CHICAGO (July 23, 2012) – Continuing its growth, HBR Consulting LLC announces veteran industry leader Mark Kudel has joined the firm as Director in the Systems & Infrastructure Practice, as well as the addition of ten other consultants. Mr. Kudel’s addition follows the hiring of Scott Springer who joined the firm as a Director in March. The 11 new hires are indicative of the increased demand for legal business and technology consulting services.

“Current market conditions continue to drive our growth,” said HBR Consulting CEO Chris Petrini-Poli. “We are seeing an ever-increasing need for skilled and knowledgeable consultants to address today’s legal and financial challenges and are continually striving to meet that demand.”

Mark Kudel, a former Legal and Strategy Director with Huron Consulting and former Director with Baker Robbins & Company, has more than 30 years of consulting and management experience. His experience extends to developing business and technology strategies; implementing transformative organizational, operational, and technical solutions; and leading complex multi-year projects in the legal, financial services, healthcare, and printing industries.

“I am extremely happy to welcome Mark to the Systems & Infrastructure Practice,” said Steve Falkin, who heads the group. “With increased demands for practical IT strategy, technology assessments, experienced IT leadership, and solutions in every area of infrastructure and enterprise applications, Mark’s breadth of capabilities will be a great addition to the Practice.”

Also joining HBR Consulting are two new managers. Joe Johnson, an experienced and versatile IT executive with strong technical and leadership skills, joins the firm’s Systems & Infrastructure Practice in Chicago. Colin Cahill brings nearly two decades of records management experience to the firm’s Document Management/Information Management Practice in New York.

Samuel Berry, Christopher De Notto, Jeremy Feit, Christopher Morga, Kent Reiger, Abdullah Saleh, Daniel Smith and Ratheesh Vijayakumar have joined the firm as Consultants.

HBR Consulting—formerly known as Hildebrandt Baker Robbins and the former consulting arm of Thomson Reuters—is internationally recognized as the leading technology and business operations consultancy in the legal sector. Since HBR Consulting was taken private last year, the company has expanded upon its strong foundation as a provider of legal business consulting services.

HBR Consulting is the independent leader in providing unified strategy, innovation and implementation services to law firms and corporate law departments. Our advisory and sourcing practice helps our clients leverage information and technology to achieve high value, mitigate risk and manage costs. Our assessment and planning services measure clients against peers and best practices, while aligning business strategy and tactical objectives with process and technology. Our information management and mission critical infrastructure services help improve productivity through effective email, document and records management solutions supported by highly available and recoverable systems and infrastructure. For more information, please visit