Kirchner Group Expands Global Footprint to the Caribbean
Deborah Newland: Experienced Attorney, Government Policy Expert and Corporate Development Executive Joins Firm Jacksonville, Florida and Kingston, Jamaica – 24 March 2021 – Kirchner Group, a boutique advisory, merger & acquisition, operational support and asset management firm, today announced that Deborah Newland has joined the firm as a Senior Advisor. Based in Kingston, Jamaica, Ms….
Deborah Newland: Experienced Attorney, Government Policy Expert and Corporate Development Executive Joins Firm
Jacksonville, Florida and Kingston, Jamaica – 24 March 2021 – Kirchner Group, a boutique advisory, merger & acquisition, operational support and asset management firm, today announced that Deborah Newland has joined the firm as a Senior Advisor. Based in Kingston, Jamaica, Ms. Newland will focus on bringing the entire suite of Kirchner Group’s services and talent to the Caribbean region. This includes leveraging synergies based on Kirchner’s experience and expertise and the regional focus on food security, enterprise development and healthcare. Deborah’s formidable credentials will enhance Kirchner Group’s service offerings in other parts of the world as well.
Deborah’s breadth and depth of expertise further enhance Kirchner Group’s unique platform bringing over 25 years of relevant experience. Deborah is an Attorney-at-Law with 27 years in practice. She serves as the General Manager for Logistics and Corporate Development with responsibility for Corporate Strategy for the Development Bank of Jamaica and was formally Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Jamaica for 3 years prior. In addition to her litigation experience, she holds or has held numerous senior strategic level roles, both in the public and private sector, ranging from Chairing and serving on Boards of large Government entities to management, advisory and operational positions.
Deborah’s expertise, experience and deep understanding of bilateral relationships in the region, make her uniquely positioned to support Kirchner Group’s activities. Her initiatives in the region will be supported by two senior consultants: Judith Street, a senior Commercial Attorney and Richard Chen a businessman with extensive Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and management background.
“It is a great day for our firm to add someone with the character and talent of Deborah,” stated W.B. (Bud) Kirchner, Founder and CEO of Kirchner Group. “We have known Deborah for many years, during which we maintained an active dialogue that has led to the opportunity to leverage our decades of expertise to help governments, companies and individuals through the impact of our initiatives.”
Commenting on joining Kirchner Group, Deborah said, “I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with a senior group of experts with such diverse backgrounds and expertise. I am also particularly pleased that the Kirchner Group culture is one that not only focuses on creating value, but also one that promotes values; a philosophy consistent with my personal beliefs.”
Deborah holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the West Indies and Counsel of Legal Education (CLE) Certification from the Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica.
“I have known Deborah Newland over several years while she has held various senior Government roles in Jamaica. She has an excellent ability to work with cross functional teams and her legal background has created a strong foundational, multidisciplinary skillset which has allowed her to manage extremely challenging projects simultaneously,” added PB Scott, Chairman and CEO of the Musson Group.