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FTI Consulting Bolsters Telecom, Media & Technology Practice

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced the appointment of Todd Smith as Senior Managing Director and Tim Hanlon as Managing Director in the firm’s Telecom, Media & Technology (“TMT”) practice. Mr. Smith will be based in Denver and Mr. Hanlon will be based in Chicago.

Carlyn Taylor, Global Industry Leader and Head of FTI Consulting's TMT practice and Merger Integration practice, said, “FTI Consulting is committed to continually seeking professionals who have merger integration and divestiture and carve-out expertise, as well as experience in specific industries to deepen our already strong bench and to better serve our clients. Both Todd and Tim have long histories in their respective specialties within TMT, and each brings a wealth of experience to our team. We are excited to have them join FTI Consulting.” 

Mr. Smith is an M&A specialist with deep logistics and supply chain experience. He has more than 10 years of experience in M&A planning, business operations and finance. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Smith was a Vice President at Level 3, an $8 billion dollar telecommunications company, where he led the planning and integration of various acquisitions. Additionally, while at Level 3, Mr. Smith led the Global Business Process team and held the position of Chief of Staff, a primary advisory role to the Chief Operating Officer and executive leadership team. Prior to joining Level 3, Mr. Smith was a Business Operations Manager on the Operations and Logistics Electronics Retailing team at (Target Corporation). In his new role at FTI Consulting, Mr. Smith will add deep operations expertise and additional depth to the firm’s growing merger integration capabilities. 

Mr. Hanlon is a digital media and ad-tech strategy and operations specialist. He has more than 20 years of traditional, digital and emerging media and marketing experience with a strong operations focus. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Hanlon was the Founder and CEO of The Vertere Group, LLC, a Chicago-based strategic consulting and investment advisory firm focused on the intersection of media, marketing and technology. Prior to that, Mr. Hanlon created and led corporate ventures practices at agency holding firms Publicis Groupe and Interpublic Group. Before that, Mr. Hanlon was a Senior Vice President at Starcom MediaVest Group, where he managed all client activity and agency initiatives in the field of emerging media platforms. In his new role at FTI Consulting, Mr. Hanlon will provide additional strategy and operations expertise to the firm’s broadcast media, ad-tech and media-tech clients. 

Mr. Smith holds an M.S. in Management and Organization from the University of Colorado, Denver, and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Colorado, Boulder. 

Mr. Hanlon holds an M.B.A from the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business, and a B.A. from Georgetown University

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 4,400 employees located in 26 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 $1.76 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2014. For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting)Facebook and LinkedIn.


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