Former McKinsey partner becomes CEO of Stroz Friedberg

27 November 2013

Stroz Friedberg, an international firm specialized in forensics and risk, has appointed former McKinsey & Company top CEO Michael Patsalos-Fox as Chief Executive Officer.

Michael Patsalos-Fox was born in Cyprus and raised in Australia. He began his career at Fujitsu in Australia and joined McKinsey & Company in 1982. Over a 28-year career at McKinsey he grew to become the Managing Partner of the New York office and ultimately the head of the Americas region (2003 - 2009). In 2003 and 2008 he was a candidate to become the Global Managing Director of the strategy consulting firm, ultimately losing out to Ian Davis in 2003 and Dominic Barton in 2009. Patsalos-Fox retired from McKinsey & Company earlier this year.


Stroz Friedberg was founded in 2000 by Edward Stroz (a former Special Agent for the FBI) and Eric Friedberg (famous cybercrime and digital forensics expert in the US). Over the past 13 years it has grown to an international and renown player in the area of, amongst others, digital forensics, cybercrime, data discovery and analytics. Stroz Friedberg has eleven offices, nine in the United States and an establishment in London and Hong Kong.

"Pretty much every company in the world is currently thinking the challenges of cybercrime and fraud," says co-founder Ed Stroz. "With the addition of Michael Patsalos-Fox we now have one of the most respected names in management consulting joining us as our CEO. That's really hard to beat. We are proud to have him leading us forward".


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