Jim Franks joined business advisory firm FTI Consulting as a senior managing director in the firm’s Energy, Power & Products (EPP) practice. Based in Dallas, Franks will lead business transformation efforts for the EPP practice and work closely with Houston-based managing director and performance improvement expert Stephen Hamilton, hired earlier this year.

Franks has over 25 years of experience providing operational, financial and business process transformation services to global energy companies. He has deep industry experience in oil and gas and utilities and has worked extensively in the North American, European and Middle Eastern markets. His specific areas of expertise include capital budgeting procure-to-pay, materials and production planning, logistics operations, distribution operations, demand management, strategic sourcing, supplier management and digital procurement.

“More than ever, energy companies are facing complex challenges that require multidisciplinary transformative solutions,” said Albert Conly, a senior managing director and leader of the EPP practice at FTI. “Jim brings extensive leadership experience, a global perspective and a track record of success delivering solutions across the business cycle. His expertise coupled with his deep industry knowledge will further enhance our ability to unlock value for clients across the energy sector.”

Prior to joining FTI, Franks was a principal at EY, where he served as the Americas Oil & Gas lead. Before that, he was a partner at Accenture.

“FTI Consulting’s unique position in the marketplace is very attractive to me, and the opportunity to join its global network of business transformation experts is incredibly exciting,” said Franks. “I look forward to collaborating with the team to deliver innovative and transformative solutions to energy clients worldwide.”