Mark King is a Managing Director of applied technologies at Ankura Consulting Group in Washington, DC. Mr. King has over 22 years of experience in the fields of information technology, business process automation, and data analytics. Mr. King currently specializes in the use of technology and data assets to address complex business, litigation, and security challenges. Recent engagements include large scale data analysis, claims processing, and settlement administration activities in the areas of telecommunications, medical device liability, and asbestos bankruptcy trusts.
Since joining the firm in 2003, Mr. King has contributed to many significant legal cases, designs, and business solutions for clients. He led the design and implementation of a centralized claims processing system that has been used to process and pay 5 million claimants in excess of $12 billion to date. Mr. King was also instrumental in the development of a new, Ruby-based platform to manage the full life cycle of client matters from investigation through potential payment. He has also contributed significantly to multiple data analysis projects including issuing notice to potential claimants on a gross scale, developing useful metrics on airline mile-based compensation, and establishing valuation rules processing for large scale disaster events.
As Managing Director, his role is to ensure that our various technology groups are working well together to produce the highest quality results for our clients. He currently oversees multiple project initiatives for high profile clients and cases.
Prior to joining the firm in 2003, Mr. King worked as a Senior Software Engineer at the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in McLean, VA. Mr. King was specifically engaged by SAIC to address process and delivery failures encountered during the design and construction of a large software development project for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Mr. King worked as a Project Manager for Gedas Mid-Atlantic, an international systems integrator of information technology, from 2002 to 2003. While at Gedas, Mr. King led the development and implementation of a new corporate data warehouse to consolidate sales and purchasing information for a major US food wholesaler and distributor.
From 1998 through 2002, Mr. King worked as a Technical Project Manager for CrossTier, a leading Microsoft certified consulting firm in Fairfax, VA. In this role, Mr. King was responsible for the full project life cycle of many custom software solutions. These solutions included implementation of a customer care portal for a major long distance phone service provider, a web-based management system for world-wide fiber optic cable routing, and a turn-key business-to-business purchasing application for a large network of office supply dealers and wholesalers.
Mr. King received a Bachelor of Sciences in Biological Systems Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is a Certified Scrum Product Owner specializing in Business, Data, and Information Technologies.