Navigant (NYSE: NCI) announced today the appointment of Saeed Fotovat as the Firm’s Chief Information Officer. He will be based in the Firm’s Chicago office. Fotovat joins from Tower Group, a property and casualty insurance solutions company, where he most recently served as Chief Technology Officer. At Navigant, he will use his technology infrastructure expertise to strengthen the Firm’s platforms and systems and enhance Information Technology (IT) service offerings. “Saeed will provide immediate impact in our quest to deliver added value to our clients leveraging data and technology solutions in addition to providing strategic leadership of our IT function,” stated Lee Spirer, Executive Vice President & Global Business Leader. “He brings tremendous knowledge and leadership and a keen focus on furthering the quality and effectiveness of customer facing and processing applications. “Saeed will focus on advancing our infrastructure and collaborating with our businesses,” continued Spirer. “By ensuring we have the right organization and technology capabilities in place, he will lay the foundation to deliver on emerging business needs for both our Firm and our clients.” Fotovat brings 23 years of experience as a CTO and in strategic technology consulting. His work has resulted in the design, development and support of business solutions that drive successful and sustainable growth plans. Saeed previously worked at Navigant as a Managing Director and therefore, brings solid understanding of client needs and vast institutional knowledge. He has experience controlling IT spending through the development and implementation of effective sourcing strategies and managing and providing strategic direction for large and complex IT project portfolios. “I am excited to return to Navigant and join its talented team of IT professionals,” said Fotovat. “The Firm’s aspirational growth plans rely in part on the ability to leverage data, systems and processes that create new and unique solutions for clients. I look forward to collaborating with Navigant’s consulting professionals and the IT team to design those tools, while ensuring our infrastructure is poised to support Navigant’s growth.”
About NavigantNavigant (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global expert services firm dedicated to assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the face of critical business risks and opportunities. Through senior level engagement with clients, Navigant professionals combine technical expertise in Disputes and Investigations, Economics, Financial Advisory and Management Consulting, with business pragmatism in the highly regulated Construction, Energy, Financial Services and Healthcare industries to support clients in addressing their most critical business needs. More information about Navigant can be found at www.navigant.com. Statements included in this press release which are not historical in nature are forward-looking statements as defined within the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words including “outlook,” ”plans,” “goals,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “intends,” “estimates,” “expects” and similar expressions. These statements are based upon management’s current expectations and speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company cautions readers that there may be events in the future that the Company is not able to accurately predict or control and the information contained in the forward-looking statements is inherently uncertain and subject to a number of risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in or implied by the forward-looking statements including, without limitation: the success of the Company’s organizational changes; risks inherent in international operations, including foreign currency fluctuations; ability to make acquisitions; pace, timing and integration of acquisitions; impairment charges; management of professional staff, including dependence on key personnel, recruiting, attrition and the ability to successfully integrate new consultants into the Company’s practices; utilization rates; conflicts of interest; potential loss of clients; clients’ financial condition and their ability to make payments to the Company; risks inherent with litigation; higher risk client assignments; professional liability; potential legislative and regulatory changes; continued access to capital; and market and general economic conditions. Further information on these and other potential factors that could affect the Company’s financial results are included under the “Risk Factors” section and elsewhere in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which are available on the SEC’s website or at www.navigant.com/investor_relations . The Company cannot guarantee any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievement and undertakes no obligation to update any of its forward-looking statements.