"Reaching For the Stars" 2024 Gala Honorees

Cynthia Romano

Cynthia Romano is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting. With 30 years of experience in profit enhancement, turnaround management, transaction support, and investment analysis, Cynthia’s work adds significant value to middle market companies in healthcare, manufacturing, education, technology, security, distribution, professional services and not-for-profit.  Prior roles include technology entrepreneur, founder and CEO of her own turnaround firm, and Global Director of Performance Improvement and Restructuring at a top 10 advisory and accounting firm.  Cynthia is a well-known market leader with numerous awards for outstanding work including theSmart CEO Brava Award honoring top female CEOs, Turnaround Management Association (TMA) Mid-Size Company Turnaround of the Year, and M&A Atlas Transaction of the Year. Cynthia has numerous board seats, panels, and publications to her credit and is regularly quoted in industry publications and major news outlets. In addition, her body of work and contributions to industry, community, and women’s development earned her a place on ABF Journal’s list of “Top Women in Asset Based Lending” and Crain’s New York annual list of “Notable Women in Accounting and Consulting.” Ms. Romano holds degrees from Brown University and MIT is a TMA Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP).