Kroll hires Karen Laureano-Rikardsen as chief marketing and communications officer

26 April 2024 2 min. read
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Kroll, a risk and financial advisory consulting firm, has hired Karen Laureano-Rikardsen as chief marketing and communications officer. She is based in the firm’s New York headquarters.

Laureano-Rikardsen brings more than 25 years of experience in strategic communications and marketing leadership, with a focus on the financial services industry. In her new role, she will oversee Kroll’s marketing strategies, internal, and external communications, as well as financial communications, corporate reputation, crisis and issues management, and corporate affairs activities.

Laureano-Rikardsen will work closely with CEO Jacob Silverman and chief growth officer Rachel Posner to drive the firm’s growth and brand affinity and awareness.

“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,” Silverman said. “I look forward to working closely with Karen to accelerate our comprehensive marketing and communications strategy to support Kroll’s dynamic evolution.”

Kroll hires Karen Laureano-Rikardsen as chief marketing and communications officer

Laureano-Rikardsen joins Kroll from financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald, where she spent eight years as chief communication officer and chief marketing officer. Before that, she spent two years as head of marketing and communications at CRT Capital and six years as head of communications for global equities in Latin America at Credit Suisse.

Earlier in her career, Laureano-Rikardsen was head of marketing and communications at investment bank Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (now SG Kleinwort Hambros).

She holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of Maryland University College.

“Kroll's exceptional team has cultivated a globally recognized brand, demonstrating unwavering dedication to safeguarding, restoring and optimizing value for clients," said 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."

Kroll recently hired Dave Burg to lead its cyber risk practice.

The firm has 6,500+ global professionals providing services in investigation and disputes, corporate finance and restructuring, compliance and regulation, cyber risk, valuation, ESG, and business services.