Prominent E-Discovery and Legal Leaders Join H5 Board of Directors

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Benjamin Allen, former CEO of Kroll and Kroll Ontrack, and Stanley Stroup, former general counsel of Wells Fargo, bring unparalleled e-discovery and corporate legal leadership experience to H5’s Board.

H5, a leading provider of global technology-assisted review and e-discovery services, today announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors: Benjamin Allen, President, Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC and former President and CEO of Kroll, Inc., and Stanley Stroup, former General Counsel of Wells Fargo and longtime member of H5’s Strategic Advisory Board. As new members of the Board, they join Nicolas Economou, Chairman and CEO of H5, Jeff Kangas, Executive Managing Director, and Raymond L. Ocampo Jr., former Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Oracle Corporation.

“H5 is committed to bringing the most experienced and talented leaders to our Board from both the technology and corporate legal domains,” said H5’s CEO, Nicolas Economou. “Ben and Stan bring to H5 years of experience right where client needs and potential solutions intersect in our industry.”    

The appointment of these two veterans comes at a moment in time when corporations and law firms seek ways to reduce the expense incurred by the massive data volumes often implicated in litigation and courts are taking a more open stance in allowing use of technology to manage it. “The global reach of companies and their electronic information is driving an increasingly sophisticated market that’s looking to leverage the right technology and expertise. We’re very fortunate to be able to draw on the insights of these two experienced professionals as we continue to enhance the services we provide in the areas of e-discovery, strategic search and information governance. I’m confident Ben and Stan will make enormous contributions as our business evolves to meet the growing needs of our clients,” Economou said.

The Board of Directors is complemented by a prestigious group of Scientific and Strategic Advisory Board members, including New York University School of Law Professor Arthur R. Miller, and Professor Mitchell P. Marcus, Ph.D, RCA Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Former Chair of the Department of Computer & Information Science at University of Pennsylvania.

About Benjamin Allen
Benjamin Allen, President, Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC, is a distinguished management professional with more than 20 years experience serving in executive leadership roles in publicly held global companies. He was formerly President and CEO of Kroll, Inc., an operating unit of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC) until it was sold by Marsh & McLennan in 2010, after which he became the Chief Innovation Officer and CIO of MMC. From 2002 to 2008, he was president of Kroll Ontrack, Kroll's legal technologies and data recovery subsidiary, also heading Kroll's Technology Services Group and other company affiliations. Under Allen’s leadership, Kroll Ontrack advanced from the smallest operating unit to become the company's largest division, as he successfully increased revenues and negotiated and integrated several acquisitions. He also oversaw the introduction of numerous innovative, award-winning products and services that provided additional value to clients, establishing Kroll Ontrack as a market leader in each of its respective lines of business.

About Stanley Stroup
Stanley Stroup is the former General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Wells Fargo & Company. A champion of corporate diversity, Stroup has over 30 years of experience in the legal and government relations issues facing the financial services industry during which he played a key role in building the respected corporate image of Wells Fargo. He also helped influence national legislation that created interstate banking and was instrumental in breaking down barriers among banking, brokerage and insurance industries to make the promise of one-stop shopping for financial services a reality for customers. In 1986, he became Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the former Norwest Corporation, which merged with Wells Fargo in 1998. Previously, he worked for the First National Bank of Chicago and the Bank of California. He graduated from the University of Illinois and earned his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Stroup has been a valued member of H5’s Strategic Advisory Board since 2005.

About H5
H5, a leading provider of global e-discovery and technology-assisted review services, is dedicated to finding information that clients need to win cases, meet regulatory requirements and address risks before they become liabilities. By combining advanced technologies with expertise in search and information analysis, H5 delivers customized solutions to help corporations and law firms meet their legal discovery, compliance and information management objectives. Numerous independent studies have proven H5's approach delivers greater cost savings and more accurate results than any alternative. See for more information.

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