FTI Consulting Appoints Retail Operations and Growth Expert Matt Garfield as Managing Director
Washington, D.C., Aug. 19, 2019 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced the continued growth of its Retail & Consumer Products practice with the appointment of Matt Garfield as a Managing Director, based in Chicago.
Mr. Garfield brings more than a decade of experience working with retail and consumer products companies in both executive leadership and strategic consultant capacities. He will work with FTI Consulting’s Retail & Consumer Products experts to lead multinational organizations through the development, implementation and execution of strategies that position companies for growth, enable cost reduction and improve operational execution.
“As retailers continue to face pressure from multiple angles, whether it is e-commerce or changing consumer tastes and habits, companies will need to be creative to maximize value and drive growth,” said J.D. Wichser, Leader of the Retail & Consumer Products practice at FTI Consulting. “Matt brings a mix of experience from industry and consulting that will benefit our clients as they seek to maximize opportunities, address the challenges they face, and facilitate faster and lasting change.”
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Garfield led the Supply Chain Strategy practice at Ulta Beauty. He previously was a member of the Retail and Consumer Strategy & Operations practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Mr. Garfield has specific expertise in supply chain, mergers and acquisitions, cost optimization, growth and brand strategy, procure-to-pay transformation, international expansion, and operating model design. He has worked with a wide range of retail and consumer packaged goods (“CPG”) companies, including specialty, big box, footwear and fashion/fast fashion retailers, as well as CPG companies in the food and beverage, home and personal care, and specialty subsectors.
“I am excited for the opportunity to utilize my experience and insights gained from working within the retail industry to help others transform their business and stay ahead of change in disruptive times,” Mr. Garfield said. “With its diverse platform of business transformation, transactions and restructuring expertise, FTI Consulting was the right fit for me to leverage that experience.”
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