Veteran Technology and E-Discovery Entrepreneur Matthew Work Joins Catalyst
Innovator Helped Drive Success at Amazon.com, Alexa and Interwoven
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 02/06/13 -- Catalyst Repository
Systems, Inc., a pioneer in cloud-based document repositories for
e-discovery and other complex legal matters, today announced that
Matthew Work, a veteran technology and e-discovery entrepreneur and
strategist, has joined its board of directors.
Mr. Work, who describes himself as "passionate about technology,
entrepreneurship, people and systems," has focused much of his career
on how those elements can come together to enhance workflow and
productivity. He sees Catalyst as the perfect fit for those passions,
in part because he believes the Catalyst platform is superior in its
ability to flexibly manage the e-discovery workflow.
Since graduating from Columbia Business School in 1995, Mr. Work has
been pivotal to the success of multiple technology and e-discovery
companies, both as a founder and chief strategist, including Alexa,
Amazon.com and Compete. In 2002, he founded Discovery Mining, Inc.,
one of the first cloud-based e-discovery platforms. Cutting-edge for
its time, the platform included a "more like this" feature to refine
searches and sophisticated multi-language capabilities. After selling
Discovery Mining to Interwoven in 2008, Mr. Work joined that company
as Vice President of e-Discovery Strategy, where he remained until
Autonomy acquired Interwoven in 2009.
After leaving Interwoven, Mr. Work founded Cohuman, Inc., where he
applied his workflow expertise to develop an innovative, SaaS-based
workflow and productivity tool that integrated task management with
social networking. In 2011, Mr. Work sold Cohuman to Mindjet, a
developer of mind-mapping software.
Mr. Work started his career as director of strategy at a small New
York City startup EarthWeb. With his help, the company raised $19
million in investment capital, grew from eight to 300 employees in
three years, and become a publicly traded company listed on NASDAQ.
From there, Mr. Work joined Alexa Internet as a vice president, where
he helped the company refine its business strategy and revenue model.
When Amazon.com bought Alexa for $250 million in 1999, Mr. Work
joined Amazon as Vice President of Alexa Research, where he worked
closely with Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos in developing tools for
tracking and projecting Internet traffic. In 2001, Mr. Work left
Amazon.com to become chief strategy officer at Compete, Inc.
In his off-time, Mr. Work enjoys repairing and maintaining
motorcycles. He hosts Piston & Chain, www.pistonandchain.com, a club
and blog that grew out of the weekly motorcycle maintenance
gatherings he hosted in his San Francisco home garage.
"We are honored to have Matt Work join our board of directors," said
John Tredennick, Catalyst's CEO and chairman of the board of
directors. "His entrepreneurial track record, strategic vision and
industry expertise will prove invaluable as we build on the success
of our recent launch of Catalyst Insight and continue to introduce
innovative new products, such as Catalyst Predict."
The third member of the Catalyst board is Eric Byunn, a partner with
FTV Capital in San Francisco.
For over 14 years, Catalyst has pioneered innovative, reliable
e-discovery technology and services for professional law firms and
in-house counsel from many of the largest organizations in the world.
Catalyst's intuitive, secure cloud-based e-discovery platform,
Insight, is built for tomorrow's big cases today, helping
corporations save money, gain control of their data and easily manage
the complexities of matters involving multiple jurisdictions,
languages, law firms and parties. Insight's unprecedented scalability
allows legal teams to manage big data discovery efficiently, control
litigation costs and achieve more accurate and cost-effective review.
Please visit Catalyst at www.catalystsecure.com for more information.
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