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FTI Consulting Continues Investment in Business Transformation Services
Appoints Nine Functional Experts in North America and Europe

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN) today announced that the Company has continued its investment in its Business Transformation practice over the past eight months with the addition of nine Managing Directors, including J. Dale Belt, Russ Cooper, Stephen Hamilton, Ashwin Iyengar, Richard Jordon, Gary Long, Amy PalladinoMukesh Shah and Kimberly Stukenborg. This group will work with clients to pinpoint specific challenges and opportunities that impact performance and the rapid delivery of transformational solutions.

Working with FTI Consulting’s industry specialists, the Business Transformation practice unites more than 600 professionals from across the firm globally. These dedicated experts focus on five major areas of the enterprise — revenue growth, operations, transactions, finance and people — and deliver solutions across the value chain, supporting transactions, driving revenue growth, reducing operating and supply chain costs, optimizing people and transforming finance functions and processes.

“Most of today’s business leaders are dealing with massive disruption to their core businesses from new technologies, new competitors and new business models,” said Carlyn Taylor, Leader of the firm’s Business Transformation practice. “FTI Consulting is a trusted partner in business transformation — our strength in supporting mature and stressed companies is rooted in our restructuring heritage and hands-on, senior expert-led teams with deep expertise in industries undergoing disruption. This continued investment demonstrates our commitment to bringing expert-driven thinking punctuated with a passion for solving challenges and seizing future opportunities for our clients.”

Leading with industry expertise and working side-by-side with management, boards of directors and private capital investors, FTI Consulting’s business transformation professionals help clients align business activities to a critical few priorities, striking a balance between short-term and long-term goals.

Simon Granger, Head of EMEA Corporate Finance at FTI Consulting, added, “We have the resources of a global team who are laser-focused on improving efficiency and effectiveness and urgently addressing transformational change. Not only have our experts worked in your industry and understand your business, they actually work onsite alongside management teams, developing executable plans to drive shareholder value.”

To support the Business Transformation practice, FTI Consulting has appointed nine professionals focused on finance, revenue growth, operations and people, including:


    J. Dale Belthas more than 35 years of experience serving on executive management teams in various C-suite and finance leadership roles, as well as advising on finance transformation engagements. Prior to returning to FTI Consulting in January 2018, Mr. Belt served in senior management roles, such as CEO, CFO and Treasurer, at various privately held enterprises over a 22-year span. Mr. Belt began his career in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”). He is based in Phoenix.

    Mukesh Shah has over 15 years of experience advising companies on the digital transformation of financial and accounting systems, and enabling evidence-based decision making for finance functions to drive process efficiencies and improve business performance. Prior to joining FTI Consulting in May 2018, Mr. Shah was part of Grant Thornton’s leadership team for Technology Strategy and Innovation and a founding member of its Data Analytics Center of Excellence. He is based in New York. 

    Kimberly Stukenborg brings more than 13 years of experience as a finance transformation expert focused on assisting companies with solving complex accounting and finance challenges. Prior to joining FTI Consulting in October 2017, Ms. Stukenborg was a Director in the Finance Effectiveness practice at PwC, where she successfully delivered large finance transformation solutions to a broad range of clients. She is based in Houston.

    Russ Cooper has over 30 years of experience in supply chain strategy and operations improvement, with proven expertise in developing and delivering competitive supply chain advantage for clients. Prior to joining FTI Consulting in January 2018, Mr. Cooper worked at various management consulting firms, focusing on operational improvement projects and rapid benefits realization in the areas of asset rationalization, manufacturing, supply chain and process standardization. He is based in Cleveland.

    Stephen Hamilton has over 33 years of experience as a performance-focused operations leader and change architect, integrating progressive strategy and process discipline to affect organizational change, maximize business performance and drive enterprise value. Prior to joining FTI Consulting in May 2018, Mr. Hamilton successfully led three operational performance start-up consulting firms and held senior leadership positions with a number of strategic consulting and technology firms. He is based in Houston.

    Richard Jordon has more than 25 years of global supply chain and logistics experience, providing clients with insights and a worldwide viewpoint into business improvements and value enhancement. Prior to joining FTI Consulting in November 2017, Mr. Jordon was COO of Americas Logistics for Panalpina and held leadership roles at AlixPartners, ICG Commerce/Accenture, Manugistics, BDP International and FedEx. He is based in Miami.

    Gary Long brings over 30 years of broad supply chain experience in senior positions across both industry and management consulting, with particular expertise in strategic sourcing, procurement, logistics and sales and operations planning. Prior to joining FTI Consulting in January 2018, Mr. Long was a Director in Global Procurement at Teva Pharmaceuticals and held senior roles at KPMG, Accenture and A.T. Kearney. He is based in New York.

    Ashwin Iyengarhas 17 years of experience as a senior operations executive in technology diligence, interim IT management, cost reduction, carve-out and post-merger integration activities. Prior to joining FTI Consulting in March 2018, Mr. Iyengar was a Senior Director in Alvarez & Marsal’s Private Equity Performance Improvement group, and before that focused on technology enhancement and delivery for private equity houses and their portfolio companies. He is based in London.

    Amy Palladinohas over 20 years of experience in advising C-suite executives on navigating large-scale business transformations in a way that sets the course for continued employee productivity. Prior to joining FTI Consulting in October 2017, Ms. Palladino previously founded and led her own strategic communications and change management consultancy, guiding clients from diverse industries through strategic business evolutions. She is based in New York.

About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. 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 and make the most of opportunities. The Company generated $1.81 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2017. For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.

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