Consulting Magazine named Stella Mendes, a senior managing director in FTI Consulting’s forensic and litigation consulting segment, and Caroline Parker, a managing director in FTI Consulting’s strategic communications segment, to its Women Leaders in Consulting 2021 list. Mendes was recognized in the leadership category and Parker was recognized in the client service category.

“Stella and Caroline are leaders in their respective practices within the firm,” Holly Paul, chief human resources officer at FTI Consulting, said. “Both Stella and Caroline are committed to educating and inspiring the next generation to shape the future of the consulting industry. It’s no surprise to me that Consulting Magazine has recognized their continuous achievement.”

Based in New York, Mendes leads FTI Consulting’s financial services practice and has more than 25 years of banking industry experience. She consults with clients on Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and anti-money laundering (AML) best practices, performs reviews and enhancements of BSA, AML and Office of Foreign Assets Control risk assessments and conducts AML investigations.

Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Parker oversees the management and strategic development of clients’ global and regional communications programs to deliver commercial success by protecting and enhancing brand reputation and value. She has worked with brands across multiple sectors, including financial services and technology, as well as across a range of stakeholders and disciplines, providing senior counsel and cross-border execution of corporate communications, transactions, capital markets activity and crisis communications across established and emerging markets.