Kroll, provider of services and digital products related to governance, risk and transparency, has announced that the firm has promoted 18 colleagues to the managing director level in the United States, with a total of 31 practitioners promoted globally.

The following practitioners were promoted in the Disputes Consulting and Cyber Risk practices in the U.S.

  • John Bass is part of the Disputes Consulting practice, with extensive experience in complex international investigations, dispute resolution, government relations, strategic communications and intercultural negotiations. His practice focuses on assisting clients with risk management, cyber risk and insider threats.
  • Grant Aldridge-Duncan leads the Cyber Risk global sales team, overseeing business development and go-to-market strategy, managing strategic partners in the insurance and legal industries and relationships with enterprise customers. He has a proven track record of developing and executing successful revenue growth strategies and leading high-performance teams.
  • Keith Novak brings over 25 years of experience in technology, risk and cyber security. As part of the Cyber Risk business, he leads the delivery of complex global proactive services engagements at the strategic, operational and technical levels to develop information security programs and help reduce risk while complying with regulatory requirements.
  • Aimee Sabolyk is the Chief Privacy Officer at Kroll, overseeing the firm’s Global Privacy Organization and privacy compliance and data protection matters. She is responsible for directing the firmwide privacy strategy by working with stakeholders across business functions, providing guidance on privacy issues under various global data protection laws and leading the firm’s strategic response and initiatives to adapt to changing privacy legislation.


Congratulations to the following practitioners in the U.K., Canada, and Singapore: 

Eddie Bines, Governance, Risk, Investigations and Disputes – London

Mr. Bines is part of the Global Restructuring Advisory practice, based in the London office. He has more than 25 years of corporate restructuring and advisory experience and specializes in delivering global and UK-centric legal entity rationalization, managing the wind down of businesses and implementing solvent reorganization projects.

Martin Gray, Governance, Risk, Investigations and Disputes – London

Mr. Gray is part of the Global Restructuring Advisory practice. He has over 11 years of financial and business advisory experience and specializes in providing restructuring and turnaround advice to corporates, creditors, sponsors and other key stakeholders.

Thomas Hollobone, Governance, Risk, Investigations and Disputes – London

Mr. Hollobone is part of the Compliance Risk and Diligence practice and specializes in advising on and executing pre-transactional due diligence on targets in various sectors and industries, with a special focus on the renewable energy industry and ethical investing. He has extensive experience implementing third-party screening programs and assisting large multinational companies in setting up and maintaining robust anti-bribery procedures.

Ashley Houlden, Governance, Risk, Investigations and Disputes – Toronto

Ms. Houlden is part of the Canadian Disputes, Investigations and Valuations practice, with 12 years of experience in business valuations, litigation support services, corporate finance and financial advisory. She primarily focuses on valuation related litigation and general damages in a broad range of industries across numerous geographies.

David Klopp, Cyber Risk – Singapore

Mr. Klopp oversees all digital forensics and incident response (DFIR) casework in the Asia-Pacific region. He has extensive experience leading cybercrime investigations, including data theft, reputational issues, employee misconduct, insider threat and electronic fraud.

Michael Lennon, Governance, Risk, Investigations and Disputes – Manchester, UK

Mr. Lennon has over 13 years of experience in the Global Restructuring Advisory practice. His role spans both the advisory and the formal restructuring sides of the business, working with a variety of stakeholders to advise upon and execute solvent and formal restructuring alternatives.

James Saunders, Governance, Risk, Investigations and Disputes – Manchester, UK

Mr. Saunders is part of the Global Restructuring Advisory practice and is a licensed insolvency practitioner with 20 years of experience working with banks, asset-based lenders, private equity funds and corporates. He specializes in advising businesses that are facing financial challenges and has led high profile engagements across a number of sectors, including automotive, manufacturing and retail.

Oliver Stern, Governance, Risk, Investigations and Disputes – London

Mr. Stern is part of the Business Intelligence and Investigations practice and head of the London Business Intelligence team, leading a variety of investigations for corporations and financial institutions and their advisers. A specialist in sub-Saharan Africa, his work focuses on detailed pre-transactional due diligence, market entry strategy, competitor intelligence, dispute advisory and internal corruption and bribery investigations.