Carlyn R. Taylor
- Global Co-Leader of Corporate Finance & Restructuring, FTI Industry Initiative Leader
- Corporate Finance
- T: +1 303 689 8800
- F: +1 303 689 8803
- 1001 17th Street
- Suite 1100
- Denver, CO, 80202
- United States
- T: +1 303 689 8800
- F: +1 303 689 8803
- B.S., and M.A., Economics, University of Southern California
- Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA)
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Investment Banking & Capital Solutions
- Lender Advisory
- Performance Improvement
- Transaction Advisory
- Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT)
Carlyn Taylor is the Global Co-Leader of the FTI Consulting Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment, the firm’s Industry Initiative Leader and Chairperson of FTI Capital Advisors, FTI Consulting’s investment banking subsidiary, and is based in Denver. Ms. Taylor is a widely recognized expert in financial and business consulting in the telecom, media and technology (“TMT”) industries. She has more than 25 years of experience leading hundreds of engagements involving strategy, business transformation, restructuring and transaction related services. Ms. Taylor is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
As a trusted partner, Ms. Taylor takes a collaborative approach in providing strategic counsel and transformative advice to optimize outcomes for an extensive roster of communications and media clients. She counts Level 3 Communications, AT&T, Windstream, Charter Communications, Earthlink, Sprint, Conde Nast, Hearst, Lightower, Securus Technologies, E.W. Scripps, Meredith, Media General, Postmedia, Trusted Media Brands, Fairpoint and Integra Telecom among her broad base of corporate clients. Her clients also include major financial institutions and funds such as JPMorgan, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Platinum Equity, Citigroup, HIG Capital, One Equity Partners, Tennenbaum Capital, Anchorage Capital Group, GE Capital, Angelo Gordon, Morgan Stanley, TD Securities and Silverpoint Capital.
In the mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) arena, Ms. Taylor advises on all aspects of transactions across the deal continuum involving both healthy and financially distressed targets for diverse client interests, ranging from buyers and sellers to financing sources and private equity investors.
Ms. Taylor has led more than 140 restructuring and bankruptcy engagements, advising debtors and creditors on cases such as Tribune Company, Charter Communications, Dex Media, Advanstar, Integra Telecom, Global Crossing, Hawaiian Telcom, Genuity, XO Communications, Williams Communications, Excite@Home, Qwest, MFN, Allegiance Telecom, Teligent and Broadwing.
Sought for her vast industry expertise, Ms. Taylor has provided expert witness testimony in dozens of litigations, arbitrations and other cases involving lost revenue and profits, valuation and telecom industry trends. Among her notable engagements are the bondholder litigation objecting to the BCE LBO transaction in Canada; multiple Delaware Chancery court appraisal actions involving telecom industry M&A; the minority shareholder litigation objecting to Carl Icahn’s buying the remaining public shares of XO Communications; the bondholder trustee litigation in Excite@Home; and defending Columbia/HCA against a multi-billion claim regarding a worldwide telecom contract.
Prior to her appointment as Global Co-Leader, Ms. Taylor founded and served as the National Leader of the firm’s TMT industry practice. Over a 20-year period, she built a leading TMT industry consultancy, which today is a global team of more than 120 professionals situated throughout United States and the United Kingdom. Ms. Taylor joined FTI Consulting with the acquisition of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (“PwC”) BRS group in 2002.
In 2016, Ms. Taylor was named Woman of the Year in Restructuring (“WOYR”) by the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (“IWIRC”). The WOYR award honors women in the restructuring and insolvency industry who have inspired and skillfully led a restructuring team, provided creative solutions and innovative legal applications, showed exceptional leadership and have made extraordinary contributions to the insolvency and restructuring professions.
Ms. Taylor holds a B.S. and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Southern California, where she graduated as the university’s valedictorian. She is a Certified Public Accountant in Colorado, Accredited in Business Valuation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor. Ms. Taylor holds investment banking licenses from and is a registered general securities principal with FINRA.