Top consultants named among Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America

21 May 2018 2 min. read

Paul Linton, the Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer at FTI Consulting, has been named among the Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America by Savoy magazine. The 2018 list includes multiple black leaders from the consulting world.

Savoy – a leading African-American lifestyle magazine – has published a list of the 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America. Drawn from a review of more than 500 candidates from across a wide range of business sectors, the list includes several well-known figures from the consulting industry.

Among them is Paul Linton – Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer at FTI Consulting – who is responsible for his firm’s overall strategy and transformation agenda. Linton joined FTI Consulting in 2014 after a successful spell at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) which saw him named Partner and Managing Director.

The electrical engineering graduate became the first African-American to be promoted to Partner at BCG’s Washington DC office, where he drove diversity efforts in recruiting, alongside his work with clients. At FTI Linton is a member of the Executive Committee and also manages the firm’s global Real Estate function.

FTI Consulting’s Paul Linton named among Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America“I have had the pleasure of working alongside Paul for many years, and I have always admired his commitment to inspiring and delivering high-impact change,” said Steven H. Gunby, President and Chief Executive Officer of FTI Consulting. “As a member of our leadership team, he has done a terrific job collaborating across the organization to help build an extraordinarily bright future for the firm. I join colleagues at FTI Consulting in congratulating Paul on this honor.”

Commenting on his award, Linton said, “I am honored to be named one of Savoy magazine’s Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America. To me, this is not just a reflection of my contributions, but of the dedication of our professionals at FTI Consulting to leverage our broad capabilities and diversity of thought globally to advise clients on their most complex, high-stakes matters.”

Linton’s recognition by Savoy comes shortly after he was named one of the Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America by Black Enterprise – a multimedia company that covers the African-American business community.

Also named on the Savoy list was Tonie Leatherberry, a Principal at Deloitte and president of the Deloitte Foundation. She has been named among the world’s top 25 consultants for her work and was formerly Deloitte Consulting’s Chief Inclusion Officer. Having also made Savoy’s 2017 rankings, she has devoted her career to promoting equal opportunities for minority candidates.

Linton and Leatherberry were joined by Head of HR at KPMG – Darren Burton – and Ed Dandridge, who recently left his role as Chief Marketing & Communications Officer at Marsh & McLellan to become Global Head of Marketing and Communications at AIG.