This month, FindLaw proudly named Karl Florida as its new president. We here at FindLaw could not be more excited to have Karl at the helm.
Karl replaces Chris Kibarian, who will now serve as the president of Thomson Reuters, Legal’s Business of Law unit. Having Karl as the new FindLaw president, combined with Chris’ boost within the Thomson Reuters family, spells a bright future for FindLaw and the entire Business of Law unit of Thomson Reuters, Legal.
For FindLaw, this means expanding on the company’s position as the leading provider of web marketing solutions for small and mid-sized law firms, and growing what is already the world’s leading legal website for consumers. I think Karl put it best: “Our mission at FindLaw is to connect people who experience legal issues with the attorneys who can meet their needs.”
Karl brings with him a wealth of expertise and vision as to the company’s long-held mission and its future. Before being named president, Karl was FindLaw’s vice president of strategy and business development. Before that, Karl held a variety of leadership positions within the Thomson Reuters family, most notably as vice president of global strategy for Thomson Legal & Regulatory.
In addition, Karl offers valuable experience gained in a wide variety of previous endeavors. Karl has served as an executive manager of the online e-mail firm Return Path, in product management roles at Netscape Communications, as a manager of software industry investments at the private equity firm General Atlantic Partners, and as a leader of strategic consulting projects at Mercer Management Consulting.
Though he’s a veteran in the online space, and within the Thomson Reuters family, Karl’s focus as FindLaw president remains FindLaw’s core purpose — delivering the highest possible value to FindLaw’s law firm clients and to the tens of millions of consumers who use FindLaw.com.
We look forward to doing just that under Karl’s leadership.
– Michelle Croteau, Director Marketing Communications
with Caleb Groos, FindLaw Portal Team