eDiscovery is first and foremost a consulting service supported by appropriate technology.
Over 25 years of technology based experience with professional services companies and technology providers with an extensive focus in both the eDiscovery, investigation, information governance and litigation support service sector. My experience includes business development, strategic planning, project management, operations management and marketing. In addition to a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois, I also hold a Masters Degree in Marketing from Loyola University. I have multi-national experience having worked in the Pacific Rim for several years with Motorola.
Prior to Discovery Ready I was the Vice President Sales and Midwest Market Manager for Merrill Corporation. Previously, I was a Solutions Group Leader for the Litigation Solutions Practice at Project Leadership Associates, Inc. (PLA). I built and managed a profitable eDiscovery/Litigation Solutions group within PLA. I was responsible for the P&L, budgeting, business development, marketing, staff management, technology selection, as well as a billable resource. I advised both corporate legal and law firm attorneys on eDiscovery matters including Litigation Preparedness, eDiscovery Case Management, Computer Forensics, Information Governance and litigation department operations.
Active member with:
The Master Conference – Speaker, Coordinator for the Chicago Masters Conference
ACEDS – Member, CEDS Certified and was a member of the team that wrote questions for the certification test
CALSM – VP Programming
bDiscovery – Chicago Chapter President