Washington, D.C. (March 1, 2018) — Witt O’Brien’s, LLC (Witt O’Brien’s) announced today the acquisition of Strategic Crisis Advisors LLC (SCA). SCA is a crisis management consulting firm specializing in corporate preparedness. SCA helps its multinational clients prepare for man-made and natural disruptions by developing robust crisis management programs that include innovative planning, training and exercises.
SCA has grown consistently since its foundation in 2014. It serves a range of Fortune 500 companies that include leading social media platforms, professional services firms, retail chains, universities, manufacturers and others. SCA will retain its Atlanta-based headquarters and its entire consulting team will join Witt O’Brien’s.
“Our strategy is simple,” said Tim Whipple, Witt O’Brien’s CEO. “We are consolidating and innovating across both the public and private sectors, by attracting and retaining the best and the brightest in crisis and emergency management. We’re delighted to welcome the SCA team to our growing family. SCA’s proven success in the corporate realm extends our private sector coverage. We also believe that there will be strong synergies with Witt O’Brien’s fast-growing government business.”
“SCA and Witt O’Brien’s share the same mission: to help our clients save lives and protect value by being as resilient as possible to disruption,” said Grace Burley, SCA’s Managing Partner. “We’re excited to join forces with the industry leader. As companies and governments face more frequent disruption, we look forward to bringing innovative solutions to their complex needs.”
Witt O’Brien’s is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings Inc. (SEACOR, NYSE: CKH). “This is an important milestone in the growth strategy Tim announced last year,” said Eric Fabrikant, SEACOR’s COO. “We’re delighted to have helped Witt O’Brien’s complete two acquisitions in less than 12 months, and to see the business producing strong results. We welcome Grace and the SCA team to SEACOR.”
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About Witt O’Brien’s, LLC
Witt O’Brien’s builds resilience. We offer a full range of crisis and emergency management solutions to prepare your organization before disaster strikes, and to help you respond and recover more quickly if it does. This includes unrivaled experience recovering from man-made and natural disasters, including Hurricanes Maria, Irma, Harvey, Katrina, Rita, Gustav, Ike and Sandy. To learn more about our real-world experience and innovative solutions, please visit us at wittobriens.com. Witt O’Brien’s is a subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings Inc.
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About Strategic Crisis Advisors
At Strategic Crisis Advisors, our consultants have helped many of the world’s largest organizations prepare for the worst. Our knowledge and expertise was earned the hard way, though real world experience responding to incidents including Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina, 9/11, plant explosions, and challenges to corporate reputation. We bring our valuable scar tissue to each project and use it to help develop plans, train your teams, and conduct exercises that reflect reality. SCA has worked with companies in various industries including: information technology, financial, retail, oil & gas, manufacturing, energy, food service, consumer goods and national defense.