Senior Hires Bring Important Expertise in Traditional and Specialized
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 20, 2011--
Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) announced today that it has
expanded its Technology Solutions practice in Chicago with the addition
of Managing Director, Jim Vint, and Directors, Kevin Blake and Kevin
Byrne. The addition of these senior leaders compliments Navigant’s full
service end‐to‐end e‐Discovery services and adds specialized expertise
to its data analytics team.
“Data management needs have become increasingly complex and unique,
creating the demand for specialized data analytics expertise,” said Erik
Post, Managing Director and Leader of the Technology Solutions practice.
“These senior data experts bring critical skills to help companies and
legal counsel to respond with greater precision to the evolving data
issues raised in investigations and disputes.”
“We are pleased to welcome these senior leaders to Navigant,” said Jeff
Green, Vice President and head of Navigant’s Dispute & Investigative
practice. “The Technology Solutions team is a critical part of our
Disputes & Investigations practice. These senior professionals bring
skills and expertise that will further enhance our capabilities in this
important area of the practice.”
Jim Vint has extensive experience in litigation and investigation
projects, managing the discovery process for electronically stored
information (“ESI”) as well as enterprise databases and applications. He
has advised numerous global 500 firms in the financial services, oil and
gas, pharmaceutical and consumer products industries and has developed
software applications to assist companies with data management issues
specific to corporate fraud, consumer related allegations of
improprieties and general commercial disputes. Vint has extensive
experience assisting international corporations in responding to U.S.
regulatory inquiries, reacting to regulator raids and responding to
requests for information. Additionally, he has provided risk mitigation
services and transactional data analysis in internal audit committee and
regulatory investigations, M&A, bankruptcy, regulatory infractions and
other general distressed situations.
Kevin Blake brings more than ten years of experience providing complex
consulting services in the areas of insurance asset recovery, data
analytics and the development of financial systems. Additionally he has
provided valuation, negotiation and other complex data analysis to a
wide array of clients involved in litigation, coverage and regulatory
disputes and other distressed situations. Blake’s experience includes
the collection and reconciliation of numerous sources of data, data
interpretation through database creation and design, integration of data
into specific models for valuation and manipulation, and development of
tailored reporting and analysis.
Kevin Byrne has 20 years of experience in financial administration and
information system planning and strategy, including significant
experience in business process analysis and the implementation of
enterprise-wide financial, procurement, human resource, timekeeping,
project control and criminal justice information systems. Byrne has
planned and managed many large electronic discovery engagements,
including managing the collection process for a number of large
international litigations which involved more than 100 custodians.
“As regulatory and disputes activity mount and technologies evolve,
businesses need full service e-Discovery professionals who stay ahead of
technical developments,” Post continued. “In response to that market
need, Navigant’s Technology Solutions practice has continued to enhance
its e-Discovery offering while further developing the skills needed to
provide custom software solutions and data analytics to address our
client’s individual data challenges.”
Navigant's Technology Solutions practice works with companies and their
counsel on event driven and long-term data management issues. The team
works with clients on both an in-sourced and outsourced basis providing
highly flexible custom applications to meet the needs of each situation.
The Technology Solutions group is part of Navigant's Disputes and
Investigations practice, which is comprised of more than 500 dedicated
professionals who work with companies and their legal counsel to provide
litigation consulting, investigative assistance and expert testimony in
complex disputes, forensic accounting and regulatory matters.
Navigant (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global expert services firm
dedicated to assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the
face of critical business risks and opportunities. Through senior level
engagement with clients, Navigant professionals combine technical
expertise in Disputes and Investigations, Economics, Financial Advisory
and Management Consulting, with business pragmatism in the highly
regulated Construction, Energy, Financial Services and Healthcare
industries to support clients in addressing their most critical business
needs. More information about Navigant can be found at www.navigant.com.
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