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- M.S., Electrical Engineering, Blaise Pascal University
- Ph.D., Computer Sciences, Blaise Pascal University
- Merger Integration
- Transaction Advisory
- Performance Improvement
- Strategic Planning and Implementation
- Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT)
John Cartoux is a Managing Director in the Strategic IT practice, specializing in technical due diligences of technology companies. He has more than 25 years of experience in merger and acquisition planning and execution, carve-outs and stand-ups, IT rationalization and modernization, digital transformation and program management. He has expertise in multiple industries, with a particular focus on media and entertainment.
Dr. Cartoux’s experience includes broadcast and media technology and operations, digital media supply chain automation, multi-channel video platforms, content management, digital asset management and media asset management, customer relationship management, advertising technology and marketing technology systems.
Dr. Cartoux performed a detailed assessment of EPIX/MGM media supply chain and delivered a transformation roadmap with architecture and systems recommendations to automate workflows, and improve efficiencies. He also led the program management office (“PMO”) for the merger and integration of Media General with Lin Media and Young Broadcasting. He was responsible for the broadcast operations, technology, and digital work streams. He advised the company on re-designing its IT organization, and the upgrade of key IT systems, including the enterprise resource planning, human resource information, traffic and billing systems, as well as its business intelligence infrastructure.
Dr. Cartoux has been involved in several carve-out, integration and/or stand up in different capacities, such as leading the PMO, managing the technology separation and the stand-up of the new company from back- to front-office. Recent relevant engagements include CBS radio/Entercom, a pharmaceutical carve-out.
Dr. Cartoux was the lead architect, DBA, and project manager for Sotheby’s worldwide strategic internet initiative. He was primarily responsible for the architecture design, overall data model, and CMS Implementation. For Cox Media Group, Mr. Cartoux led the evaluation of the CMS platform developed by the digital organization, the structure of the organization and its suitability for the digital objectives of the TV, radio and newspapers businesses. For the Reader’s Digest Association, Dr. Cartoux was involved in the design of a new worldwide IT rationalization and upgrade plan to transform the company’s legacy infrastructure into a digitally-focused organization.
Dr. Cartoux has been involved in several newspapers engagements to streamline IT organizations, upgrade key publishing systems, design digital strategies, and improve operational efficiencies. Select clients include CBS, NBC Universal, EPIX/MGM, Viacom, Entercom, Meredith, Media General, Cox Media Group, Spectrum Reach, RTL, Gannett, Hearst, Conde Nast, Times Inc., YP, Sensis, Belo Group, Gatehouse Media, Postmedia (Canada), ABB, Sharecare, Platinum Equity.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Dr. Cartoux held several executive positions in the software, and aerospace industries in Europe and the U.S. 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, and he was a research assistant at the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems at USC, Los Angeles.