FTI Consulting Appoints John Franklin as Head of the Telecom, Media &
Technology Industry Practice within the Strategic Communications Segment in
22-Year Corporate Communications Veteran Strengthens Firm's Industry Expertise
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 14, 2013
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --FTI Consulting, Inc.
(NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping
organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, announced the
appointment of John Franklin as Managing Director and Head of the Telecom,
Media & Technology (TMT) industry practice in North America within the firm's
Strategic Communications segment. He will be based in San Francisco.
Franklin brings more than 20 years of experience in reputation management,
brand building, financial communications, and crisis management to FTI
Consulting. In his senior roles at The Abernathy MacGregor Group, RLM Finsbury
and SS+K, Franklin designed and executed corporate and financial
communications programs for market-leading TMT companies such as Dell, HP,
Nextel (currently Sprint), Microsoft and Yahoo!; as well as emerging TMT
companies such as Trulia and Zynga.
Franklin also has considerable expertise building corporate credibility
focused on innovation in times of change outside the TMT industry for clients
including Boeing, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, Northwest Airlines (currently
Delta Air Lines), PepsiCo and Toyota. This range of expertise will help FTI
Consulting deploy its broad portfolio of services deeper into businesses where
technology is pivotal to creating value.
"John has a wealth of industry knowledge and experience in advising emerging
and established, private and public TMT companies," said Edward J. Reilly,
Global Chief Executive Officer of the Strategic Communications segment at FTI
Consulting. "His appointment demonstrates the firm's commitment to providing
best-in-class counsel to meet the complex and evolving communications needs of
"FTI Consulting has a truly differentiated offering for an industry like TMT
that is navigating accelerating change, including social media, investor
relations, intellectual property valuation, economic consulting, lobbying and
stakeholder engagement," said Mr. Franklin. "If you're looking for the teams
and tools to harness and manage disruptive change, there's no better
Franklin holds a B.A. in English and its European backgrounds (French) from
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 4,000 employees
located in 24 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with
clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in
areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory
issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. The
company generated $1.58 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2012. More
information can be found at www.fticonsulting.com.
SOURCE FTI Consulting, Inc.
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