As Client Referral Rates Skyrocket for Pivot Group, New West Coast Office Explodes onto Scene


For Immediate Release

Contact: Kristen Zarcadoolas ( (213) 341-1491

As Client Referral Rates Skyrocket for Pivot Group, New West Coast Office Explodes onto Scene

LOS ANGELES, July 12, 2005/PRNewswire/ -- Pivot Group, the unique Information Security Services firm, recently opened a second office in Los Angeles, CA since relocating the Corporate Headquarters to a larger space in Atlanta, GA.
The expansion will enable the company to address the rising demand for immediate customized Information Security solutions. Furthermore, local presence will allow Pivot Group to strengthen and support client relationships already established throughout the region.
"Creating a strong presence landmarks an important step in our national expansion approach to become the Tailored Information Security Solution provider of choice," explained Jim Soenksen, CEO of Pivot Group. "We are committed to helping new and existing clients obtain the localized services and comprehensive range of solutions they need to secure their assets in a time critical manner.”
Kristen Zarcadoolas, responsible for the Los Angeles-based operation, was appointed Managing Director for the firm earlier this year.

“As always, we seek to fill an unmet need in Information Security – that need happens to be ‘tailored’ solutions rather than a one-size-fits-all approach,” said Zarcadoolas. “Given that we have an 88% client referral rate, it was not only an effortless decision to expand to the West Coast, but a necessary one as well. Our policy of ‘Education First’ has earned us the reputation of truly neutral mentors in the Information Security realm. Our East Coast clients want to take advantage of Pivot Group’s impartiality with their West Coast affiliates.”

Among the firm’s numerous ‘Education First’ national speaking engagements on the schedule for 2005, LegalWorks, San Francisco and LegalTech, Los Angeles were highlights of the West Coast portion. International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) invited Pivot Group to speak at the informative seminars.

Peggy Wechsler, Program Director for ILTA, stated, “’The Spyware Epidemic: Protecting Your Client Confidence and Yourself from Malpractice’ session given by Pivot Group at LegalWorks provided great insight on how to get Information Security to work for, not against, the legal community. This is a concern we hear every day from member firms of ILTA.”

Regarding the ‘Fighting the War Against Cyber Crime: A CIO’s Perspective’ session at LegalTech - West Coast, TJ Johnson, Meeting Administrator for ILTA, added, “This seminar approached the war on cyber crime as a business enabler for legal firms through an interactive panel discussion with esteemed local legal industry colleagues as well as a member of the FBI’s Los Angeles Cyber Crime Unit. Some of the hot topics discussed were Wireless Security, Remote Access/Visiting Laptops, Spyware, Data Privacy & Protection, VoIP, as well as Cyber Crime Reporting and Enforcement.”

About Pivot Group

Pivot Group is the only neutral firm that solely focuses on Information Security services. Rather than selling or reselling technology, this unique organization redefines the InfoSec realm by tailoring solutions. The consultant-based practice delivers the complete life cycle of security services that meet the business and resource requirements of their clients. Please visit us at

About ILTA

For nearly three decades, ILTA (International Legal Technology Association) has provided peer-networking and information resources to those who support technology in law firms and law departments worldwide. The nonprofit user group is truly peer-powered. For information about ILTA, or to obtain a membership application, visit