NEW YORK—Elliot Sloane, former chief executive officer and founder of Sloane & Company, has joined FTI Consulting as a senior managing director in the firm’s strategic communications segment. Sloane will report to Brian Kennedy, the segment’s head of the Americas.

Sloane, who will be based in New York, brings nearly 35 years of experience to FTI, focused on engagements in the corporate, financial, investor relations, public affairs, policy and crisis arenas, across sectors including media, entertainment, financial services, gaming, leisure and hospitality, energy and healthcare. He has also worked on high-profile activist campaigns, M&A transactions, insider trading cases and restructuring engagements over the last three decades.

Sloane & Company, the public affairs, financial and crisis communications firm that Sloane founded in 1998, was acquired by MDC Partners in 2010. In 2016, Sloane transitioned from the day-to-day leadership of the firm  and for the last 18 months, he has consulted for a number of clients and recently taught a graduate class in corporate and financial communications at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communications & Journalism.

Prior to founding his own firm, Sloane worked in the financial communications practice at Edelman, Ruder Finn and Morgen-Walke.

“FTI Consulting is the perfect home for me,” Sloane said. “I’ve known Mark McCall and Ed Reilly for decades and have enormous respect for the business they have built, the talent pool across the firm and, most important, the commitment and interest to advise boards of directors and the C-suite on the most pressing communications issues facing organizations today.”