Rodolfo Araujo, CFA
- Senior Managing Director
- Strategic Communications
- T: +1 202 346 8816
- F: +1 202 312 9101
- 555 12th Street, NW
- Suite 700
- Washington, DC, 20004
- United States
- T: +1 202 312 9100
- F: +1 202 312 9101
- B.A., Communication, Catholic University of Salvador
- M.A., Marketing, ESPM
- M.B.A., The Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College
- Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Rodolfo Araujo advises companies of all sizes on investor engagement, contested proxy campaigns, mergers & acquisitions, and ESG issues. He frequently engages with corporate directors, executive officers, dissident shareholders, and institutional investors.
Mr. Araujo recently supported Detour Gold efforts to prevent shareholder opposition from disrupting its transaction with Kirkland Lake, provided counsel to Cincinnati Bell in its interactions with activists and its go-private transaction, and helped to successfully defend Argo Group in a proxy fight with Voce Capital.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Araujo was a Vice President in ISS’ Special Situations Research Group, where he advised on approximately 100 contested situations. His role at ISS focused on providing analysis and voting recommendations on proxy fights for board seats, including Procter & Gamble, Arconic, ADP, General Motors, and Buffalo Wild Wings; as well as contested M&A transactions and hostile takeover attempts, including Broadcom/Qualcomm, Dell Technologies’ conversion into Dell Class C, Cigna/Express Scripts, Rite Aid/Albertsons, PrivateBancorp/CIBC, Ensco/Rowan, EQT/Rice, and Hyundai Mobis/Glovis. He was also responsible for structuring the financial analysis framework that ISS uses to evaluate both contested and uncontested M&A transactions.
Prior to ISS, Mr. Araujo served as a Research Analyst at Sands Capital, a growth-oriented global asset manager with approximately $50 billion under management. Rodolfo joined Sands Capital from INCA Investments, a value-oriented equity hedge fund with a focus on Latin America, where he served as an Investment Analyst.
Mr. Araujo holds an M.B.A. from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, M.A. in Marketing from ESPM, and a B.A. in Communication from Catholic University of Salvador. He is also a CFA charterholder.