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Jim Polson

  • Managing Director
  • T: +1 312 553 6730
  • F: +1 312 759 8119
    • 227 West Monroe Street
    • Suite 900
    • Chicago, IL, 60606
    • United States
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Jim Polson is a Managing Director in the Strategic Communications Segment at FTI Consulting and is based in Chicago. He provides strategic financial communications counsel to clients across a variety of industries and the market cap spectrum.

Jim is a member of FTI Consulting’s Healthcare & Life Sciences practice, recently working with clients such as Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Covance/LabCorp, Alliance Healthcare Services, and Alexion, among others. As a result of implementing and managing best practice investor relations programs for his clients, Jim has significant experience leading Board level projects on topics such as corporate governance, shareholder activism, investor targeting, valuation analysis, and in-depth perception audits.

In addition, Jim has extensive experience advising his clients on critical shareholder communications issues including strategic message development, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, management transitions, and other crisis communications issues.

Prior to joining Ashton Partners, Jim’s experience entailed a strong background in the markets and financial analysis. He most recently worked at the Chicago Board of Trade in market regulation, and prior to that worked at Friedman Billings and Ramsey in equity research.

Jim graduated from Michigan State University with dual degrees in Economics and Political Science, and also received a M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance from DePaul University. 

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