Reza Nikain Joins Navigant's Global Construction Practice as Managing Director

CHICAGO, IL – June 17, 2014 – Navigant (NYSE: NCI) announced today that Reza Nikain has joined the Firm’s Global Construction practice as a Managing Director in the Princeton, NJ office.  Nikain will work with clients to actively and effectively manage risks associated with capital improvement projects.  In addition, he will help position the practice for growth in strategic markets and service lines while continuing to provide dispute resolution services.

“Reza has a proven track record for successfully delivering risk management and dispute resolution services for construction projects around the world,” said Dave Tortorello, Managing Director and Practice Area Leader of Navigant’s Global Construction Practice. “His innovative solutions for effectively managing risks associated with capital improvement projects will further expand the breadth of our global construction practice service offerings to our clients.”

Nikain brings nearly 30 years of experience, providing risk management, dispute avoidance and dispute resolution services for global engineering and construction projects. He has presented expert witness testimony in all forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), in domestic and international venues, including the American Arbitration Association (AAA), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and jury trials.

Previously, Nikain was the global dispute resolution leader for the Construction Consulting Practice at Marsh Risk Consulting, where he was responsible for the growth of the practice’s dispute prevention and resolution services throughout the United States and abroad. Prior to joining Marsh, Nikain was the president of The Nielsen-Wurster Group, Inc., which was acquired by Marsh in 2008.

“I’m excited to be joining such a well‐respected team of construction experts,” said Nikain. “I look forward to leveraging my experience to make a sizable, positive impact for our clients.” 

For more information about Navigant’s Global Construction Practice, go to www.navigant.com/construction.

About Navigant’s Global Construction Practice

Navigant’s Global Construction Practice works with owners, contractors, providers of capital and their counsel to proactively manage large capital investments through its advisory services and to manage the risks associated with the resolution of claims on those projects, with an emphasis on the infrastructure, healthcare and energy industries. The practice has nearly 150 dedicated construction consulting professionals located in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

About Navigant

Navigant (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global expert services firm dedicated to assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the face of critical business risks and opportunities. Through senior level engagement with clients, Navigant professionals combine technical expertise in Disputes and Investigations, Economics, Financial Advisory and Management Consulting, with business pragmatism in the highly regulated Construction, Energy, Financial Services and Healthcare industries to support clients in addressing their most critical business needs. More information about Navigant can be found at www.navigant.com.

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