Ned Gannon

Ned Gannon | Chief Executive Officer

As CEO of eBrevia, Ned Gannon drives the strategic direction of the company and is responsible for overall management. Ned brings a broad range of legal and business experience to the company. While practicing corporate law with Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker LLP and LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP (n/k/a Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP), Ned represented private equity funds, strategic investors, venture capital funds and startup companies in a broad range of mergers, acquisitions, financings and general commercial matters. Previously, Ned was the founder and CEO of Audible Auto, a startup company developing infotainment technology at the intersection of smartphones and vehicles. Audible Auto was selected as a semi-finalist in the 2011 Global Vehicle Innovation Competition and as a Best-in-Class finalist at the 2010 AutoVenture Forum. Prior to practicing corporate law, Ned worked in a sales and business development role at Survey Sampling, Inc., a privately-held company servicing the market research industry. Ned holds a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, a Master in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Science from Boston College.

Adam Nguyen

Adam Nguyen | Chief Operating Officer

As a co-founder and COO/CFO of eBrevia, Adam Nguyen is responsible for the company’s strategy, product development, and finance, as well as its daily operation. Adam’s experience extends to founding Ivy Link, an education advisory firm with clients in the US, Europe, and Middle East, and serving as the Chief-of-Staff and Legal Officer of Vantage Properties, a 350-person real estate investment and management firm. In addition to operational management, finance and in-house legal experience, Adam has practiced law at the global law firms of Paul, Weiss and Shearman & Sterling, where he focused on private equity, hedge fund formation, and mergers and acquisitions — as well as at AQR Capital Management, a multi-asset investment management firm, where he helped to expand the firm’s products and managed accounts. He was a law clerk to the Hon. Judge Faith Hochberg, US District Court, NJ. Adam holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Columbia and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. He has also studied at the University of California, Berkeley as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Public Policy and International Affairs, and at the University College London.

Jacob Mundt

Jacob Mundt | Chief Technology Officer

Jacob Mundt has extensive experience bringing innovative technology to highly specialized industries where accuracy and security are of paramount importance. Most recently, he led the Research and Development team at Outcome, Inc., a software startup focused on improving patient health outcomes through collection and analysis of clinical data from hundreds of hospitals. He designed and led the development of a secure software platform used in over 100 patient registries in 8 languages, and has also partnered with several top medical records vendors to implement standards for sharing electronic healthcare data. After Outcome was acquired by market leader Quintiles, Jake embarked on pursuing research at Columbia University on machine learning and natural language processing, two core ingredients to eBrevia’s technology. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Rice University and a Master of Science from Columbia.

Alessia Bell

James Shaw | Chief Data Scientist

As an experienced applied scientist and engineer, James has been applying machine learning and data mining to enable computers to assist professionals and users in making better-informed decisions efficiently.  He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University.  Throughout various points in his career, he built and delivered innovative products related to search technologies and summarization in consumer, legal, medical, and financial domains.  In addition to working on scaling classification and recommendation algorithms used in search engine to handle web-scale data at Yahoo and Tumblr, James explores the use of natural language processing to further extract domain-specific information to improve users' workflow.  He has a penchant for incorporating user feedbacks to make machines behave more intelligently.  James holds three U.S. patents in the area natural language processing while working at IBM Research.

 

 
Dr Kathy McKeown

Dr. Kathy McKeown | Advisor

Kathy McKeown is the Vice Dean of Research at Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, Director of Columbia’s Institute for Data Science and Engineering, and the Henry and Gertrude Rothschild Professor of Computer Science. She served as Chair of Columbia’s Computer Science Department from 1998-2003. Her research interests include text summarization, natural language generation, multi-media explanation, digital libraries, concept to speech generation and natural language interfaces. Dr. McKeown received her doctoral degree in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982 and has been at Columbia since then.

Jeff Munsie

Jeff Munsie | Advisor

Jeff Munsie is General Counsel at Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, which he helped bring public in March 2012. In his role as General Counsel, Jeff oversees Merrimack’s legal department, including all contracting, reporting and transactional matters. Previously, Jeff worked as a corporate attorney at the law firm WilmerHale for over eight years where he focused on corporate and securities law. Many of Jeff’s clients were software startups that he advised through multiple rounds of financings. Jeff holds a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Dartmouth College.

Andy Shane

Andy Shane | Advisor

Andy Shane was Head of Strategy and Business Development at Bloomberg Law and has been an advisor with the TechStars – R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator. At Bloomberg, he was responsible for setting the division’s strategic direction as well as for corporate development activity; he also oversaw commercial operations, including sales ops and the development of marketing and go-to-market strategies. Previously, Andy practiced law with Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, D.C. Andy holds a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Yale.