David E. Wartner Joins Navigant Consulting as Vice President and Controller
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 15, 2006--Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:NCI), an international consulting firm providing dispute, investigative, operational, risk management and financial advisory solutions to legal counsel, government agencies and companies experiencing regulatory or structural challenges, announced today that David E. Wartner has joined the firm as Vice President and Controller. Mr. Wartner joins Navigant Consulting from Packaging Dynamics Corporation, where he served as Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller.
"Mr. Wartner has tremendous experience serving in senior financial roles, and we are looking forward to bringing that experience and expertise to Navigant Consulting," stated Ben W. Perks, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Navigant Consulting. "Mr. Wartner's background, which includes operating in NYSE and NASDAQ listed organizations, will allow him to add immediate value to the accounting and finance functions at Navigant Consulting."
As Vice President and Controller (and Principal Accounting Officer), Mr. Wartner will be responsible for leading and directing the corporate accounting and financial reporting functions, including the day-to-day accounting, internal and external financial reporting, tax and payroll functions. Responsibilities also include overseeing the Company's Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance, working with NCI business units to monitor and manage practice business metrics, and address and maintain the Company's working capital needs. Mr. Wartner replaces David Pardun, who recently accepted the position as Chief Financial Officer at WhittmanHart.
"Navigant Consulting has experienced significant growth over the past 5 years, and I am looking forward to joining the NCI senior management team," stated Mr. Wartner. "Leveraging my past experience, and working in conjunction with Mr. Perks and other members of executive and practice management, I am confident we will be able to continue to enhance NCI's accounting and finance functions in supporting its ongoing domestic and international expansion initiatives."
Prior to his position at Packaging Dynamics Corporation, Mr. Wartner held several other senior financial roles, including Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at SEI Information Technology. Mr. Wartner also worked for six years in the audit and financial consulting practice at Price Waterhouse, LLP (now PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP).
About Navigant Consulting
Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:NCI) is an international consulting firm combining deep industry expertise and integrated solutions to assist companies and their legal counsel in enhancing stakeholder value, improving operations, and addressing the challenges of uncertainty, risk and significant business model change. Professional services include dispute, investigative, operations and business advisory, risk management and regulatory advisory, and transaction advisory solutions. The Company focuses on industries undergoing substantial regulatory or structural change, including financial services, insurance, healthcare and energy. Navigant Consulting has offices in over 40 cities in North America, Asia, Europe and the United Kingdom. "Navigant" is a service mark of Navigant International, Inc. Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NCI) is not affiliated, associated, or in any way connected with Navigant International, Inc. and NCI's use of "Navigant" is made under license from Navigant International, Inc. More information about Navigant Consulting can be found at www.navigantconsulting.com.
CONTACT: Navigant Consulting, Inc. Ben W. Perks, 312-573-5630 or Andrew J. Bosman, 312-573-5631 SOURCE: Navigant Consulting, Inc.