Wed, Apr 17, 2024

Kroll Appoints Karen Laureano-Rikardsen as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Innovative and accomplished marketing and communications executive to drive global business objectives for the firm and its clients and position Kroll for continued success

New York – Kroll, the leading independent global risk and financial advisory solutions firm, announced today the appointment of Karen Laureano-Rikardsen as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer (“CMCO”). As Kroll further expands its presence and client base around the world, Laureano-Rikardsen will spearhead the firm’s comprehensive marketing and communications strategy to support its business objectives and continued growth.

In her role, Laureano-Rikardsen will oversee Kroll’s global marketing strategies, internal and external communications, as well as financial communications, corporate reputation, crisis and issues management and corporate affairs activities. As the steward of Kroll’s global brand and reputation, Laureano-Rikardsen will work closely with Chief Executive Officer, Jacob Silverman, and Chief Growth Officer, Rachel Posner, to drive growth and brand affinity by elevating awareness of Kroll as a category leader through powerful storytelling, marketing initiatives, creative content, industry affairs and media relations.

“Karen has a proven track record of executing successful go-to-market strategies and bolstering brand recognition on a global scale, and we are pleased to welcome her to Kroll as we further strengthen our global capabilities,” said Jacob Silverman, Chief Executive Officer of Kroll. “I look forward to working closely with Karen to accelerate our comprehensive marketing and communications strategy to support Kroll’s dynamic evolution.”

Laureano-Rikardsen brings more than two decades of experience as a strategic communications and marketing leader, most recently serving as Chief Communications and Marketing Officer for Cantor Fitzgerald since 2015. In this role, Laureano-Rikardsen oversaw the integrated communications and marketing departments for the Cantor Fitzgerald parent company and its publicly traded affiliates, BGC Group and Newmark Group, creating the infrastructure for automation, distribution, and measurement across the entire organization. Prior to joining Cantor Fitzgerald, Laureano-Rikardsen served as Head of Corporate Communications and Marketing for CRT Capital Group, where she led public relations, internal communications and marketing. She also held senior roles at Credit Suisse and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein.

"Kroll's exceptional team has cultivated a globally recognized brand, demonstrating unwavering dedication to safeguarding, restoring and optimizing value for clients," remarked Laureano-Rikardsen. "I am excited to collaborate with my new colleagues in enhancing connectivity across Kroll's expansive network, crafting engaging content and narratives that showcase the remarkable accomplishments of our team members and the firm as a whole."

About Kroll
As the leading independent provider of risk and financial advisory solutions, Kroll leverages our unique insights, data and technology to help clients stay ahead of complex demands. Kroll’s team of more than 6,500 professionals worldwide continues the firm’s nearly 100-year history of trusted expertise spanning risk, governance, transactions and valuation. Our advanced solutions and intelligence provide clients the foresight they need to create an enduring competitive advantage. At Kroll, our values define who we are and how we partner with clients and communities. Learn more at

For more information, contact:
Devonne Cusi (Global)
[email protected]