FTI Consulting’s strategic communications arm has added Josh Drobnyk as managing director, financial services.
The DC-based Drobynk has crisis experience gained via his VP-corporate relations job at Robinhood, the online trading platform.
Robinhood was fined $70M in 2021 by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority for misleading customers and system outages.
That levy was the largest ever imposed by FINRA, which is the financial sector’s self-regulator.
Ahead of the fine, Robinhood recruited Drobnyk from FINRA, where he was senior VP-corporate communications in charge of a more than 30-member department.
Prior to FINRA, Drobnyk did a nearly two-year stint in the Obama administration’s Treasury Dept where he served as deputy chief of staff to Secretary Jack Lew.
Most recently, he was VP-communications at Caribou, an online auto finance platform.