WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ankura, a leading business advisory and expert services firm that leverages integrated risk management, governance, compliance, investigations, forensics, technology, turnaround and restructuring, and management consulting capabilities, today announced the appointment of Thomas Emmons as Managing Director. Based in St. Louis, Mr. Emmons has more than a decade of experience leading and advising large IT organizations through periods of transformational change. His specialties include the development and implementation of operating and strategic plans, consolidation of systems and costs, and restructuring of IT job functions, among others. Mr. Emmons' broad background and wide breadth of experience will allow him to work across sectors and verticals at Ankura ranging from IT strategy and planning to data and compliance to restructuring and M&A integration advisory.
"We are excited to have Thom and his in-depth IT expertise join Ankura as we continue to expand and deepen our client offerings," said Ankura Co-President Kevin Lavin. "As a trusted advisor to Fortune 500 companies over the past decade, Thom brings impressive experience in managing IT departments in a variety of sectors as they evolve and grow. Adding Thom to our deep bench of multi-disciplinary experts will augment our ability to provide comprehensive advisory services to all our clients across disciplines and issues as they look to achieve their strategic goals and navigate a changing technology landscape."
Prior to joining Ankura, Mr. Emmons was the Chief Information Officer at SunEdison Inc., where he led an initiative to consolidate applications, reducing annual spending by over $25 million. He also led the divestiture, and resulting unwinding and independent establishment of IT networks, of nearly $1 billion in SunEdison assets.
"I am honored to join Ankura's team of highly specialized and diversified industry experts and look forward to integrating my expertise into the firm's impressive multidisciplinary platform," said Thom Emmons. "As technology continues to increase its influence on the way data is utilized in business solutions, information services and technology are at the core of growth and productivity. I am excited to work alongside the talented individuals at Ankura to develop tailored solutions for the IT challenges impacting our clients as they undergo transformational change."
Ankura is a business advisory and expert services firm defined by HOW we solve challenges. Whether a client is facing an immediate business challenge, trying to increase the value of their company or protect against future risks, Ankura designs, develops, and executes tailored solutions by assembling the right combination of expertise. We build on this experience with every case, client, and situation, collaborating to create innovative, customized solutions, and strategies designed for today's ever-changing business environment. This gives our clients unparalleled insight and experience across a wide range of economic, governance, and regulatory challenges. At Ankura, we know that collaboration drives results. For more information, please visit: www.ankura.com.