As Chief Executive Officer at Lighthouse, Ron Markezich brings more than 30 years of experience in building technology solutions and serving the largest enterprises in the world. As Lighthouse CEO, Ron’s focus is on providing exceptional service to our clients, building innovative eDiscovery, compliance, and governance solutions, as well as developing a strong and diverse team.
Ron joins Lighthouse from Microsoft where he spent the last 24 years in leadership roles across nearly every functional area. His mission was to grow Microsoft’s commercial cloud services which he did as the Office 365 incubation leader, which led to leadership roles responsible for U.S. Enterprise Sales, Microsoft 365 Marketing, and Global Pricing & Licensing. While Ron was Microsoft’s Chief Information Officer, he started Microsoft’s commercial cloud services in 2007. During this time, Ron’s incubation team sold, migrated, and supported Microsoft’s first cloud customers, which included many of the top brands in the world.
Ron started his career at Accenture, then Andersen Consulting, where he worked for almost 10 years serving clients across the U.S. and helping build Accenture’s offshore development office in Manila, Philippines. He began his Accenture career as a software developer and advanced to a leadership position on some of the biggest, most complex consulting projects and programs conducted by Accenture at the time.
Ron received a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems at the University of Notre Dame, where he was also a cross country All-American and track & field school record holder in the 10,000M. He and his wife, Debbie, have four children and reside in the Seattle area.
David joined Lighthouse in 2017 as the Chief Financial Officer and became the Chief Operating Officer in 2019. He is responsible for service delivery and infrastructure including client service, expert solutions, and eDiscovery operations as well as datacenter, security, and enterprise project management.
Prior to Lighthouse, he was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administration Officer at Blue Nile, a publicly traded ecommerce company, from 2011 to 2017. In those roles, his responsibilities included all aspects of finance, accounting, and treasury as well as supply chain management, fulfillment center operations, physical security, legal, and pricing. From 2008 to 2011, he was Chief Financial Officer at Infospace, a publicly traded internet content and technology company.
David earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Economics and Finance from Brandeis University. He lives in Seattle with his wife, young son, and badly behaved dog. He enjoys biking, watersports, and is working on bettering his tennis game and guitar play.
Pankaj is the Chief Technology Officer at Lighthouse with global responsibility for all technology strategy, engineering, and product management. As the legal sector embraces Big Data, ML, and AI, Pankaj is on a mission to ensure that Lighthouse continues to blaze the trail in this sector and establishes itself as the industry leader.
Pankaj is a multifaceted leader with extensive experience building SaaS, PaaS, and Mobile Applications through more than a quarter-century in product development, product management, security, and the developer ecosystem. He honed his expertise at global companies including Microsoft, GE Healthcare, and AT&T. Before Lighthouse, Pankaj was vice president, software engineering at Tableau (a Salesforce company). He joined Tableau in early 2017 before the Salesforce acquisition and led initiatives to improve developer productivity. In 2018, he was tasked with moving Tableau from an on-prem solution to a SaaS solution, which he successfully accomplished. Tableau Online grew dramatically to $250 million in annual revenues under his leadership. Previously at Lumedx, Pankaj launched a new health view analytics offering helping improve patient outcomes using AI and ML.
Pankaj received his Bachelor of Technology, Computer Science from Punjabi University in India.
As the Chief People Officer at Lighthouse, Kelly oversees the company’s global human resources operations and works to perpetuate the company’s culture as Lighthouse continues to expand its global footprint and employee base. Kelly has been in tech her entire career, starting on the business side building B2B websites in the late 1980’s using Netscape Navigator and leading enterprise software implementations (SAP) prior to shifting to HR almost 20 years ago. Prior to Lighthouse, Kelly was the Director of Culture and Inclusion for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and was responsible for scaling and evolving the AWS culture for over 50K employees around the world. Prior to joining Amazon, Kelly was Chief People Officer at two high growth/founder-run tech companies, where she focused on helping to drive rapid business growth and executive development. Prior to her role as Chief People Officer, Kelly spent time in a variety of HR and Talent Acquisition leadership roles at Expedia, Microsoft, and T-Mobile.
Kelly studied computer information systems at Florida Atlantic University and is a certified network engineer. She holds a PhD in Metaphysics from University of Metaphysical Science in California.
JP manages Lighthouse’s renowned solutions teams, from Client Services, to Review and Advanced Analytics, Forensics, Spectra, and Information Governance.
JP has had a distinguished career building innovative technology businesses, both inside large enterprises and as a founder of successful startups. Immediately prior to Lighthouse, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer at Identity Digital responsible for the largest registry of top-level domains in the world. John managed Product Development, Operations, Sales, and Marketing. Identity was #1 in Deloitte’s “Fast 500” and was acquired by Abry Partners in October 2018.
JP has been prominent in the Seattle startup community for almost two decades. He was co-founder and CEO at Elemental, which was acquired by Porch in 2015. Elemental created Sprio, a secure group management and communication platform, and TapClips, an action video capture app that was purchased by Sports Illustrated.
He was also co-founder and CEO of Jott—a voice-based mobile assistant—which had a great run in the early smartphone days and was featured by Apple in print media and public relations. Jott was acquired by Nuance in 2009. In his years at Nuance, JP was the Vice President of the Voice to Text Services division, which during his time grew paid users from zero to over 80 million worldwide.
JP had a 13-year career at Microsoft beginning in the early 1990s. He was a Product Manager both for massive products (Office) as well as ones more leading edge (Sidewalk.com). He was one of the early managers at Expedia – then the Travel Business Unit within Microsoft – leading its international teams, launching the service in the UK, Germany, and Australia. After its Microsoft spin-out and initial public offering, JP also shipped Expedia’s first corporate travel product, and designed and shipped the first mobile travel assistant – Expedia To Go.
For several years out of college, JP was at Harvard’s Institute for International Development, managing a portfolio of grant funding to public health research teams in Thailand, Indonesia, and Pakistan.
JP has an MBA from the University of Michigan, and a BA in History from Kenyon College.
As Chief Marketing Officer of Lighthouse, Stacy serves as an innovative marketer leading with a customer-obsessed, insights-driven, and outcome-based approach to branding, communications, thought leadership, demand generation, and product and solutions marketing. She’s a versatile leader known for developing and inspiring high performing teams. Stacy has a long history of growing brands and building strong workplace cultures, and believes great brands are built from the inside out, energized by a culture that promotes growth, impact and belonging.
Prior to this role, Stacy was Vice President of Marketing at Lighthouse from August 2017 to January 2023. Before Lighthouse, she was the Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at Blucora NASDAQ: BCOR (formerly Infospace), where she provided overall guidance for the company’s internal and external communications, brand, and corporate giving functions. While there, Stacy implemented plans to ensure a positive corporate image and culture during multiple phases of turnaround, strategic repositioning, and renewal. She also led numerous financial communications initiatives, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and public offerings.
Before joining Blucora in 2005, Stacy was an Investment Relations Analyst at Cascade Investment, a private investment and holding company for William H. Gates III and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Previous to her role at Cascade Investment, she served in various investor relations roles at 360networks Inc. and XO Communications. She began her career at Telecommunications Inc. (now Comcast Corp) in marketing.
Josh is the Executive Vice President of Business Development at Lighthouse. In this role, he is responsible for building and maintaining client relationships across the United States to a wide variety of Fortune 500 companies and Am Law 100 law firms.
Josh is one of the founders of Lighthouse. Since 1995, Josh has been advising law firms and corporations on a wide range of discovery matters, including document management, data collection, forensic investigations, and data processing, review, and production. He has advised clients with eDiscovery and document issues in thousands of commercial disputes, patent infringement cases, antitrust cases, government investigations, and class action lawsuits. Josh has extensive experience with a broad range of discovery matters with a focus on technology companies, pharmaceutical, medical device and health care firms, and large industrial and manufacturing entities, assisting them through litigation, and internal investigations, and governmental investigations. He works with clients to develop specific strategies to streamline the collection, processing, review, and production of large-scale, complex matters.
Josh has a B.A. in English Literature from Washington State University.
Areas of Expertise:
- Antitrust and Trade Regulation
- Class Action
- Commercial Litigation
- Intellectual Property
- Internal Investigations
- Labor and Employment
- Product Liability
Brian McManus brings several decades of expertise and achievement to his role as Lighthouse’s Executive Vice Chair. Prior to his role, Brian served as Chief Executive Officer for more than 11 years. As Executive Vice Chair, Brian is helping Ron and the executive team chart the course of innovative solutions to keep Lighthouse outpacing other industry vendors in the high growth and dynamic eDiscovery space.
Beginning in January 2003, Brian was Executive Vice President of Infospace, Inc. (NASDAQ: INSP), now Blucora, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOR), and was part of a small management team that successfully restructured and turned around the company. At Infospace, Brian ran the company’s online division, providing web search and local yellow pages search to consumers, and a SAAS model for businesses to create portal and search solutions for their customers. Brian successfully grew this division from a little over $50 million to a little under $200 million in revenues and significantly increased its operating cash flow. He focused on expanding the company’s partnerships with key industry players such as Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and AT&T. He also led the company’s efforts to significantly improve the client experience through technology development and innovation.
Prior to Infospace, Brian held various senior executive roles in fast growing internet and telecommunications companies, including CEO at AccessLine Communications, Bellevue, WA, a leading telecommunications services company, and Epoch Internet, Costa Mesa, CA, one of the country’s largest business-focused internet service and web hosting providers. Prior to his business career, Brian was a partner at the Seattle law firm of Mundt MacGregor. His practice was focused on advising entrepreneurial companies.
Brian received his law degree and M.B.A. from the University of Washington, with high honors, was a contributor and editor of The Washington Law Review, and is a member of the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Brian was a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Barbara Rothstein, United States District Court Judge for the Western District of Washington. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Regents Scholar. He is a board member of The Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club and The African Education Foundation, and is an advisor to the Powerful Schools Foundation.
As the Vice President of Global Advisory Services, Jamie is responsible for leading the strategic direction of the Global Advisory team, including new offerings, partnerships, and growth initiatives. She also advises clients, particularly those in heavily regulated industries, on legal and regulatory risk-mitigation strategies in connection with digital transformation, cloud migration, data remediation, and litigation/investigation readiness and response.
A former regulator, law firm partner, and in-house counsel, Jamie brings more than twenty years of experience leading and litigating complex matters involving technology and information in federal and state courts, and responding to investigatory demands brought by the US Department of Justice and US and foreign regulatory bodies. She specializes in information law, pre-trial strategies, cross-border investigations, ediscovery, and data protection.
Jamie has wide-ranging experience across corporate, government, and private practice, including:
- At UBS as the Executive Director and Global eDiscovery Counsel responsible for designing, implementing, and managing a centralized litigation and investigations response program to support the firm’s litigation and investigation matters worldwide.
- At Barclays, leading and implementing a global program to reduce legal, regulatory, and privacy risk associated with legacy systems and data. The program included significant cross-functional alignment with divisions outside of legal on related privacy, information technology, risk, and compliance issues.
- A trial attorney and then Assistant General Counsel and Head of e-Discovery in the Division of Enforcement at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission in Washington, DC. Here, she advised more than 250 Enforcement attorneys on investigation techniques, strategies, and protocols on cases with global prominence.
- A litigation partner at Fennemore Craig in Phoenix, Arizona.
- A litigation and government investigations associate at King and Spalding in Washington, DC.
Jamie has testified in federal court and has qualified as an ediscovery expert. In her corporate and government roles, she served as a FRCP 30(b)(6) designee for formal and informal testimony, and regularly interfaced with regulators and Congress on ediscovery strategy and internal practices. Independently, Jamie has advised corporate legal departments on how to avoid altogether litigation and regulatory scrutiny on technology issues.
In her lifetime, Jamie has lived in eight states and three countries and moved more than twenty times. A master packer, she eventually found refuge in New York City, where she has planted long-term roots with her husband and two teenagers. A road-warrior for much of her life, Jamie adheres to a “travel-far and travel-light” mentality and is always planning the next getaway. Jamie is also a “hockey mom,” where she is able to utilize her advocacy and litigation skills in a different context.
- JD – Duke University School of Law
- BA in Political Science – University of Arizona
- Former clerk to the Honorable Roslyn O. Silver of the US District Court for the District of Arizona
Greg brings more than 27 years of highly technical leadership experience to his role as Vice President of Delivery Operation at Lighthouse, where he is responsible for the successful integration of workflows, operations and data centers. Greg has extensive leadership experience in technology service operations, product management, software development, strategic business execution as well as a proven track record scaling enterprise operations teams. Before Lighthouse, Greg had a 27-year career at Kroll Ontrack (presently KLDiscovery) where he held various executive leadership positions across data recovery, enterprise software, ediscovery, and computer forensics businesses. Most recently at Kroll Ontrack, Greg was the Senior Vice President of Data and Storage Technologies and served as the global business leader for Enterprise Software and Data Recovery services and directed service operations, technology, cloud hosting, SaaS, data processing, product lifecycle execution, and executive PMO.
Greg holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from St. Cloud State University in addition to several industry certifications including Project Management Professional (PMP), Professional Scrum Master (PSM I & PSM II), Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO), and Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt).
Mike brings over 14 years of experience in ediscovery operations, technology, workflow design, and software development to his role as Vice President of Product Development at Lighthouse. At Lighthouse, he is responsible for bringing together product management and engineering to deliver innovative, best-in-class products designed to meet our clients’ critical and emerging needs.
Prior to the merger with Lighthouse, Mike was Vice President of Client Solutions at Discovia where he oversaw the operations team as well as the product and innovation function. Mike worked closely with Discovia’s leadership team to optimize the company’s scale, execution, productivity, and product development.
Prior to joining Discovia, Mike held senior operations, client services, and technology development positions with Bowne Business Solutions, Encore Discovery Solutions, Epiq Systems, and IPRO Tech.
Mike has his B.S. in Information Technology and Business from Marquette University.
Dr. Lon Troyer is Vice President of Review and Advanced Analytics at Lighthouse, overseeing the application of analytics, search, and information retrieval expertise to implement solutions to clients’ litigation and regulatory compliance challenges. His teams specialize in leveraging artificial intelligence and search technologies as well as extensive investigative experience to scope, design, and implement innovative solutions for clients throughout the data lifecycle.
Drawing on his diverse background in technology-assisted review, linguistic modeling, advanced information retrieval strategies, and project management, Troyer leads the team that provides Lighthouse’s full suite of review solutions.
During his career, Troyer has worked domestically and internationally on dozens of high stakes matters in a wide variety of industries, including antitrust, class action, IP, product liability, and other types of litigation, as well as internal and government investigations.
Prior to joining Lighthouse, Troyer was the Executive Managing Director and Head of Professional Services at H5, taught constitutional law in graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley, and gained practical experience in corporate law at Sidley Austin LLP. Troyer earned his undergraduate degree at Williams College and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.