Kroll Names William Dixon Associate Managing Director in Cyber Security and Investigations Practice, Los Angeles
July 25, 2017
Experienced Cyber Security Executive with a Proven Record of Successful Client Management and Business Development
NEW YORK – July 25, 2017 – Kroll (“the Company”), a global leader in risk mitigation, investigations, compliance, cyber resilience, security, and incident response solutions, today announced the appointment of William (Bill) Dixon as an Associate Managing Director in its Cyber Security and Investigations practice, based in Los Angeles. Dixon is an experienced information security services executive, who over a 16-year career has served in both technical and client management roles with Fortune 500 firms as well as start-up ventures and a leading cyber security firm.
“Bill has a deep understanding of not only the technical side of cyber security, but also how to communicate its value and deliver exceptional outcomes to clients, particularly at the enterprise level,” said Erik Rasmussen, Managing Director and North America Cyber Security Practice Leader. “I am confident that the combination of Bill’s keen entrepreneurial mindset and superb client management skills will enrich and broaden our offerings and further advance Kroll’s ability to develop solutions that align with our clients’ business strategies and objectives.”
“I am excited to welcome Bill to Kroll,” said David Fontaine, Chief Executive Officer of Kroll and its parent, Corporate Risk Holdings. “Bill adds yet another dimension to our growing team of accomplished and proven cyber professionals. His deep industry knowledge will help us to continue to drive our rapid growth and the steady expansion of our global cyber capabilities.”
Most recently, Dixon was Vice President, Cyber Resilience, with Stroz Friedberg in Chicago and Los Angeles. In his role, Dixon provided client executive leadership and management for service engagements and new business pursuits. He additionally managed four sub-service categories that included risk assessment, penetration testing, security strategy, and incident response. Dixon also designed and implemented managed services related to detection and response capabilities, as well as proactive service capabilities, specifically focusing on cyber security maturity and incident response preparedness.
From 2013-2015, Dixon had business development roles with Accenture, ultimately serving as Security Consulting Senior Manager, North America, for which he primarily managed engagements for high-value clients (Fortune 50 and Fortune 250), with full P&L responsibilities for each client in a trusted advisor role. He was also the lead manager for Accenture’s Local Market Initiatives for new client acquisition and sales in Chicago. He had joined Accenture as Sales Director, North America, Central Region, where he served as sales origination and capture lead for Technology Consulting Services engagements for the Symantec/Accenture Joint Initiative as well as the wider communications and media technology client base in North America.
Previously, Dixon was Senior Client Security Advisor with start-up company HALOCK Security Labs, for which he was responsible for solution design, business development, and marketing. This was Dixon’s second entrepreneurial venture; earlier in his career, he was a co-founder of Continuum Worldwide Corporation, where he served as Consulting Director, Enterprise Security Solutions from 2005-2010. In this role, he implemented service delivery programs for managed governance risk and compliance services, from information security program assessment to penetration testing, across the United States.
From 2010-2013, Dixon was Security Services Sales Leader, West Region, for IBM. He served as services business development opportunity owner for the entire IBM Security Services portfolio, including partner products in the Western United States. During this time, he pioneered the successful identification and closure of the first IBM Security Services Managed SIEM services deal on a global level. Dixon started his career in 2001 as an Information Security Analyst with Mutual of Omaha.
Dixon earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems at the University of Nebraska. He also holds numerous professional certifications that include Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
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