- Adds Twenty Forensic and Investigations Professionals to Boston Office -
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced that Stephen Burlone, John Sullivan, Robert Fraga and Mark Grover have joined its Forensic and Litigation Consulting segment as senior managing directors. Brian Christie joined as a managing director. These five professionals are joined by an additional staff of fifteen that will support the senior team on complex accounting investigations and other client matters. The addition of these prominent investigations professionals and their teams significantly expands FTI's domain expertise in complex investigative matters and furthers FTI's strategy to expand and broaden its service offerings in key business and financial centers around the world.
"In today's global business environment, where complex regulatory investigations know no boundaries, clients demand a partner that not only has the breadth of talent to meet their needs from Boston to Beijing, but also the depth of knowledge that only comes from working in a market for many years," said Dominic DiNapoli, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, FTI Consulting. "Having this team join us is a win/win for all parties. FTI bolsters its capabilities in the important Boston market while these professionals gain the resources and benefits of working in a truly global platform."
"With these additions, we are further enhancing the reach and scale of what is already one of the leading global practices that specializes in SEC, complex accounting and fraud related investigations and business intelligence," said Neal Hochberg, Senior Managing Director and Global Head of the Forensic and Litigation Consulting segment. "Stephen, John, Robert, Mark and Brian all bring the deep domain expertise and eminent reputations we look for in our professionals, and we are glad to have their talents to help our clients meet the challenges of increased regulatory, litigation and disputes activity."
Stephen Burlone, brings over 25 years of experience to FTI, providing advisory services to law firms and multinational companies. An expert in SEC rules and regulation, as well as a variety of complex accounting issues, Mr. Burlone has worked with a variety of large public and private companies, particularly in the manufacturing and technology sectors. Prior to joining FTI, Stephen was a managing director at a large public consulting firm where he worked with clients on issues related to accounting disputes and investigations.
John Sullivan, joins FTI from a major consulting firm, where he had extensive experience working with clients on accounting related investigations, as well as providing his expertise on a range of litigation issues, including the application of accounting and auditing principles, damages assessment and business acquisition disputes. Mr. Sullivan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and received his Bachelor of Science in accounting from Bentley College.
Robert Fraga, brings to FTI over 15 years of experience advising clients, including executive management, boards of directors and general counsels on an array of complex accounting issues. Prior to joining FTI, Mr. Fraga was a managing director at a public consulting firm, where he led investigations related to accounting irregularities and restatement issues at major public companies, and also focused on stock options investigations. Mr. Fraga received his Bachelor of Science in accounting from Bentley College and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Mark Grover, joins FTI from a large public consulting firm, where he focused on issues related to GAAP and GAAS, advising clients on SEC issues and the investigation of various complex accounting issues. Mr. Grover has extensive experience working with a variety of large multinational clients and emerging growth companies, particularly in the high tech, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and financial services industries. Mr. Grover received his M.B.A. from Northeastern University and his B.A. from College of the Holy Cross.
Brian Christie, joins FTI with extensive experience in complex accounting issues, disputes and investigations. Prior to joining FTI, Brian was at a large public consulting firm, where he advised clients in the high tech, manufacturing and service industries on a wide range of accounting-related issues, including stock compensation accounting, SEC rules and regulations, restatement of financial statements and financial due diligence. Mr. Christie is a Certified Public Accountant and received his Bachelor of Arts from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 3,400 employees located in most major business centers in the world, we work closely with clients every day to anticipate, illuminate, and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management and restructuring. More information can be found at www.fticonsulting.com.
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