Press Release

Data Governance Expert Scott Margolis Joins FTI Consulting as Managing Director

Press release

Washington, D.C., March 14, 2024 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced the appointment of Scott Margolis as a Managing Director in the Information Governance, Privacy and Security practice within the firm’s Technology segment, to support clients with data and risk management operations.  

Mr. Margolis has more than two decades of experience developing innovative strategies and solutions for firms to address complex issues. His expertise spans compliance and risk defensible disposition, data stewardship, valuation and monetization of data, alongside deep industry experience in financial services, transportation, logistics and energy. Mr. Margolis will help clients, including data, compliance, privacy and information executives, build scalable global governance programs while enabling the supporting technology capabilities.

“Data has become a vital driver of risk and opportunity,” said Sophie Ross, Global Chief Executive Officer of FTI Technology. “Organizations need their governance programs and policies to remain in lockstep with the innovation and business growth they’re targeting. Our experts, like Scott, take an extensive approach toward solving our clients’ data needs. This allows us to help clients effectively reduce risk, while also feeding high-quality, high-value information into their workflows, automation tools and artificial intelligence pursuits.”  

Prior to joining FTI Technology, Mr. Margolis was a managing director of data governance, privacy compliance and technology enablement at a Big Four consulting firm, where he spent nearly six years building that practice. He has held senior-level positions within additional Big Four consultancies and a large financial services institution. He has two U.S. patents for processes and technologies supporting cross-border data transfers and numerous copyrights for bespoke software he has developed.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Margolis added, “Organizations are rapidly evolving their data operations, finding opportunities for their data to drive revenue. This maturation requires in-depth experience across numerous domains, including developing methodologies, utilizing appropriate expertise and operationalizing supporting technology. As part of this team of digital insights and risk management experts, I’ll be working closely with clients to develop programs that simultaneously enhance data operations and derive value, reduce risk and support compliance activities and the growth of solutions to business challenges.”

About FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 7,900 employees located in 31 countries and territories, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The Company generated $3.49 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2023. In certain jurisdictions, FTI Consulting’s services are provided through distinct legal entities that are separately capitalized and independently managed. For more information, visit