Taylor English Appoints Kirk Hancock as Firm’s CEO
ATLANTA, July 10, 2018 – Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce that Kirk Hancock has joined the firm as chief executive officer. Hancock previously served as the chief operating officer and chief financial officer of global management consulting firm The North Highland Company.
“Kirk is an experienced leader who will guide our strategic business decisions and help the firm capitalize on opportunities,” said Marc Taylor, a founding partner of Taylor English. “We are excited about his ability to align the firm’s resources to support our key initiatives. His unique, high-level experience will benefit not only our clients, but the firm as well, by providing a broader perspective and understanding of clients’ businesses.”
“As the new CEO of Taylor English, Kirk Hancock will leverage his many years of experience in a career of professional services leadership,” said Dave Peterson who is a Co-Founder and the Retired Chairman and CEO of North Highland. “Kirk was a key executive in developing and refining the successful business model of North Highland. He is a strategic thinker that can also drill down into topics that may be hidden in complexity or outdated approaches. He will be a big asset to Taylor English as it takes the lead of modern American law firms by focusing on better service delivery for its clients.”
Hancock has more than 30 years of experience as a finance, accounting and operations executive at publicly held, privately held and start-up companies. He works directly with business owners and senior leadership teams to focus on profitable growth and business transformation.
During his tenure at North Highland, Hancock helped increase company revenues from $32 million to more than $350 million and implement an innovative expansion model.
As independent director at multiple employee-owned companies, Hancock has vast knowledge on managing the complexities of a growing organization while focusing on the intersection of culture, compensation and profitability.
Hancock also has experience in the broadband and telecom industries, the airline IT industry and the automotive parts industry.
“Taylor English has a unique platform to disrupt the traditional law firm model, and it is aligned to create value for its clients, partners and all employees. This is a powerful combination,” said Kirk Hancock. “I look forward to helping the firm grow to the benefit of all of its stakeholders.”
Taylor English Duma LLP is a full-service law firm headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Built from the ground up to provide highest-quality legal services for optimal value, the firm combines the best aspects of a traditional law firm with seasoned attorneys managing their practices remotely throughout the United States. Together, our attorneys work each day to provide timely, creative, and cost-effective counsel to help clients solve problems and achieve goals. Taylor English represents all types of clients – from Fortune 500 companies to start ups to individuals. A 2018 recipient of Forbes Small Giants award, the firm is the Georgia law firm member of Geneva Group International (GGI), the leading worldwide alliance of accounting and law firms. More information is available on the firm’s website at www.taylorenglish.com.