Ned Gannon | President
As a Co-Founder and President 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 mergers, acquisitions, financings and general commercial matters. Prior to practicing corporate law, Ned worked in a sales and business development role at Survey Sampling, Inc., a privately-held data collection company. Ned was selected by Capterra as one of five Legal Tech entrepreneurs to watch and speaks frequently on machine learning technology’s impact on the legal 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 | Senior Vice President
As Co-Founder and Senior Vice President, Adam Nguyen formulates and executes strategies with respect to eBrevia's revenue, product and corporate development. Adam is responsible for many of eBrevia's key customers and partners and is a regular speaker at industry events. In addition, Adam is involved in the company's financing activities and daily operation. Adam brings to eBrevia his experience as Chief-of-Staff and Legal Officer of Vantage Properties, a 350-person real estate investment and management firm with $2.2B of assets. Previously, Adam practiced law at the global law firms of Paul, Weiss and Shearman & Sterling, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, as well as investment fund formation — and at AQR Capital Management, where he helped to expand the firm’s alternative investment products and managed accounts. He clerked for the Hon. Judge Faith Hochberg, US District Court, NJ. Adam holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University 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 | 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.
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 | 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 | 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 | 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.