Kurt Moeller is a Managing Director in the Activism and M&A Solutions practice within the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment of FTI Consulting. He is based in Dallas.
Mr. Moeller has extensive experience in equity research, corporate governance and shareholder activist situations, both proxy contests and contested M&A. He brings the perspective of having evaluated activist situations from an investor's viewpoint.
Mr. Moeller joins FTI Consulting after three years on ISS' Special Situations Research team, where he analyzed and provided voting recommendations to shareholders on proxy contests and contested mergers. He was ISS' principal analyst on proxy contests involving ADP, Campbell Soup and Rent-A-Center, each of which generated substantial shareholder value after ISS' recommendation was realized. He led the analysis of several contested mergers, such as Bristol-Myers Squibb/Celgene and J. Alexander's/99 Restaurants. He frequently engaged with company directors, executive officers, activist shareholders and institutional investors.
Prior to ISS, Mr. Moeller served as a buy-side equity analyst for two decades, at firms such as Allianz Global Investors and Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co. He performed in-depth fundamental research on companies across the globe in multiple sectors. Kurt was a senior equity analyst and portfolio manager at Calvert Investments, one of the pioneers in socially responsible investing. At Calvert he worked with sustainability analysts as they enhanced Calvert’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) ratings for companies, and he incorporated ESG ratings into investment decisions.
Earlier in Mr. Moeller's career, he was a daily newspaper reporter, covering business for the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle in Cheyenne, the state capital. Mr. Moeller graduated with a B.A. in Economics and History from Rice University. He earned an M.B.A. in Finance from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.