Managing Director, Capital Markets
Chris Kettmann is a managing director in the FTI Strategic Communications practice and is based in Chicago.
For the past 12 years, Mr. Kettmann has advised public and private companies of all sizes and from all geographies on developing and executing comprehensive, strategic communications strategies. His clients have spanned a variety of industries, with a particular focus on companies in the energy and industrial sectors. Mr. Kettmann's work has included extensive messaging, crisis management, and market intelligence counsel, incorporating in-depth research and analysis with more than a decade of practical, hands-on experience optimizing relationships with Wall Street. Mr. Kettmann has had considerable experience working on initial public offerings, M&A transactions and restructurings, in addition to providing communications and capital markets advisory services to a client involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Mr. Kettmann has also spoken at several communications industry events on topics such as the evolution of hedge funds, the impact of shareholder activism, M&A trends in the Oil & Gas industry and building best practice investor relations programs.
Prior to joining FTI, Mr. Kettmann's experience included a strong emphasis on both quantitative analysis and client service. During his tenure as an ocean marine underwriter at Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, Mr. Kettmann analyzed companies' financial statements and loss histories in an effort to quantify risk and construct corresponding policies.
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