Kroll Announces Appointment of Mark R. Williams as President of Kroll Ontrack
April 27, 2015
NEW YORK – Kroll, the global leader in risk mitigation and response solutions, announced today that Mark R. Williams has joined the firm as President of Kroll Ontrack.
“Over the last several months, Kroll has been strengthening its leadership team across practice groups to enhance our capabilities to deliver outstanding results for our global clientele,” said Manny Conti, Kroll CEO. “With his proven business acumen and global experience, Mark is a natural fit to join our team. I look forward to working with him to further Kroll Ontrack’s history as a market leader in the legal technologies and data recovery markets by continuing to deliver new and innovative technology enabled services.”
Mr. Williams said, “I feel privileged to join Kroll Ontrack, an organization with a deep history and proven record of delivering results for its clients. With its more than 1,100 recognized and dedicated experts across the globe who possess an unmatched breadth of knowledge and subject matter expertise, Kroll Ontrack is a global leader in its space. I am looking forward to take Kroll Ontrack to new heights and deliver superior consultative services, legal technologies, data recovery and document review services to even more markets around the world."
Williams brings over 20 years of experience across all aspects of the legal services industry having lived and worked in many different countries around the world. He practiced corporate law as an attorney and partner with a prestigious global law firm; founded a legal process outsourcing company; and was a senior executive with three leading firms in the legal outsourcing/data solutions market.
Williams worked for 16 years as an attorney and Partner with DLA Piper, one of the world’s largest international law firms. Notably, he helped lead the successful global expansion of the law firm in Asia and the Middle East.
Most recently, Williams served as Executive Vice President of Legal Services for UnitedLex where he was leading the assessment and implementation of a new business venture for legal outsourcing. Prior to his role at UnitedLex, he led Discovery Services across nine global facilities and served as Managing Director for Huron Legal, which provides advisory and legal services to law departments and law firms. Before joining Huron, Williams was Senior Vice President of Axiom Global and lead their Managed Discovery and projects division. Earlier in his career, Williams co-founded Key Legal in Hyperabad, India, which provided various legal process outsourcing services.
Williams earned his J.D. at Columbia University School of Law and is admitted to the Illinois Bar and District of Columbia Bar. He is a member of the American, Illinois, Chicago and District of Columbia Bar Associations. In addition to his J.D., Williams has earned MBA and M.Sc. degrees and other certifications from premier universities in the U.S., England, China, and Spain.
Kroll is the leading global provider of risk solutions. For more than 40 years, Kroll has helped clients make confident risk management decisions about people, assets, operations, and security through a wide range of investigations, cyber security, due diligence and compliance, physical and operational security, and data and information management services. Headquartered in New York with more than 53 offices across 28 countries, Kroll has a multidisciplinary team of over 2,000 employees and serves a global clientele of law firms, financial institutions, corporations, non-profit institutions, government agencies, and individuals. Please visit www.kroll.com and www.krollontrack.com for more information about Kroll and Kroll Ontrack.