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Richard R. Lefebvre

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    • Chicago, IL, 60604
    • United States
    • T: +1 312 322 0200
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Richard R. Lefebvre is a Managing Director with the FTI Corporate Finance practice and is based in Chicago. Mr. Lefebvre has more than 30 years of diverse information technology (“IT”) experience. His background includes success as a chief information officer (“CIO”) and corporate officer for a $2 billion automotive company. His key strengths include technology leadership, change management and new program implementation. He has experience in strategic planning; project management; IT integration; outsourcing; vendor negotiations; systems implementation; expense control and management of multimillion-dollar projects and budgets.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Lefebvre worked as an independent consultant and provided a wide range of high-level IT services. He served as interim CIO at a Chapter 11 turnaround, where he stopped significant workforce attrition, rebuilt the staff and improved morale. Mr. Lefebvre prioritized and completed critical business projects, which reduced staff and cut costs. He prepared a request for proposal to outsource IT in its entirety and selected a vendor. As an independent consultant, Mr. Lefebvre has also assisted companies in developing IT strategies and selecting enterprise systems.

Mr. Lefebvre worked for more than eight years in the automotive industry, most recently as vice president of IT and CIO of a newly formed privately held $2 billion Tier I and TierII supplier. He completed large-scale IT integrations at three acquired companies, including business and engineering systems, computer operations, personal computing, data communications and telephony. Further, Mr. Lefebvre implemented corporate financial shared services, consolidated disparate enterprise resource planning (“ERP”) systems, outsourced regional data centers and reduced data communications costs. He also participated in mergers and acquisitions, redesigned business processes and implemented a full suite ERP at the newly acquired businesses.  

Prior to that, Mr. Lefebvre worked for more than 15 years in various IT positions within GE Aircraft Engines, now GE Aviation, a $10 billion business. He supported most key business functions, including finance; product development; manufacturing; product support; purchasing; and human resources.  Before that, Mr. Lefebvre spent nearly 10 years in the United States Air Force where he supported aircraft logistics and taught at the Air Force Academy.

Mr. Lefebvre holds an M.A. in management from Central Michigan University and a B.A. in liberal arts from Laval University in Canada. Mr. Lefebvre has spoken at many industry events on the role of a CIO and as a guest lecturer at local university graduate IT programs.

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