Ben Shrimpton and Mark Pulvirenti join FTI Consulting

05 May 2020 3 min. read
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FTI Consulting has strengthened its Australian practice with the hire of two new Senior Managing Directors: Ben Shrimpton and Mark Pulvirenti. 

“I am delighted to welcome Ben and Mark to the firm, as they further strengthen our capabilities in Australia,” said Mark Dewar, a Senior Managing Director in the firm’s Corporate Finance & Restructuring practice. He also leads FTI Consulting’s 200-strong team in Australia, having previously lived for eighteen years in London where he was a Partner in FTI Consulting’s UK business. 

Joining Dewar in the Corporate Finance & Restructuring practice is Ben Shrimpton, an expert in financial and operational turnarounds and restructurings. Prior to FTI Consulting, he was Chief Financial Officer of luxury lifestyle brand OrotonGroup, where he worked on a turnaround agenda following its August 2018 acquisition by private equity group Caledonia Funds Management. 

Shrimpton worked seven years for Melbourne-based 333 Capital, a provider of corporate finance and restructuring services to investors, and twelve years in the United Kingdom for the consulting arms of BDO and PwC.

Ben Shrimpton and Mark Pulvirenti - FTI Consulting

In his new role, he will work with executive teams to prepare turnaround plans, and with negotiating and implementing a broad range of capital solutions that include refinancing senior and other debt facilities, as well as equity raises.

Meanwhile, Pulvirenti joins the Forensic & Litigation Consulting practice of the consulting firm. He worked the past six years for UK-headquartered specialist risk consultancy Control Risks in its Sydney office, and before that he served among others AlixPartners, Big Four firms Deloitte, KPMG and Ferrier Hodgson (which was acquired by KPMG last year). 

Pulvirenti specialises in financial crime advisory and investigation matters, often involving bribery and corruption, money laundering, fraud, asset misappropriation, financial statement reconstruction and asset tracing. He works closely with law firms, in-house legal counsel, chief risk and compliance officers and boards of directors on various business integrity issues and events. 

Prior to his return to Australia in 2014, Pulvirenti spent most of his 26 year career overseas in Hong Kong, the Cayman Islands and Thailand, including in-country case management experience in more than 25 countries across Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas.

Globally, FTI Consulting has more than 5,500 employees in 27 countries, generating $2.35 billion in revenues.