estate for the Oversight Board of the Resolution Trust Corporation, in which capacity he was responsible for advising cabinet-level Federal Government officials on policies concerning the management and disposition of over $100 billion of distressed real estate assets acquired by a government agency from insolvent savings and loan institutions.


Mr. Bean holds a BA degree (with honors) from the University of Chicago College, an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a JD from the University of Chicago Law School.


English (native); German (good); French (basic)