WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN) today announced that Carlyn Taylor, Global Co-Leader of the Company's Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment, has been named the 2016 Woman of the Year in Restructuring by the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation ("IWIRC").
A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/29243a36-2f8d-4b57-9cbf-a8a7d9d60621 Ms. Taylor, who is also FTI Consulting's Industry Initiative Leader and Chief Executive Officer of FTI Capital Advisors, has led more than 140 restructuring and bankruptcy engagements advising debtors and creditors over the past 25 years. Her clients include companies in the telecommunications, media and technology ("TMT") sector, as well as financial institutions and funds. Ms. Taylor also founded FTI Consulting's TMT industry practice, which under her leadership grew into a team of more than 120 professionals. During her time as TMT practice leader, Ms. Taylor recruited and mentored to promotion 20 senior managing directors. "Carlyn is a trailblazer with a superb track record," said Steven H. Gunby, President and Chief Executive Officer of FTI Consulting. "She is a respected leader who is widely sought out for her expertise by clients across numerous industries. Equally important, Carlyn is passionate about developing the next generation of leaders and has been instrumental in mentoring our younger professionals and championing their long-term success. All of us at FTI Consulting extend our congratulations to Carlyn on this well-deserved honor." Ms. Taylor has been instrumental in the creation and global expansion of FTI Consulting's Women's Initiative, FTI WIN, which aims to attract, retain, develop and promote the best female talent. She serves as Co-Leader of FTI WIN and is the Executive Sponsor of the Managing Director Transformational Leadership program, which has a mission to promote more women into leadership roles at the Company.