HKA provides Linda Orton as chief advertising and enterprise growth officer

Linda Orton, Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer, HKA

HKA, a London-based risk and dispute resolution consultancy, has hired Linda Orton as its new Chief Marketing and Global Business Development Officer.

In her new role, Orton will be responsible for the growth of the company’s global brand, service offerings, customer focus and revenue. The New York-based executive reports to Renny Borhan, CEO of HKA.

Toby Hunt, currently head of the company’s European operations, previously served as chief business development officer. The rival advisory secretariat claims Hunt was part of an online smear campaign against the company.

Orton has over 30 years of professional services experience with a focus on marketing, business development, customer service, and recruiting and retention. Before that she worked for five years as Global Chief Marketing Officer at the consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal. Orton oversaw marketing, business development, branding, events, PR, communications and digital endeavors during a high-growth period where sales doubled.

Prior to that, Orton founded and was CMO of Intelligent Marketing Solutions, a marketing agency focused on professional service companies, for 19 years. Early in her career, she was the director of marketing at law firms Brown & Wood, Baker Botts, and Finers Stephens Innocent.

“Linda is a very experienced international marketer with a track record of implementing successful strategic marketing and business development initiatives and leading high-performing teams,” said Borhan.

Orton added, “This is a great time to join HKA. As the world opens up again and investment in infrastructure increases, the opportunities for our professionals to resolve conflicts and improve projects through the intelligent use of data, analytics and strong human skills will increase. “

HKA offers consulting services for risk reduction and dispute resolution in investment projects and infrastructure. The law firm has particular expertise in advising on the economic effects of trade and investment contract disputes and in forensic accounting.

HKA has more than 1,000 consultants in over 40 offices in 17 countries, including over a dozen offices in the United States.