DISCO was initially developed at a litigation boutique in Houston. It was born out of the firm’s frustration with conventional ediscovery tools that were slow and difficult for lawyers to use. Instead of being forced to adapt our work methods to technology, we wanted to invent technology that works the way lawyers work. DISCO was the result, and today we are the fastest-growing ediscovery solution in North America.
As the leading provider of software as a service solutions developed by lawyers for lawyers, DISCO is reinventing legal technology to automate and simplify complex and error-prone tasks that distract from practicing law. DISCO has been embraced by more than 400 law firms, including 50 of the top AmLaw 200, as their first choice for innovative technologies that enhance the practice of law to help secure justice and win cases.
A lawyer with a B.S. in computer science, Kiwi earned his J.D. at 19 from Harvard Law School, clerked for Judge Harris Hartz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, was a Ph.D. student in economics at Stanford, taught corporate law at Northwestern, and was a founding partner of Camara & Sibley LLP in Houston. His articles on constitutional law, corporate law, and international law have been published in the Journal of Corporation Law and the Yale Law Journal.
As a DISCO founder, Kent articulates our vision for technology that empowers great lawyers to customers, partners, and employees. He was previously presiding partner at Camara and Sibley, practiced at Vinson & Elkins, and helped found the Houston offices of Hogan, Lovells and Pillsbury Winthrop. He is a registered member of the Cherokee Nation and expert on central Texas BBQ.
Barry designed and built the search, database, and data-center infrastructure that is responsible for DISCO’s unmatched speed and responsiveness. Before joining DISCO, he was CIO and director of technology at Sonic Foundry, a publicly traded company that made audio, video, image and animation software that was acquired by Sony. Barry earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin.
A 17-year veteran of the legal tech industry, Neil combines a deep understanding of law firms, legal departments, and the legal tech industry with a passion for delivering revolutionary legal technology. Before joining DISCO, Neil was vice president of product marketing for Recommind, where he was responsible for product marketing, strategy, and competitive intelligence across all of Recommind’s product lines, including ediscovery, information governance, and enterprise search.
With more than 25 years building highly scalable technology platforms, Keith leads the DISCO engineering and product teams. Keith has developed a proven track record of guiding early stage start up technology through substantial growth. Most recently Keith facilitated large-scale growth at Spredfast, a market leader in social media management. Prior to that, Keith spent seven years at StoredIQ, where he developed a highly-scalable categorization and indexing platform for the legal tech market that was later sold to IBM.
Dianne’s goal is to develop deep relationships with DISCO customers, ensuring that we deliver not only technology but also results. Prior to DISCO, Dianne was vice president of client success for Bazaarvoice, where she drove customer retention, account growth, customer segmentation, and profitable services delivery at scale. As senior vice president of market-research consultancy Millward Brown, she managed and grew relationships with numerous strategic accounts.