FTI Consulting adds Nancy Tseng and Gary Jacobs to TMT practice

08 August 2019 Consulting.us

Management consultancy FTI has added Nancy Tseng as a senior managing director and Gary Jacobs as a managing director in its telecom, media, and technology industry practice. Tseng brings deep expertise in mergers & acquisitions, while Jacobs brings extensive experience in strategic IT consulting.

“Companies and private equity firms continue to seek ways to create value and maximize investments,” said Luke Schaeffer, global leader of the telecom, media, and technology industry practice at FTI Consulting. “Those demands create a continued need for financial, operational, and IT transformations, as well as end-to-end M&A leadership and support. Nancy and Gary’s expertise in leading clients through these high-impact initiatives complements our global practice.”

Based in Los Angeles, Nancy Tseng will focus on advising private equity and Fortune 500 clients in setting strategy, establishing new businesses, transforming operations, and converting deals into shareholder value. She will also serve as co-leader of M&A services.

FTI Consulting adds Nancy Tseng and Gary Jacobs to TMT practice

Tseng’s experience spans the entire deal lifecycle, including strategy, due diligence, mergers, synergy management, and post-close transformation. She has supported a broad range of industries across the globe.

Tseng joins FTI from West Monroe Partners, where she was West Coast M&A leader for the past three years, expanding and managing the consultancy’s M&A practice in Los Angeles. Before that, she spent nearly nine years at Deloitte, serving as an associate partner and M&A and divestitures advisor.

She began her career at Booz Allen Hamilton, where she worked in due diligence as part of the firm’s joint venture with Lehman Brothers.

Gary Jacobs will be based in New York, and will work with clients in the intersection of finance and technology, helping them optimize people, processes, and technology. He has 25 years of experience in the TMT, industrials, and business services industries, and has transformed business processes and created stakeholder value for private equity firms and public companies, including Take-Two Interactive, Sirius XM, and Emerson Electric.

Jacobs joins FTI from Alvarez & Marsal, where he was an operating executive in private equity performance improvement and M&A for seven-and-a-half years. Before that, he spent 14 years leading a boutique consultancy, Jemcon, which he founded in 1998. In that time he led strategic performance improvement initiatives, M&A advisory engagements, restructurings, ERP implementations, and served as an interim CFO and CIO.

Prior to that, Jacobs was ERP systems implementation practice leader at PwC, and CFO and controller at cybersecurity firm Carco.


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