WASHINGTON, DC — FTI Consulting has appointed Dan Hunter as a senior managing director and Americas head of the financial services practice within the firm’s strategic communications segment.

Hunter joins from Deutsche Bank, where he had been head of corporate communications for the Americas and the Global Investment Bank since 2019. He was previously a managing director at Prosek Partners in New York within the crisis and issues management practice and financial services team, and spent eight years at Barclays in London.

At Barclays, Hunter led external communications for investment and corporate banking, wealth management and consumer banking, including leading communications for the acquisition and integration of Lehman Brothers in New York.

In his new role, Hunter will work closely with senior leaders throughout the firm, leading a multidisciplinary team advising clients on financial regulations and enforcement actions, litigation threats, and economic and competitive challenges.

Hunter reports to Brian Kennedy, strategic communications head of Americas, who said: “Dan is a proven and respected communications leader with deep subject-matter expertise in the banking and financial services sector, which will make him a tremendous asset to our Financial Services team as they help clients mitigate risks and maximize commercial opportunities.

“Having worked inside two of the world’s leading institutions in the sector, in London as well as New York, Dan will provide the kind of unique, global and client-centric insights and perspectives that management teams in highly regulated industries truly value.”

Hunter added: “With the threats and opportunities arising from today’s confluence of geopolitical and domestic regulatory and policy shifts, as well as the coming market realignment that technology will bring, this is a compelling time to return to consulting.”