The worldwide eDiscovery industry has few major corporate players and, relative to the size of the market it serves, a small pool of individuals at its top.
I do not aspire to keep up to date with all the promotions and moves between companies, but there have been enough in the last few weeks to warrant a summary, at least about the people known to me.
In the alphabetic order of their companies:
Mike Brown has been appointed Regional Director at Consilio. Mike Brown was one of the original small team who set up Epiq’s London office, coming from a background in law firm litigation support. His appointment presumably reflects the fact that, as Consilio expands its non-US focus, it needs more senior people to take charge of its regions.
Steve Couling has been appointed VP of International at kCura, stepping up from a post previously confined to EMEA. At the Relativity Spring Roadshow in London a few days ago he showed us a list of the senior appointments which kCura has made in, for example, Hong Kong and Australia, and Steve was the obvious choice to take overall control of kCura’s growing non-US empire.
Stephen Henn has been appointed Vice President at Xerox Legal Business Services, the eDiscovery and compliance solutions division of the Xerox Corporation. His role is to work with Xerox Legal Business Services clients to develop new approaches to governance, risk and compliance issues as well as discovery projects.
I have undoubtedly missed others. This is a booming industry at the moment, and not just in the US.