Dirk de Waart
- Senior Managing Director
- T: +1 310 291 3926
- F: +1 213 689 1220
- 633 W. 5th Street,
- Suite 1600
- Los Angeles, CA, 90071-2027
- United States
- T: +1 213 689 1200
- F: +1 213 689 1220
- M.S.c., Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology
- M.B.A. in General Management, INSEAD
- International Air Transport Association
- Performance Improvement
- Aerospace & Defense
- Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT)
Dirk de Waart is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Los Angeles. Mr. de Waart is a member of the Performance Improvement practice. Mr. de Waart has over 20 years of experience solving complex operational and strategy problems, and delivering measurable results for clients in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”), working capital and customer service.
Mr. de Waart specializes in strategy consulting, supply chain optimization, performance improvement and merger integration for discrete manufacturers and service providers in the aerospace and defense, diversified industrials, technology and transportation industries.
Clients acknowledge Mr. de Waart for his unique ability to balance speed of delivery with the implementation of lasting change. His philosophy is to transfer knowledge to his clients, providing them with long term sustainable capabilities. Additionally, he is known for his hands-on style and his ability to effectively work up and down the organizational chain — from shop floor to senior executives.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. de Waart was a partner with PRTM and Strategy&. He also held leadership positions with AlliedSignal Aerospace in Europe and the U.S.
Mr. de Waart is a guest lecturer in the M.B.A. programs at University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Southern California and for many leading supply chain professional organizations.
Mr. de Waart holds a M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Delft University of Technology and an M.B.A. in General Management from INSEAD.