Firestorm announces the addition of Jerry Hudspeth to its elite Expert Council

May 4, 2012

Atlanta, GA

The Firestorm Expert Council™ is an advisory group made up of specialists from various disciplines, professions and industries. The Expert Council is designed to bring subject matter knowledge and expertise to Firestorm and its clients. The members of the Expert Council lend credibility and skills to the work which Firestorm performs, both through their direct involvement and the weight of their reputations.

In this light, Firestorm is thrilled with the addition of Mr. Jerry Hudspeth.

Said Mr. Hudspeth, “The Crisis Management, Business Continuity and Predict, Plan and Perform programs and tools developed and provided by Firestorm directly affect the client’s ability to control and manage its success factors. I look forward to being a member of the Firestorm Expert Council and to contributing to the continued growth and success of Firestorm.”

Jerry Hudspeth is a highly successful senior executive with over 25 years of experience in the Financial Services industry. Mr. Hudspeth has served as President and CEO for a number of public and private multi-national corporations including Portfolio Financial, a Bank of America owned company with over $18 billion under management.

Mr. Hudspeth is also retained by several major financial institutions and government agencies to provide consulting, analysis and expert opinion regarding ongoing business and legal matters. Mr. Hudspeth has also published a number of papers and articles on management and portfolio servicing, lectured on management at several universities and presented papers at many financial industry conferences.

Mr. Hudspeth has significant international experience having responsibility for operating companies in Japan, Malaysia, China, England, France, Germany, and Italy.

Mr. Hudspeth has also served on a number of external Boards of Directors, including Peter Drucker School of Management, Claremont Graduate School – Claremont University, Gateway Communications, Saab-Scania Combitech, and Casa Colina Hospital.

Mr. Hudspeth has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and Master of Science Degree in Business Administration with Concentration in Marketing.

About the Firestorm Expert Council

Firestorm’s team of experts, each providing an independent perspective, will produce faster, more accurate results. Firestorm’s methodology and Council members generate unique insights and assist our clients in developing the best solutions to their complex problems.

The Expert Council also has an integral role in Firestorm’s Trusted Advisor’s™ program. Through its strategic relationships with major law firms, professional services companies, consultants, educational foundations and associations, Firestorm holds seminars, workshops, presentations, training sessions and other forums to promote a culture of preparedness.

Expert Council members, selected on the basis of expertise, routinely appear with Firestorm principals and experts on topics related to continuity planning and disaster preparedness.

About Firestorm

Firestorm is a recognized leader in business continuity, vulnerability analysis, risk mitigation and crisis management. Staffed by attorneys, engineers, physicians, law enforcement professionals, psychologists and many other talented individuals, we work directly with our Expert Council on behalf of our clients. Firestorm maintains a network of offices in California, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas, Washington DC, Virginia, and Wisconsin to be responsive and accessible to our international roster of clients.

It is the breadth and depth of our human capital that distinguishes Firestorm from other consulting firms.