FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced that Robert Filek has been appointed the global leader of the Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) practice within the firm's Corporate Finance/Restructuring business segment. Mr. Filek, will assume the role from the current practice leader, Ed Bartko, who will retire in April of this year.
In his new role, Mr. Filek will oversee the growth strategy for the Transaction Advisory Services practice, which helps clients maximize value and minimize risk during the acquisition and divesture process by offering comprehensive due diligence advice and support in evaluating the risk/return considerations of the transaction. Over the coming years, the practice will continue to add intellectual capital in the United States and key financial markets around the world including Continental Europe, Latin America and Asia.
Commenting on the appointment, Dominic DiNapoli, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer said, "We are extremely pleased to have Bob join FTI Consulting at this exciting time as we plan to expand the practice to new markets. Ed has played an instrumental role in building our global Transaction Advisory Services footprint over the past six years, and has provided the framework for Bob to take the Transaction Advisory Services group to the next level."
Mr. Filek joins FTI Consulting from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was a Partner in Transaction Services and most recently served in a national capacity. Over his 24 year career Mr. Filek has worked on some of the most complicated transactions in both the private equity and corporate arenas. His deal experience includes consulting on over 300 transactions globally representing both buyers and sellers, and he has led transactions that have received recognition, including one that was voted best transaction by Business Week in 2000. Mr. Filek has appeared as a repeat guest on CNBC and Bloomberg TV as well as Fox News. He has also been quoted in leading wire services and publications on corporate finance. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois.
FTI Transaction Advisory Services practice has a network of professionals that provide an array of transaction centered services in Asia, Europe, and the United States. The FTI Transaction Advisory Services practice allows clients to receive an independent evaluation with the resources to deliver hands-on assistance from strategy formulation through integration with a strong operational focus.
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 3,600 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.