- Senior Managing Director
- T: +1 512 256 8098
- F: +1 512 327 7069
- 925-A Capital of Texas Highway, South
- Austin, TX, 78746
- United States
- T: +1 512 327 6930
- F: +1 512 327 7069
- B.A., Biology, University of Texas
- B.A., Business Administration, Finance and International Business, University of Texas
- M.B.A., University of Texas at Dallas
- Accredited Senior Appraiser
- Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
- Economic Consulting
- Energy, Power & Products
Todd Lester is a Senior Managing Director in FTI Consulting’s Economic Consulting practice and a member of the Energy, Power and Products segment. He has 29 years of experience providing specialized independent consulting assistance to law firms and client companies involved in complex litigation, investigations, regulatory issues and other accounting and financial challenges.
During his almost 30 years in consulting, Mr. Lester has been retained on numerous engagements involving financial/accounting investigations and economic damages in disputes. He has provided forensic accounting, investigative, dispute analytics and expert witness services across a broad array of industries but has in-depth experience working with Counsel and corporate clients, as well as various federal and state agencies, in the energy, financial services and manufacturing industries.
Mr. Lester has significant experience advising clients in complex litigation and disputes on the quantification and analysis of multifaceted damages calculations, especially where complex databases and business systems are involved, including performing valuations and valuation analyses on both public and private entities. In addition, he has worked on cost justification/validation matters including cost audits, contract prudence reviews, construction delay/disruption claims, and failed software implementations.
Mr. Lester also has extensive experience providing forensic and financial investigative assistance to counsel and client companies on numerous accounting, financial and special purpose investigations. His experience includes matters involving DOJ and SEC inquiries into alleged accounting irregularities and fraud, internal investigations of fraud and employee theft, white-collar criminal defense, civil fraud and breach of fiduciary duty matters, and regulatory/operational assessments for compliance purposes.
Over the years, Mr. Lester has had the opportunity to work on many cross-border engagements for clients with operations in Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Brazil and Mexico, as well as the opportunity to work and live in Moscow, Russia. He has prepared reports and provided opinions and expert testimony on litigation matters in state and federal courts, as well as for matters in arbitration, mediation, and other claim resolution processes.
Mr. Lester earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance/International Business, a Bachelor of Arts in Biology, and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas. He holds several professional certifications including the Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designation in Business and Intangible Asset Valuation from the American Society of Appraisers, and the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.