Navigant Expands Technology Solutions Practice in Chicago
Senior Hires Bring Important Expertise in Traditional and Specialized Data Analytics
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Navigant Consulting, Inc. (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 Navigants full service endtoend eDiscovery 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 Navigants 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. Blakes 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, Navigants 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 clients 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 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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Source: Navigant Consulting, Inc.Copyright Business Wire 2011