About FMI

Founded in 1953 by Dr. Emol A. Fails, FMI is the leading management consulting, investment banking† and people development firm dedicated exclusively to the engineering and construction industry. FMI professionals serve all sectors of the industry and combine more than 60-plus years of industry context and leading insights to achieve transformational outcomes for our clients. We have subject matter experts in the following practice areas and serve clients throughout the U.S., Canada and internationally:

Management Consulting

  • Strategy
  • Market Research
  • Business Development
  • Operations and Project Execution
  • Risk Management
  • Compensation
  • Peer Groups
  • Performance Management

Investment Banking

  • M&A Representation
  • Valuations and Fairness Opinions
  • Private Capital Placement
  • Ownership Transfer Planning
People Development
  • Organizational Leadership Development
  • Leadership Training
  • Executive Coaching
  • Succession Planning
  • Training and Talent Development


Investment banking services provided by FMI Capital Advisors, Inc., a registered broker-dealer and wholly owned subsidiary of FMI.

W. Christopher Daum

W. Christopher Daum
President and CEO


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