Decision Insight Information Group, a leading provider of risk management and due diligence solutions for law firms, financial entities and real estate companies, has announced the appointment of Marshall King as CEO for Decision Insight Information Group – Europe, which includes Legal Futures Associate SearchFlow, Decision Insight Hub, Millar & Bryce, Rochford Brady, Lawlink NI and Xit2. The appointment was effective 17th September 2012.
As CEO for Decision Insight’s European operations, King will oversee key operating units, including: SearchFlow, the leading property search provider in England and Wales; Decision Insight Hub, which plays a key role within the National Land Information Service (NLIS), one of the first electronic service delivery initiatives in the United Kingdom; Millar & Bryce Ltd., Scotland’s largest commercial provider of title and legal information; Rochford Brady, Ireland’s leading provider of authoritative property information required by conveyancing solicitors for completing property transactions; xit2, whose IT systems enable lenders and other professionals within the mortgage industry to exchange data securely and cost effectively with third-party suppliers; and Wertweiser, a joint venture with HVB Bank providing web-based information services to support professionals in determining residential property valuations in Germany.
King has more than 20 years of experience in property management, insurance support and information services areas. Prior to joining Decision Insight, King was Group Chief Executive for RFIB Group Ltd. the international Lloyd’s insurance and reinsurance broker, where he led the organization’s transition to an integrated specialist mid-market broking firm.
“I’m very pleased that Marshall King has joined Decision Insight, bringing with him a wealth of expertise and leadership skills”, said Decision Insight Information Group CEO Chris Cartwright. “Marshall is uniquely qualified to support our strategic plan to focus on innovative solutions for our customers, strengthen our positions and further streamline our operations. I am confident he will lead our European businesses to future growth and profitability.”
“This is a tremendous opportunity to help businesses known for serving legal, financial and real estate companies build on their foundations with innovative, market driven solutions and help them to become even stronger leaders in their markets,” King said.
King’s previous experience also includes co-founding a boutique management consultancy advising clients on strategy, technology and M&A; and founding Improveline, which provides property validation and repair services for insurers in the U.K. King successfully sold that business to HomeServe, the home emergency and repair business, and joined HomeServe as a Managing Director. Earlier in his career, King held management positions with Dun and Bradstreet Europe and Bain and Company.
King will succeed Stuart Pearce who has announced his intentions to leave the company at year-end to pursue other interests. “The Company has made marked progress under Stuart’s leadership,” said Cartwright. “He guided us to a significant increase in profitability and provided effective stewardship during a period of market transition. He oversaw the launch of a number of new initiatives, the expansion of our existing product lines and our entry into new markets. Stuart has positioned us well for future success — we are grateful to him for his many contributions.”