Patrick Tucker
Patrick Tucker

FTI Consulting has named Patrick Tucker senior managing director and Americas head of mergers/acquisitions & activism for the strategic communications practice.

Based in New York, Tucker succeeds David Roady, who left for the head of communications job at Nextdoor, the online neighborhood connector.

Tucker did a ten-year stint at Abernathy MacGregor, departing as leader of its M&A and activism practice. He also did a three-year stint at RF|Binder.

In his US and cross-border M&A work, Tucker has dealt with antitrust litigation, foreign ownership reviews, competing bidders and shareholder challenges.

He handled transactions for Carlyle Group, Conoco Phillips, JAB Holdings, KKR, Advent International Sanofi and T-Mobile.

Tucker also has devised communications strategies for Office Depot, Callaway Golf and International Flavors & Fragrances.

The addition of Tucker “strengthens our offering not just regionally, but globally,” said Brian Kennedy, head of the Americas stratcomm group.