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Michielsen Named SVP, Chief Strategy Officer of ALM

Kevin Michielsen was named Senior VP of information and research solutions of ALM, which is backed by Wasserstein & Co. Michielsen was also named chief strategy officer for ALM.


ALM, a leading provider of news and business information to the legal and real estate industries, today announced that Kevin Michielsen has been named to the newly created positions of senior vice president, information and research solutions businesses, and chief strategy officer for the company.

Michielsen is now a member of ALM’s senior management team and is responsible for ALM’s Information Solutions group – which consists of the company’s legal research, competitive intelligence, database, book and newsletter businesses – as well as ALM’s Corporate Planning team. He reports directly to William Pollak, president and chief executive officer.

“Kevin has a wealth of strategic and operating experience in the market for legal information products and will play a key role in the continued transformation of ALM’s information-based businesses,” said Pollak. “These products and services are important growth opportunities for ALM in our development as a leading business information provider and I’m excited that Kevin has agreed to oversee our efforts in these areas.”

Michielsen joined ALM after spending the last three years as vice president of strategy and business development at Visant, where he oversaw a number of private equity owned businesses for major institutional investors. He also spent five years at LexisNexis in various roles, including vice president of strategy and operations for the U.S. Legal Markets group. Prior to that, he founded a successful e-commerce company, held a number of strategic and operational roles within the software industry, and spent several years as engagement manager at McKinsey & Co.

“ALM has a wonderful reputation as the number-one media company in the U.S. legal marketplace, led by its award-winning journalism, so we have a great opportunity to build on that platform by expanding our information and research solutions businesses in the coming years,” said Michielsen. “I’m delighted to join the team at ALM and look forward to working with this team of professionals whom I’ve respected for many years in the industry.”

About ALM

ALM, an integrated media company, is a leading provider of specialized business news, research and information, focused primarily on the legal services industry and commercial real estate. ALM’s market-leading brands include The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel,, Insight Conferences,, Law Journal Press, LegalTech, The National Law Journal and Real Estate Forum. Headquartered in New York City, ALM was formed in 1997. For more information, visit

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