Bill Carter Named New President and CEO of ALM
(Press Release) NEW YORK (March 5, 2012)—ALM, a leading provider of news and business information to the legal and real estate industries, today announced that Bill Carter, an accomplished expert in the digital legal information services industry, has been named president and chief executive officer of the company.
Carter replaces William Pollak, who served in that position since 1998.
Carter joins ALM from Thomson Reuters, where he was senior vice president of the Small Law Business Unit for the past two years and led its successful reorganization and growth. He has also driven significant value creation as a senior executive at LexisNexis, Epiq Systems, Gerson Lehrman Group and GES Exposition Services. Prior to going to work in the legal and information services industries, he was a consultant at Bain & Company.
“Bill has a rich blend of strategic and operational skills that make him the ideal candidate for ALM,” said Charles Siegel, non-executive chairman of ALM. “His leadership experiences in businesses serving our markets, especially, with digital transformations, product development and value creation will help accelerate ALM’s further growth and profitability. His sharp focus on the customer will be the framework for us going into the future.”
Carter earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science at Tulane University, a master’s degree in computer science from Georgia Tech, and an MBA with Honors from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
“ALM is one of the most highly regarded business franchises in the U.S. legal services industry, producing and distributing unique, must-have information, news and reference content.” said Carter. “I’m excited to assume the leadership of a media company that has transformed into a digitally focused enterprise providing value-added business information to its customers, and I look forward to working with the talented team of professionals at ALM to continue to drive strong growth of the company going forward.”