Dan Margolis is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Los Angeles. Dan is in the Corporate Reputation practice, where he specializes in media relations, executive communications, thought leadership and issues management.
Dan brings 20 years of experience in global communications in a wide range of industries including financial and professional services, energy, healthcare & life sciences and entertainment/media. Dan provides trusted counsel and urgent response for senior executives, media strategy and security related issues. He has developed prominent market reports featuring notable CEOs, board members and key influencers featured in the most prominent media outlets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific.
Dan has led engagements and provided counsel to clients and C-level executives in a variety of sectors. His clients have included Allstate, Boyden, Chevron, Chia Network, City National Bank, CTBC Bank, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, King & Spalding, Moderna, Raymond James, Transocean, OfficeMax and others.
Previously, Dan served for five years as Head of Margolis & Company, a business communications firm he founded. Prior to his agency positions, he was a Senior Director at Korn Ferry, where he created and launched the firm’s first CEO Vision Study. The study included in-person interviews with more than 200 international CEOs and was featured in The Wall Street Journal. Previously, he served as Director of Communications for former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan. He began his career as a journalist with Variety, Newsweek and the Los Angeles Times.
Dan is a Board Member of the Los Angeles Business Council and has served on the Governing Board of LA’s Best Friends, a fundraising unit of an after-school enrichment program. Dan holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from UCLA and a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University. He is fluent in Spanish.