FTI Consulting Announces Senior Level Promotions
Baltimore, MD - March 21, 2007
FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the leading global consulting firm to organizations confronting the critical legal, financial and reputational issues that shape their futures, announced today the promotion of 17 employees to senior managing director and senior vice president positions—the two highest levels of distinction among FTI client service professionals. A senior level promotion demonstrates exemplary leadership in client service, business development and team development.
“I want to congratulate these individuals on their achievements with FTI which has led to these well-earned advancements. Each of the 17 individuals promoted today are recognized as leaders not only by their peers and clients, but by our executive management team,” said Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Dominic DiNapoli. “We look forward to their ongoing contributions as we continue to build our Company.”
Technology, Washington, D.C.
William Adams specializes in litigation discovery, database creation and management, and courtroom presentation technologies. He is adept at finding the most efficient use of litigation technology across the spectrum of client requirements with particular depth and experience in the application of electronic discovery and knowledge management solutions. Mr. Adams holds a J.D. from George Mason School of Law & Economics and a B.A. in Political Science from Northwestern University.
Forensic and Litigation Consulting, Washington, D.C.
Felicia Battista provides expert consulting services to clients in matters of accounting, financial reporting, financial restatements, corporate governance and SEC disclosure requirements. Felicia has more than 25 years of accounting experience. She began her career in public accounting and has held accounting and legal positions in the private sector and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Felicia holds a B.B.A with a concentration in accounting from the George Washington University and a J.D. degree from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Economic Consulting, Cambridge, MA
Joe Cavicchi provides wholesale and retail electricity market regulatory economic analyses in connection with the restructuring of the U.S. electricity industry. He advises clients on a variety of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and state regulatory proceedings related to the new markets and the contractual arrangements that have emerged to support the electricity industry. Mr. Cavicchi holds an S.M. in technology policy from M.I.T., an M.S. in environmental engineering from Tufts University and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Connecticut.
Technology, Washington, D.C.
Cuong Do joined FTI Consulting in 2002 and has been a key contributor in helping to establish and grow FTI's eDiscovery products and services in this rapidly expanding market sector. He has also been able to attract a pool of dedicated and talented people to support FTI's continued growth. He has particular experience and expertise in document management, database development, application development, data analysis and native file processing. Cuong has over 14 years of experience consulting in accounting and financial services. He holds a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Virginia Tech and is a Microsoft Certified Database Administrator and a Microsoft Certified IT Professional.
Timothy J. Dragelin
Corporate Finance, Charlotte, NC
Timothy Dragelin has provided financial advisory services to debtors and creditors through in-court and out-of-court reorganizations in a number of industries for more than 17 years. These matters have included bankruptcy planning and management, turnaround consultation, interim management, lender advisory, buy-side due diligence, sell-side mandates, valuation, process improvement, forensic investigations and litigation advisory. Mr. Dragelin holds a B.B.A. in accounting from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. Tim is a published author and frequent speaker on accounting and financial topics.
Corporate Finance, New York, NY
Adrian Frankum specializes in providing restructuring services to companies in large, complex reorganizations. With over 14 years of restructuring and finance experience, he has provided corporate recovery and litigation support services to both companies and creditors in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, telecommunications, automotive and restaurants. Mr. Frankum holds an M.B.A. from the Stern School of Management at NYU and is a certified public accountant (CPA).
Forensic and Litigation Consulting, Dallas, TX
Bryan Harston provides strategic trial consulting, courtroom graphics, and presentation consulting services to attorneys and their clients in Federal and state jurisdictions nationwide. He has developed trial presentations in virtually every major litigation area, with special emphasis on patent infringement, environmental remediation, product liability, computers/electronics, public utilities and energy, mining, and manufacturing. A registered patent attorney, Mr. Harston earned his J.D. cum laude, as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees in Geology and Geophysics, from the University of Oklahoma.
Richard J. Haynes
Forensic and Litigation Consulting, Washington, D.C.
Richard Haynes has over 19 years of consulting and auditing experience including more than four years in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. His experience includes fraud investigation, forensic accounting and damages analysis. His experience includes matters involving fraud investigations, accounting and reporting issues, breach of contract, government contracts, regulated industry, class action lawsuits, antitrust and other litigation matters. Mr. Haynes holds a B.A. degree in accounting from George Washington University. He is a CPA and CFE.
Corporate Finance, Washington, D.C.
Barbara Horvath is a member of the Transaction Advisory Services group within FTI Corporate Finance. She has worked on due diligence and post-acquisition projects for private equity and strategic investors in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, automotive, aerospace and defense, government and construction contracting, distribution, software and technology. She has provided post-merger integration assistance and assisted with carve-out and stand-alone issues at the semiconductor equipment division of an international manufacturing company, an oil and natural gas industry services company, and a major automotive parts supplier. Ms. Horvath has a B.S.B.A. with a concentration in accounting from Duquesne University. She is a CPA.
Michael A. Keable
FTI Lexecon, Chicago, IL
Michael Keable specializes in securities markets, damages, corporate finance and financial statement analysis. He has consulted on and directed numerous studies analyzing a broad range of issues in financial economics, including price movements of many types of securities, accounting restatements, market efficiency, insider trading and calculation of damages. These studies have involved a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, technology and banking. Mr. Keable received an M.B.A with a concentration in finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Forensic and Litigation Consulting, San Francisco, CA
Shelly Irvine has over 12 years of experience consulting with clients and counsel regarding intellectual property matters in a wide range of industries. Ms. Irvine's exclusive focus is on assisting clients and counsel with the damages aspects of their intellectual property disputes, as well as consulting with clients who have intellectual asset management needs. She holds an M.B.A. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, Walter Haas School of Business and a B.S. degree in Economics from Santa Clara University.
Forensic and Litigation Consulting, Washington, D.C.
Jamey Johnson leads FTI's Trial Technology Consulting practice in FTI's Washington, D.C. and Atlanta offices and is responsible for managing, staffing and coordinating trial technology consulting services for the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions. Mr. Johnson has worked in multiple jurisdictions on behalf of numerous Am Law 100 firms and Fortune 500 companies. Most notably, he served for more than a year as lead technology consultant to the major tobacco companies in United States of America v. Philip Morris USA, et al. Mr. Johnson holds a J.D., with honors, from the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he was Casenotes Editor of the Law Review.
Technology, Denver, CO and Melbourne, Australia
Travis Johnson has over 10 years experience in database architecture, particularly in the design, implementation, and administration of databases and data warehouses. He has significant experience in Windows and database programming languages. Travis is a member of the FTI's Ringtail software development team. FTI Ringtail, a software product developed by FTI, enhances and streamlines document-intensive processes and offers support throughout the litigation document lifecycle.
Corporate Finance, Chicago, IL
Kevin Kuby has eight years of experience in restructuring, bankruptcy proceedings, troubled company consulting, financial analyses and due diligence. His experience includes developing business plans and restructuring strategies, contingency planning, liquidity forecasting development and analysis, liquidation analysis, valuation, implementing operational improvement strategies for companies inside and outside of bankruptcy, optimizing operating assets, and providing litigation support services and investigating fraudulent transactions and preference payments. Mr. Kuby holds an M.B.A. with an emphasis in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in economics from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He is a CIRA and CTP.
Corporate Finance, Denver, CO
Chris LeWand is an industry specialist and part of FTI's Communications and Media practice group. He specializes in providing strategic and financial planning, process improvement, integration planning and execution, cost allocation studies, troubled company evaluation and restructurings, interim management services, mergers and acquisitions advisory, valuation and dispute advisory assistance. He holds an M.B.A. with honors from Texas A&M University and a B.S. in finance with honors from Villanova University. He is a CPA, CIRA and chartered financial analyst.
Technology, Denver, CO
Patrick Strong leads the global technical sales team for the Technology segment of FTI. He has extensive consulting experience in the electronic discovery process, in particular online review platforms, litigation database structure and design, search technology and work flow development. He has worked on hundreds of cases involving patent infringement, antitrust, securities litigation and large scale product liability suits. Mr. Strong holds an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.A. in History from Denison University.
Forensic and Litigation Consulting, New York, NY
Dan Ventricelli has over 20 years of professional experience. He specializes in accounting and financial investigations involving SEC enforcement and reporting issues, books and records reconstruction, fraudulent conveyances, schemes to divert assets and tracing the flow of funds. Dan has provided consulting services in matters involving allegations of fraud, mismanagement, and breach of fiduciary duties, owner/managing agent disputes, purchase price disputes, breach of contract, lost profits, intellectual property infringement, and accountant liability. Mr. Ventricelli graduated with honors from St. John's University in 1984 with a B.S. in accounting and with a J.D. degree in 1987 from its School of Law. Dan is a CPA and CFE.
About FTI Consulting
FTI is a leading global firm that organizations rely on for advice and solutions in the areas of forensic analysis, investigation, economic analysis, restructuring, due diligence, strategic communication, financial communication and technology when confronting the critical legal, financial and reputational issues that shape their futures.
FTI delivers solutions every day through its team of more than 2,000 professionals in offices in every major business center in the world. To learn more about FTI Consulting, please visit the Company's website at http://www.fticonsulting.com.
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