FTI Consulting Launches Technology Segment in Switzerland and Appoints Senior Managing Director as Country Manager
London, November 8, 2022 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced the launch of its Technology segment in Switzerland, establishing the company’s official 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, and in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa more widely to support customers in these markets.
Switzerland serves as a gateway for international and European business, with sophisticated technologies, financial industries, renewable energies, biotechnologies and consumer products, the presence of major international organizations, including the United Nations Bank for international settlements, and one of the most influential arbitration tribunals in the world. . As a highly regulated country with a competitive economy, multinational companies doing business in Switzerland need strong support and programs in the areas of information governance, privacy, compliance, litigation and investigations and other critical risk areas.
“In the DACH region and globally, the risk landscape is expanding, pressure from regulators continues to mount, and technological advancements are accelerating rapidly,” said Sophie Ross, Global Managing Director of FTI Technology. “These and other factors are driving demand for our expertise and solutions, representing a significant opportunity for FTI Consulting to serve national and international clients doing business in Switzerland. We continue to invest in our growth globally, and with the addition of Jerry and a presence in Switzerland and the wider DACH region, our Technology segment is positioned to better deliver services that combine experts and local solutions with the company’s broad global reach and depth of expertise. capacities. »
Mr. Lay is an expert in investigations and the application of technological solutions to provide insights into matters involving complex data challenges. He brings over 15 years of experience conducting major investigations and advising clients on improving compliance frameworks and functions. Mr. Lay has led numerous high-profile investigations related to allegations of fraud and corruption, misappropriation of assets, conflicts of interest, market manipulation and data theft. He has worked with clients in a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals and life sciences, financial services and industrials, and has extensive experience working in emerging markets.
Renato Fazzone, European leader of FTI Technology and national segment leader in Germany, added: “In the current business environment in the DACH region, customers need the support of local experts who specialize in many of our key areas of practice, including investigations, information governance, risk and compliance, as well as emerging areas such as blockchain, digital assets and resilience. Jerry’s leadership will be integral to our continued success in delivering in these areas in Switzerland.
Prior to joining FTI Technology, Mr. Lay held a leadership position in litigation and investigations at Alvarez & Marsal in Zurich. He has also held digital forensics and investigative positions at a Big Four company and served as global CFO of a pharmaceutical group of companies headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, where he led the departments internal services, including accounting and financial reporting, control, compliance, human resources and information technology.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Lay said: “Switzerland has an attractive and innovative economy that offers enormous potential for many multinational companies, and I look forward to joining our management and our team of experts to help our customers to succeed in this unique market.
FTI Technology has also expanded its partnership with Relativity to provide cloud-based eDiscovery solution RelativityOne in Switzerland. By offering RelativityOne, FTI Technology provides law firms and internal legal, compliance and risk teams with expert workflows, advanced analytics and a flexible and secure platform to reduce the cost and complexity of large and often global cases. . The company also provides its customers with an enhanced relativity solution that leverages its own proprietary technology and add-ons from software partners, as well as the global consulting expertise of FTI Technology professionals.
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Source: FTI Consulting, Inc.