Speakers

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Jennifer Amrein, PMP
Jennifer applies her extensive project management and business process experience helping clients implement Exterro solutions and maximize their technology investment. Prior to joining Exterro, she worked for global organizations, including Intel, Intuit and Sage Software. She holds her bachelor’s degree from Simmons College and her project management professional certification from the Project Management Institute.
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Shashi Angadi
Shashidhar Angadi is the head of Technology Operations at Exterro and drives the development of cutting-edge software to serve the needs of corporate legal and IT teams at Global 2000 organizations. Leveraging more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry, Shashidhar focuses on architecture frameworks, portals, security, service-oriented architecture, CRM and application integration in his leadership role at Exterro. He holds a BS in computer science from Bangalore University in Bangalore, India.
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Alfonso Beccar
Alfonso Beccar is a skilled project manager with experience in software implementations for Fortune 500 companies. He is an enthusiastic team leader dedicated to responding effectively to customer needs. Welltraveled through Latin America, Europe and Africa, Alfonso is experienced in at interacting with individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds. He’s fluent in written and spoken Spanish and Portuguese.
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Bobby Balachandran
Bobby Balachandran is the founder, president and CEO of Exterro, Inc. After an extensive career building mission-critical applications in the financial services, healthcare and telecommunications sectors, Bobby founded Exterro with the conviction that the legal industry was rife with opportunities for process improvements that could be driven from lessons learned in other industries. Today, Bobby fulfills Exterro’s founding principles by leading the company in building a comprehensive platform for global corporations to mitigate risks, control costs, and have complete end to end visibility into their legal processes. Bobby holds a BS in computer science from Government College of Technology in Coimbatore, India, and an MS in computer science from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.
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Jean Donaldson
Jean Donaldson has been involved in many aspects of e-discovery and understands how the various components work most successfully to support the process. She has 11 years’ experience working in a law firm on both the technology and litigation support teams. Jean understands the e-discovery process from the trenches. She has also worked in education and training, both as a high school computer science teacher and a software trainer for e-discovery products. Immediately prior to joining Exterro, Jean supported the Office of Litigation Support in the Civil Division of the US Department of Justice by running their helpdesk and training department. Jean holds BAs in Mathematics and Medieval Studies from Brown University and a MA in the History of Science from Cornell University.
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Geoff Gaydos, CEDS
Geoff Gaydos is an experienced consultant and client relations professional with project management and business development experience across the software, finance and service industries. At Exterro, he leads teams in the full spectrum of e-discovery projects from implementations and upgrades to conversions and custom development. He holds a B.A. in Public Policy Studies from Duke University.
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Mike Hamilton, JD
Mike Hamilton is the Director of E-Discovery Programs at Exterro and has been involved in e-discovery for over 5 years. With a legal and business background, Mike is experienced and passionate about creating thoughtful, out-of-the-box educational resources that help keep legal teams interested and on top of emerging need to know e-discovery issues. He frequently writes and speaks on e-discovery issues and best practices around the country. Mike graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law.
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Michelle LaRock, CEDS

Michelle LaRock has over ten years of experience in managing and implementing projects for global IT companies. As a project manager at Exterro she enjoys working with varied clients on implementations, deployments, and upgrades. Before her time in the tech industry, she studied at the College of Wooster and holds a B.A. in Art. She likes to combine her creative and technical sides wherever possible as she helps clients succeed.  

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Joe Mulenex
Joe Mulenex is Director of Solution Engineering at Exterro where, as a member of Sales Department, he heads up a team of solution consultants and subject matter experts that work directly with Exterro clients to identify needs and the appropriate solutions for their E-Discovery and Information Governance programs. Joe has extensive experience in e-discovery, having provided service to both corporate and law firm clients in managing multiple e-discovery projects over the last decade. Joe has served as a Special Master in multiple cases and lead the discovery work for one of the parties in the largest litigation in US history, Deepwater Horizon. His experience includes digital forensics, ESI processing and analysis and managed review. Prior to beginning his e-discovery career, Joe had over 20 years experience in Information Technology from operations to analysis to application development.
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Nancy Patton, Esq, CEDS
Nancy is a graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School and has been involved in electronic discovery for almost a decade. In her role as a Senior Solutions Consultant at Exterro, Nancy provides guidance, product expertise and solution design to current and prospective clients. Previously, Nancy was an Exterro Implementation Project Manager, assisting clients with the implementation and updates of the entire suite of Exterro products. Prior to joining Exterro, Nancy was a member of project teams in the legal services industry, as well working as an attorney focused on e-discovery response, document review and legal representation in civil litigation matters.
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Bill Piwonka
Bill Piwonka oversees all marketing functions for Exterro. His background is firmly rooted in B2B marketing operations. During the past 20 years, Bill has led marketing teams and initiatives spanning strategy, product marketing, product management, demand generation, marketing communications and business development. Prior to joining Exterro, he served as the vice president of marketing at Janrain. Bill has also held marketing management positions at EthicsPoint (now NavexGlobal), Centennial Software, Serena Software, Intel and Oracle. He earned an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and holds a BA in quantitative economics from Stanford University.
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RuthAnne Roesener
RuthAnne is a trained project management professional with over 25 years of managing IT projects and business programs crossing international boundaries. In her role as Client Success Manager, RuthAnne applies strong project governance to ensure successful implementations for Exterro clients.
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Ajith Samuel
Ajith Samuel is Exterro's Chief Product Officer and leads the company’s product strategy team in creating innovative solutions to help large corporations navigate information smarter. Ajith has 15 years of experience in regulatory compliance and designing and architecting large-scale information systems for the futures industry. He holds a master’s degree in computer applications from St. Joseph’s in Trichy, India.
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Nishad Shevde
Nishad Shevde is Managing Director - Client Operations at Exterro where, as a member of Exterro's leadership team, he leads implementation services for Exterro's clients, with a focus on Information Governance and E-Discovery Data Management engagements and serves as an external and internal subject matter expert. Nishad is an expert in complex e-discovery program and matter management for both Fortune 500 corporations and AMLAW 100 law firm clients.Nishad also has multiple years of experience leading large global teams of e-discovery consultants and project managers at industry-leading organizations. Over his career, Nishad has built sustainable discovery response programs for large corporations and managed some of the largest standalone matters of the past decade in the financial services and pharmaceutical industries.
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Donna Stubbs
Donna Stubbs is a Senior Solutions Consultant at Exterro. Donna has more than twenty plus years of legal experience with fourteen of those dedicated to eDiscovery. Donna’s diverse legal experience includes trial paralegal, litigation support roles at a Fortune 250 corporation, including Litigation Support Manager, as well as corporate Records Coordinator.
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Gretchen Wagner
Gretchen Wagner has nearly 20 years of experience providing project management, software consulting and technology deployment services to global corporations. Wagner is a senior leader managing client engagements and deployment across all Exterro software applications. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Oregon State University.
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Hon. J. Michelle Childs
Judge Childs was appointed to the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina in August 2010. She holds a B.S. in Management fromthe University of South Florida Honors College, a J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law, a Masters in Personnel and Employment Relations from the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business, and a Masters in Judicial Studies from Duke University School of Law. As a practicing lawyer and judge, she has lectured and served frequently on panels for topics regarding litigation and trial techniques, employment and law litigation, courtroom practices and procedures, discovery and expert witness issues, evidence, and various topics for new lawyers.
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Leonid Balaban M.D., CEDS
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Alice Lawrence
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Jeff Rabkin
A seasoned investigator and litigator with more than 20 years of experience, Jeff Rabkin has tried 18 cases to verdict in federal and state courts. He has the rare combination of working on civil and criminal disputes and corporate executive experience as the vice president of a cybercrime investigations consultant. Now a leading practitioner in the fields of cybersecurity and privacy, as well as on legal issues and regulatory risk arising from disruptive technology, Jeff represents businesses in all types of government investigations, regulatory proceedings, and private disputes and also advises in-house counsel, corporate executives, and boards of directors on these issues.
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Chris Zoladz
Chris specializes in assisting organizations meet their information protection, privacy & governance business and compliance requirements in a practical and cost effective manner while helping to maximize the value of their information assets.Certified Information Privacy Professional/US, Government, IT and Europe (CIPP/US/G/IT/E), Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Listed as one of the top privacy advisors by ComputerWorld.
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Deana Uhl
Deana Uhl is a Senior Director in the FTI Technology practice and is based in Houston. Ms. Uhl provides consulting to corporate clients, with a focus on designing, implementing and enabling change management for information governance, data privacy, data security and e-discovery programs. Ms. Uhl has particular expertise in advising oil and gas companies on the processes and technology to effectively address legal and regulatory matters and improve information quality and life cycle management to support operational excellence.
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Denise Louie
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Maggie Ledbetter
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Jeff Mosch
Jeff Mosch has been with Koch Industries for 24 years. The first 14 years of his time at Koch was dedicated to Information Technology in the Public Affairs and Legal departments. In the spring of 2008 he took on the role of Litigation Technology Manager and his strong technology background has been a key asset to his current role with litigation technologies and eDiscovery.Jeff works with his Discovery Director and eDiscovery counsel to set the eDiscovery protocols for the company. Jeff manages our data collection processes, tools and actual data collections. Litigation vendor management and evaluation/selection of tools and providers are also part of his responsibility.
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Travis Wolfinger
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Beth King
Beth King is a seasoned litigation paralegal with significant discovery and trial experience. She frequently speaks across the country on case management and organization, ethics, client communications, legal writing, legal research, strategic planning and litigation topics. Beth is also a paralegal adjunct faculty in Oregon and is a contributor to Legal Assistant Today Magazine, KNOW magazine, the Oregon State Bar Bulletin, the Oregon Paralegal Association Paragram and to the National Federation of Paralegal Associations Reporter.
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Steve Brown
Steve Brown is an energetic speaker, author, strategist, and advisor with over 30 years of experience in high tech. He is the former futurist and chief evangelist at Intel Corporation. Steve is passionate about helping people to imagine and build a better future. Whether talking about the future of work in a post-automation world, doing a deep dive on artificial intelligence, or discussing the future of flying cars, Steve inspires his audiences to think beyond the current status quo and to reimagine their businesses, and their lives, for the better.
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Marty Provin
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Hon. Ronald Hedges (Ret.)
Ron Hedges was a United States Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey from 1986 to 2007. While a magistrate judge, he was the Compliance Judge for the Court Mediation Program, a member of the Lawyers Advisory Committee, and both a member of, and reporter for, the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee. From 2001 to 2005 he was a member of the Advisory Group of Magistrate Judges.Ron was an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School, where he taught mediation skills. He was an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and remains an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law—Newark. He taught courses on electronic discovery and evidence at both these schools. Ron was a Fellow at the Center for Information Technology of Princeton University for 2010-11 and 2011-12. He is also a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas.
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Hon. Kimberly Johnson
Prior to joining the judiciary, Judge Johnson clerked for the Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn. After her clerkship with Chief Judge Lynn, she practiced with both international law firms and boutique law firms, including her own law firm, where she focused on complex business and commercial litigation and federal criminal defense. Judge Johnson also represented indigent defendants as a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel for both the Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas. In addition, Judge Johnson served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Texas, where she prosecuted white collar crimes. Judge Johnson is an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law where she has taught Trial Advocacy and PreTrial Practice and Advocacy, a class she designed and added to the law school’s curriculum. She also is an adjunct professor at Notre Dame School of Law.
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Brian Henry
Brian has worked for over a decade in the Litigation Support Industry. Brian leads multiple initiatives at Exterro, including Exterro’s FedRAMP compliance and certification efforts. He has worked extensively in connecting distributed teams and has a robust understanding of data handling and security procedures. Prior to joining Exterro in 2016, Brian worked as an IT Consultant and Security Manager for various technology companies and legal services providers in Austin, Texas.
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Noah Lasson
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Casey Collett-Paule
Casey has been at Exterro for 6+ years, currently working as a Technical Project Manager on the Implementation team. Prior to coming to Exterro, Casey performed forensic data collections and managed data processing projects for the e-discovery firm Bridge City Legal.
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Gurdev Bhogal
Gurdev Bhogal is a seasoned Solutions Consultant based in the UK and responsible for leading Exterro's pre-sales efforts in the new EMEA sales operations. He has worked in the EMEA eDiscovery market for the last 7 years as a principal solutions consultant advising organisations on best practices and guiding them on getting the best out of their eDiscovery platforms.
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Brett Eckert
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Wendy Walz
Wendy Walz has more than twenty years of experience as a project manager and professional services consultant managing Fortune 500 clientele implementations of some of the industry’s most recognized e-discovery and compliance software platforms.
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Rebecca Perry
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