Discover Leadership

With our clients, we have pioneered ways to maximize review efficiencies, share learnings across a portfolio and dramatically reduce discovery costs. Our team is made up of highly skilled technologists, analysts, attorneys, linguists, and data scientists who are constantly expanding the realm of the possible.

Executive Leadership

Julia Hasenzahl

Founder and CEO

ABOUT JULIA

 

Julia is responsible for defining the vision and long-term strategy for the company alongside overseeing day-to-day operations. With a team of directors spanning all business units, Julia can realize innovation and expect operational excellence to achieve company goals in client delivery, new business development, and account retention. Prior to starting ProSearch, Julia was COO of BMC Group, a legal and compliance support service provider. After joining BMC early in the start-up process, Julia built service delivery teams and processes to support organizational growth. Following 2003’s tremendous growth, BMC was recognized in the Inc. 500, Inc. magazine’s list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. During nine years at Ernst & Young, Julia held numerous practice and client support positions, including national manager of an enterprise-wide shared service function.

Brian Meegan

Director of Sales and Marketing

ABOUT BRIAN

 

Brian Meegan has 21 years of executive management experience in the legal services industry. Recognized as a thought leader and experienced executive in the field of eDiscovery, Brian has been instrumental in designing cutting-edge solutions for law firms and corporations seeking innovative cost modeling and excellence in evidentiary delivery. Brian joined ProSearch after holding business development leadership roles at other global service providers. Brian’s passion for business development leadership and technology-driven marketing strategies serve him well as he leads the charge in elevating awareness and developing market share for ProSearch.

 

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Mit Patel

Director of Finance

ABOUT MIT

 

Mit Patel functions as ProSearch’s strategic financial leader with a strong business mindset and aptitude. He implements and monitors effective controls and procedures, demonstrates excellent analytical skills, and builds financial sustainability. Mit joined ProSearch in 2016 and brought with him over 20 years’ experience in handling finances for a variety of types of businesses. He is skilled in financial consultation, specifically with strategic financial structuring and internal controls. With Mit’s unique background, he ensures integrity of all financial transactions and helps guide the growth of the company as ProSearch expands around the globe.

Mit received a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from the University of Texas and earned a joint J.D./M.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Houston.

Matt Davidson

Director of Client Services

ABOUT MATT

 

Matt heads up client services at ProSearch. With an indelible passion for data and a deep understanding of technology, Matt drives process innovation and technology solutions across our service teams. As a member of the executive team, Matt is integral to guiding business design and forward-looking strategy at ProSearch. Previously Matt led our Advanced Review Services team, where he helped institute a design-thinking approach around our search and analytics technologies. The resulting solutions continue to deliver powerful discovery outcomes for our corporate legal clients. Prior to joining ProSearch, Matt was a member of the Qualcomm Discovery Management Organization, implementing project management best practices and business analytics.

Matt received his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota and his M.B.A. from the University of California, San Diego.

Gina Taranto, Ph.D.

Director of Applied Sciences

ABOUT GINA

 

Dr. Taranto leads research and innovation of accelerated learning solutions by directing multidisciplinary teams of technologists, subject matter experts, and data scientists to train the technologies that replicate human decisions. She built the ProSearch Linguistics, Analytics, and Data Science group and oversees the design and implementation of search and automated document review solutions. She is recognized for her expertise in the range of Technology Assisted Review (TAR) technologies, including the application of TAR to emerging issues in protecting private information. She is a published author in the fields of linguistics and information retrieval and frequently presents on topics related to leveraging technology to meet the challenges of discovery.

She received her B.A. from Kresge College at the University of California, Santa Cruz, with honors, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego.

David Maciel

David Maciel

Director of Software Engineering

ABOUT DAVID

 

As Director of Software Engineering, David brings 18 years of eDiscovery development experience to bear, leading our development efforts with a mind towards firm standards and a heart towards creativity and innovation. David helps guide the technical direction of the company, not only through engineering achievements, but also as a strategic member of the executive team participating in short- and long-term company planning. David continues to develop new ideas to ensure the next generation of our enterprise solutions offering can meet the ever-changing demands required of an innovative legal technology provider.

Scott Bailey

Director of Client Solutions

ABOUT SCOTT

 

Scott Bailey oversees Client Solutions at ProSearch, a group that is responsible for operations, enterprise platform support and services, data integrity, data remediation, and solutions to emerging technology challenges relevant to discovery and compliance. As a forward-thinking technologist, Scott targets verticals and sectors benefitting from technology disruption and industry tailwinds. In doing so Scott skillfully guides our technical roadmap, selecting new technology and guiding innovation.

Scott began his career more than 20 years ago as a consultant for Arthur Andersen and subsequently held Director positions at several global providers. Scott’s extensive experience and creativity, coupled with ProSearch’s passion for innovation, have created some of the most effective and useful industry-leading technologies and processes.

Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from the University of Phoenix.

Kenneth Spencer

Director of Platform Integration

ABOUT KENNETH

 

Kenneth’s scope of responsibility at ProSearch requires a tremendous level of creativity and knowledge. He was an original member of a team of eDiscovery professionals designed to manage document review and perform internal investigations in support of the legal department in one of the largest financial institutions in the world. Prior to that, Kenneth practiced law In Michigan and New York, specializing in litigation and contract, copyright, and trademark law. He also worked as an eDiscovery professional in document review management before transitioning to the vendor side, for the first time, here at ProSearch.

Kenneth now manages a team that creates and leverages partnerships to lead integration programs forward, driving innovation, clarity of requirements, and continuity across technology platforms to supply the best possible solutions to our clients.

Kenneth’s experience as an eDiscovery professional from the corporate and law firm perspective, coupled with his experience as a practicing attorney, form the basis of a unique background rich in both strategic planning and execution.

Mr. Spencer holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a licensed attorney in New York.

Michael Gamelin

Michael Gamelin

Director of Information Technology

ABOUT MICHAEL

 

Michael has more than 16 years of information and technology security management experience. He leads the IT division to achieve ProSearch’s technology goals and is responsible for managing IT strategic plans, such as governance & policy, resource allocation, and information technology protocols, that align with ProSearch’s culture and core values. Over the past 6 years, Michael has strengthened ProSearch’s technology infrastructure, enabling the company to keep pace with the complex global eDiscovery landscape and anticipate the evolving needs of our clients, all while implementing the utmost level of security and compliance.

Business Development

Ken Graulich

Frank Villaneda

Dan Kinney

Vincent Fitzgerald

ProSearchers Out Front

Ryan Costello

Head of Data Privacy

ABOUT RYAN

 

A US-licensed attorney and expatriate based in Europe for more than 10 years, Ryan has cultivated an expertise in data protection and data privacy compliance across a career in eDiscovery and litigation support. With a particular interest in the area where cross-border discovery and data protection intersect, Ryan has worked with a myriad of clients to manage EU-based eDiscovery exercises while navigating data protection compliance challenges on both sides of “The Pond.” With the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) amidst other changes in the regulatory context, Ryan has assisted organizations in remediating cross-border discovery risks at every turn, with an eye toward solutions that utilize best practice technical and organizational measures, data management solutions and innovative technologies. Ryan assists across a range of client engagements, with a focus on assessing protective controls for personal data across the lifecycle of the EDRM. He is also a frequent writer and speaker on the GDPR, as well as data protection compliance topics and challenges in the US and across the globe. Ryan received his BA in English and Communications from Elon University, and his JD from Western New England University.

David Li, Ph.D.

Manager of Applied Sciences

ABOUT DAVID

 

Dr. Li leads the Applied Science Team at ProSearch, and is responsible for the research, development, application, and customization of advanced search and information retrieval methodologies for our clients. His team leverages statistical analysis, natural language processing, machine learning, and computer vision techniques to deliver solutions for a range of discovery needs, including Technology Assisted Review and the protection of privileged and private information. His team’s solutions enhance workflows for a range of document review workflows – including early case assessment – as well as responses to security incidents, second requests, and DSARs. With a background in both social and biological science, David received his Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Southern California, M.Ed. from Harvard University, and B.Sc. from Simon Fraser University.

Maggie Burtoft

Solutions Advisor

ABOUT MAGGIE

 

Maggie Burtoft is a Solutions Advisor at ProSearch. Maggie is a California-licensed attorney with more than 10 years of experience in eDiscovery with a focus on advanced analytics and expertise in complex Technology Assisted Review workflows. Maggie utilizes technology and intelligent workflows to maximize review efficiency and provide auditable, defensible solutions for review reduction. 

 

Maggie has a B.A. in History and Political Science from Tulane University and a JD from Brooklyn Law School. 

Xiao He, Ph.D.

Data Scientist

ABOUT XIAO

 

Dr. Xiao He is a senior data scientist on the Applied Science team at ProSearch. Dr. He engineers information retrieval and text classification solutions for a range of eDiscovery needs – from Technology Assisted Review to identifying and protecting private and privileged information. Xiao received his Ph.D. in Linguistics with emphases in experimentation and statistics from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining ProSearch, Xiao worked as an assistant professor of linguistics and quantitative analysis at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Damir Kahvedžić, Ph.D.

Solutions Advisor

ABOUT DAMIR

 

Damir Kahvedžić is a technology expert specializing in providing clients with technical assistance in eDiscovery and Forensics cases. He has a PhD in Cybercrime and Digital Forensics Investigations from the Centre for Cybercrime Investigation in UCD and holds a first-class Honours B.Sc in Computer Science. Experienced in the use of industry leading software, such as Relativity, EnCase, NUIX, Cellebrite, Clearwell, and Brainspace, Damir is also a PRINCE2 and PECB ISO 21500 qualified project manager.

Damir has published both academic and technical papers at several international conferences and journals including the European Academy of Law, Digital Forensic Research Workshop (DFRWS), Journal of Digital Forensics and Law amongst others.

Lauren Roso

Engagement Director

ABOUT LAUREN

 

Lauren Roso is a Client Services Engagement Director at ProSearch. In her work with corporate legal departments, Lauren takes a holistic approach to eDiscovery management, planning and executing complex eDiscovery and investigation projects while identifying and mitigating risks. Lauren holds a B.A. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland and a Doctor of Law (J.D.) from the University of Pittsburg School of Law.

Ramakrishna Bojanapalli

Director of Operations, India

ABOUT RAMAKRISHNA

 

Ramakrishna Bojanapalli (RK), Director of India Operations, has 14+ years experience in managing technical and functional operations of a business unit, electronic data discovery services, paralegal services, people and process management, review tools and document conversions. RK’s primary responsibility is oversight of ProSearch’s India operation as resource and administrative manager for all teams to ensure smooth day-to-day operations and high performance service delivery. Prior to ProSearch, RK worked for Epiq Global as Director of Information Technology, managing various technology teams. These teams included the Relativity Technology Team, Enterprise DBA, Cloud ALTO, Cloud Engineering, IT Recovery Projects, Enterprise Product Support, as well as direct delivery responsibility for the Technical Operations Center team in India. RK was awarded ProSearch Rookie of the Year in 2020.

RK’s certifications include: MCSA, MCP, ITIL Foundation, AWS Associate Solutions Architect, Relativity Review Management Specialist, RelativityOne Reviewer Pro, & RelativityOne Certified Pro.

CERTIFICATIONS:

MCSA | MCP | ITIL Foundation | AWS Associate Solutions Architect | Relativity Review Management Specialist | RelativityOne Reviewer Pro | RelativityOne Certified Pro

Ryan Hemmel

Solutions Engineer

ABOUT RYAN

 

Ryan is a legal technology professional with 7+ years of experience (including project management). Well-versed in various platforms and environments including AWS, Relativity, MySQL, Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server, Ryan is also an aspiring data scientist with proficiency in Python, R and Tableau.