HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nuix, a technology company that enables people to make fact-based decisions from unstructured data, has promoted Dr. James Kent to a leadership role in the North American market focusing on investigations, cybersecurity and the government sector. Dr. Kent continues his existing positions as Global Head of Investigations and Cybersecurity and CEO of Nuix EMEA from his new base in Herndon, Virginia.
Dr. Kent is a pioneering digital forensics investigator and eDiscovery consultant who joined Nuix in January 2012 as CEO of Nuix EMEA and was appointed Global Head of the Nuix Investigations business in August 2013. He has more than 20 years’ experience in law enforcement and the government, financial and commercial sectors. Dr. Kent also serves as an advisor to ITU-IMPACT, the cybersecurity executing arm of the United Nations.
Prior to joining Nuix, Dr. Kent held senior positions at a leading investigations and security practice and worked as a detective for the Suffolk Constabulary. He began his law enforcement career as a patrol officer, quickly rising through the ranks from a plain-clothes officer to a senior criminal investigator. He then built a high-tech crime unit that successfully processed more than 200 crimes annually. Dr. Kent received his Doctor of Science (h.c) from the University of Bedfordshire.
“Jim’s expertise will strongly complement our exceptional team on the ground as we ramp up our presence in the North America market,” said Eddie Sheehy, CEO of Nuix. “He is the ideal person to position our technology as the answer to many unstructured data challenges facing government agencies, law enforcement organizations and large and small companies.”
“Nuix’s unmatched capabilities have already proven their value in very large investigations in North America,” explained Dr. Kent. “Investigative agencies that faced large data sets and hundreds, in some cases thousands, of devices that required immediate investigation and fast correlation of facts have turned to Nuix.”
Nuix North America recently opened new offices and a state-of-the-art training center at 13755 Sunrise Valley Drive in Herndon, Virginia. Under Dr. Kent’s leadership, Nuix will seek to expand its cybersecurity threat team, training program and other practice areas in North America, assisted by a highly skilled and experienced sales team.
Nuix (www.nuix.com) enables people to make fact-based decisions from unstructured data. The patented Nuix Engine makes small work of large and complex human-generated data sets. Organizations around the world turn to Nuix software when they need fast, accurate answers for digital investigation, cybersecurity, eDiscovery, information governance, email migration, privacy and more.