Kelly to resign from FTI post

WEST PALM BEACH, FL: Declan Kelly, EVP and chief integration officer for FTI Consulting and chairman of FD US and FD Ireland, will resign on October 5, 2009.

WEST PALM BEACH, FL: Declan Kelly, EVP and chief integration officer for FTI Consulting and chairman of FD US and FD Ireland, will resign on October 5, 2009. Effective immediately, he will serve as a senior adviser on several major client initiatives, first as an employee through October 5, then pursuant to a consulting agreement through June 15, 2011. According to the press release, he has resigned to pursue non-commercial opportunities outside of the firm.

According to FD, there are no current plans to fill this position.

Kelly's career with FD (then Financial Dynamics) began in 2002, when he became US CEO after his firm, Gallagher & Kelly, launched in 1999, was acquired by FD. In July 2003, he led the firm's management buyout from Cordiant. FD was acquired by FTI Consulting in September 2006, a deal that Kelly and FD group chief executive Charles Watson led. Chief integration officer since August 2008, Kelly was responsible for the ongoing integration of the company's businesses around the world, as well as the business' corporate strategy, global client relationship management, global business development, and its marketing and communications initiatives. As FD chairman, he oversaw offices through North America as well as the firm's South American offices in Bogota, Colombia and Panama City.

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