Jules B. Kroll

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Jules B. Kroll is Executive Chairman of the Board of Kroll, Inc.

According to his corporate biography, "Jules Kroll is the acknowledged founder of the modern corporate investigative and security industry. More than 30 years ago, he created a new professional service by matching sophisticated fact-gathering techniques to business and financial decision-makers' needs for accurate information and by staffing his firm with former prosecutors, law enforcement officials, management consultants, and journalists. Over the past decade, his vision of providing businesses with a full spectrum of risk consulting services has guided the transformation of both the company and the industry he founded.

"As executive chairman of the board of Kroll Inc., Mr. Kroll is responsible for the strategic development of the world's premier risk consulting company. Kroll Associates, which he founded in 1972 as a consultant to corporate purchasing departments, is now a publicly-held, Nasdaq-traded corporation with more than 2,100 employees and offices in more than 60 cities on six continents. Kroll's reputation for high-quality investigative work was established on Wall Street in the 1980s and spread internationally in the 1990s as the firm successfully tracked down assets hidden by Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier, Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos, and Saddam Hussein. Today, Kroll serves a multinational client base of corporations, law firms, non-profit institutions, government agencies and individuals, providing a wide range of risk consulting services which include corporate restructuring, forensic accounting, data recovery and computer forensics as well as investigations, intelligence and security.

"Mr. Kroll is a leading authority on defensive tactics in contests for corporate control, 'due diligence' in the context of public offerings, industrial counter-espionage, and the prevention and detection of white-collar crime. A sought-after speaker at conferences and seminars worldwide, he has been interviewed on the CBS program, 60 Minutes, and on CBS MarketWatch and featured in many publications, including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Business Week, the Financial Times, and The Observer.

"Mr. Kroll received a B.A. degree from Cornell University in 1963 and an LL.B degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1966. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1967 and began his career as an assistant district attorney in Manhattan.

"Mr. Kroll is a member of the Board of Visitors of the Georgetown University Law Center and a director of Presidential Life Insurance Company. He previously served on the Board of Regents of Georgetown University and the Board of Trustees of Cornell University, and the Citizens Budget Commission of New York City."