FTI Consulting announced that Mark McCall has been named Global Segment Leader of the firm’s Strategic Communications segment. Mr. McCall will join the firm’s Executive Committee, which includes segment leaders, regional leaders and heads of key corporate functions.
McCall, who is based in New York, most recently served as Global Chief Operating Officer and Head of Americas within the Strategic Communications segment. He assumes the role from Edward Reilly, who has led the segment since 2011. Reilly will remain with FTI Consulting and will focus his efforts on client development and assisting with the transition of segment leadership.
“I would like to thank Ed for his enormous contributions to Strategic Communications and, in fact, to FTI Consulting as a whole,” says Steven H. Gunby, President and CEO of FTI Consulting. “He addressed challenges head on, invested boldly where he saw opportunities in the market and continued to attract the best people. Today, I believe the Strategic Communications segment is in the strongest position it has ever been in.”
Gunny added: “Mark brings the ideal mix of client management and development skills, operational experience and leadership capabilities to this role. He believes passionately in the ability to grow the business by positioning ourselves at the heart of the most important client issues and attracting and developing great people. I am confident he will steer the segment toward the next stage of its evolution and growth.”
Commenting on the leadership transition, Reilly says: “I can think of no one better to lead the Strategic Communications segment into the next phase of growth than Mark. He is an incredibly capable leader who brings a great mix of operational expertise, industry knowledge and global experience to the role. Perhaps as important, he is a selfless leader who knows how to not only leverage his own strengths, but to leverage the contributions of other leaders across the enterprise.”