Shai Waisman is the president of Kroll and responsible for direct oversight of the firm’s business units, with a focus on their commercial and operational success.
Prior to assuming the role of president, Shai served as president of the Kroll Business Services division of Kroll, which includes Prime Clerk, Settlement Administration, Global Corporate Actions, Lucid Issuer Services, Lucid Agency and Trustee Services, Notice Media Solutions and Business Technology. Shai joined Kroll in 2019 through the firm’s acquisition of Prime Clerk, a business he co-founded, where he served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer.
Shai is a widely recognized expert on restructuring and bankruptcy. Before joining Prime Clerk, he was a partner in the Business Finance & Restructuring department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, where he led some of the largest and most complicated restructurings in history, including Lehman Brothers, American Airlines, Global Crossing, Loral Space & Communications, Atkins, Silicon Graphics, Steve & Barry’s and many other companies. At Weil, Shai held leadership roles on the Firm Committee, Investment Committee, Hiring Committee and Technology Committee.
Among his many educational and charitable activities, Shai currently serves as:
- Vice Chair of the Board of Overseers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
- Member, New York Advisory Board of Facing History & Ourselves
- Executive Committee, Lawyers Division of UJA-Federation New York
- Executive Committee, Bankruptcy & Reorganization Group of UJA-Federation New York
- Board Member, Foundation for Education in Honduras
Shai received a B.A. from The American University and a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
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