Kroll promotes 18 to managing director in US

01 April 2021 5 min. read
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Management consulting firm Kroll announced 31 global promotions to managing director, including 18 within its US operations.

Jacob Silverman, CEO of Kroll – recently rebranded from Duff & Phelps – said, “At Kroll, our people are our greatest asset. The last year underscored the need for independent, objective advice—to provide clarity amidst uncertainty—and our new managing directors exemplify what it means to provide value for our clients. I look forward to their continued success at the firm.”

John Bass (governance, risk, investigations, and disputes – Washington, DC) has extensive experience in complex international investigations, government relations, and dispute resolution. Prior to joining Kroll in 2017, Bass was an operational executive in the CIA, with 27 years of experience in national security and international affairs.

Darren Burrell (digital products – Philadelphia) has over 15 years of experience in product management and marketing. Before joining Kroll in 2016 as a senior director, Burrell was director of product management at CT Corporation, where he promoted a portfolio of legal services software products.

Kroll promotes 18 to managing director in US

Nicholas Collins (corporate finance – Silicon Valley) has 15 years of financial services experience, with a focus on advising clients on sell-side and buy-side M&A, leveraged buyout, recapitalization, and capital raises. Prior to joining Kroll in 2010, he was an investment banking analyst at Wells Fargo Securities, focusing on mid-market M&A and debt and capital raising.

Grant Aldridge-Duncan (cyber risk – Los Angeles) leads the cyber risk global sales team, overseeing business development, go-to-market strategy, and client relationships. Prior to joining Kroll in 2012, he worked in the field of web design and development.

Scott Goodwin (technology – Boston) is Kroll’s chief technology officer, and has over 20 years of experience leading, architecting, and delivering technology solutions in professional and financial services. Before joining Kroll in 2006, he was the global infrastructure manager at Mercer Management Consulting.

Ryan Johnson (valuation advisory services – New York) has more than 15 years of financial and valuation experience, and specializes in the valuation of illiquid securities and interests. Before joining Kroll in 2005, he was a valuation analyst at Standard & Poor’s.

Don Levy (Corporate Finance – New York) has more than 15 years of professional experience, with a focus on M&A transaction advisory services and advisory to distressed firms. Before joining Kroll in 2012, Levy worked in the restructuring practices of BDO and Zolfo Cooper (now AlixPartners).

Anthony Lu (valuation advisory services – San Francisco) has more than 14 years of valuation experience, specializing in options, convertible securities, stocks, warrants, profit interest, and debt instruments. Prior to joining Kroll in 2007, he was an associate director of valuation control complex structured products at UBS.

Ruben Miranda (valuation advisory services – Austin) specializes in the valuation of complex personal property for ad valorem tax purposes. Before joining Kroll in 2008, Miranda worked in ERP software development and implementation.

Farzad Mukhi (corporate finance – Los Angeles) advises consumer and retail firms on sell-side, capital raises, and buy-side transactions. He was an analyst at investment advisory firm Wilshire Associates before joining Kroll in 2005.

Keith Novak (cyber risk – Secaucus, NJ) has 25 years of information technology experience. He helps Kroll’s clients develop information security programs and reduce risk while complying with regulatory requirements. He joined the consulting firm in 2014 after spending 14 years as the CTO of the New Jersey Hospital Association.

Daniel Platten (valuation advisory services – Chicago) supports health systems and hospitals with expertise in business, compensation, and intangible asset valuation. He joined Kroll in 2012 from KPMG, where he was a manager in the economic and valuation services practice.

Anna Povinelli (governance, risk, investigations, and disputes – New York) has more than 30 years of experience with regulatory examinations involving the SEC, Finra, and other watchdogs. She works with wealth advisors and funds on risk analysis, compliance review, and compliance and ethics codes.

Gary Raichart (valuation advisory services – Silicon Valley) has over 15 years of experience advising clients on contingent and IP valuation, commercial due diligence, financial projections, risk analysis, and market research. He joined Kroll in 2005.

Julia Rowe (governance, risk, investigations, and disputes – Chicago) focuses on intellectual property, providing business and asset valuations, economic and financial analyses, licensing advisory, and expert witness services. She was a consultant at Charles River Associates for three years before joining Kroll in 2011.

Aimee Sabolyk (compliance and privacy – Chicago) is the chief privacy officer of Kroll, overseeing global privacy compliance and data protection matters. Before joining Kroll in 2015, she was a senior compliance analyst at Spot Trading LLC.

Zachary Schrock (corporate finance – Chicago) advises on private equity, sell-side, and strategic investments in a range of industries – with particular expertise in financial due diligence. Before joining Kroll in 2011 he worked in Deloitte’s audit practice.

Dave Yudoff (chief revenue office – Morristown, NJ) is Kroll’s head of commercial operations, building and managing business development and collaboration initiatives in concert with the chief revenue officer. He joined Kroll’s dispute consulting practice in 2004 before transitioning to the firm’s marketing and sales function.

Outside of the US, Kroll appointed one new managing director in Canada, four in the UK, two in Continental Europe, and four in Asia.