FTI Consulting Appoints Automotive Experts Pete Smidt and Patrick Flynn in Detroit
Mr. Smidt has more than 25 years of experience advising private equity and corporate clients throughout the deal continuum. He has worked across multiple industries, including a focus on automotive companies, as well as general manufacturing, aerospace and consumer products businesses.
Mr. Flynn has more than 30 years of experience in financial management, predominantly focusing on business transformation and transition in the automotive industry. He had held direct roles with significant Tier I automotive suppliers, as well as industrial equipment manufacturers and distributors.
“More than ever, automotive businesses are facing complex challenges that require multidisciplinary transformative solutions,” said
Mr. Smidt’s engagement experience has involved the identification of potential targets, due diligence, contract structuring and transition planning. He has been instrumental in helping clients achieve investment returns through value creation ideas, including commercial excellence, supply chain optimization and acquisition integration. Prior to joining
“I am very excited to join the team at
Mr. Flynn’s experience includes engagements supporting both in- and out-of-court restructurings as interim Chief Financial Officer and as a restructuring advisor. He has also served as a Business Unit Director for the U.S. and
“The depth and breadth of the
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