FTI Consulting Appoints Business Transformation Experts Christopher Conover and Bill Stotzer
Washington, D.C., Aug. 22, 2019 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced the appointment of Christopher Conover and Bill Stotzer as Managing Directors within its Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment, further strengthening the firm’s business and finance transformation service offerings.
Mr. Conover, who will be based in Washington, D.C., joins FTI Consulting’s Office of the CFO Solutions practice. He has experience in strategic and functional design; planning and tactical execution; capital and debt acquisitions; complex tax structuring and compliance; cash flow optimization and financial forecasting; IT and business operations integration; and financial reporting design, implementation and execution. He brings particular expertise in the real estate and financial institutions industries, and will bolster the firm’s interim management capabilities.
Mr. Stotzer, who will be based in Chicago, joins FTI Consulting’s Business Transformation practice, bringing more than 20 years of experience in operations, finance functions and corporate strategic planning. He specializes in strategic sourcing, procurement, supply chain and cash flow optimization, and has worked across a wide range of industries, including retail, wholesale, consumer products and manufacturing.
“More than ever, business leaders are facing complex challenges that require transformative financial and operational solutions,” said Carlyn Taylor, Global Co-Leader of the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment at FTI Consulting. “Chris and Bill bring C-level experience that enhances the firm’s ability to provide executive leadership and performance improvement support to companies navigating disruption.”
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Conover served as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) and Executive Vice President of Finance and Corporate Strategy at Comstock Holding Companies, a publicly traded real estate development and construction services company. In this role, he was responsible for the oversight of finance, capital markets initiatives, accounting, internal and external financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, SEC and Nasdaq compliance, investor relations, tax compliance, human resources and purchasing. Prior to Comstock, Mr. Conover was a Controller at River House 11900 LLC, a family office portfolio with more than $2 billion in assets, and an Audit Manager at PwC.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Conover said, “I am very eager to join the team at FTI Consulting, where I have the opportunity to leverage my skills in both public accounting and corporate finance to help companies overcome challenges, realize synergies, achieve efficiencies and most importantly, move forward to best serve their key stakeholders and maximize value.”
Before joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Stotzer was a Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal where he assisted clients drive performance improvement and sustainable solutions in procurement, supply chain and operations. Earlier in his career, he was responsible for M&A activity as Vice President of Corporate Development for a $300 million regional staffing company. He also served as CFO of a start-up pharmacy benefits management company and CFO of a start-up electric medical records company.
“FTI Consulting’s collaborative culture, extensive delivery platform and commitment to client service is unmatched,” said Mr. Stotzer. “I am excited to partner with the firm’s vast team of experts to help companies navigate external pressures on profitability through cost structure adjustments, supply chain optimization and operational transformation.”
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