At VeDISCOVERY, LLC, we have assembled a solid team of remarkable leaders, each with unique areas of expertise and business acumen.
Our passion is to simplify the e-discovery process for our corporate and legal clients. We believe simplifying an inherently complicated process is the key to managing runaway costs and the risks of litigation, particularly for the legal community that is less interested in back-end technology and mostly interested in tools that do what they need them to do.
We are one of the few e-discovery companies that provides both end-to-end and modular e-discovery solutions for our clients. We are also one of the few companies that can provide straight forward solutions for each key phase of the e-discovery process; litigation hold, early case assessment and document review.
Meet the team:
Ron Copfer, Principal and Co-Founder
In 1987 Ron co-founded and still serves as Principal of VeDISCOVERY™, LLC, one of the oldest electronic data discovery (EDD) firms in the country.
Both a pioneer and veteran of the new economy, Ron and various teams he has led have spearheaded the design of online electronic catalogs and configurators, content, knowledge base, digital asset and document management systems, as well as eLearning and advanced online marketing techniques.
He and his firms have worked on advanced, Internet-based information systems for Parker Hannifin, Eaton, Cleveland Clinic, Lubrizol, Goodyear, KeyBank, Alcoa, Career Education Corp., InfoCision, CBIZ, Omnova, BF Goodrich, Noveon, Kinetico, InfoCision, Diebold, Babcock Wilcox and others and Ron has implemented and operated multiple data centers for hosting and managing data and e-commerce activities on behalf of customers.
Wayne Pignolet; Chief Operating Officer
Wayne is an experienced business leader with small and mid-sized organizations and joins VeDISCOVERY to manage all aspects of the business operations. He has successfully started and also helped turn companies around in China, Europe, Mexico and the USA. He has worked with Moen Inc., Hanley Wood (e-media group), and has owned his own business. Wayne graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a degree in economics and from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Business with an MBA.
Paul Cervelloni, Vice President of Sales
Paul Cervelloni has significant experience and expertise with buying, selling, delivering, and advising clients regarding information technology products and services. He is currently serving as V.P. Sales for VeDiscovery.
While serving as the CIO for consumer product Fortune 350 companies, Paul led complex buying processes for global enterprise software and services. Later, after extensive sales training and experience, Paul sold enterprise software to corporations that valued stable, scalable, high performance IT assets. Paul also sold and delivered IT services to corporations; as well as sourcing advisory services to clients preparing to buy complex IT product and services solutions.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Masters in Administrative Science from the Johns Hopkins University.
Karl Wetzel Esq., Vice President of E-Discovery Services
Karl brings his twenty-three years of public and private sector litigation experience to Visual Evidence and is currently Vice President of Electronic Discovery Services. Karl’s first-hand experience in electronic discovery provides him with the unique ability to consult with law firms, corporations and government agencies. Karl’s primary focus is to ensure that Visual Evidence’s clients avoid any pitfalls surrounding electronic discovery by providing expert consultation on specific matters and litigation response planning.
Karl also manages the technical production division for E-Discovery, concentrating on large law firm and corporate solutions. Karl’s background as a litigator and electronic discovery consultant provide Visual Evidence clients with confidence and guidance based on actual practice. In addition, Karl conducts presentations for law firms, corporate counsel, bar association groups, government agencies and various public and private organizations regarding electronic discovery.
Karl attained his Juris Doctorate degree in 1984 from the John Marshall College of Law and is currently completing his LLM in Intellectual Property from the University of Akron. Karl was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1984, the U.S. District Court, District of Ohio in 1996, and the U.S. Supreme Court in 1999.
Martin J. Mangan; Vice President, Product Development
Martin is responsible for the vision, implementation and creation of the VeDISCOVERY platform suite and is experienced in all facets of software development, database design, and data processing and testing. Martin leads a team of eight developers, designers and quality assurance professionals who understand the complexities and needs of processing semi-structured and unstructured data. Martin holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Lewis University and an MIS and MBA from the Keller Graduate school of Management