Kroll Appoints Daniel Linskey Managing Director, Investigations and Disputes Practice
December 7, 2015
Brings Decades of Experience in Investigations, Crisis Response and Risk Management
NEW YORK – Kroll (“the Company”), a global leader in risk mitigation and response solutions, today announced that Daniel Linskey has been appointed Managing Director in the Investigations and Disputes Practice in Kroll’s Boston office, effective immediately. A well-known thought leader in security, law enforcement and emergency management, Linskey most recently founded and managed the Linskey Group, a consultancy providing a wide range of security and emergency management services. Previously, he served as Superintendent-in-Chief of the Boston Police Department.
Linskey comes to Kroll with extensive experience in investigations, crisis response, and risk management, as well as personal, physical and operational security strategy implementation. From the time he joined the Boston Police Department in 1986, Linskey rose through the ranks before being promoted to Superintendent-in-Chief, the department’s highest sworn member. In this role, he managed the day-to-day operations of a 3,000-person department with a budget of over $300 million.
While serving as Superintendent-in-Chief, Linskey also served as the Jurisdictional Point of Contact for the City of Boston, working with the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management to develop, implement and oversee a regional homeland security strategy. Linskey oversaw the immediate response to the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 and to the city’s Occupy movement in 2011, which was lauded as one of the best-managed responses to the protests of any city in the country.
“Dan brings to Kroll decades of unique crisis response and risk management experience – having led one of the nation’s largest police departments through some of the most tragic, contentious and stirring events in its history. Dan is also a go-to consultant for numerous national and international police, homeland security and military officials regarding crisis leadership and preparedness,” said Bill Nugent, North America Regional Managing Director, Investigations and Disputes Practice. “I am delighted to welcome Dan to Kroll. Dan’s unrivaled experience and deep roots in the Boston area makes him a valuable addition to our Boston office.”
“Dan is well-known not only for his proven leadership and steady hand during crisis situations, but also for his global thought leadership in security and crisis response,” said David Fontaine, Chief Executive Officer of Corporate Risk Holdings, Kroll’s parent company. “Dan’s perspective on security risks, combined with a collaborative approach that focuses just as much on preventing problems as solving them, will provide our clients with invaluable guidance on how best to protect what matters most to them.”
Mr. Linskey said, “Throughout my time at the Boston Police Department and as an international security consultant, I witnessed firsthand just how complex risk mitigation and response have become in today’s global, interconnected world. I’ve developed a deep understanding of how to navigate today’s dynamic security environment, and I look forward to bringing this expertise to Kroll’s clients.”
Upon his retirement from the Boston Police Department in 2014, Linskey founded and managed the Linskey Group, a consultancy providing a wide range of security and emergency services. Linskey is a frequently sought after thought leader, public speaker, and writer regarding security issues. Linskey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Curry College and is also a graduate of the Boston Police Academy and the FBI National Academy.
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