Richard P. Kessler, CEO of Classifi, is a pioneer and thought leader connecting people with ideas in the fields of information governance, data governance, legal operations, eDiscovery and infonomics. As the CEO of Classifi, Richard leads with a vison focused on bringing innovative solutions to complex data challenges.
Prior to taking the leadership role at Classifi, Richard was a Director at KPMG in Cyber Security Strategy and Governance as part of the U.S. Information Governance and Privacy practice. In this role, Richard created the Data Value Model innovation comprising the ideation, design, development, expansion, and integration across multiple data and information disciplines. Richard was pivotal in orchestrating integration of governance across pillars leading to a new way of thinking about data.
Richard fostered a great many of his ideas as an innovator and inventor during his 25+ years of experience in the global financial services industry with Citigroup and UBS, as a Vice President and Executive Director, respectively. He developed and implemented frameworks to address information lifecycle governance, eDiscovery, cyber security and privacy requirements to address highly complex and dynamic regulatory and business environments. Richard assumed senior leadership roles in Architecture and Technology Engineering; Group Information Security; IT, Contracting and Shared Services Legal; and Legal & Compliance Systems and Strategic Planning.
Richard is a highly sought-after, globally recognized speaker and author. In addition to his background in Computer Engineering, he is a Certified Information Privacy Technologist, through IAPP, the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
- The Data Explosion & IG, Reducing eDiscovery Costs
- Hindsights and Insights Report – Information governance reflections on 2020 and insights for 2021
- Key learnings from 2020 | Actions and Insights for 2021 panel
- Supercharging your Data Management Strategy with Value
- For the Record – An Interview with Richard Kessler
- Managing data in a mobile and cloud world