Washington, D.C., Jan. 31, 2017 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN) today announced the appointment of Skip Walter as Chief Product Officer for the firm’s Technology segment. In his new role, Mr. Walter will lead the design and development of FTI Technology software products, including the award-winning Ringtail® e-discovery software platform and Radiance early case assessment software.
"We are excited to welcome Skip to our team," said Sophie Ross, Global Chief Executive Officer of the Technology segment. "Skip’s proven track record of executive leadership and expertise in visual analytics will further drive innovation and value to our clients."
Mr. Walter brings more than 40 years of experience in executive management, software engineering and product development. His work in e-discovery as the founding CEO of Attenex helped increase the speed and accuracy of attorney review decisions through the use of concept clustering and visual analytics. As the Chief Product Officer for FTI Technology’s software offerings, Mr. Walter will continue to drive innovation and increase the firm’s collaboration with its diverse client base. This focus will include providing law firms, corporations, government agencies and legal service providers with software to process, analyze, review and produce data during early case assessment, investigation or e-discovery.
"I’m pleased to join FTI Technology," said Mr. Walter. "From early case and data assessments to investigations and document review, legal teams around the globe rely daily on FTI Technology to help them conquer massive data volumes and demanding deadlines. The volume, complexity and global requirements of our diverse client base create exciting opportunities for delivering innovative new solutions to client challenges."
Prior to joining FTI Technology, Mr. Walter provided strategic planning and product roadmap design for startup technology companies pursuing social networking and visual analytics as well as e-discovery strategic planning for Global 1000 corporations. He was the founding CEO and Chief Technology Officer at Attenex, which was acquired by FTI Consulting in 2008.
Before founding Attenex, Mr. Walter was the creator of Digital Equipment Corporation’s ALL-IN-1 office automation system. He also served as Vice President of Engineering and New Venture Executive for Aldus Corporation (now part of Adobe, Inc.).
"Our mission is to reduce the time and expense of the discovery process," said Bill Adams, a Senior Managing Director and Leader of the Ringtail business for FTI Technology. "The addition of Skip to our team reinforces our commitment to our clients. Skip has a proven track record of delivering innovative software that leverages the latest advancements in machine learning and visual review."
FTI Technology is the e-discovery and information governance segment within FTI Consulting, a global business advisory firm. FTI Technology’s team includes forensic experts, corporate investigation specialists and technology and e-discovery professionals. FTI Technology has been recognized as a top legal and IT software and services provider by numerous publications, including The National Law Journal, The Legal Intelligencer, The Recorder and KMWorld.