About the Company
Ridiculously Happy Customers
Founded in February 2008, Zapproved is a software-as-a-service provider based in Portland, Ore. Our flagship product, Legal Hold Pro, was the first cloud-based litigation hold management software. This innovative product rapidly gained acceptance by in-house legal teams and has become the #1 litigation hold software. Our growing customer base ranges from some of the world’s largest companies, including many in the Fortune 500 and Global 2000, in financial services, high tech, energy, healthcare/pharma and manufacturing industries.
Today, Zapproved’s e-discovery software offers corporate legal teams innovative cloud-based technologies for conducting e-discovery affordably and sustainably. Our platform is characterized by ease-of-use, scalability of processing power, data security and exceptional accessibility, all at an affordable and predictable price. Zapproved’s solutions are designed to support e-discovery best practices at each step of the process, in order for legal teams to improve efficiency and effectiveness, while reducing risks and costs associated with litigation.
As the Chief Executive Officer, Monica has grown Zapproved into a leading cloud-based software provider for corporate legal — transforming the way corporate legal departments respond to litigation so they can take control over their processes, mitigate risk, and reduce costs. Prior to founding Zapproved, Monica spent more than 15 years with blue-chip companies such as Intel and IBM.
Monica is a frequent speaker and active member in the entrepreneurial community in Portland. She was appointed by the Governor of Oregon to the Oregon Growth Board. Additionally, Monica serves on the board of the Technology Association of Oregon as well as on the board of Auth0. She has been recognized by the Portland Business Journal as the 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year at the Women of Influence awards and winner of a 2010 Orchid Award, as well as being named in 2015 one of the top ten Executives of the Year. Monica holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.B.A. from the University of Portland.
Vice President of MarketingChris has dedicated his career to working with emerging growth companies and high-tech startups for more than 20 years. Prior to helping start Zapproved, he managed worldwide corporate communications for Pixelworks, a publicly traded semiconductor company. While there, he was part of Pixelworks’ IPO team in 2000. Chris previously worked at two high-tech public relations firms, one of which he founded and grew from six to 26 employees in the first year. He has additional experience working for a major law firm and with the World Bank. In the mid-90s, he helped found the Oregon Venture Investment Conference, the first to connect the Silicon Valley VC community with the state’s entrepreneurs.
Chief Financial OfficerJulie is Chief Financial Officer, leading all financial and operational strategy for the company. She brings more than 20 years experience in the finance industry. Since 2001, Julie has managed financial strategy for high tech and software organizations, including Puppet, Jive, Polyserve (now HP) and InFocus. In these roles, she was critical to scaling significant growth and providing strong financial partnership to executive leaders, investors and employees. At Zapproved, Julie applies her expertise to building financial longevity for the organization.
Julie holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Idaho.
Vice President of ProductBrad has more than 30 years of experience in the high technology and enterprise software sectors, including assisting Fortune 1000 companies enhance their e-discovery preparedness through technology and process improvement. Brad is a frequent author and speaker on data preservation and e-discovery issues, including articles in National Law Journal, Corporate Counsel, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel and Information Management and presentations at leading industry events such as LegalTech New York.
Vice President of Sales
Michael is a veteran SaaS sales leader with extensive experience scaling revenue engines. At Zapproved, he brings a passion for building teams that deliver value to customers, from the first contact through the lifetime of the engagement.
Prior positions include sales leadership roles at Webtrends, Jive Software, Lytics, and mobile relationship management pioneer Urban Airship. Under his leadership at Urban Airship, Michael led North American sales and grew revenue from low six-figures to tens of millions of dollars in four years. He has also built several sales teams from the ground up and played key roles in bringing a variety of new concepts and products to market.
Michael earned a B.S. in Finance from Oregon State University.
VIce President of Product
Aaron has excelled in the e-discovery industry for over 14 years, spearheading new product lines for software vendors and heading e-discovery departments for both law firms and corporations. His career, including time with Relativity, Proskauer, Biogen, and Recommind, has spanned all aspects of e-discovery, from collection all the way through trial presentation.
VIce President of Engineering
Brian brings ten years experience spearheading software development for large and small organizations, including Hollywood Entertainment, Bonneville Power Administration and Zapproved. He has led engineering teams through the full software lifecycle, from creating software applications to architecting cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) solutions from the ground up.
Brian holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Oregon, with a dissertation in theoretical cosmology, focused on dark energy and black hole thermodynamics; and a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from Linfield College.
He has published papers in peer-reviewed professional journals on theoretical cosmology, astronomy, experimental condensed matter physics and finance.