New York Stock Exchange listed business advisory firm FTI Consulting has launched a technology ‘segment’ in Switzerland – the company’s first formal presence in the country – with the hire of investigations expert Jerry Lay as a senior managing director and Switzerland lead. FTI Technology has also expanded its partnership with Relativity to provide the cloud-based e-discovery solution RelativityOne in Switzerland.
Switzerland is a gateway to European, African and Middle Eastern markets thanks to its strategic location in the heart of Europe. It is home to corporates such as Nestle, Roche and Novartis as well as the influential Swiss Arbitration Court.
Lay, who was previously managing director for disputes and investigations at Alvarez & Marsal, will work closely with technology segment leaders to drive growth across Germany, Switzerland and Austria, also known as the DACH region, and across Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa.
“In the DACH region and worldwide, the landscape of risk is expanding, pressure from regulatory agencies continues to rise and technology advancement is accelerating rapidly,” said Sophie Ross, global chief executive officer of FTI Technology. “These and other factors are driving demand for our expertise and solutions, which presents a significant opportunity for FTI Consulting to serve domestic 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 broader DACH region, our technology segment is positioned to better deliver services that combine local experts and solutions with the firm’s extensive global reach and depth of capabilities.”