FTI Consulting Further Enhances Retail & Consumer Products Capabilities With
The Addition of Retail Industry Veteran Keith Jelinek
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2014
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN),
the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect
and enhance their enterprise value, today announced the appointment of Keith
Jelinek as a Senior Managing Director in the firm's Retail & Consumer Products
practice. He will be based in Boston.
Mr. Jelinek is a seasoned retail industry executive, with more than 30 years
of hands-on experience in leading and advising Fortune 100 companies. During
his career, Mr. Jelinek has partnered with organizations to achieve revenue
growth and margin objectives through business innovation, operational
improvements, cost reduction and inventory productivity within the global
retail and wholesale industries. Mr. Jelinek has worked with more than 40
retailers spanning the mass, department, specialty, drug, grocery and C-store
channels to address complex challenges. In his new role at FTI Consulting, Mr.
Jelinek will focus on advising retail and consumer products companies on
matters critical to enhancing operating performance and shareholder value.
"Retail and consumer products companies are facing many transformational
issues and Keith's expertise and background further enhances our capabilities
in advising companies through these critical periods," said Bob Duffy, Global
Leader of the firm's Retail & Consumer Products practice and Global Co-leader
of the Corporate Finance/Restructuring segment. "Amongst his talents, Keith
brings significant knowledge of identifying and implementing critical value
improvements to our clients, with the combined benefit of his industry insider
perspective and high-impact background as a management consultant."
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Jelinek was a Director in the Enterprise
Improvement practice at AlixPartners LLC, where he designed, led and
implemented processes to improve cost effectiveness and managed merchandise,
planning and analysis activities for retail companies. In addition, Mr.
Jelinek served in various interim management roles, guiding organizations
through business transformations and working collaboratively with executives
and boards to effectuate key strategic initiatives.
Before that, Mr. Jelinek served as the Founder and Principal at Jelinek &
Associates and held leadership roles including Senior Vice President of
Inventory Management at Kmart Corporation and Vice President of Merchandising
Systems at Thrifty PayLess Drug Stores.
"It is exciting to be joining the FTI Retail & Consumer Products team and
being a part of such a high caliber organization with tremendous talent and
reputation in the marketplace," said Mr. Jelinek. "I'm looking forward to
driving tangible improvements impacting profitability for our clients."
Mr. Jelinek is actively involved with the Council of Supply Chain Management
Professionals, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the Food
Marketing Institute and the National Retail Federation. Mr. Jelinek has been
profiled by Supermarket News, National Association of Convenience Stores, CBS
MarketWatch, Chain Store Age, Time,CNBC.com, RIS News, Women's Wear Daily
andthe Wall Street Journal, among others.
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 4,200 employees
located in 26 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 $1.65 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2013. For more
information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and connect with us on Twitter
(@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.
SOURCE FTI Consulting, Inc.
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