Christopher J. Weiler - Chief Executive Officer
Christopher J. Weiler co-founded KLDiscovery in 2005 and has served as its Chief Executive Officer and a director since such time. Mr. Weiler was awarded EY entrepreneur of the year in 2014 for the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Prior to co-founding KLDiscovery, Mr. Weiler co-founded On-Site Sourcing in 1993, a litigation support and electronic discovery services company, and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer until August 2004. From 1991 to 1992, Mr. Weiler worked for Pitney Bowes Management Services as a manager, and from 1985 to 1991, he served in the U.S. Navy as a surface warfare officer and as a Navy Senate Liaison Officer in Washington, D.C. Mr. Weiler received a B.S. in Political Science and graduated with merit from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1985. Mr. Weiler was also awarded the MVP and Jeffrey Korn leadership and academic awards for the 1984 Navy football team.
Dawn M. Wilson - Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Wilson joined KLDiscovery as Chief Financial Officer in September 2017. As CFO she provides global leadership and oversight of all financial activities including executing a strategy of growth and profitability while building out a best-in-class, scalable finance function. Beginning in January 2019, Ms. Wilson is also overseeing the global HR team.
Ms. Wilson has over 20 years’ experience in finance and accounting primarily with public companies in the technology and services industry. Areas of expertise include mergers & acquisitions, leadership and talent development, information systems, financial planning, process re-engineering and cash management. Prior to KLDiscovery, she was with CoStar Group ("CSGP"), the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. During her tenure, the company grew from $100 million to over $800 million in revenues and from a loss to EBITDA of over $200 million. Growth included significant core growth as well as growth from acquisition, where Ms. Wilson was responsible for the integration of over 20 acquisitions. Prior to CoStar, Ms. Wilson was VP of Finance at Interstate Hotels and Resorts (“IHR”), CFO of Ciraden and a Manager with Arthur Andersen. She holds a Masters in Accounting from Virginia Tech.
Danny Zambito - Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Zambito joined KLDiscovery in August of 2008 as Director of Project Management. In that role, Mr. Zambito was tasked with the growth and development of the project management group and providing consultative support to a variety of corporate and legal customers. Today, Mr. Zambito is Chief Operating Officer for KLDiscovery’s Legal Technology Operations and Client Services. In this role, he continues to provide consultative support to clients and is responsible for global operations across the Legal Technologies business line.
Prior to joining KLDiscovery, Mr. Zambito was with ONSITE3 from 2002 – 2008 where he filled several roles, most recently as the Director of Client Services. As Director of Client Services, he assumed overall responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the project management group. Mr. Zambito also provided horizontal support to project managers/production staff in addition to vertical support on several key engagements; including a national program for a federal law enforcement agency.
Over the past decade, Mr. Zambito has supported a broad variety of matters, including DOJ second requests, anti-trust, criminal, SEC, FTC, and private matters.
Robert Hunter - EVP, Global IT and eDiscovery Operations
Mr. Hunter joined KLDiscovery in 2008 as a forensic and eDiscovery analyst. During his earlier years of the company, Mr. Hunter was integral in the creation of the company’s first internal Information Technology group as well as process design and workflow standards for many others. He has performed countless forensic collections and has had hands-on experience conducting data analysis using a breadth of eDiscovery tools. He was quickly promoted to Manager and in 2011 became the company’s first Director of Operations & Forensics. Mr. Hunter has also played a vital role in the research, planning, testing, verification and maintenance of in-house developed software for the acquisition, culling, processing and reporting of various types of data. He has been overseeing the day-to-day operations ever since and continues to expand his responsibilities as the company has grown globally.
A 2006 graduate of Eastern Michigan University, Mr. Hunter earned a Bachelor of Science in Technology Management. In 2007 he had also attained a certificate in Information Assurance (CTIA) and an advanced certificate in Computer Forensics (CVCFC) through Washtenaw County Community College. During his time as an examiner, he was a member of numerous forensic societies and certification groups along with his currently held Private Investigator licenses.
As one of the earliest employees of KLDiscovery, Mr. Hunter has had the luxury of being a part of nearly every team in the company - experience that is invaluable as he leads a myriad of global operations teams today. In part, he manages nearly half of the staff at KLDiscovery, with a focus on global Facilities, Information Technology and Security, Forensics and all Operations (Paper, eDiscovery, Hosting, and Data Storage Technologies/Data Recovery).
Krystina Jones - Chief Revenue Officer
Ms. Jones joined KLDiscovery in 2006 in a sales role, where she was responsible for generating new business from Am Law 100 law firms and Fortune 500 corporations. During her tenure with KLDiscovery, Ms. Jones has consistently created opportunities, developed new clients and increased the company’s client base by delivering tailored solutions and service excellence. She is a top producing sales representative in the organisation, focused on corporate accounts.
Today, Ms. Jones is Chief Revenue Officer where she is responsible for KLDiscovery's global sales organisation for the Legal Technologies and Data Recovery businesses. In this role, she is responsible for developing, implementing and executing a global sales and revenue strategies across the entire organisation. Additionally, Ms. Jones is responsible for KLDiscovery's global sales operations teams who support the business development managers in delivering best-in-class service to their clients. She continues to maintain, and grow, her existing book of business.
Ms. Jones has over a decade and a half of experience in the industry at KLDiscovery, and has held a variety of leadership positions with the company throughout its eleven acquisitions and integrations.
Ms. Jones holds a dual degree in Marketing Management from Virginia Tech.
Oscar Vega - EVP, Global Sales & Marketing
Mr. Vega joined KLDiscovery in 2015 as a Business Development Manager, tasked with generating net new revenue and continuing to position KLDiscovery as the premier eDiscovery provider in the Midwest. In this capacity, Mr. Vega assisted corporate legal departments and law firms with overall management of their electronic discovery needs.
Today, Mr. Vega is Executive Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing where he is responsible for KLDiscovery’s global sales and marketing organisations for the Legal Technologies and Data Recovery businesses. In this role, he continues to assist corporate legal departments and law firms through the support, development and guidance of the sales and marketing organisations. Under Mr. Vega’s leadership the world-class global data recovery business, Ontrack performs an average of 50,000 data recoveries annually across a wide arrange of media types for Fortune 500 companies and individual consumers. His team is helping organisations to resolve their data loss, destruction and tape services’ needs to recover and retain critical data for their business.
In 1999, Mr. Vega joined Ikon as a financial accountant and quickly accepted the challenge of crossing over to business development & account management. After Ikon was acquired by Ricoh in 2008, Mr. Vega held various management positions for more than ten years, including General Manager of Sales & Operations for the Central region of the US.
Over the past two decades, Mr. Vega has supported and guided clients on the implementation of comprehensive discovery management programs and assisted with complex litigation management. He has developed discovery strategies focused on standardising processes for how matters are handled, maximising defensibility, reducing legal spend, managing difficult deadlines and providing extensive document review solutions for complex litigation and government investigations.
Daniel Balthaser - EVP, Engineering
Mr. Balthaser joined KLDiscovery in May of 2011 as a Software Developer. In that role, he was responsible for optimising and maintaining all the existing company software focused around processing, review and custom client demands as well as developing innovative solutions using advanced technologies. While working as a Team Lead, Manager, and then Director at KLDiscovery, he was tasked with the growth and development of the Engineering Department.
In 2019, Mr. Balthaser was promoted to Executive Vice President of Engineering. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing software development and software quality assurance for all applications produced by KLDiscovery. Mr. Balthaser holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Computer Forensics and received his Certified Ethical Hacker (“CEH”) certification in 2014.
Andy Southam - General Counsel
Mr. Southam joined KLDiscovery in March 2017 as Head of Legal for EMEA and APAC and was promoted to General Counsel in September 2017. Mr. Southam is an English qualified lawyer and is based in London. As General Counsel, he is responsible for all legal aspects of the business including compliance, M&A and litigation.
Mr. Southam trained at the London office of DLA Piper, one of the world’s largest law firms, before qualifying into the Technology and Media Group in 2003. He spent four years advising clients on IP/IT legal issues before moving in-house in 2007 at the advertising group, Bartle Bogle Hegarty. He became Legal Director and a Partner at Bartle Bogle Hegarty prior to its sale to Publicis in June 2012. Mr. Southam joined the NetNames Group, a domain name and brand protection service company, in June 2013 following its acquisition by HG Capital. In his role as General Counsel, he oversaw two acquisitions and the subsequent sale of the business in July 2016 to Corporation Service Company, a Delaware based provider of business solutions.
Mr. Southam holds a Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice from the University of Bristol and undertook his Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School.
Anthony J. DeJohn - EVP, Product, Design & Data Science
Mr. DeJohn joined KLDiscovery as a Director in 2011 to launch and oversee the Advanced Review Services (Managed Review) division. In that role, he was tasked with the management and business development of the division, while also providing project management and discovery consulting for KLDiscovery’s premier clients. In 2013, Mr. DeJohn formed the Analytics division, a technology-driven branch of KLDiscovery’s client services that delivers technology-assisted review (TAR) project management using an array software platforms and applications. In 2014, Mr. DeJohn took on the role of Vice President of Advanced Technologies & Managed Review Services, where he continued to focus on AI/ML implementations and other TAR solutions to maximise eDiscovery service delivery.
In his current role as Executive Vice President, Product, Design & Data Science, Mr. DeJohn currently oversees KLDiscovery’s product development, design, and machine learning applications, and is the lead product owner and program manager for Nebula® and the Nebula® Ecosystem. In this role, Mr. DeJohn is leading KLDiscovery to the cutting-edge with eDiscovery and IG solutions that solve enterprise problems at scale for customers across many different verticals.
Prior to joining KLDiscovery, Mr. DeJohn spent four years as a Director and VP at LawScribe, a Los Angeles-based LPO (acquired by UnitedLex) that provided eDiscovery and IP solutions for law firms and corporations worldwide. While at LawScribe, Mr. DeJohn was responsible for all project management, and played a major role in business development and company growth. Mr. DeJohn holds a J.D. from DePaul University in Chicago and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri. He is licensed to practice in both California and Washington D.C., and is a registered attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Ferdinand Cami - VP, Global Hosting Services
Mr. Cami joined KLDiscovery as a Senior eDiscovery Consultant in 2006. At the time he was tasked with the daily intake of processing, productions and client services. That same year, KLDiscovery added Relativity to its list of offered services and Mr. Cami’s role was expanded to include Hosted Services, where he became heavily involved in Relativity, working closely with Relativity. In 2011, Mr. Cami was promoted to Director of Hosted Services and oversaw the day-to-day hosting operations of the team based out of Chicago. Three years later he was promoted to Vice President where his responsibilities were expanded to include all KLDiscovery locations.
Prior to KLDiscovery, Mr. Cami was with On-Site Sourcing for four years where he split his role as the local Chicago System Administrator and as the Senior Data Analyst. Mr. Cami holds a B.S. in Information Assurance and Security Engineering with a Minor in Computer Science from DePaul University
Meghan Del Monaco - VP, Global LT Project Management
Meghan Del Monaco joined KLDiscovery in October of 2009 as an Associate Project Manager. In that role, Mrs. Del Monaco worked in a supporting capacity for the LDiscovery project management team and LDiscovery client base, by facilitating in every day case tracking, data processing and database management, as well as invoicing. In 2014, Mrs. Del Monaco was working as a Senior Project Manager, and in 2015 was promoted to a Project Director. In 2016 Mrs. Del Monaco was promoted to a US Director of Client Services.
Mrs. Del Monaco has served as the VP of Global LT Client Services since 2018. In this role, she oversees project management and the overall growth and development of the global PM team, as well as company work product and customer service delivery. Mrs. Del Monaco is dedicated to supporting her team in order to deliver the best possible work product and service to KLDiscovery’s client base.
Mrs. Del Monaco holds a B.S. degree in Sociology from Radford University.
Daniel Clarkin - SVP, Global Managed Review Services
Mr. Clarkin joined KLDiscovery in August of 2018, as the Director for Managed Review Services. In that role, he was tasked with expanding the managed review team and improving KLDiscovery’s client experiences through process and workflow improvements. Today, Mr. Clarkin is the Senior Vice President for Global Managed Review Services. In this role, he continues to provide consultative support to clients and is responsible for global operations across the Managed Review Services business line. His team of more than 50 eDiscovery professionals recruit and manage more than 800 review attorneys located across Australia, Europe and North America.
Mr. Clarkin has more than sixteen years of experience advising clients on a variety of eDiscovery issues related to investigations, litigations and regulatory/compliance matters. During his career, Mr. Clarkin has managed engagements for clients in numerous industries including telecommunications, life sciences, mining and energy with a primary focus on banking and financial services. He is a licensed to practice law in the State of New York and New Jersey.
Prior to joining KLDiscovery, Mr. Clarkin worked for four years at Ernst & Young (“EY”), first as a Manager and later as a Senior Manager, where he helped to launch their managed document review practice. As a Senior Manager with EY's Managed Document Review practice he advised the firm’s clients on review workflows that helped to manage their risk as well as minimise the costs associated with investigations and disputes. He also played a major role in the expansion of EY’s practice domestically and had a significant role in launching their practice in India. Before joining EY, Mr. Clarkin worked as a Staff Attorney for Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in their litigation, bankruptcy and white-collar defense practices where he oversaw all aspects of the eDiscovery process from collection through trial.
Mr. Clarkin currently serves on the Board of FC Berna/Legacy, which is a non-profit soccer club in New Jersey offering youth premier, travel, and recreational programs to players aged 4 -18 years with total enrolment of ~1,000 players. He was previously the President of FC Berna/Legacy and served on the board of his parish’s CYM Basketball program where he coached his daughter’s team for 4 years.
Helmut Sauro - Regional Director, Central & Eastern Europe
Mr. Sauro, Regional Director, Central & Eastern Europe, joined KLDiscovery in 2012 as a Business Development Manager and has consistently been a top producer for Sales in EMEA.
Mr. Sauro advises lawyers and their clients on how to effectively manage and review electronically-stored information in litigation, arbitration, and internal or regulatory investigations to achieve their goals, within set time frames and to budget, by evaluating the best available technologies and ensuring the right solution is found for each potential matter.
Following management positions in sales and customer relationship management, Mr. Sauro has been working in the legal tech industry since 2003. Prior to joining KLDiscovery, he worked for a global provider of legal tech solutions for due diligence, risk management and business intelligence.
Jill Wickenden - Director, LT Sales EMEA
Jill Wickenden joined KLDiscovery in August 2019 as Sales Director, EMEA LT Sales. Ms Wickenden was tasked with leading and developing the sales organisation in EMEA. In this role, she assists corporate legal departments and law firms through the support, development and guidance of the global sales organisation.
Prior to joining KLDiscovery, Ms Wickenden has held management positions with Dun and Bradstreet, HireRight and Epiq Systems – leading and coaching sales teams across EMEA and APAC to deliver solutions across a broad spectrum of services to corporations and law firms to help them maximise efficiencies and return on investments.
Ms Wickenden has over 30 years’ experience in developing solutions for Law Firms and Enterprises both directly and through the sales organisation, leveraging that experience enables her to collaborate across the entire business to deliver sensitive and timely support to our clients..
Julian Sheppard - VP, Global Forensic Services &smp; EMEA Ops
Julian joined KLDiscovery in 2014 as UK Computer Forensics Team Leader. In that role, Julian was tasked with coordinating onsite data collection requirements throughout the UK and providing expert work for investigations ranging from high profile criminal prosecutions, to the complete range of disciplinary and civil litigation cases. Today, Julian is Vice President Global Forensic Services and EMEA Ops. In the Global Forensic Services role, he leads a team of 46 forensic analysts providing onsite data collection and expert investigate work based in 11 countries globally. In the EMEA Ops role, he oversees day-to-day running of the large and busy operations team throughout our EMEA offices.
Prior to joining KLDiscovery, Julian spent 22 years in the UK military as a Royal Air Force Policeman specialising in criminal investigations, counter terrorism, Royal and VVIP air transport security, computer security and computer forensics. Before joining KLDiscovery Julian has worked as a digital forensic specialist on several high-profile criminal cases for law enforcement, as well as civil cases, where he has experience presenting in court as an expert witness.
Mike Burmeister - VP, Global Operations, Data & Storage Technologies
Mr. Burmeister joined Ontrack in 1991 as one of the initial data recovery engineers. He has over 20 years of experience in the data recovery profession, moving from engineering to senior leadership roles while focused on building a best-in-class worldwide data recovery operation. He was essential in researching file systems and defining practices aimed at resolving data loss on all types of storage media and storage environments. Whether a Fortune 500 company or family pictures of the first birthday, Mr. Burmeister leads and works daily with the global team - saving irreplaceable data and always providing an excellent customer service experience.
Currently, Mr. Burmeister is responsible for 18 data recovery labs across the globe and building the world leading Data Recovery Operations Team for the Data & Storage Technologies business line. The team operates globally on a 24/7/365 basis, ready to respond to emergency customer situations at all times and offering on-site, in-lab, and remote services to address the most secure and discrete scenarios. The operations recovery team proudly focuses on its mission of continuous improvement and optimising efficiencies to the advantage of its world-wide customer base.
Mr. Burmeister holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Minor degree in Mathematics.
Gabriela P. Baron, Esq. - Executive Vice President, Strategy
Ms. Baron joined KLDiscovery as Executive Vice President, Strategy, in February 2018. In this role, Ms. Baron identifies and pursues strategic growth opportunities as well as opportunities to meet evolving market needs that will enable the company to execute on its growth plan. She is particularly focused on developing relationships with global corporations and law firms.
Ms. Baron began her legal career as a litigator at a major New York law firm, where she worked on a wide variety of complex commercial cases for nearly nine years, specialising in securities litigation, IP matters involving medical devices and insurance litigation. She also served as counsel to the firm on internal employment matters.
In 2004, Ms. Baron joined litigation technology provider Amici LLC as its Deputy General Counsel and quickly took on additional roles in business development and account management. After Amici was acquired by Xerox in 2006, Ms. Baron held executive positions with Xerox Litigation Services for more than 10 years, and, after the Xerox eDiscovery business became part of Conduent, with Conduent Legal and Compliance Solutions from January to August 2017.
Ms. Baron has assisted clients with regulatory investigations (IRS, SEC, DOJ, FINRA, EDNY, and others, as well as international regulatory entities in the UK, EU, Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore), major class actions, employment matters, Hart-Scott-Rodino second requests, and commercial cases in federal and state courts. She has extensive experience working with financial institutions, manufacturers and technology services companies, and on matters involving cross-border eDiscovery.
Ms. Baron is a frequent speaker at industry events on eDiscovery-related topics and has authored numerous articles on eDiscovery and technology assisted review. She is a graduate of Vassar College and New York University School of Law. She lives in New York City.