FTI Consulting has added Skip Walter, the former founder and CEO of Attenex, which the firm acquired in 2008, as its Chief Product Officer in its Technology practice. The role will see Walters leverage his extensive experience in the e-discovery space to support the firm's clients across law and government with a range of fitting software propositions.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Skip Walter was the CEO of software firm CoPresence for just over a year. He was previously the Director of Innovation at The TAI Group, following a brief eight-month stint as Managing Director at startup Flipped. Walter was the CEO, and founder, of the Attenex Corporation for six years, from 2001 until 2007; the Vice President of Product Development at Primus Knowledge Solutions, from 1998 until 2000; the President and Founder of Personal Health Connections, from 1995 until 1998; the Vice President of Engineering at Aldus/Adobe, from 1992 until 1994; and a Director at Director Digital Equipment Corp/Software Services, where he worked for more than 13 years from 1976.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Duke University. And was, between 2009 and 2013 Affiliate Faculty in Human Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington.
Walter joins FTI Technology, the firm’s technology segment, as its Chief Product Officer. The addition sees Walter return to a practice that traces its history back to his own hand – FTI Consulting acquired the Attenex Corporation, which developed e-discovery offerings, in 2008.
Walter’s new role at FTI will focus the design and development of the firm’s software offerings to law firms, corporations, government agencies and legal service providers, which includes software designed to process analyse and review data sets – across case assessment, investigation or e-discovery.
Bill Adams, a Senior Managing Director and Leader of the Ringtail business for FTI Technology, says, “Our mission is to reduce the time and expense of the discovery process. 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.”
Walter says that he is “pleased” to join FTI Technology, adding, “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.”