March 29 - Bruce Budge
Bruce Budge is a Senior Managing Director of FTI Consulting, Inc. Mr. Budge graduated of the University of Idaho in 1974, and is a third generation graduate of UIdaho. He is professionally credentialed as a Certified Public Accountant. He entered public accounting with Arthur Andersen in Seattle in 1976. In 1979, he joined K2 Corporation, a manufacturer of snow skis and sporting goods, and eventually became Controller of the company. In 1982, Mr. Budge rejoined Andersen and in 1987 began to practice in the litigation consulting division as well as continuing his involvement in Andersen’s audit practice. He became a partner in 1990 and was division head for the Economic and Financial Consulting Division in the Seattle office until 1999, when he became the Office Managing Partner in the Boise office. Upon the demise of Anderson in 2002, Mr. Budge became Office Managing Partner of a new Boise office of KPMG. In 2003, KPMG sold its litigation support practice to FTI. Mr. Budge has testified in numerous commercial litigation matters over the last 20 years on damages quantification and financial reporting issues, including accounting malpractice defense assignments.