FTI Consulting hires Katy Quintanilla as managing director

22 December 2021 Consulting.us 2 min. read

FTI Consulting has hired Katy Quintanilla as a managing director in its merger integration and carve-outs practice within the corporate finance and restructuring segment. She will be based in the consulting firm’s Dallas office.

Quintanilla brings more than a decade of experience integrating businesses and supporting transactions. In her new role at FTI, she will support corporate and private equity clients in energy and technology with creating integration plans, setting up integration management offices, identifying risks and opportunities, and crafting effective communications.

“I am pleased to welcome Katy to our Transactions team,” said Todd Smith, co-leader of the merger integration and carve-outs practice at FTI Consulting. “Her background working both in-house and in consulting roles provides a unique viewpoint on best practices, common pain points, and critical risks of integration, allowing us to better support our clients at all stages of the deal lifecycle.”

Demand for transaction consulting services has boomed as M&A activity has reached record highs. Global M&A activity jumped 63% to $5.63 trillion in 2021 on the back of abundance of capital, high valuations, and pent-up demand from the Covid lull. US dealmaking nearly doubled to $2.61 trillion, according to data from Dealogic.

FTI Consulting hires Katy Quintanilla as managing director

“I am excited to join FTI Consulting’s Transactions team at such a critical time,” Quintanilla said. “I look forward to working alongside professionals who understand industry-specific challenges, enabling us to identify, assess, and recommend strategic opportunities for our clients facing pressing and changing issues.”

Quintanilla rejoins FTI from Deloitte, where she spent the last three years as a manager in the M&A practice. Before that she spent three years at FTI, where she was a director in the performance improvement practice.

Earlier in her career, Quintanilla spent five years at GE, where she latterly was a financial planning and analysis (FP&A) lead analyst at GE Capital, the firm’s financial services division. In the role, she was responsible for reporting on $6.8 billion of finance receivables and $100+ million of net income.

Quintanilla holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Notre Dame.