FTI Consulting has hired Nick Sharkey, data guru for then-Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, as managing director of the digital & insights team at the firm's strategic communications unit.
As director of data science for Scott Walker for America, Sharkey was in charge of voter turn-out, financial and issues models.
He also was director of data science and analytics for the Republcian National Committee, CRM database manager for the Phoenix Suns NBA team and senior analyst at both US Airways and CVS Caremark.
Most recently, he was running Tiger Shark Analytics.
Based in DC, Sharkey reports to Brent McGoldrick, head of the D&I practice and Paul Henninger, chief of the digital science group.