For driving growth for business, people and the clients

Kroll, a risk consulting company, has reorganized its business intelligence and investigations practice into two primary geographies, naming Robert Brenner vice president, Americas and Thomas Hartley vice president, Eurasia, effective January 1, 2010.

Mr Brenner and Mr Hartley will drive Kroll’s relationships with corporations, law firms, financial institutions, government agencies and individuals to deliver integrated service across the company’s client base. Based in New York, Brenner will oversee Kroll’s business throughout North and South America. Hartley will guide Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific from Kroll’s London office.

Tim Whipple, president of consulting services group of Kroll, said: “Our clients are tackling opportunities and threats in an increasingly global context. The changes we’re announcing today maximize Kroll’s ability to support them around the world, through greater focus on their needs and better marshalling of our internal resources. Bob’s and Tom’s proven leadership will help drive growth for our business, our people and our clients.”

Prior to his appointment, Mr Brenner was regional managing director, North America of Kroll’s business intelligence and investigations practice. He previously served as senior investigative and trial counsel in the New York county district attorney’s office, and as a special assistant US attorney for the Southern District of New York, prosecuting organized crime and political corruption matters.

Mr Hartley previously served as regional managing director of Kroll’s Business intelligence and investigations practice in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Before joining Kroll, Hartley worked for KPMG where he led the strategic arm of Transaction Services in the UK. He also managed the consumer and industrial markets team.