Altegrity Names William Bratton as Chairman of Kroll

Posted on: Thu, 16 Sep 2010 17:43:00 EDT

Symbols: KROL
NEW YORK, Sep 16, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Altegrity, Inc.--an industry-leading provider of information solutions--has named William J. Bratton as Chairman of Kroll, one of Altegrity, Inc.'s four core businesses. Kroll president and CEO Ben Allen will continue in his daily leadership role and responsibilities as leader of Kroll business activities and operations. In his new role with Kroll, Mr. Bratton will work with Mr. Allen and the business' senior leadership to achieve Kroll's strategic growth objectives as well as assist with client outreach and service initiatives. Mr. Bratton and Mr. Allen report to Altegrity CEO Mike Cherkasky.

Mr. Bratton has been serving as the Chairman of Altegrity Risk International (ARI).

Kroll is the world's leading risk consulting company, providing a broad range of investigative, intelligence,

financial, security, and technology services to help its global clients reduce risks, solve problems, and capitalize on opportunities. Headquartered in New York City, Kroll currently has a multidisciplinary team of more than 3,000 employees located in 65 cities in over 30 countries.

Kroll is the newest member of the Altegrity family of businesses, joining USIS, HireRight, and Explore Information Services. The acquisition brings together the highly complementary Altegrity and Kroll business links and further diversifies the business offerings of Altegrity.

William J. Bratton biographical details

William J. Bratton is the Chairman of Kroll, one of Altegrity, Inc.'s four core businesses. Mr. Bratton joined the Altegrity corporation in November 2009 after serving as Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) for seven years.

Mr. Bratton is known as one of America's premier police chiefs, the man who spearheaded two decades of crime declines in the largest cities in the U.S. while simultaneously improving police relations with minority communities and minimizing police corruption and abuse. He is the only person to have led the two largest police forces in the U.S., the New York City Police Department and the LAPD.

In Los Angeles and New York, he led the development and deployment of CompStat, which is now used around the world. CompStat revolutionized policing by employing accurate, real-time intelligence, rapid deployment of resources, and relentless follow-up to focus the work of police on preventing crimes before they happen.

Prior to his appointment as LAPD Chief, Mr. Bratton was president of the Bratton Group, LLC, which consulted extensively in the United States and Latin America on policing, public safety, and rule of law initiatives. During this period, he also served as a Senior Consultant to Kroll Public Services Safety Group and Crisis and Consulting Management Group.

A U.S. Army veteran who saw service in Vietnam, Mr. Bratton began his police career in 1970 as an officer with the Boston Police Department. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston State College, is a graduate of the FBI National Executive Institute, and is a graduate of the Senior Executive Institute at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. In 2009, he was honored by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the Honorary Title of Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his work on promoting relationships between United States and British Police Services.


Altegrity, an industry-leading provider of information solutions headquartered in Falls Church, Va., has approximately 11,000 employees in locations across 30 countries. Altegrity, which is the holding company for USIS, Kroll, HireRight, and Explore Information Services, partners with its government and commercial clients to help them Make Decisions Smarter(R) by uncovering, reviewing, analyzing, and delivering information. Through its operating companies, Altegrity is the largest commercial provider of background investigations for the government; the world's leading risk consulting company that provides a broad range of investigative, intelligence, financial, security, and technology services to organizations and multinational corporations around the world; a global commercial employment background and drug screening supplier to more than 25 percent of the Fortune 500; and one of the principal providers of data services to the insurance industry. Altegrity's website is

SOURCE: Altegrity, Inc.


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