Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

Diversity Starts at the Top

Leading by example is the most effective way to initiate change. Today, 40% of our Executive Committee represents diverse groups, a significant increase from five years ago, when it was only 7%. Additionally, 80% of FTI Consulting’s executive officers are diverse, compared to just 20% in 2014.

Among our Board of Directors, 25% are women and 25% are from countries outside the United States. The Board strongly believes that diversity of gender, cultural background, professional skills and work experience brings unique perspectives to its role and helps broaden the firm’s understanding and knowledge of the markets we serve.

Steve Gunby
President and Chief Executive Officer

Ajay Sabherwal
Chief Financial Officer

Curtis Lu
General Counsel

Paul Linton

Paul Linton
Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer

Holly Paul
Chief Human Resources Officer

Diversity Starts at the Top

Being an inclusive employer is an essential part of FTI Consulting’s growth strategy. We recognize that our continued success depends on our ability to provide definitive and diverse expertise to our clients, which can only be achieved if we attract, develop and retain professionals that represent the breadth of talent in society. At FTI Consulting, diversity starts at the top. Click the video to learn more about FTI Consulting’s diversity, inclusion & belonging progress and commitments.

Leading from the top is a reflection of FTI Consulting’s executive ownership in driving our diversity and inclusion agenda forward. The following are a few examples of the Executive Committee leading the way:

  • During the height of the racial unrest in the summer of 2020, our Executive Committee engaged in conversation with employees globally which led to our action plan to turbocharge the firm’s Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging initiatives. This is centered around four pillars to enhance the recruiting, retention and development of underrepresented minorities.
  • FTI Consulting’s President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Gunby meets quarterly with each region and business segment leader to drive accountability and progress focused on our efforts to attract, hire and retain female and diverse talent.
  • Our Executive Committee has committed to building three-year pipelines of potential female Senior Managing Director candidates so that we have a strong pool of talent for promotion.

The Pact for FTI Consulting

In 2019, in support of equality in the workplace, FTI Consulting agreed to a pact holding ourselves accountable for the following goals:

Maureen Greene James

“Simply talking about the issues is not enough. The work of diversity, inclusion and belonging is continually evolving. We are laying the foundation at FTI Consulting to foster workplaces that truly celebrate diversity, advance inclusion and represent the clients and communities we serve globally.”

Maureen Greene James
Vice President of Global Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

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