FTI Consulting, Inc. announced the expansion of its Forensic Accounting & Advisory Services practice within the firm’s Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment with the addition of Robert Baker and Christopher Brown as Senior Managing Directors and Peter Kyviakidis as a Managing Director.
Robert Baker, who will be based in New York, has more than 35 years of experience in international forensic and white-collar crime investigations, arbitrations, M&A due diligence, purchase price disputes, strategic business transactions, risk management, fraud risk and control, corporate governance and compliance, including anti-money laundering, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Office of Foreign Assets Control requirements. He has worked across a variety of industries, including consumer products, energy, financial services, food and entertainment, media, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, real estate and technology. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Baker spent 30 years at Deloitte as a Partner in the Audit and Financial Advisory Services Practices.
Christopher Brown, who will be based in Portland, Ore., has more than 20 years of experience in public accounting and has worked across a variety of industries, including financial services, precious metals, consumer products, transportation and life sciences. He most recently served as an Audit Partner at KPMG, where he focused on financial service entities, including large Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registrants, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation-insured banks and multinational finance companies. During his time at KPMG, Mr. Brown spent two years in KPMG’s National Office advising clients on a wide range of matters involving accounting issues, SEC rules and regulations, illegal acts, financial statement restatements, risk management and implementation of new accounting standards.
Peter Kyviakidis, who will be based in New York, has more than 30 years of experience, including 16 years at Deloitte, in corporate financial management and corporate compliance, accounting advisory, forensic accounting, litigation consulting, financial reporting and transaction support services, including providing financial due diligence and purchase price adjustment dispute consulting. He was previously responsible for all corporate financial management functions of one of the world’s fastest-growing cloud-based service as a software (SaaS) publishing companies. Mr. Kyviakidis has also led fraud investigations for U.S.-based publicly held companies.