Kroll, Inc. announced the appointment of Emanuele “Manny” A. Conti as its Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1.
Mr. Conti brings more than 20 years of significant leadership experience at companies across a diverse range of industries around the world. He joins Kroll after serving more than a decade in senior positions with Dun & Bradstreet (D&B), most recently as President, North America, a business with over $1billion in annual revenue. In his tenure with the firm, Mr. Conti held full P&L responsibility for each of D&B’s major business units—including roles as Vice President-Small Business Solutions, President-Europe, and President-International. During his tenure, Mr. Conti improved operational performance, accelerated growth, and expanded margins in various markets worldwide.
Prior to D&B, Mr. Conti led the Corporate Strategy team for Qwest Communications; earlier in his career he held leadership positions at Viant, an e-commerce consulting firm, and Ernst & Young LLP, where he was a founding member of the firm’s strategy practice and led the development of growth and brand strategies for businesses in multiple industries worldwide.
Charlie Gottdiener, head of Portfolio Operations for Providence Equity Partners and Chairman of Kroll, said, “I feel very confident in the future we will forge under Manny’s leadership. He has a deep understanding of the international consulting and data-intensive markets that Kroll operates in and a solid track record for improving operations and delivering strong financial results. I believe his knowledge and wealth of leadership experience combined with his entrepreneurial spirit will help us achieve the full potential of our multifaceted Kroll businesses.”
Mr. Conti said, “Kroll is an iconic and high-energy organization whose brand is synonymous worldwide for unparalleled investigations, innovative data and technology solutions, and customer-focused service. I am honored to join Kroll and look forward to working with its leaders to grow and evolve the organization so we can continue to meet the expectations of our customers and create rewarding opportunities for our employees.”
Mr. Conti earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance at Bowling Green State University and an MBA at the University of Chicago.