Kroll, the world’s leading risk consulting company, announced today that the company has hired John Price, Jan Smith, Thomas Rideg and Guillaume Corpart to launch a new market intelligence business line serving Latin America. Messrs. Price, Smith, Rideg and Corpart join Kroll along with other key personnel from InfoAmericas, Inc., Latin America’s leading provider of market intelligence solutions.
These strategic hires unite Kroll’s traditional investigation and security services with a suite of market intelligence services that are designed to help clients manage both the opportunities and risks of doing business in Latin America. The core services of Kroll’s market intelligence business include market analysis, market sizing and segmentation, market and product feasibility analysis, partnering, benchmarking, competitive intelligence and customer intelligence.
Prior to joining Kroll, Mr. Price was co-founder and president of InfoAmericas, Inc.; Mr. Smith was co-founder of InfoAmericas and head of its Financial Services practice; Mr. Rideg served as InfoAmericas Brazil Market Intelligence practice leader; and Guillaume Corpart, was the company’s Mexico Market Intelligence practice leader.
“Kroll has worked with InfoAmericas for more than 10 years. We are delighted to add a group of top professionals who are proven leaders in market intelligence in Latin America,” said Sam Anson, Regional Managing Director of Kroll for Latin America & the Caribbean. “Our clients will have the added benefit of a ‘one-stop-shop’ to help navigate the complexities of doing business in the region.”
“The InfoAmericas team’s experience in helping clients measure market opportunities is the perfect complement to Kroll’s risk analysis capabilities,” said Mr. Price, who joins Kroll as a Managing Director. “Kroll now offers the unique capacity to help companies assess and capitalize on market opportunities and potential.”
The market intelligence division will be fully integrated into Kroll’s Latin America platform. Kroll’s Latin America region includes offices in Miami, Mexico City, Bogota, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, and the Eastern Caribbean (Grenada).
Kroll (kroll.com), the world’s leading risk consulting company, provides a broad range of investigative, intelligence, financial, security and technology services to help clients reduce risks, solve problems and capitalize on opportunities. Headquartered in New York with offices in more than 65 cities in over 33 countries, Kroll has a multidisciplinary corps of more than 4,800 employees and serves a global clientele of law firms, financial institutions, corporations, non-profit institutions, government agencies, and individuals. It is a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: MMC), the global professional services firm.
Kroll serves individual, business, public sector and non-profit clients in Latin America through its regional headquarters in Miami and offices in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, and Grenada. Core services include business investigations and intelligence; forensic accounting; business valuation; corporate turnaround; employee screening; and electronic discovery.