FTI Consulting, Inc., the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced that three experienced professionals have joined its Operational Transformation practice. Cornelius Mauch and Björn Thomas join the firm as Senior Directors and Markus Gutberlet joins the firm as a Director. They will be based in Frankfurt.
These professionals add to the continued growth of the Company’s Operational Transformation practice within the firm’s Corporate Finance/Restructuring segment in Europe, Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”), expanding the team’s international experience and expertise in operational improvement, interim-management and supply chain management. The Operational Transformation practice in EMEA specialises in the industrial, automotive, renewables, fast moving consumer goods (“FMCG”) and aerospace sectors, and is servicing a growing number of private equity funds, corporates and lenders.
Mr. Mauch brings deep cash management and process improvement experience and a specialised understanding of business turnaround across several industries, including consumer goods, industrial products and business services to the firm. Mr. Mauch joins FTI Consulting from Alvarez & Marsal, where, amongst other roles, he coordinated the cash management of over 30 production facilities and capital and process improvements, for a major European producer of fresh and processed meat. Prior to this, he was a member of the management team of a family owned automotive producer of precision safety components.
Mr. Thomas has deep supply chain management and operational expertise in the FMCG and automotive industries. Mr. Thomas joins FTI Consulting from AlixPartners where he initiated the Supply Chain Practice. Prior to this, Mr. Thomas worked as a Senior Consultant for Management Engineers and Capgemini, and as the Supply Chain Head in Europe for Faurecia. To date, he has served a number of high profile clients, including AVON Cosmetics, Beiersdorf, Volkswagon, Jaguar Land Rover and General Motors. Mr. Thomas started his career at Proctor & Gamble, with a technical focus on machine development, production and supply chains.
Mr. Gutberlet’s expertise lies in combining industry and consultancy experience. He joins FTI Consulting from the global manufacturing company, Oystar Group, where he was responsible for improving operational performance on a production site and steering the global restructuring programme. Prior to this, Mr. Gutberlet spent three years at Deloitte, during which he delivered a number of performance improvement projects.
“Cornelius, Björn and Markus expand the depth of our operational expertise across the EMEA region. We continue to seek-out senior operational experts with in-depth functional and industry expertise driven by the demand of our clients,” said Dr. Andreas von Keitz, Head of the Operational Transformation practice in EMEA.
Mr. Mauch holds a bank apprenticeship at Deutsche Bank as well as a diploma for business administration and economics from the University of Witten/Herdecke.
Mr. Thomas holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Applied Science in Cologne as well as an executive M.B.A. degree from Purdue University, Indianapolis.
Mr. Gutberlet holds a diploma in business from the International School of Management in Dortmund, as well as an M.B.A. in strategy and finance from the WHU-Wissenschaftliche Hochschule fur Unternehmensführung in Vallendar.
About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. (fticonsulting.com) is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations 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.