FTI Consulting Hires G. Anthony Lopez and Andy Scruton
Senior Managing Directors Augment FTI's Financial Investigations and Forensic Accounting, and Creditor Rights Offerings
Baltimore, MD - July 17, 2006
FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), a premier provider of problem-solving consulting and technology services to major corporations, financial institutions and law firms, announced today the appointments of two new senior managing directors. G. Anthony (Tony) Lopez joins FTI's Financial Investigations and Forensic Accounting practice in the Forensic and Litigation Consulting segment and Andy Scruton joins FTI's Creditor Rights practice in the Corporate Finance segment.
Commenting on the new appointments, Dominic DiNapoli, FTI's chief operating officer, said, “FTI seeks out talented professionals who exemplify the expertise and professionalism our firm brings to every client engagement. Tony and Andy are outstanding additions to the FTI team and will help us to further fulfill our commitment to excellence.”
G. Anthony (Tony) Lopez joins FTI's Financial Investigations and Forensic Accounting practice within the Forensic and Litigation Consulting segment as senior managing director in the Washington D.C. office. Mr. Lopez brings 18 years of experience as a CPA involved in complex accounting, auditing, reporting and regulatory issues. He will work with FTI clients to provide time sensitive and critical information in the areas of Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) accounting, financial investigations, forensic accounting and financial statement reporting and disclosure.
Prior to joining FTI, Mr. Lopez provided thought leadership in both the promulgation and interpretation of generally accepted accounting principles in his roles as an associate chief accountant in the Office of the Chief Accountant at the SEC and as a staff member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board and Emerging Issues Task Force. Mr. Lopez's areas of expertise include revenue recognition, leasing, business combinations, long-lived assets, restructuring, impairments and restatements. Previously, Mr. Lopez was a corporate vice president of two Fortune 500 companies in the telecommunication and technology sectors. Mr. Lopez has also worked for several Big Four accounting firms, including significant national office consulting roles in which he provided advice on complex accounting issues.
Mr. Lopez holds a BS in Financial Accounting, summa cum laude, from the Metropolitan State College of Denver and an MBA, cum laude, from Regis University.
Andy Scruton joins the Creditor Rights practice within the Corporate Finance segment as a senior managing director in FTI's New York office. With over 18 years of experience as a financial advisor to companies and their creditors, Mr. Scruton has extensive background with distressed or troubled corporate situations, both in and out-of-court. He also has significant experience in the energy, telecommunications, manufacturing, retail and consumer product industries.
Prior to joining FTI, Mr. Scruton was a founding managing director of Giuliani Capital Advisors and a managing director at a Big Four accounting firm. He spent eight years working in London and established considerable experience in the financial services and insurance sectors.
Mr. Scruton holds an MA in Mathematics & Management Studies from Cambridge University, is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has passed the Series 7, 63 and 24 examinations.
About FTI Consulting
FTI is a premier provider of problem-solving consulting and technology services to major corporations, financial institutions and law firms when confronting critical issues that shape their future and the future of their clients, such as financial and operational improvement, major litigation, mergers and acquisitions and regulatory issues. FTI has 25 offices in major US cities, and offices in Europe, Asia and Australia. FTI's total workforce of more than 1,400 employees includes numerous PhDs, MBAs, CPAs, CIRAs and CFEs, who are committed to delivering the highest level of service to clients.