Press Release: Tobias Hartmann Appointed to Lead Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services’ Corsearch Business

Looks like there’s some re-organization going on at Kluwer at the moment


Tobias Hartmann Appointed to Lead Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services’ Corsearch Business
Appointment Reflects Wolters Kluwer’s Commitment to Grow and Expand the Trademark and Online Brand Protection Business
NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – Dec 11, 2014) – Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services (CLS), the global leader in legal process and business performance management, announced that it has appointed Tobias Hartmann, former CEO of Karnov Group, as vice president and General Manager of Corsearch, providing clearance and protection solutions to global trademark and brand professionals.
Hartmann joins CLS from the Scandinavia-based Karnov Group where he served as CEO. At Karnov Group, he re-engineered the company’s core content and publishing platform to allow for greater expansion and cost savings, implemented new IT systems and customer-facing platforms, and introduced new practice management solutions. Hartmann also held senior positions at LexisNexis including the role of Managing Director of LexisNexis File & Serve, where he led the expansion of e-filing and made File & Serve the de facto national standard for e-filing.
“We are thrilled to welcome Tobias Hartmann to Wolters Kluwer. As an accomplished general manger with a strong background in technology information services in Europe and the U.S., he is an excellent choice for this key leadership position,” said Richard Flynn, Group President and CEO of Wolters Kluwer CLS. “His solid track record driving profitable, sustainable revenue growth for global businesses in a business-to-business environment will provide the right leadership for Corsearch to reach its full potential.”
Hartmann is charged with expanding Wolters Kluwer’s global Corsearch business by accelerating growth and creating innovative and differentiated new products for brand professionals worldwide.
“I am excited to join this well-recognized and well-regarded global brand and market leader. My customer-centric philosophy complements Corsearch’s approach to provide solutions that address customer pain points in a service-excellence environment. I am excited to expand Corsearch’s leadership position and accelerate profitable growth,” said Hartmann.
About Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services
Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services is the leader in legal process and business performance management. It delivers the people, products and processes to drive transparency, ensure accountability and provide organized, accurate and actionable information for legal, financial and insurance professionals. CLS’s business brands empower organizations to make better business decisions and be more efficient in today’s highly transparent business environment. Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services is a business of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company. Wolters Kluwer had 2013 annual revenues of EUR 3.6 billion ($4.7 billion), employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.