FTI Consulting Enhances Media & Entertainment Capabilities with Senior Appointment
Washington, D.C., Nov. 12, 2019 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced the appointment of Francesco Di lanni as a Managing Director in the Media & Entertainment group within the firm’s Telecom, Media & Technology industry practice.
Based in Los Angeles, Mr. Di lanni brings more than 15 years of experience in media and entertainment and consulting. He specializes in driving growth strategy for intellectual property (“IP”) and sports-centric businesses across diverse verticals including film, TV, gaming, sports, OTT/D2C, site-based entertainment, entertainment services, consumer products and retail. He advises corporate and private equity clients on corporate strategy, new business development and monetization, digital transformation, international expansion and market entry, pricing/ promotion strategy, valuation, due diligence, commercial and operations improvement.
“Our team of highly experienced strategy, operations and finance experts is dedicated to helping clients prosper in the midst of disruption,” said Luke Schaeffer, Global Leader of the Telecom, Media & Technology practice at FTI Consulting. “We are pleased to welcome Francesco, whose deep media and entertainment industry expertise, coupled with his strategic know-how, will be of great value to our team and the firm at large.”
Phil Schuman, Leader of the Media & Entertainment group at FTI Consulting, added, “Francesco’s appointment reflects our commitment to expanding our capabilities for corporations and financial sponsors in the media and entertainment sector, so we can continue to support and provide holistic solutions to clients ranging from production and distribution companies to broadcasters and networks.”
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Di lanni was Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at Deluxe Entertainment, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, growth and transformation initiatives. Previously, he was a senior member of the Media & Entertainment practice at L.E.K. Consulting, where he led strategy and due diligence projects for major studios, IP owners, post-production service providers and TV networks. Before that, he was the Business Intelligence Director at Ubisoft Entertainment, where he evaluated the performance of both production and distribution activities and held multiple consulting roles in the United States and Europe.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Di lanni said, “I am very excited to start this next chapter of my career as a senior member of FTI Consulting’s Telecom, Media & Technology practice. I look forward to joining an advisory firm with a strong commitment to media and entertainment and a unique set of services. I am excited to augment FTI Consulting’s strategy capabilities and drive value for clients through my diverse perspectives as they face an ever-evolving media and entertainment landscape.”
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