FTI Consulting launches technology segment in Switzerland and appoints Senior Managing Director as Country Lead

New office supports expansion in the DACH region

London, November 8, 2022 – FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced the launch of its technology segment in Switzerland, marking the company’s formal presence in the country. The launch includes the appointment of investigative expert Jerry Lay as senior managing director and head of the Switzerland segment. Mr. Lay will work closely with technology segment leaders to drive growth in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, also known as the DACH region, as well as in broader Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa to serve clients in these markets to support.

Switzerland serves as a gateway for international and EU business with advanced technology, finance, renewable energy, biotechnology and consumer goods industries, the presence of major international organizations including the UN Bank for International Settlements, and one of the most influential arbitral tribunals in the world. As a highly regulated country with a competitive economy, multinational companies doing business in Switzerland require strong support and programs in information governance, privacy, compliance, disputes and investigations, and other critical risk areas.

“In the DACH region and globally, the risk landscape is expanding, regulatory pressure continues to mount and technological advances are accelerating at a rapid pace,” said Sophie Ross, Global Chief Executive Officer of FTI Technology. “These and other factors are driving demand for our expertise and solutions, which represents a significant opportunity for FTI Consulting to serve national and international clients doing business in Switzerland. We continue to invest in our global growth and with the addition of Jerry and a presence in Switzerland and the broader DACH region, our technology segment is better positioned to offer services that employ local experts and solutions with the company’s extensive global reach and depth combine skills.”

Mr. Lay is an expert in investigating and applying technology solutions to provide insights into matters involving complex data challenges. He brings more than 15 years of experience conducting extensive research and advising clients on improving compliance frameworks and functions. Mr. Lay has led numerous high-profile investigations involving allegations of fraud and corruption, misappropriation of assets, conflicts of interest, market manipulation and data theft. He has worked with clients across a range of industries including pharma and life sciences, financial services and industrial products and has extensive experience working in emerging markets.

Renato Fazzone, Europe Leader of FTI Technology and Country Leader for the segment in Germany, added: “In the current business environment in the DACH region, customers need the support of local experts who are specialized in many of our core areas, including investigations, information governance, Risk and compliance as well as emerging areas like blockchain, digital assets and resilience. Jerry’s leadership will be an integral part of our continued success in delivering in these areas in Switzerland.”

Prior to joining FTI Technology, Mr. Lay held a senior litigation and investigation role at Alvarez & Marsal in Zurich. He has also held digital forensics and investigative positions at a Big Four company and served as Global Chief Financial Officer of a pharmaceutical group headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, where he led the internal service functions, including financial accounting and reporting, Controlling, Compliance, Human Resources and Information Technology.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Lay said: “Switzerland has an attractive, innovative economy that offers tremendous potential for many multinational companies and I look forward to working with our leadership and team of experts to help clients gain a foothold in this unique market to be succesfull.”

FTI Technology has also expanded its partnership with Relativity to offer the cloud-based e-discovery solution RelativityOne in Switzerland. Through offering RelativityOne, FTI Technology offers law firms and in-house legal, compliance and risk teams expert workflows, advanced analytics and a flexible and secure platform to reduce the cost and complexity of large and often global matters. The company also offers its customers an enhanced Relativity solution that leverages its own proprietary technology and add-ons from software partners alongside the global consulting expertise of FTI Technology experts.

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FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global management consulting firm specializing in helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political and regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 7,500 employees in 31 countries FTI advice Experts work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and solve complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The company generates $2.78 billion of revenue in fiscal year 2021. In certain jurisdictions, the services of FTI Consulting are provided by different legal entities that are separately capitalized and independently administered. For more information visit www.fticonsulting.com and contact us at Twitter (@FTIConsulting)Facebook and LinkedIn.

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