Kroll, Inc.

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Kroll, Inc., headquartered in New York, "with major offices in Toronto, Miami, London, Sao Paulo and Hong Kong, and a vast network of regional offices located throughout the US and around the world," claims on its website that it is the "world's foremost independent risk consulting company. For more than 30 years, Kroll has helped companies, government agencies and individuals reduce their exposure to risk and capitalize on business opportunities. Kroll is traded on The NASDAQ Stock Market® under the symbol 'KROL'." [1]

"With offices in more than 60 cities in the U.S. and abroad, Kroll can operate and restructure businesses; scrutinize accounting practices and financial documents; gather and filter electronic evidence for attorneys; recover lost or damaged data from computers and servers; conduct in-depth investigations; screen domestic and foreign-born job candidates; protect individuals, and enhance security systems and procedures," according to its website. [2]


"Kroll's clients include many of the world's largest and most prestigious corporations, law firms, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, sovereign governments and high net-worth individuals, entertainers and celebrities." [3]


"Kroll's seasoned professionals were handpicked and recruited from leading management consulting companies, top law firms, international auditing companies, multinational corporations, special operations forces, law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Kroll also maintains a network of highly trained specialists in cities throughout the world who can respond to your global needs 24 hours a day, seven days a week," its website states. [4]

Company History

According to Kroll's website, "Since being founded in 1972 by Jules B. Kroll (now the company's executive chairman), Kroll has expanded beyond investigative and security services to include corporate advisory and restructuring, consulting and other risk mitigation services.

"Kroll's expansion started in the 1980s, when the company began helping corporate clients size up the financial standing of suitors and takeover targets. Kroll quickly became known as Wall Street's "private eye."

"By the 1990s, strategic acquisitions and mergers helped Kroll become a full-service global risk consulting company. By acquiring companies specializing in forensic accounting, background screening, drug testing, security engineering, corporate restructuring and electronic-data recovery, Kroll was able to complement its traditional investigative and intelligence expertise."

In March of 2004, Kroll hired co-founder of Defence Systems Limited, Alastair Morrison, to lead a new subsidiary, Kroll Security International Inc., based out of Kroll's Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) regional headquarters in London. They will assume responsibility for overseeing the Iraq assignments, global kidnap for ransom, as well as the security services work conducted in Latin America and the Asia-Pacific. [5]

Kroll is a member of the Private Security Company Association of Iraq.

Management Team

Board of Directors / Executive Directors

  • Jules B. Kroll, Executive Chairman of the Board
  • Michael G. Cherkasky, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Simon V. Freakley, President, Corporate Advisory & Restructuring Group and head of Kroll Ltd.
  • Michael D. Shmerling, Executive Vice President and President, Background Screening Group

Non-Executive Directors

Corporate Officers

  • Jules B. Kroll, Executive Chairman of the Board
  • Michael G. Cherkasky, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Michael A. Beber, Executive Vice President, Strategic Development
  • James R. Bucknam, Executive Vice President, Operations and President, Security Services Group
  • Steven L. Ford, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Sabrina H. Perel, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
  • Michael A. Petrullo, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Alastair Morrison: Chairman and CEO of Kroll International Security

Contact Information

Global Headquarters
900 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10002

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