Todd Cohen and Derek Sappenfield Join FTI Consulting’s Office of the CFO Solutions Practice
Washington, D.C., June 13, 2022 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced the appointment of Todd Cohen and Derek Sappenfield as Managing Directors in the Office of the CFO Solutions practice within the firm’s Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment.
Based in Los Angeles, Mr. Cohen is a finance professional with over 30 years of experience advising organizations through change, developing strategic vision and leading global transformation and shared-service initiatives. He will work with clients on finance transformation, designing and implementing service delivery model transformations, automation and robotics implementations, and preparing finance organizations for possible transactions and initial public offerings.
Prior to FTI Consulting, Mr. Cohen was Principal of The Cohen Group, a sole-proprietor consulting and advisory firm formed to assist organizations with overcoming finance and operational challenges. Before starting his own firm, he spent over 20 years in the media and entertainment industry, serving in a variety of global roles, including Vice President, Global Finance Transformation at Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Vice President, Finance at Paramount Pictures Corporation. Previously, he was a Director at The Hackett Group as well as at Vivendi/Universal Studios. Mr. Cohen began his career in the Audit practice at KPMG.
Based in Washington, D.C., Mr. Sappenfield brings over 25 years of full lifecycle operating model transformation experience, including shared services, outsourcing, process and organization transformation, and intelligent automation. He is an expert in planning, designing and executing operating model transformations to create competitive advantage and shareholder value for clients in the technology, financial services, hospitality, communications and media, manufacturing, automotive and public sector industries.
Prior to FTI Consulting, Mr. Sappenfield held senior leadership roles at PwC and IBM, where he led teams focused on identifying and implementing opportunities for impactful service delivery redesign and automation to build optimal collaborative workforces. He spent two decades at Big Four firms in both the accounting and consulting practices, helping clients transform their back-office operations. He also has deep outsourcing provider and offshoring experience, having worked as an advisor to clients as well as for some of the world’s largest outsourcing providers.
“Today’s CFOs manage much more than the finances of an organization; they are responsible for driving enterprise value through the improvement of corporate strategy and planning, operations and execution,” said Gina Gutzeit, Leader of the Office of the CFO Solutions practice at FTI Consulting. “Todd and Derek’s experience transforming processes and operating models across a variety of industries will be invaluable to our clients as the role of the CFO continues to evolve. I’m delighted to welcome them to the team and to strengthen our business transformation capabilities to help create lasting value for our clients.”
About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 6,900 employees located in 30 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The Company generated $2.78 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2021. In certain jurisdictions, FTI Consulting’s services are provided through distinct legal entities that are separately capitalized and independently managed. For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.
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