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Dean J. HagerDean J. Hager
President and CEO

As president and CEO, Dean 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. Hager holds extensive executive experience with more than 20 years in the software industry, leading teams across all functional disciplines.

Prior to Kroll Ontrack, Hager served 14 years with Lawson Software, Inc., most recently as executive vice president of S3 Industries where he had accountability for revenue, operations and strategic direction. He holds significant global experience having led organizations across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Lawson, Hager was employed by IBM for nine years, where he served in several management capacities and received several U.S. patents and achievement awards in his tenure.

Hager received his Masters of Arts in management from St. Mary's College, Minneapolis, Minn., and his Bachelor of Science in computer science and mathematics from St. Cloud State University, Minn.

Jill PutmanJill Putman
Chief Financial Officer

Jill Putman leads the organization's finance and accounting groups and is responsible for strategic business planning, financial analysis/reporting, budgeting and forecasting across all business lines. A globally experienced financial executive with broad expertise, Putman brings deep proficiency to Kroll Ontrack in organizational strategic planning and implementation, process improvements, mergers/acquisitions and divestitures, international business, accounting, auditing and financial management, among others.

Previously, Putman held executive leadership roles for Lifetouch and Secure Computing (acquired by McAfee), the latter as a key member of the executive leadership team. As vice president and treasurer she oversaw the global finance organization, lead acquisition and divestiture activities, developed and implemented organizational operating plans, and managed and implemented complex financial regulations governing the software industry.

Putman earned her M.B.A. in finance from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn., and a B.A. in accounting and psychology from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa.

Don O'BrienDon O'Brien
Senior Vice President, Business Development and Client Services

Don O'Brien holds revenue and operational accountability for Kroll Ontrack outsourced and DIY discovery, discovery consulting and software sales. He provides executive leadership for all U.S. Kroll Ontrack Legal Technologies business development and support services personnel and works closely with senior leadership to effectively promote Kroll Ontrack strategic solutions to the market. With nearly 20 years of business development leadership experience including senior leadership responsibilities with Fortune 500 companies, O'Brien clearly understands the value of nurturing close client relations and developing solutions that directly meet the ongoing needs of valued clients. He has extensive insight into highly regulated environments such as financial, pharmaceutical and government entities.

O'Brien received his B. A. degrees in history and geography from East Stroudsburg University, Pa., and holds his Assoc. in business administration from Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pa.

Gregory A. OlsonGregory A. Olson
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Data Recovery and Software

Senior Vice President Greg Olson provides executive and strategic leadership for the global Data Recovery and Software business line. In his current role, Olson leads the strategic and tactical evolution of the world-class data recovery services and enterprise software solutions.

Olson joined the company in 1990 and has served in various executive leadership roles across operations, product line management and software development organizations. Olson is a globally recognized expert in the area of data recovery and an experienced executive with extensive operational, financial and technical knowledge with specialized expertise in the areas of data recovery, computer forensics, electronic discovery and software development processes.

Olson graduated cum laude from St. Cloud State University in Minn. with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.

Dave AlampiDave Alampi
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Product Management

Dave Alampi holds strategic and operational leadership for the marketing and product launch organizations within Kroll Ontrack. Leveraging nearly 20 years of marketing and product management experience in software and cloud solutions, Alampi drives Kroll Ontrack product and service marketing strategy globally.

Prior to joining the team, Alampi served as vice president of global marketing strategies and services for Infor Global Solutions, a leading provider of enterprise applications and services. Previously, he served as vice president of product marketing and management for Digital River, a global leader in on-demand e-commerce services. In his extensive career, Alampi's experience also includes various executive and management positions with companies such as Nistevo, Sterling Software, Information Advantage, The Pillsbury Company and Accenture.

Alampi holds a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering from Iowa State University and a Master of Business Administration from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

Jay DorenkampJay Dorenkamp
Senior Vice President, Product Development and Delivery

Jay Dorenkamp is charged with innovating and forwarding Kroll Ontrack Legal Technologies solutions to meet the legal industry's unique market needs. With more than 20 years of high-tech software experience and leadership, his focus is on developing strategic solutions to grow the company's technology portfolio and promote its technology expertise.

Before joining Kroll Ontrack, Dorenkamp served as chief technology officer for Quantum Retail Technology, where he led the product development, quality assurance, technical services, IT operations and customer support teams. Prior to Quantum, he was vice-president, technology and support with Thomson Reuters' Paisley business unit - a software provider in the governance, risk and compliance space. Dorenkamp additionally held the position of vice president of technology development for Lawson Software, where he was responsible for the company's core technology platform and its evolution to J2EE-based standards. Prior to joining Lawson, he spent almost 14 years at IBM in various management and technical positions with responsibilities for software systems development and support on IBM's eServer systems.

Dorenkamp received his Master of Science, management of technology, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. He holds his Bachelor of Science in computer engineering from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.

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