Altegrity's corporate and business leadership team is committed to maintaining the highest principles of integrity, developing successful client relationships, creating an engaged and motivated employee team, and providing a sound return for investors.
Sharon T. Rowlands — Altegrity, Chief Executive Officer
Sharon T. Rowlands is Chief Executive Officer of Altegrity, Inc., the global risk and security solutions company, with approximately 10,500 employees in locations around the world. Altegrity is the holding company for Kroll, Kroll Ontrack, HireRight and USIS. Ms. Rowlands is based in the business’ New York City offices.
From 2008 to 2011, Ms. Rowlands was the CEO of Penton Media, Inc., the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S., serving the information needs of more than 6 million business professionals every month in industries ranging from agriculture and aviation to electronics, natural products and information technology. During her tenure, Ms. Rowlands led growth initiatives that included developing the company’s digital and marketing services offerings through the acquisition of a digital marketing services agency, EyeTraffic Media, and accelerated investment in the company’s digital solutions infrastructure.
From 1996 to 2008, Ms. Rowlands worked for Thomson Financial in a variety of positions, including President and CEO from 2005 to 2008. As President and CEO, Ms. Rowlands led the direction and development of the corporation’s strategy to accelerate growth and be seen as a business partner to the global securities industry. During her leadership, the company introduced the leading-edge platform Thomson ONE, a multi-asset global trading platform for the over-the-counter market through the acquisition of Tradeweb and partnership with 10 leading investment banks; formed the leading global straight-through processing services provider, Omgeo, in partnership with the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation; and completed numerous other acquisitions. In terms of growth and profitability, Ms. Rowlands advanced the company’s efficiency at allocating capital under its control (ROIC) from the low single digits to 13 percent, generating approximately $450 million in profit on $2.2 billion in revenue.
From 2000 to 2005, Ms. Rowlands served as the corporation’s Global President and Chief Operating Officer. In that role, she developed a strategy which guided Thomson Financial’s transformation from 45 disparate corporate entities to a leading global financial information and technology provider serving thousands of global companies. She integrated the organization and aligned it under a common strategy to become one of the top three providers of integrated solutions. She was successful in reversing negative sales and margin trends and setting the stage for four years of significant growth in sales and returns, accelerating international business revenues from the low single digits to over 20 percent.
Previously, Ms. Rowlands held executive leadership roles at Financial Times Information (now Interactive Data Pricing and Reference Data, Inc.), a leading provider of financial information and analytical software, including service as the Managing Director of Extel Financial, an international stock database provider.
Ms. Rowlands earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Newcastle University upon Tyne in the United Kingdom in 1980 and a Post-Graduate Teacher’s Certificate from the University of London’s Goldsmiths College in 1982. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Constant Contact and Altegrity.
Michael A. Petrullo — President and CEO, HireRight
Michael A. Petrullo is President and CEO of HireRight, the commercial employment screening business of Altegrity that serves more than 30,000 commercial customers in the U.S. and overseas, including more than 25 percent of the Fortune 500.
Mr. Petrullo assumed the role of President and CEO of HireRight in September 2009. He joined the company in March 2009, initially serving as a senior vice president on the Altegrity corporate leadership team, focusing on organic and inorganic growth initiatives to expand the solutions Altegrity provides to its existing customers and to develop new opportunities in both the government and commercial markets. He is a seasoned finance and operations executive with and restructuring experience and an outstanding track record of leadership and accomplishment driving organizational change and development.
Prior to Altegrity, Mr. Petrullo served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Marsh " McLennan Companies (MMC). There, he helped design a new business model and led restructuring efforts in 2005 that resulted in $650 million of annual cost savings for the company. He developed the strategy for MMC's Operational Excellence Program, which resulted in $350 million of annual cost savings from leveraging best practices companywide in the infrastructure and administrative functions. He served on MMC's executive committee and was the chairman of its operating committee.
Prior to that position, he served as chief financial officer for Marsh-Kroll Risk Consulting. During this period, Mr. Petrullo was responsible for several successful acquisition and merger transition efforts, including the successful integration of Kroll, Inc. with MMC and the combination of Marsh's Risk Consulting business into Kroll's operations.
Mr. Petrullo was Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Kroll from May 2002 to July 2004, where he restructured the management of the operating units from a regional-based management system to a product line system. He was the chairman of the operations committee and a member of both the executive and expansion committees. Prior to that, he held positions of increasing responsibility with the company, beginning with his arrival at Kroll Associates in 1995 as Assistant Controller. From 1990 to 1995, he served as a member of the audit and assurance practice and forensic accounting practice of KPMG, Peat Marwick, LLP.
Mr. Petrullo earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Pace University in New York.
Sterling Phillips — President and CEO, USIS
Sterling Phillips is President and CEO of US Investigations Services, Inc. (USIS), the largest commercial provider of background investigations to the federal government. Mr. Phillips leads an organization of more than 6,000 employees in two divisions: Investigations Services Division (ISD), which performs federal, state, and local background investigations, fraud investigations and site visits, and Global Security and Solutions Division (GS&S), a global leader in the areas of security, intelligence support, litigation support, training and records management.
Mr. Phillips is a seasoned executive with a distinguished career leading companies serving government, security and technology clients. Prior to joining USIS in January 2013, Mr. Phillips served as CEO, President and Director of GTSI, an IT systems integration and services provider to federal, state and local governments. He led GTSI through a successful business turnaround and oversaw rapid growth culminating in the company’s sale in June 2012 to Unicom Systems.
From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Phillips was a venture partner with FirstMark Capital, and before that served for six years as Chairman and CEO of Analex Corporation, an intelligence, systems engineering, and security services provider to government clients that included the U.S. intelligence community, the Department of Defense and NASA. From 1996 to 2001, Mr. Phillips was senior vice president of Federal Data Corporation in the science and engineering and corporate marketing groups (now part of Northrop Grumman); during his tenure, the company’s revenues increased from $130 million to more than $650 million.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Phillips was chief operating officer from 1993 to 1996 for TRI-COR Industries, Inc., and also served as president of the federal business development division for Computer Sciences Corporation from 1992 to 1993. Previously, Mr. Phillips had a highly successful 24-year career with IBM, where he steadily advanced through technical, marketing and management roles of increasing responsibility. He spent the final nine years as an executive in the company’s federal systems division (now a part of Lockheed Martin) in business development and general management roles.
Mr. Phillips holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Tom Hartley — President and CEO, Kroll Advisory Solutions
Tom Hartley is the CEO of Kroll Advisory Solutions, based in London. He has comprehensive experience of advising boards on strategic direction and is an expert in due diligence for both corporate and private equity houses.
Before joining Kroll, Tom worked for KPMG where he led the UK team of the strategic arm of Transaction Services.
Prior to KPMG, Tom was a consultant with Bain and Company advising clients on a wide variety of issues.
Tom has led hundreds of reputational, commercial and operational due diligence assignments in a variety of industry sectors and geographies.
Tom’s experience includes: advising a leading UK manufacturer and retailer on its North American brand strategy; business plan creation for successful disposal of European and UK retail chains; a strategic review for a European logistics Plc; developing a growth strategy for a UK food company; design and implementation of the strategic and business planning process at a national transport agency.
Tom led a large scale Board sponsored engagement at a FTSE 250 retailer to improve growth and profitability. His role included supply chain analysis, product profitability analysis, channel strategy, organisation redesign and change management.
Dean J. Hager — President and CEO, Kroll Ontrack
Dean Hager serves as president and CEO of Kroll Ontrack Inc., the leading provider of data recovery, electronic discovery, and information management services and software worldwide. In his role, Mr. Hager is accountable for advancing the strategic vision of Kroll Ontrack and growing the company's business lines through continued investments in technology innovation and service enhancement.
Mr. Hager holds extensive executive experience with more than 20 years in the software industry, leading teams across all functional disciplines. He served 14 years with Lawson Software, Inc., most recently as executive vice president of S3 Industries. In this role, Mr. Hager had accountability for revenue, operations and strategic direction. He joined Lawson in 1998 and thereafter held leadership roles across various groups, including marketing, product strategy and emerging markets. His broad professional background has given him a deep understanding of business solutions spanning many industries, including healthcare, education, government, financial services, professional services, retail, distribution and manufacturing. Further, Mr. Hager holds significant global experience having led organizations across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Prior to joining Lawson, Mr. Hager was employed by IBM for nine years, where he gained comprehensive technical knowledge serving in several management capacities and received several U.S. patents and achievement awards and in his tenure.
Mr. Hager earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota and a Master of Arts degree in Management from St. Mary’s College in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Jeffrey S. Campbell — Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Jeffrey Campbell is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Altegrity. Mr. Campbell's responsibilities include financial planning and reporting; investor relations; treasury; risk management; financial control; tax and information systems.
Prior to joining Altegrity in May 2010, Mr. Campbell served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alpharma Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company. During his tenure as CFO of Alpharma, from 2006 to 2009, Mr. Campbell played a key role in establishing and driving a new strategic direction for the company and led several complex financial negotiations and transactions, both in the US and internationally. This culminated with Mr. Campbell helping to lead the company through a hostile tender offer and negotiating a final cash tender price that represented a significant premium to stakeholders. He joined Alpharma in 2002 as Vice President, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer, and was promoted to Vice President, Finance in 2005.
Mr. Campbell joined Alpharma after serving for over 15 years with Ingersoll-Rand, a global diversified industrial company. During his tenure there, Mr. Campbell served as Assistant Corporate Controller with enterprise-wide responsibility for financial planning and analysis, as Vice President Finance and Controller of the Bobcat compact equipment business, and as General Auditor/Director, Internal Audit for the company. Mr. Campbell began his professional career with Price Waterhouse LLP, where he served as Audit Manager.
Mr. Campbell serves on the Rogers Group Inc. (RGI) Board of Directors. RGI is the seventh largest crushed stone producer in the United States and provides quality construction aggregates and road construction services in seven states.
Mr. Campbell, a Certified Public Accountant, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Rutgers College and a Master of Business Administration from the Rutgers Graduate School of Management.
David R. Fontaine — Senior Vice President and General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
David Fontaine serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Fontaine is responsible for providing legal counsel, managing legal services, directing regulatory compliance, and overseeing professional integrity and business ethics for Altegrity and its affiliates.
Prior to joining the company in January 2009, Mr. Fontaine served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), and Corporate Secretary for Ruesch International, Inc., a provider of global payment services, where since January 2005 he was responsible for managing all of the corporation's legal and regulatory affairs. As CAO, he had oversight responsibility for the corporation's administrative functions, including human resources, compliance, internal audit, facilities, and risk management.
Mr. Fontaine joined Ruesch International after serving as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Risk Officer, and Corporate Secretary of American Management Systems, Inc. (AMS) from July 2002 to June 2004. For more than two years, Mr. Fontaine directed the corporation's legal affairs, including the sale of the company to CGI and CACI, Inc. He also developed and implemented procedures and policies to mitigate AMS' overall risk exposure.
Before joining AMS, Mr. Fontaine was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Dimension Data, NA (successor to Proxicom, Inc.) from June 1999 to July 2002, where he built a legal team and centralized the legal affairs of several U.S.-based operating companies. While at Proxicom, he served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. In this role, Mr. Fontaine managed the company's legal affairs on a global basis, including the sale of the company to Dimension Data.
Mr. Fontaine previously served as a litigation partner at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Miller, Cassidy, Larroca and Lewin, LLP, practicing in the areas of white-collar defense and commercial litigation. Prior to his years in private practice, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stanley Sporkin, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and later as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas Meskill, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Mr. Fontaine earned his law degree from Yale Law School in New Haven, Conn., and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. He is admitted to the legal practice in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, and Virginia.
Gemma Postlethwaite — Senior Vice President of Strategy and Enterprise Operations
Gemma Postlethwaite is Senior Vice President of Strategy and Enterprise Operations at Altegrity. Ms. Postlethwaite is responsible for managing and coordinating the operational and growth activities that are shared across Altegrity business units. Her role includes leadership of business and market development, information technology, global sourcing, corporate brand and communications.
Ms. Postlethwaite joined Altegrity in May 2012 after serving in executive roles with Infogroup, most recently as President of SMB and Data Services and earlier as the firm’s Chief Product Officer. Prior to Infogroup, she held similar executive positions with Thomson Reuters, including Global Head of Alliances and Commercial Strategy in the Markets division and Head of Investment Banking & Private Equity products. Earlier in her career, she was Managing Director Europe for AnalytX, Inc., which specializes in software solutions for the private equity and venture capital industry.
Ms. Postlethwaite earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in European Studies (Law & Politics) from the University of Kent. She currently serves as an advisory board member for BizEquity Corp, the first and leading cloud-based online business valuation system for small businesses. She founded Thomson Financial’s Women’s Network and served as a member of the Quebec City Conference organizing committee.
Adrian Butler — Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Adrian Butler is Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer at Altegrity. Mr. Butler leads a global human resources organization that supports more than 10,500 employees operating in 30 countries. A seasoned human resources professional with more than 25 years of experience working in Europe and the U.S., he has particular expertise in developing talent and building organizational capabilities that help companies successfully navigate change and business transformation.
Prior to joining Altegrity in June 2012, Mr. Butler was Executive Vice President, Human Resources at Cengage Learning, a private-equity-owned, $2 billion business, where he headed the global human resources function supporting 6,000 employees. From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Butler was a significant contributor to shaping and positioning the organization for growth while the business was in major transformation. During this period, he redesigned the HR function and its service delivery model to meet the changing needs of the business as well as led a number of business integration efforts including numerous acquisitions and combining multiple business units into a single operating unit. Also during this time, Mr. Butler managed the company’s Communications and Facilities Management groups. Prior to Cengage Learning, Mr. Butler held executive-level roles with Thomson Corporation companies; he served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Thomson Learning and Vice President, Human Resources for Thomson Financial.
Earlier in his career he held senior management positions in Europe with real estate companies Grosvenor Limited and Cushman & Wakefield as well as HR Manager roles with J Walter Thomson & Co and British American Tobacco.
Mr. Butler earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, in Social Science from the University of Leeds.
Glenn Pinnel — Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Glenn Pinnel is Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Altegrity. Mr. Pinnel’s responsibilities include aligning the company’s IT resources with the firm’s strategic business vision and overseeing a complex IT organization that encompasses multiple business units. He directly supervises corporate-level systems and common elements, such as IT security, ERP systems, IT infrastructure, data center facilities and internal customer support. Mr. Pinnel also facilitates cross-business unit review of technology strategy for products and services supporting the company’s markets.
Prior to joining Altegrity in October 2010, Mr. Pinnel was a principal in GWP Technology Consulting LLC, where he led an order fulfillment and ERP engagement in Denmark. His responsibilities included developing the business strategy for improving delivery, standardizing operational processes, and expanding business systems.
From 1995 to 2009, he worked for Alpharma Inc., a global specialty pharmaceutical company, serving in a variety of leadership positions including the company’s corporate vice president & CIO from 2008 to 2009. As CIO, Mr. Pinnel developed a comprehensive IT Strategic Plan to address IT organization and governance, technology standards, and key project priorities over a three year period. He completed a virtualization initiative which decreased the server hardware footprint by 65 percent and led to a dramatic reduction in both hardware and facility costs to the company. He also established and executed a plan to double the size of the pharmaceuticals sales force based on a product acquisition. He implemented systems, deployed equipment, and lowered cost per end user by 23 percent.
Mr. Pinnel received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Saint Thomas Aquinas College.
Carole Yanofsky — Vice President and
Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
Carole Yanofsky is Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer of Altegrity. Her responsibilities include development and enhancement of the company's compliance systems and processes. As an attorney and expert in risk management, she works closely with legal and executive leadership to assess and strengthen commitment to ethical business conduct across the Altegrity family of companies.
Prior to joining Altegrity in October 2012, Ms. Yanofsky was Director of the Office of Compliance & Risk Management at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). Ms. Yanofsky established the Office, developing and implementing the Board's compliance and risk management program. Her responsibilities included supporting the Chairman in establishing a compliance culture and coordinating with divisions and offices to identify and address risks to the organization.
Ms. Yanofsky previously served for four years as Assistant General Counsel at the PCAOB, where she advised the Board and all divisions and offices on a wide range of legal and policy issues.
From 1998 to 2006, Ms. Yanofsky was a litigation attorney in Washington, D.C. at the firms of Zuckerman Spaeder LLP and London & Mead. She specialized in white-collar criminal and civil enforcement matters, complex commercial litigation and government ethics and compliance matters. In this capacity, she represented both individuals and corporate entities. She began her career as law clerk to the Honorable Henry H. Kennedy, Jr., Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
Ms. Yanofsky earned her J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. and her B.A. from Barnard College at Columbia University in New York, N.Y.