Kroll strengthens leadership team with senior appointments
January 28, 2015
NEW YORK – January 28, 2015 – Kroll Inc., the global leader in risk mitigation and response solutions, announced today the appointments of John Loveland as Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer (CINO), Ken Roche as Chief Financial Officer and Lee Kirschbaum as President of Kroll Compliance. All three will report to Kroll Chief Executive Officer Emanuele Conti.
“This infusion of leadership talent will help our teams accelerate growth across the global markets that we serve,” said Conti. “Each of these professionals brings extensive experience driving innovation across multiple industries, which will enable us to rapidly develop and commercialize new customer-focused solutions,” he added.
John Loveland, Chief Innovation Officer
Loveland joins Kroll from iRisk Strategies, a Washington, D.C. firm he created to help clients mitigate the risks associated with the proliferation of data and information assets. Prior to this, he was Senior Managing Director for PwC, where he led the eDiscovery and Information Risk Management practices. He joined PwC from Navigant, where he was a Managing Director for five years and led the firm’s discovery services practice on the East Coast. In October 2001, Loveland founded S3 Partners, specializing in eDiscovery, computer forensics and information security. He sold the firm to Fios, Inc. in 2003 and then went on to serve as Chief Client Officer. Prior to founding S3 Partners, Loveland built and led strategic deal teams for two prominent Silicon Valley start-ups, Tellme Networks, a voice recognition-based application service provider, and NorthPoint Communications, an early competitive DSL provider. Loveland began his career as a strategy consultant working for KPMG Consulting, Gemini Consulting and Coopers & Lybrand Consulting. In addition to holding an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA and a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University, Loveland is a Certified Information Governance Professional (IGP) and a frequent speaker and published author on eDiscovery and governance topics.
Ken Roche, Chief Financial Officer
Roche brings to Kroll more than 20 years of financial leadership experience at a range of dynamic firms. Most recently, Roche was a principal with Accordion Partners, a financial and management consulting firm specializing in supporting private equity funds and their portfolio companies. Prior to Accordion, he was CFO and Lead Financial Consultant for CT Financial Solutions, a financial consulting firm. In addition, Roche has held roles as CFO for Traxis Financial Group, CEO for Orbian Corporation, and Vice President and CFO for General Electric Trade Payable Services. Roche began his career with American Express. Roche holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University.
Lee Kirschbaum, President, Compliance Practice
Prior to his promotion to President, Compliance, Kirschbaum was Senior Vice President, Operations for Kroll. In this role, he was responsible for Kroll-wide business operations, business development and shared services support, and the execution of key strategic growth opportunities. He also oversaw the Identity Theft and Data Breach Notification business unit as well as the corporate Marketing organization. Kirschbaum joined the company in January 2011, initially serving as Vice President, Head of Strategy. Prior to joining Kroll, Kirschbaum was with Dun & Bradstreet for eight years, during which time he held a number of senior leadership roles. Most notably, he helped launch and lead D&B’s Enterprise Risk and Compliance Solutions business. Earlier in his career, he helped start up the internal Corporate Strategy group at Qwest Communications and was a consultant in the Strategy Practice of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. Kirschbaum holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Chicago.
Kroll is the leading global provider of risk solutions. For over 40 years, Kroll has helped clients make confident risk management decisions about people, assets, operations, and security through a wide range of investigations, due diligence and compliance, cyber security, physical and operational security, and data and information management services. Headquartered in New York with more than 55 offices across 26 countries, Kroll has a multidisciplinary team of nearly 2,300 employees and serves a global clientele of law firms, financial institutions, corporations, non-profit institutions, government agencies, and individuals.