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Addition by subtraction. It may seem counterintuitive, but there’s great power in simplicity and focus. It’s in that spirit that we are excited to announce that the IT managed services division of legacy HBR Consulting/Keno Kozie has rebranded as K2 Services following the separation from HBR’s Advisory business

Now, more than ever, we are positioned to lead the legal industry toward the modernization of its IT infrastructure and help law firms evolve and grow with the help of technology. Our journey began 35 years ago and has seen many iterations as we have grown and combined with other organizations.

However, with this independence, we are now better positioned to reframe and refocus our energy and resources with absolute clarity of mission. We aim to be the market leader in holistic managed IT services for the legal services market so firm leaders have a partner of unrivaled scale, capability, and vertical market expertise to enable their growth and elevate their firms by focusing on strategic technology projects instead of managing mission-critical IT infrastructure and support. 

With this change to become K2 Services, our commitment to a culture of service and dedication to creating unmatched client experience has not changed. However, our vision of the future of the legal services industry and the role we will play, have. 

In our recent white paper, The Emergence of the Law Firm Middle Office: A 45-Degree Pivot Required to Ignite Transformation we discuss at length the inflection point at which the legal services industry finds itself – we believe the greatest business opportunities for law firms will be found when they successfully differentiate their practices in the eyes of their clients and prospective legal talent.

The way they can achieve that is through:

  1. The formalization and alignment of the “Middle Office” in a law firm’s operating model; which will require:
  2. Optimizing functional processes that are non-core to the law firm by partnering with providers at scale.

We believe that law firms should focus on what they do best – the practice of law. As such, we are dedicated to being a partner in service for the IT needs of the firm. By partnering with K2 Services, law firms of the future can: 

Transform the law firm’s IT operations by investing in technology and applications to help drive strategic differentiation, increased capabilities, and streamlined workflows.

Align their IT investment with the firm’s strategy, shifting market demands, and changing economic conditions and maximize the value of technology and the return on their IT investment. 

Differentiate their firm by elevating their focus on enabling the Middle Office and specialization. 

At the helm of our shift is an experienced and capable team of IT professionals with deep expertise in the legal services industry, and they stand ready to help guide law firms through the changing landscape they are facing: 

  • Service Desk: Darryl Hair 
  • Technology Services: Peter Cotseones 
  • Product and Procurement Services: David Cram 
  • Client Engagement and Application Management: Sue Keno 
  • Operations: 
    • Andrew Dober 
    • Axelle Flemming 
    • David Pardun 

These talented individuals will be under the executive leadership of Christopher Petrini Poli and Nicholas Quil.

The new name, K2 Services, evokes the image of K2, the second-tallest mountain on Earth. This mountain is, by all accounts, more difficult to summit than Everest. It is a not-so-subtle nod to the massive challenge that the legal services industry is facing as they manage change in the face of shifting market conditions. 

We stand at the ready to help guide your firm and deliver you to the top. Talk to us today to learn more. 

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