- Managing Director
- Corporate Finance
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- 555 12th Street, NW
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- Washington, DC, 20004
- United States
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- M.S., Electrical Engineering, Blaise Pascal University, France
- Ph.D., Computer Sciences, Blaise Pascal University, France
- Merger Integration
- Transaction Advisory
- Performance Improvement
- Strategic Planning and Implementation
- Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT)
John Cartoux is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Washington, D.C. Dr. Cartoux is a member of the Telecom, Media and Technology (“TMT”) practice in the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment.
Dr. Cartoux has more than 20 years of experience working globally across multiple industry segments, including technology, digital advertising, publishing and directories, broadcast and cable television. Dr. Cartoux specializes in merger and acquisition (“M&A”) planning and execution, digital strategy and transformation, operational effectiveness improvement, shared services planning and implementation, IT strategy, enterprise system architecture evaluation and design, data strategy and infrastructure.
Dr. Cartoux has 10 years of experience performing commercial and technical due diligences of technology companies and leading projects and request for proposals (“RFPs”) on behalf of clients. His expertise areas include system design and software development, AdTech, MarTech, Multi-Channel Video platforms, broadcast and cable TV technologies and systems, content management systems, customer relationship management (“CRM”), big data infrastructure, technology transformation and semi-conductor.
Dr. Cartoux has worked with major newspapers and magazines to design digital strategies, set up digital organizations, evaluate and improve existing workflows and improve operational efficiencies through the design and implementation of shared services. A select list of Dr. Cartoux’ newspaper clients include GFR Media, Postmedia (Canada), Lee Newspapers, Houston Chronicle, Philadelphia Enquirer, Scripps Newspapers, GateHouse Media and Cox Media Group. His select magazine clients include the Reader’s Digest Association, Conde Nast, Hearst Magazines, Meredith Corporation and The Enthusiast Network.
Dr. Cartoux has been involved with the carve out of Sensis, the Australian Yellow Pages from Telstra, putting in place support services to stand up the new company. Dr. Cartoux was also involved in the design of the new YP digital and technology organization, built from the merger and acquisition of AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive by Cerberus Capital Management. He worked with Yellow Pages of New Zealand to advise on their digital strategy and technology transformation initiative. Dr. Cartoux also advised the Executive Leadership during the merger of Charter Media and Time Warner Cable leading to the design of Spectrum Reach.
Dr. Cartoux led the Program Management Office for the merger and integration of Media General with Lin Media, co-leading the broadcast operations, technology and digital work streams. He was also involved in the merger of Media General with Young Broadcasting, where he advised on the design of the new IT organization and implementation of key synergies. He was involved in the building of Al Jazeera New American, and led the digital, technology and broadcast operations teams to plan for the launch of the new organization.
Dr. Cartoux was the lead architect and project manager for Sotheby’s worldwide strategic internet initiative, and was primarily responsible for the architecture design, overall data model and multi-lingual registration strategies for Russia, China and Europe.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Dr. Cartoux held several executive positions in the software, telecom, and aerospace industries in Europe and the United States, including Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) and Chief Technology Officer (“CTO”) of a company that specialized in cloud-based CRM and business intelligence.
Dr. Cartoux holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences and Image Processing from the University Blaise Pascal in France. Dr. Cartoux was a research assistant at the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems at USC, Los Angeles.