FTI Consulting Hires New Senior Managing Directors Thomas D. Bibby, Raymond Perez, James F. Bullock and Joseph Castellano
Further Strengthening its Transaction Advisory Services and Forensic and Litigation Consulting Expertise
BALTIMORE, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced the hiring of key additions to its Corporate Finance and Forensic and Litigation Consulting segments. Thomas D. Bibby and Raymond Perez have joined FTI as Senior Managing Directors in the Transaction Advisory Services practice within the Corporate Finance segment. James F. Bullock and Joseph Castellano have joined as Senior Managing Directors in the Forensic and Litigation Consulting segment.
Thomas Bibby, 42, joins FTI as a Senior Managing Director in the Transaction Advisory Services practice from Mesirow Financial Consulting, Inc., where he served as senior managing director and southwest regional leader. In his previous position, Mr. Bibby performed restructuring and due diligence advisory services for notable clients including Kellogg, Brown & Root and Wells Fargo Bank. He also worked at one of the Big 4 accounting firms in its financial advisory and corporate restructuring services group for nearly 10 years. Mr. Bibby is a graduate of Texas Tech University and a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He is a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor, Certified Fraud Examiner and CPA in the state of Texas. He will reside in the Dallas office.
Raymond A. Perez, 44, joins FTI as a Senior Managing Director in the Transaction Advisory Services practice, where he will lead the Corporate Finance Latin America practice. With over 20 years of professional services experience, Mr. Perez specializes in serving clients in an advisory capacity on domestic and cross-border transactions throughout the US, Latin American and Caribbean regions. He has advised governments, numerous Fortune 500 companies, prominent private equity groups, hedge funds and other financial institutions on complex cross-border transactions covering a range of sectors, including consumer and industrial products, telecommunications, technology, energy, manufacturing and real estate. Mr. Perez's technical expertise includes buy-side and sell-side financial due diligence, strategic business evaluations, turnarounds and divestitures, valuations and deal structuring. He joins FTI from Navigant Capital Advisor's corporate finance practice. In addition, Mr. Perez has prior experience with Big 4 international accounting and consulting firms, where he advised clients on merger and acquisition strategies throughout the Americas. Mr. Perez is a frequent public speaker on issues relating to cross-border transactions. He is a graduate of Columbia University. Mr. Perez will reside in the Miami office.
James Bullock, 55, joins FTI as a Senior Managing Director in the Forensic and Litigation Consulting segment. He will focus on general litigation consulting, including discovery, investigations, and compliance and monitorship. Mr. Bullock has 25 years experience practicing law, most recently as a senior vice president, litigation for Halliburton Company. His responsibilities included litigation, arbitration, government and internal investigations, environmental, labor and employment matters, and oversight of DOJ and SEC matters, notably those related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and securities fraud investigations. Mr. Bullock's legal practice has focused on the conduct and management of contentious dispute resolution through litigation and arbitration, primarily in the area of complex business disputes. Mr. Bullock holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame and he received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law. He will reside in the Houston office.
Joseph Castellano, 48, joins FTI as a Senior Managing Director in the Forensic and Litigation Consulting segment. Joseph will work in the Construction Solutions group primarily focusing on construction dispute analysis and investigation. Prior to his joining FTI, Mr. Castellano served as a senior vice president in the forensic construction consulting practice of Marsh USA, Inc. He has over 20 years of experience in the areas of construction management, project scheduling and claims analysis, and has provided expert testimony in scheduling matters. He is a licensed professional engineer in NY, NJ, CT and FL. Before joining Marsh, he held positions at Navigant Consulting, Inc. and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he provided dispute advisory services. Mr. Castellano holds Bachelors degrees from Fairfield University and the University of Connecticut. He will reside in the New York office.
Commenting on the new appointments, Dominic DiNapoli, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer said, "Our new Senior Managing Directors epitomize the broad experience, strong track record and deep industry knowledge that has helped FTI become one of the market leaders within the consulting services sector. Hiring these accomplished individuals is an excellent example of FTI's continued investment in intellectual capital. We are pleased to welcome these gentlemen to FTI and to our ever expanding team of trusted advisors."
About FTI Consulting, Inc.
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 2,400 professionals located in most major business centers in the world, we work closely with clients every day to anticipate, illuminate, and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management and restructuring. More information can be found at www.fticonsulting.com.
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