Data Risk Company Breakwater Solutions Launches With Executives Jim Vint and Rebecca Patterson to Lead Its Consulting Business
Consulting executives will help governance, legal and risk professionals build data-driven enterprises
AUSTIN – March 9, 2021— Recently launched technology and consulting firm Breakwater Solutions LLC announces Jim Vint and Rebecca Patterson will lead its consulting business. Both were part of the Breakwater founding team and join as managing directors, with Vint also serving as chief revenue officer.
Breakwater helps companies develop sound data risk mitigation practices using a combination of technology and human expertise to address their most pressing challenges related to information governance, disputes and investigations, regulatory compliance, privacy, and cybersecurity. With decades of combined experience in proactive and event-driven consulting, Vint and Patterson will work with clients across a wide variety of industries to identify and address data-driven risk.
“When driving data governance and risk mitigation initiatives, business leaders typically come to a significant realization – the solution is broader than software or services,” said Breakwater CEO James Schellhase. “Using a holistic approach, we provide our clients with the option of a single partner for consulting, technology, and managed services, eliminating the finger pointing and inefficiency that can occur between multiple providers. Jim and Rebecca are trusted experts in our market, and their proven leadership building world-class consulting organizations will be critical to our clients’ success.”
Vint brings more than two decades of consulting experience, including at Ankura, Navigant and FTI Consulting. He has built global technology consulting practices that deliver risk mitigation solutions and strategic responses to issues in litigation, compliance, and investigations. He has worked with clients across industries and of all sizes from start-ups through Global 100 as well as Am Law 100, Magic Circle and regional affiliate organizations. Vint began his career at Arthur Andersen and earned his MBA from Duke University.
Breakwater is committed to helping organizations become more data-driven and strategic in their approach to legal and regulatory compliance,” Vint said. “Our industry-leading software capabilities will enable our consulting busines to be broader in our delivery of customized, creative solutions for our clients. We look forward to the aggressive global expansion of our consulting practice as we scale up to meet the growing needs of the complex businesses we serve.”
Patterson has over 15 years of experience in consulting and executive management. She has led and strategically grown analytics and data strategy consulting practices that deliver solutions to a variety of clients facing complex data challenges in litigation, investigations, and regulatory compliance. She has worked with corporate and law firm clients to design and deliver custom solutions and strategic responses founded on data strategy, data analytics, and risk mitigation. Patterson earned her JD and Certificate in Tax Law from Loyola University Chicago.
“Our clients face continuous change to their operating landscape with emerging privacy regulations, ongoing cybersecurity threats, and the ever-present disputes and litigation portfolio they manage,” Patterson said. “Critical corporate data is at the heart of each of these risks. We look forward to providing more dynamic solutions through our people and Breakwater’s technology.”
Breakwater helps enterprises mitigate risk and gain insight from sprawling information by combining technology automation and human expertise. We empower governance, legal, and risk professionals to locate, access, analyze, and manage information by making data transparent and actionable. Our solutions are comprised of expert consulting, AI-infused technology, and ongoing managed services, all of which directly address the myriad challenges within information governance, disputes and investigations, regulatory compliance, privacy, and cybersecurity.