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Navigant Adds to Financial Services Advisory Practice in New York

April 2, 2012 at 11:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 2, 2012-- Navigant (NYSE: NCI) announced today that John F. Rao has joined the firm as Managing Director and head of the U.S. operations for its global Financial Services advisory practice. A prominent advisor in the financial services industry, Rao will leverage his deep global and domestic industry experience to assist clients with achieving significant business value through strategic, technology, and operations improvement. Rao will be based in New York.

“It’s my pleasure to welcome John to Navigant,” said Andrew Stewart, Managing Director and leader of Navigant’s global Financial Service advisory practice. “John has a comprehensive background working with Fortune 50 Financial Services organizations. He is well known for creating world class operations, financial management, cost management effectiveness as well as productivity and profit improvements – all critical programs to our clients. He will play a key role in the success of our U.S. team and will be integral to the leadership team of our global Financial Services practice.”

Rao’s experience in the financial service industry spans more than 30 years where he has held key leadership roles in Fortune 50 financial services organizations such as MetLife, Chase and Fidelity Investments as well as in consulting, most recently with PwC. He has a track record of leadership with a strong balance between technical proficiency, financial management, business objectives, and strategic vision. Rao focuses his practice on creating world class operating platforms, operations and technology effectiveness and efficiency, business process improvement, merger and acquisition due diligence and integration, large transformational change initiatives, technology assessment and strategy, multichannel service delivery and contact center management.

“The financial services industry is undergoing change and challenges as well as outstanding market opportunities,” said Rao. “Navigant has a very talented team with deep expertise that is committed to assisting our clients overcome these challenges and seize the market opportunities. There has never been a more exciting time to work with leading clients in the financial services industry.”

About Navigant

Navigant (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global expert services firm dedicated to assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the face of critical business risks and opportunities. Through senior level engagement with clients, Navigant Consulting professionals combine technical expertise in Disputes and Investigations, Economics, Financial Advisory and Management Consulting, with business pragmatism in the highly regulated Construction, Energy, Financial Services and Healthcare industries to support clients in addressing their most critical business needs. More information about Navigant Consulting can be found at

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