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Reto Kohler Joins the New York Office of Marakon Management Consulting at Charles River Associates (CRA)

New Director Brings Decades of Experience in Strategy, Consulting, and Financial Services

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 28, 2017-- Charles River Associates (NASDAQ: CRAI), a worldwide leader in providing economic, financial, and management consulting services, today announced that Reto Kohler has joined Marakon, a management consulting practice at CRA, in the New York office. Mr. Kohler brings nearly 20 years of experience in strategy, consulting, and financial services expertise to the organization.

“Reto’s extensive background as a senior strategic advisor and team leader in the financial services sector will be a valuable asset to our management consulting offering,” said CRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Maleh. “His deep insights into all aspects of the banking and financial services sector will provide our clients with world-class expertise to help them effectively navigate changes in regulations and the competitive industry landscape, and deliver sustainable, forward-looking strategies.”

Marakon Leader Mason Kissell added, “Reto is an excellent addition to our team. His experience in advising senior executives on business and corporate strategy matters, ranging from strategy development, performance benchmarking, financial planning and analysis, and client segmentation to corporate development, decision-making, and change implementation, make him particularly qualified to help our clients through numerous operational challenges and growth opportunities.”

Mr. Kohler joins CRA from Barclays Investment Bank where he was a Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Strategy & Change. In this role, he and his team were advising senior management and the Board throughout the major developments at Barclays and in the wider investment banking industry. Before his relocation to New York from London in 2007, Mr. Kohler acted as the interim Head of Barclays Group Strategy in 2006 and held the role of Chief Operating Officer for IBD EMEA at Barclays Capital during 2005. He joined the Barclays Capital Strategy team in London in the spring of 2004 after six years with the Boston Consulting Group in Zurich and London where he focused mainly on financial services.

About Marakon
Marakon specializes in strategy and helping CEOs and their leadership teams achieve winning performance and stronger organizations. Marakon has been working with business leaders for more than 30 years and has built a reputation for working with a client portfolio that has consistently outperformed its peers. Its consulting teams combine deep sector experience and functional knowledge. Marakon’s approach is underpinned by value creation as the common denominator for decision making, a rigorous process based on a deep set of facts, and the assessment of alternative strategies as a mechanism to build leadership team commitment to the best path forward. More information is available at http://www.marakon.com and on LinkedIn.

About Charles River Associates (CRA)
Charles River Associates® is a global consulting firm specializing in economic, financial, and management consulting services. CRA advises clients on economic and financial matters pertaining to litigation and regulatory proceedings, and guides corporations through critical business strategy and performance-related issues. Since 1965, clients have engaged CRA for its unique combination of functional expertise and industry knowledge, and for its objective solutions to complex problems. Headquartered in Boston, CRA has offices throughout the world. Detailed information about Charles River Associates, a registered trade name of CRA International, Inc., is available at www.crai.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

Statements in this press release concerning the addition of Reto Kohler, the Company’s and Marakon’s management consulting offering, any future business Reto Kohler may generate for the Company, the future business, operating results, and financial condition of the Company and statements using the terms “brings,” “provide,” expects,” “should,” or similar expressions are "forward-looking" statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based upon management's current expectations and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties. Information contained in these forward-looking statements is inherently uncertain, and actual performance and results may differ materially due to many important factors. Such factors that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements made by the Company include, among others, the failure to generate engagements for us; dependence on the growth of our management consulting practice; the potential loss of clients; the demand environment; global economic conditions; foreign exchange rate fluctuations; and intense competition, as well as other potential factors that could affect our financial results are included in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including risks under the heading “Risk Factors.” We cannot guarantee any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievement. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements after the date of this press release, and we do not intend to do so.

Source: Charles River Associates

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