Chris Kibarian

Chris Kibarian
President and General Manager, FindLaw

Chris Kibarian is the president and general manager of FindLaw, a division of Thomson Reuters and the leading provider of free online information for consumers and for Internet marketing services for attorneys.

As president and general manager since March 2007, his role is to keep all of FindLaw’s specialized expertise – from technology and sales to customer operations and product development – focused on innovation, strategy and delivering value to customers.

His strategy for success is simple: provide superior value to users and to law firm clients. He brings practical, hands-on business expertise needed to drive FindLaw’s continued growth in a dynamic market environment. He specializes in growth strategy, business development, acquisitions, divestitures, transaction origination and negotiation, valuation, post-merger integration, corporate development and strategic planning. He also has domain expertise in electronic publishing, software, services and media.

Kibarian joined Thomson in 2001 as director of the Thomson Legal & Regulatory Global Strategy group. In his next position at Thomson, senior vice president of Strategy and Development at Thomson Tax & Accounting in New York, Kibarian oversaw a staff of 12 acquisitions specialists, strategy consultants, merger integration group and international development expert. He was responsible for all acquisitions and merger integration; completing 16 deals worth over $150M, all performing at or above projections. He also led multiple acquisition and development initiatives that accelerated revenue growth rates from 5% to 10% since 2004.

Prior to joining Thomson, among many other positions, Kibarian worked as a manager at The Internet Capital Group, senior consultant at Accenture and investment analyst at Cowen & Company. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Brown University and his MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.


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