Kroll was founded in 1972 by Jules B. Kroll as a consultant to corporate purchasing departments. The company focused on helping clients improve operations by uncovering kickbacks, fraud or other forms of corruption. Kroll began its line of investigative work in the financial sector in the 1980s, when corporations in New York City approached Kroll to profile investors, suitors and takeover targets, with special attention to any perceived connections to disreputable organizations, suspicious business practices, personality and integrity issues, or any kind of corporate malfeasance. Kroll expanded into: Ontrack and electronic data recovery, computer forensics, and electronic discovery, background screening, fraud solutions, identity theft protection and identity restoration services, security consulting, security consulting services, Security Engineering & Design, threat assessments, vulnerability assessments, physical security surveys, security disaster planning, forensic accounting, background screening, drug testing, and market intelligence. Kroll expanded its working relationship with the insurance company, A.I.G., offering through their Private Client group personal security services to high-net-worth individuals and their families providing global protection. Kroll is headquartered in New York City, and has offices throughout America, Canada, Latin, America, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, Europe, Middle East, Africa. Spain, Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Mumbai, Beijing, Singapore, and Tokyo.