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FTI Consulting Appoints Carlyn Taylor and Michael Eisenband as Global Co-Leaders of Corporate Finance & Restructuring

Carlyn Taylor to Lead Industry, Business Transformation and Transaction-Related Practices

Michael Eisenband to Lead Restructuring Practices

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced that Carlyn Taylor and Michael Eisenband have been appointed as Global Co-Leaders of the firm’s Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment, effective immediately. In their new roles, Ms. Taylor will lead the segment’s industry, business transformation and transaction-related practices and Mr. Eisenband will lead the segment’s restructuring practices. Ms. Taylor will continue to serve on, and Mr. Eisenband will join, the firm's Executive Committee, which includes segment leaders, regional leaders and heads of key corporate functions.

“Carlyn and Michael are talented and collaborative leaders who bring deep expertise and an enthusiasm for working with their colleagues to realize the full potential of both the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment and the broader firm,” said Steven Gunby, President and Chief Executive Officer of FTI Consulting. “Our Corporate Finance & Restructuring business is in an incredibly powerful position. We have exceptional talent, we have invested in new platforms and we have grown our capabilities and headcount substantially. As our business continues to serve both distressed and healthy companies equally, our co-leadership structure will empower how we go-to-market, identify growth opportunities and attract talent.”

Commenting on her appointment, Carlyn Taylor, Global Co-Leader of the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment, said, “Over the last five years, we have invested in and grown a broad range of synergistic industry, business transformation and transaction-related practices. We not only have deep industry expertise in energy, real estate, mining, retail, telecom, media, technology, healthcare, chemicals, automotive and many others, but we have developed a diversified product offering of business transformation and transaction-related products that we believe is truly valued in the market. I am excited about where we can take these businesses and the opportunities we have to deliver enhanced client value.”

“We are the premier restructuring firm in North America and have invested to reach critical mass in key global markets such as the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, Canada and Latin America,” said Michael Eisenband, Global Co-Leader of the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment. “We believe our broad-based breadth and depth of expertise, coupled with our industry specialization, have us well positioned to win mandates for every type of constituency involved in distressed situations. I am excited to not only grow our core practices, but to also identify adjacent businesses and new markets where we are positioned to win.”

Ms. Taylor, who is based in Denver, has been a Senior Managing Director in the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment since 2002. Prior to her appointment to the Global Co-Leader role, Ms. Taylor founded the firm’s Telecom, Media and Technology (“TMT”) industry practice, which today is a global team of more than 120 professionals. She also serves as Chief Executive Officer of FTI Capital Advisors and is the Industry Initiative Leader on the firm’s Executive Committee. Ms. Taylor has over 25 years of experience providing strategy, business transformation, restructuring and transaction-related services to hundreds of TMT industry companies, financing sources and private equity investors. Ms. Taylor has also provided expert witness testimony in dozens of cases on valuation, damages and industry issues in TMT industries. Ms. Taylor is a certified public accountant in Colorado, accredited in business valuation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a certified insolvency and restructuring advisor and has investment banking licenses from FINRA.

Mr. Eisenband, who is based in New York, has been a Senior Managing Director in the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment since 2004. Prior to his appointment to the Global Co-Leader role, Mr. Eisenband most recently served as the National Leader of the Creditor Advisory practice and Head of the New York metro region in the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment. With more than 30 years of experience, Mr. Eisenband is renowned nationally as an industry leader in providing restructuring services to creditors and companies in Chapter 11 bankruptcies and out-of-court workouts. Mr. Eisenband has significant experience in a range of industries, including retail and consumer products, financial services, food service and processing, steel, airlines and real estate. Mr. Eisenband is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Governing Board of the Commercial Finance Association. He is also a member of the Turnaround Management AssociationNew York Chapter.

The Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment operates through a global network of more than 800 professionals across 51 offices in 14 countries. The business delivers both restructuring and business transformation solutions. FTI Consulting’s Corporate Finance & Restructuring professionals serve as trusted partners to corporates, boards of directors, investors, lenders and creditors around the world, addressing the full spectrum of financial, operational and transactional risks and opportunities. Among the segment’s core strengths is providing expertise in guiding companies through the value creation lifecycle. The targeted Corporate Finance & Restructuring offerings include restructuring, insolvency, litigation support, interim management, capital market advisory, post-acquisition integration, valuation, tax advisory as well as financial management and performance improvement solutions focused on a range of industries.  

About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 4,600 employees located in 28 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. The Company generated $1.78 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2015. For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.


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