WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 Sophie Ross as Global Chief Executive Officer of the firm’s Technology segment. Ms. Ross will also lead the Technology Steering Committee and join the firm’s Executive Committee, which is comprised of segment leaders, regional leaders and heads of key corporate functions.
Ms. Ross, who is based in San Francisco, has more than 20 years of experience in company management and operations in the United States, Europe and Asia. Prior to her appointment as Global CEO of the Technology segment, Ms. Ross led the segment’s Western Region, as well as the managed document review business globally.
“Sophie is an incredibly sharp, experienced technology operator,” said Steven H. Gunby, President and Chief Executive Officer of FTI Consulting. “More exciting for me, she is a terrific leader, one who loves collaborating with the technology teams and has incredible enthusiasm about where we can take this business going forward.”
Commenting on her appointment, Ms. Ross said, “I am honored to take this role. We have long had a leading role in e-discovery, one that I think we can advance significantly. But I also believe that by virtue of the trusted relationships we have had with our clients, we have enormous opportunities to extend our services into adjacent areas and expand existing services such as information governance. This is an exciting time to be collaborating with colleagues to take this firm forward, and I very much look forward to it.”
Ms. Ross joined FTI Consulting through its 2008 acquisition of Strategic Discovery, a leader in the litigation discovery industry, where she served as the Chief Operating Officer and was responsible for data processing, IT and client support, human resources and administration and accounting. Prior to Strategic Discovery, Ms. Ross was Executive Vice President of Global Delivery & Operations at Freeborders Inc., an application outsourcing and software firm. Ms. Ross has also held strategic and operational leadership roles at Revlon Inc./MacAndrews & Forbes and The Boston Consulting Group.
In addition to her leadership role in the Technology segment, Ms. Ross will continue to serve on the Global Steering Committee of FTI Consulting’s Women’s Initiative, FTI WIN, a company-wide program to attract, retain, develop and promote highly talented female professionals.
Ms. Ross has served in the Israeli Navy Intelligence and is fluent in four languages. She earned a bachelor of science in industrial engineering from Tel Aviv University and a master’s in business administration from Harvard Business School.
FTI Consulting’s Technology segment has a comprehensive portfolio of e-discovery software, services and consulting that helps clients streamline reactive, risk-prone processes and more confidently control the risk and expense of e-discovery events. The segment’s global professionals, including e-discovery experts, software developers and forensic specialists, are industry leaders experienced in many of the largest e-discovery matters of the past decade. Professionals work directly with corporations and their law firms on the front line, helping clients with challenges such as collection from the cloud, multinational discovery and e-discovery cost control. For more information, visit www.ftitechnology.com.
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 4,600 employees located in 28 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 $1.78 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2015. For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook andLinkedIn.