Tanner Kaufman
Tanner Kaufman

Tanner Kaufman, a 10-year veteran of Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher, has joined FTI Consulting’s strategic communications practice as managing director in its M&A & activism unit.

He has advised clients on special situations including friendly and unsolicited transactions, shareholder activism defense, proxy contests, leadership changes and short attacks.

Kaufman handled transactions for Emerson, Terminix, Cabot Oil & Gas, Barnes & Noble, Gannett, Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Panera Bread, WebMD, Keurig Green Mountain and Pep Boys.

He has helped companies defend against activist investors such as Carl Icahn, Nelson Peltz’s Trian Partners, ValueAct and Elliott Management.

Kaufman is based in FTI's New York office.