Team Esquify brings nearly 70 years of experience from the legal, technology and consulting sectors to our company.
Based in Chicago and founded in 2014, Esquify was born out of the belief that technology could revolutionize how attorneys practice law- particularly in eDiscovery. We set out to transform how our clients and community members live and work. By focusing on the interplay of productivity, technology and virtuality, we strive to deliver our clients amazing technology, service and experiences.
Please meet our team, investors and partners:
Drew Stern: CEO & Co-Founder
Drew Stern is an accomplished technology executive and entrepreneur with a portfolio of distinguished experience growing successful start-ups and creating, managing and growing strategic partnerships for Fortune 100 companies. Drew has held leadership, strategy and new product development roles at Salesforce, Buddy Media, American Express and Sprout Social. He has created and negotiated marquee partnership deals with the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Google and LinkedIn as well as led the international acquisition of Social.com (formerly BrighterOption). Drew's business efforts have led directly to increased company valuation, new revenue and customer success.
As a leader in the tech world, Drew's broad-based background includes strategy, marketing, business development, general management, revenue growth and team building. Drew received his MBA in General Management, Strategy and Marketing from NYU Stern School of Business and his B.A., cum laude, from Tufts University.
Scott Y. Stuart, Esq: Co-Founder & Board Member
Scott is an industry leading attorney with over 20 years experience in the restructuring, litigation and distressed investment sectors. Scott co-founded Esquify, serves on the Esquify board and is currently the CEO of the Turnaround Management Association. Having started his career with the United States Department of Justice with the Office of the United States Trustee, Scott has led law groups, acquisition models and business development teams. He headed the corporate restructuring group of Rivkin Radler LLP, was EVP and General Counsel of TruFoods Systems, Inc. and as Executive Director of Donlin, Recano headed national business development efforts for over 10 years.
Scott received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and his B.A. with academic honors from the State University of New York at Binghamton.
The Esquify Team:
Each member of our leadership team brings something unique to the overall Esquify experience. From tech expertise to senior legal advisors, our leadership makes Esquify well rounded and complete in all aspects of our virtual, document review offering.
Legal Operations: Our seasoned legal ops team is made up of tenured attorneys and brings decades of experience to Esquify. Specializing in eDiscovery, litigation management, and corporate restructuring, our team's background is widespread with past assignments in retail, manufacturing, banking, and the telecommunications field.
Technology: Our world-class development and design team delivers industry leading innovation to Esquify. Our engineers bring over 50 years of combined experience to the table including leading IT departments for several Fortune 500 companies. With Ph.Ds in computer science, Esquify's technology team specializes in system architecture, search engine and machine learning. This expansive knowledge drives Esquify's platform growth and cutting-edge innovations.
Meet Our Lead Investor:
Esquify is proud to be supported by Network Ventures:
In 2016, Network Ventures was formed to help fill a void at the seed stage in the Midwest. The Midwest startup ecosystem has blossomed over the last decade, with massive exits, successful serial entrepreneurs and a collaborative community focused on helping startups succeed. However, capital has not kept up with the growth in startups. Midwest-based companies often struggle to make the transition from seed rounds led by angels to Series A rounds led by institutional venture capital firms. Network Ventures helps seed stage entrepreneurs navigate this transition by providing capital, expertise and access to a broad network of companies and resources. For more information, please visit www.networkventures.vc
Network Ventures' Jeff Maters sits on Esquify's Board.
esquify: (verb/ root esquire)- To engage in the review of documents virtually and securely, using the power of technology and community, to drive results. Usage: "I esquify my reviews in order to drive eDiscovery efficiency and unprecedented cost savings."