Tim Thompson is a Managing Director in FTI Consulting’s Corporate Finance practice and is based in Chicago. Mr. Thompson is a member of the Telecom, Media and Technology practice.
Mr. Thompson has 15 years of consulting, project management, and M&A advisory experience focusing on post-merger integration and change management in a variety of industries including Publishing, Manufacturing, Logistics and Distribution, Engineering and Construction Services, and Telecommunications.
At FTI Consulting, Mr. Thompson specializes in developing margin accretive strategies for businesses undergoing digital transformation in the publishing and media space. He focuses on organization-wide performance improvement, revenue enhancement, process re-design, operational cost reduction and back office optimization. He has also led various projects in due diligence and integration advisory for the Publishing + Digital Media team as well as numerous strategic, operational and organizational re-design implementations acting as program manager. Mr. Thompson holds a PMP certification from the Project Management Institute and is a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma.
Clients have included: Standard Register, CDS, Kubra, Gannett, Hearst, Tribune, McClatchy, Digital First Media, Dallas Morning News, Orange County Register, Milwaukee Journal-sentinel (Journal Media), Postmedia Network, Baton Rouge Advocate, San Francisco Chronicle, Grupo Ferre Rangel.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Thompson worked for AECOM Technologies where he was a member of the corporate M&A team. Over the course of 5 years, Mr. Thompson was involved in over 20 deals ranging from strategic development to post-merger integration.
His primary role as part of the M&A team was as a program manager for post-merger integration. His duties included managing and implementing strategic and operational goals, mitigating core revenue and cost risks, and focusing on change management and communications throughout the new organization. He has experience leading M&A engagements ranging from $5MM to $1Bln in revenue.
Prior to his role with AECOM, Mr. Thompson held a business analyst role with Qwest Communications where he assisted in the management of a $1Bln+ capital budget, developed tools to optimize new technology roll-outs, and supported cost control efforts across a 14 state region.