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Charlie Gottdiener

Charlie Gottdiener

Chairman, Kroll

Charlie Gottdiener is Chairman of the board for Kroll. Mr. Gottdiener is currently head of Portfolio Operations for Providence Equity Partners and is Chairman of the Board of Directors for Kroll. Mr. Gottdiener is currently a director of Altegrity, Edline, JBP Holdings (Assessment Technologies Institute and Jones and Bartlett Publishers), and Survey Sampling International. Prior to joining Providence in 2010, Mr. Gottdiener spent seven years at Dun & Bradstreet, where he served in a number of strategy and operating roles, including as president of the $1 billion revenue global risk, analytics and Internet solutions business unit.

Prior to joining Dun & Bradstreet in 2002, Mr. Gottdiener held several leadership positions in consulting with the Boston Consulting Group, CSC Index, and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. Mr. Gottdiener received a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from Grinnell College.

emanuele conti

Emanuele Conti

CEO, Kroll

Emanuele A. Conti is Chief Executive Officer of Kroll and a member of Kroll’s Board of Directors. Kroll is a leading global provider of investigations, compliance and risk management services, cyber security solutions, ediscovery services, and data and information services.

Mr. Conti brings more than 20 years of significant leadership experience at companies across a diverse range of industries around the world. He joins Kroll after serving more than a decade in senior positions with Dun & Bradstreet (D&B), most recently as President, North America, a business with over $1billion in annual revenue. In his tenure with the firm, Mr. Conti held full P&L responsibility for each of D&B’s major business units—including roles as Vice President-Small Business Solutions, President-Europe, and President-International. During his tenure, Mr. Conti improved operational performance, accelerated growth, and expanded margins in various markets worldwide.

Prior to D&B, Mr. Conti led the Corporate Strategy team for Qwest Communications. He also held leadership positions at Viant, an e-commerce consulting firm, and Ernst & Young LLP, where he was a founding member of the firm’s strategy practice. Earlier in his career, he held various positions with General Motors.

Mr. Conti earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance at Bowling Green State University and an MBA at the University of Chicago.

 

Rod Bazzani

President, Kroll Factual Data

Rod Bazzani is the President of Kroll Factual Data, a leading provider of risk mitigation independent verification services to mortgage lenders, banks, credit unions, property management firms and other businesses. Based in Loveland, Colorado, Mr Bazzani leads a team of more than 350 employees.

Mr. Bazzani was named President of Kroll Factual Data in August 2011. Prior to joining to Kroll Factual Data, Mr. Bazzani served as the Group Vice President of Marketing Services at TransUnion, a global leader in credit and information management. During his 28 year tenure with TransUnion, Mr. Bazzani managed the collection, healthcare, reseller, government, strategic accounts, and tenant screening divisions.

Mr. Bazzani has an extensive 35 years of experience in the consumer credit data business with numerous sales, management and executive roles across multiple industry verticals and geographic regions.

Mr. Bazzani is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a Bachelors of Science in Finance.

David Fontaine

David R. Fontaine

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer

David Fontaine serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer for Kroll. In this role, he has responsibility for the management of all legal and administrative affairs for Kroll and for Altegrity companies, including litigation, corporate governance, risk management, regulatory compliance, corporate transactions, government relations and corporate communications. He manages all legal professionals and resources across the organization. Previously, Mr. Fontaine served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Altegrity and all of its affiliated companies.

Prior to joining Altegrity in January 2009, Mr. Fontaine served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and Corporate Secretary for Ruesch International, Inc., a provider of global payment services, where since January 2005 he was responsible for managing all of the corporation's legal and regulatory affairs, which ultimately included a sale of the corporation to Travelex Holdings, PLC in August 2007. Mr. Fontaine remained in his role following the closing of that company sale transaction until December 2008. As CAO, he had oversight responsibility for the corporation’s administrative functions, including human resources, compliance, internal audit, facilities and risk management.

Previously, Mr. Fontaine served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Risk Officer and Corporate Secretary of American Management Systems, Inc. (AMS), a public company, from July 2002 to June 2004. Over the course of his tenure, Mr. Fontaine directed the corporation’s legal affairs, including the sale of the company to CGI Group, Inc. and CACI, Inc. As Chief Risk Officer, he also developed and implemented procedures and policies to mitigate AMS’ overall enterprise risk exposure.

Before joining AMS, Mr. Fontaine was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Dimension Data, NA/Proxicom, Inc. from June 1999 to July 2002, where he built a legal team and centralized the legal affairs of several U.S.-based operating companies. In this role, Mr. Fontaine had responsibility for all aspects of the company’s legal affairs, including regulatory compliance, litigation management and corporate transactions.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Fontaine was a partner at the highly respected Washington, D.C. litigation firm of Miller, Cassidy, Larroca and Lewin, LLP, practicing primarily in the areas of white-collar defense and commercial litigation. Prior to his years in private practice, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stanley Sporkin, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and later as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas Meskill, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Mr. Fontaine earned his law degree from Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut, and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He is admitted to the legal practice in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, New York and Virginia.

Lee Kirschbaum

Lee Kirschbaum

Senior Vice President, Operations

Lee Kirschbaum is Senior Vice President, Operations for Kroll. In this role, Mr. Kirschbaum is responsible for Kroll-wide business operations, business development and shared services, and execution of key strategic growth opportunities. Additionally, he has management responsibilities for Kroll’s Information Security business and Kroll Advisory’s Marketing organization. Mr. Kirschbaum joined the company in January 2011 as Vice President, Head of Strategy for Altegrity, focusing on organic and inorganic growth initiatives to expand solutions provided to clients.

Prior to joining Kroll, Mr. Kirschbaum served for eight years at Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) in a number of senior leadership roles. Most recently, as Vice President of D&B’s Licensing and Channel Partnership Division, Mr. Kirschbaum was responsible for leading D&Bs global partnerships and distribution of D&B content and solutions with many of the largest global business and financial information, media and software providers. Prior to this role, Mr. Kirschbaum helped to lead D&B’s Enterprise Risk and Compliance Solutions business, focused on helping customers comply with government regulations and manage their counterparty risk exposures. In addition, Mr. Kirschbaum held a number of product management, strategy, and business development leadership roles while at D&B.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Kirschbaum helped start up the internal Corporate Strategy group at Qwest Communications and was a Consultant in the Strategy Practice of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. Mr. Kirschbaum received his Bachelor of Arts degree, with Honors, from the University of Chicago and Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia Business School, where he graduated with Beta Gamma Sigma honors.

Lisa Carey

Lisa Carey

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Lisa Carey is Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Kroll. Ms. Carey leads the HR function spanning all of Kroll’s worldwide locations. As a member of Kroll’s executive leadership team, she ensures that the organization’s human resources strategies align with business goals, support transformational change and drive growth.

Ms. Carey has more than 25 years of diverse experience as an industrial/organizational psychologist and HR leader developing talent and building robust organizational partnerships and high-performing teams at multinational firms. Prior to joining Kroll, she was Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Cengage Learning from 2007 to 2012. In this role, she led HR for numerous business groups and international locations, the talent management and internal communications functions, and the development and implementation of numerous company-wide programs.

Before Cengage, Ms. Carey was National HR Leader for the Enterprise Applications segment of Deloitte Consulting, where she led all HR activities with a particular focus on development and implementing strategies to enhance employee connectivity and increase retention rates. Ms. Carey joined Cengage from Philip Morris USA, where during her 10-year tenure she held management roles of increasing responsibility both as a generalist and in several HR functional areas including leadership development, talent planning, and diversity and inclusion. Earlier in her career, she served in HR research roles for five years with IBM.

Ms. Carey earned both a master’s degree and doctorate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Hofstra University and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the State University of New York at Albany.

Don Buzinkai

Don Buzinkai

Interim Chief Financial Officer, Kroll Business Segment

Donald Buzinkai is Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Kroll Business Segment. His responsibilities include financial planning, management reporting, financial control, and providing strategic and financial guidance to all of the Kroll Business Segment’s businesses.

Mr. Buzinkai has more than 23 years of financial experience. Most recently, Mr. Buzinkai was Chief Financial Officer of USIS, LLC (also known as US Investigations Services, LLC). In this role, he led the accounting, pricing, and financial planning and analysis organizations to provide strategic and financial guidance to all USIS businesses.

Prior to USIS, Mr. Buzinkai was Chief Financial Officer of Kroll Advisory Solutions from October 2010 to September 2012, where he was responsible for all financial functions and led a global financial organization of more than 100 employees.

Before joining Kroll Advisory Solutions, Mr. Buzinkai served from June 2009 to October 2010 as Chief Accounting Officer, Controller and Vice President of Kaydon Corporation, a leading designer and manufacturer of custom engineered and performance-critical products.

Mr. Buzinkai joined Kaydon from Alpharma, Inc. (which was acquired by King Pharmaceuticals in December 2008), where he served for two years as Vice President, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer.

Mr. Buzinkai started his career with Ingersoll-Rand, a global diversified industrial company, where from 1990-2007 he held a series of positions with increasing responsibility. His last position at the firm was Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, which he held for two years. Previously, he served as Director of Financial Shared Services and as Vice President of Finance, Controller and Vice President of Human Resources for the Security & Safety Americas Division.

Mr. Buzinkai, a Certified Public Accountant, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from King’s College and a Master of Business Administration degree, with an emphasis in Operations Management, from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He is currently enrolled in an Executive Doctoral Program in Finance at Pace University in New York City.


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