Meet our Management Team

Brian McManus

Title: Chief Executive Officer
Expertise: Growing and developing various companies, driving innovative solutions to meet diverse client needs, decades of leadership expertise
Education: J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Washington with high honors

Brian McManus brings several decades of expertise and achievement to his role as Chief Executive Officer of Discovia’s parent company, Lighthouse eDiscovery. Overseeing the organization’s day-to-day operations, Brian is charting the course of innovative solutions to keep the company outpacing other industry vendors in the high growth and dynamic eDiscovery space.

Beginning in January 2003, Brian was Executive Vice President of Infospace, Inc. (NASDAQ: INSP) and was part of a small management team that successfully restructured and turned around the company. At Infospace, Brian ran the company’s online division, providing web search and local yellow pages search to consumers, and a SAAS model for businesses to create portal and search solutions for their customers. Brian successfully grew this division from a little over $50 million to a little under $200 million in revenues and significantly increased its operating cash flow. He focused on expanding the company’s partnerships with key industry players such as Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and AT&T. He also led the company’s efforts to significantly improve the client experience through technology development and innovation.

Prior to Infospace, Brian held various senior executive roles in fast growing internet and telecommunications companies, including CEO at AccessLine Communications (Bellevue, WA), a leading telecommunications services company, and Epoch Internet (Costa Mesa, CA), one of the country’s largest business-focused internet service and web hosting providers. Prior to his business career, Brian was a partner at the Seattle law firm of Mundt MacGregor. His practice was focused on advising entrepreneurial companies.

Brian was a contributor and editor of The Washington Law Review, and is a member of the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Brian was a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Barbara Rothstein, United States District Court Judge for the Western District of Washington. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Regents Scholar. He is a board member of The Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club and The African Education Foundation, and is an advisor to the Powerful Schools Foundation.

David Binder

Title: Chief Financial Officer
Expertise: Driving strategic financial planning across all business facets, over 25 years of leadership experience
Education: M.A. in Economics and Finance from Brandeis University

David is the Chief Financial Officer of Discovia’s parent company, Lighthouse eDiscovery, where he is responsible for managing the company’s financial activities, including planning and analysis, accounting, financial operations, strategic development, and overseeing strategy implementation. David brings over 25 years of extensive financial, strategic planning, and leadership to the team.

Prior to this role, David was the Chief Financial Officer at Blue Nile, where he managed all aspects of the company’s financial functions, including financial reporting and accounting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, and investor relations. David joined Blue Nile in 2011, when the company was being publically traded (NASDAQ: NILE) and evolving its strategy to increase investment in order to re-accelerate growth. During his tenure, David helped lead Blue Nile through a tremendous period of expansion and innovation, culminating in the sale of the company to Bain Capital in 2017.

Before joining Blue Nile, David served as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at Infospace, Inc. He has also held various financial leadership positions at Drugstore.com, Inc., HomeGrocer.com, Inc., and AT&T Wireless.

Mark King

Title: Chief Information Officer
Expertise: Extensive executive-level experience with concentrations in IT strategy, large-scale IT infrastructures, global IT operation, and vendor management
Education: M.A. in Business Administration, M.S. in strategic planning for critical infrastructure from the University of Tulsa and University of Washington respectively, B.S. in Political Science from Oklahoma State University

Mark brings several decades of expertise and achievement to his role as Chief Information Officer. He is responsible for overseeing Technology Services and ensuring best-in-class enterprise performance, availability, and data security worldwide. Mark brings extensive executive-level experience to the position with concentrations in IT strategy, large-scale IT infrastructures, global IT operations, and vendor management.

Prior to this role, Mark most recently served as the CIO of NGL Energy Partners, where he led post-merger integration of technology systems and restructuring of the IT organization, implemented a Workday HRIS installation to handle the HR needs for 2,600 global employees, and developed a roadmap and rationalization strategy for combining NGL’s core ERP and trading systems.

Prior to NGL, Mark was the VP of Technology Operations for Getty Images, where he implemented a technology modernization and standardization program to support a more than 35 percent growth in business, and it resulted in $1.8 million in savings. He also built a new disaster recovery datacenter and restructured underperforming supplier contracts, reducing costs by $2 million and $8 million respectively.

Prior to Getty, Mark held IT executive positions at AT&T Wireless, Williams Company, and American Airlines.

Wes Moorhead

Title: Chief Operating Officer
Expertise: Building highly scalable and sophisticated operations for various businesses, several decades of leadership experience
Education: B.A. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management Information Systems from the University of Houston

Wes Moorhead brings several decades of expertise and achievement to his role as Chief Operations Officer of Discovia’s parent company, Lighthouse eDiscovery. Wes oversees all key aspects of the organization’s day-to-day operations, including the Service Delivery, New York Regional Operations, Human Resources, Technology Services, Operational Excellence, Marketing, and Legal organizations. Wes has applied the expertise and skills of the past 35 years to create an operationally sophisticated and scalable organization leveraging leading edge technologies in highly innovative ways. In addition, his experience as an Executive Coach developing high-performing organizations and superstar talent has allowed him to turn Lighthouse eDiscovery into an eDiscovery firm where the best and the brightest talent is able to create products, services, and solutions that are helping our clients solve their most complex, high-value business challenges each and every day.

Prior to this role, beginning in the early 1980s, Wes built a successful career around bringing advanced technologies and service offerings to large corporate clients. Wes has served as an Account Manager with Unisys, selling and implementing enterprise-level computing solutions to large financial institutions; as a Program Manager, bringing paradigm-changing automation to Boeing Commercial Airplanes; and as a General Manager at Microsoft, leading global technology solutions organizations that met all the technology, service, and support needs for Microsoft’s Operations, Finance, Customer Service, and HR functions. In each of these roles, Wes’s trademark accomplishments were leading innovation with technology to drive bottom line results and create competitive advantage and excellence in operational capabilities.

Following his career with Microsoft, Wes drove the merger of three Leadership Development Consulting firms into one new company as the Chief Operating Officer, while consulting to clients as a high-end Executive Coach. In this role, he was able to bring operational excellence and new capabilities to the newly formed firm as well as develop and deliver comprehensive leadership and executive coaching services designed to help corporations grow and manage change.

Wes successfully completed Wharton’s Leading Organizational Change Executive Education Program. Wes has been actively involved in the community, having served on the board of Eastside Fire and Rescue and as the former President of Life Wire, a domestic violence non-profit.

Josh Stellick

Title: Founder, Executive Vice President
Expertise: Developing and maintaining strong client relationships, building specific strategies to assist clients on complex eDiscovery challenges
Education: B.A. in English Literature from Washington State University

Josh is the Executive Vice President of Business Development at Discovia’s parent company, Lighthouse eDiscovery. In this role, he is responsible for building and maintaining client relationships across the United States to a wide variety of Fortune 500 companies and Am Law 100 law firms.

Josh is one of the founders of Lighthouse eDiscovery. Since 1995, Josh has been advising law firms and corporations on a wide range of discovery matters, including document management, data collection, forensic investigations, and data processing, review, and production. He has advised clients with eDiscovery and document issues in thousands of commercial disputes, patent infringement cases, antitrust cases, government investigations, and class action lawsuits. Josh has extensive experience with a broad range of discovery matters with a focus on technology companies, pharmaceutical, medical device and health care firms, and large industrial and manufacturing entities, assisting them through litigation, and internal investigations, and governmental investigations. He works with clients to develop specific strategies to streamline the collection, processing, review, and production of large-scale, complex matters.

Areas of Expertise:
• Antitrust and Trade Regulation
• Class Action
• Commercial Litigation
• Construction
• Intellectual Property
• Internal Investigations
• Labor and Employment
• Patent
• Product Liability
• Securities

Christian Lawrence

Title: Founder, Executive Vice President
Expertise: Developing eDiscovery solutions for corporations and law firms, new product development, strategy, investor management, sales and marketing management
Education: M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, B.A. in Economics from the University of Cambridge

Christian Lawrence brings decades of industry experience to his role as Executive Vice President at Discovia’s parent company, Lighthouse eDiscovery. He has expertise developing eDiscovery solutions for corporations and law firms as well as generating extensive thought leadership. He also has experience around new product development, strategy, investor management, and sales and marketing management.

Prior to the merger with Lighthouse eDiscovery, as CEO, Christian grew Discovia to become one of the leading managed eDiscovery service providers to the Fortune 50 corporations and Am Law 100 law firms. Christian’s focus there was on the “external” – acquiring and managing clients, tracking and discussing industry trends, developing new products and services, driving business strategy, and managing the investor group.

Before coming to the U.S., Christian worked at Reuters in the United Kingdom, where he managed teams responsible for identifying and implementing new product and marketing initiatives. Previously, he was with Mercer Management Consulting, advising companies in the transportation, logistics, paper, and media industries. Christian also has experience in sales management at a publishing start-up and in finance with JP Morgan Chase.

Martin Carey

Title: Managing Director of Europe
Expertise: Building and leading cross-border eDiscovery teams, extensive leadership experience

As Managing Director of Europe, Martin is responsible for providing our multinational clients with impeccable service and innovative technologies in Europe. He is an experienced team-builder and leader, and focuses on building Discovia’s parent company, Lighthouse eDiscovery’s international presence in Europe.

Martin has been involved in eDiscovery for over 25 years, during which time he has managed and implemented large corporate workflow and document management systems, as well as advised clients on complex, large-scale, multi-jurisdictional litigation and regulatory investigation matters. Martin is an experienced team-builder and leader and will focus on building the company’s international presence in Europe.

Before joining the team, Martin was a Partner at Proven Legal Technologies (PLT), where he oversaw hundreds of forensic investigations and electronic disclosure exercises, including high profile matters in the financial services sector. Prior to PLT, he spent nine years as the managing director of EMEA and executive committee member for Kroll’s European expansion. At Kroll, Carey built a team of over 100 people engaged in edisclosure and computer forensics.

Talin Andonians

Talin Andonians

Title: Senior Vice President
Expertise: Building high performance teams within a great culture
Education: B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Economics in Austria

Talin has several years of experience building high performing teams that work collaboratively in a hard-driving, yet rewarding environment. She brings this experience as well as expertise in process management and people development to her role as Senior Vice President at Discovia’s parent company, Lighthouse eDiscovery. In this role, she is responsible for building a robust team of experts poised to ensure operational excellence and deliver a high-quality client experience. In addition, she is responsible for the company’s People strategy.

Prior to the merger with Lighthouse eDiscovery, Talin was the COO at Discovia, where she oversaw the entire delivery organization including, operations, client services, consulting, human resources, IT, and application development. While there, Talin acted as an impressive change agent. She focused on building a culture that served as a competitive advantage. Talin pioneered the role of Quality Assurance Manager, the development of rigorous QA protocols, and detailed quality tracking of deliverables in data processing, hosting services, and document productions. Under her guidance, Discovia became the first company to publish its accuracy rate. Talin also oversaw the maintenance of company’s ISO 27001 certification, an internationally recognized security standard which requires detailed documentation and maintenance of systems, procedures, and controls. She managed the company’s automation and application development initiatives and led process and technology innovation groups. She also created Discovia’s offshore support function.

Outside of this role, Talin has experience in a variety of industries building and turning around operations in growth companies. Talin attended the University of Economics in Austria and is currently working on her MBA in corporate leadership.

Mike Miller

Title: Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Expertise: Running revenue and sales functions for technology-based companies, building successful revenue models, extensive leadership experience
Education: B.S. in Political Science from Syracuse University

Mike brings over two decades of diverse leadership experience, from running the revenue and sales functions for technology-based service companies to his role at Discovia’s parent company, Lighthouse eDiscovery. As Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, he drives revenue by overseeing and growing the company’s business development team and sales efforts, expanding channel relationships, and continuing to build a culture of excellence. Mike also works to ensure continuous improvements in the company’s go-to-market strategies.

Prior to this role, Mike was the Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for Globys inc., where he defined the company’s market strategy and grew the sales pipeline by more than $60 million in less than one year.

Before Globys, Mike was President and Chief Executive Officer of Calico Energy. It was in this role that he established a performance-based corporate culture tied to the company’s go-to-market strategy, built a predictable recurring revenue model with high margins and a large backlog of contracted revenue, and raised $13 million in growth capital.

Debora Motyka Jones

Title: Vice President of Lighthouse’s Eastern Region
Expertise: Building robust teams, driving forward partnerships focused on delighting clients, expanding brand through thought leadership events and new relationships
Education: B.A. in Psychology from the University of Washington, J.D. from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.

As Vice President of Discovia’s parent company, Lighthouse eDiscovery’s Eastern Region, Debora plays an essential role on the company’s executive team by collaborating around new markets, and by bringing a customer-centric and pragmatic approach to achieving corporate and customer goals. She is responsible for building out a robust team of legal and technology experts in the eastern US, driving forward partnerships focused on delighting clients, and expanding the company’s brand through thought leadership events and new relationships. Debora’s background as a litigator and buyer, as well as her vast client-facing and operational experience will enable the company to provide the high-caliber, consultative client experience, the company is known for.

Debora has been with Lighthouse since 2009 and has made a significant impact on the company’s growth and business strategy during her tenure. With a background in litigation from practicing at law firms in both Washington D.C and Washington State, her expertise and deep understanding of complex eDiscovery matters enabled her to create a resonating brand and architect the innovative products and services that keep the company at the forefront of the eDiscovery market. She led the execution and implementation of the company’s rebranding in 2012 and developed the marketing department from the ground up. In addition, she has been instrumental in spearheading the company’s strategic technology partnerships, driving the formation of the c product strategy, and the evolution of Lighthouse’s SmartSeries. She also instituted and continues to maintain a client advisory board to ensure strong alignment with market demands. Finally, in 2015, Debora lead the company’s expansion to the eastern seaboard by managing the development the New York office and team, as well as expanding upon the company’s current set of services and clientele.

Prior to joining, Debora was a Complex Commercial Litigation Associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in Washington, D.C. where she worked on matters such as the WorldCom and Enron bankruptcies. Her practice also included multi-million-dollar commercial and securities litigation, and internal investigations. While at Weil, Debora was recognized three times for her dedication to pro bono service. Debora also practiced as a litigation Associate at McNaul Ebel Nawrot & Helgren PLLC. Her practice included commercial, employment, and securities litigation, as well as legal malpractice defense.

Debora is admitted to practice law in New York State, the District of Columbia (inactive membership), and Washington State. Debora is Level II Pragmatic Marketing Certified. Debora is actively involved in the legal community as the former Director of Women in eDiscovery, as a mentor with Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle, as an Advisory Board Member for the Organization of Legal Professionals, as the former Chair of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)’s New to In-House Committee, and as a former board member of the Washington Women Lawyers (WWL). Debora was also recognized for her contribution to the ACC and was named 2012 WWL Board Member of the Year. Debora is a frequent speaker on eDiscovery strategy, a former instructor for the Organization of Legal Professionals, and a regular blog contributor.

Stacy Ybarra

Title: Vice President of Marketing
Expertise: Developing and driving internal communication strategies, leading numerous financial communications initiatives, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and public offerings

Stacy is the Vice President of Marketing at Discovia’s parent company, Lighthouse eDiscovery’s, where she is focused on continuing to drive sales and marketing strategy as the company integrates the marketing efforts across the consolidated business. Stacy has close to two decades of experience in strategic communications within the technology and communications industries, as well as years of branding and investor relations expertise.

Prior to this new role, Stacy was the Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at Blucora, where she provided overall guidance for the company’s internal and external communications, brand and corporate giving functions. She has implemented plans to ensure a positive corporate image and culture during multiple phases of turnaround, strategic repositioning and renewal at Blucora. Stacy has also led numerous financial communications initiatives, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and public offerings.

Before joining Blucora in 2005, Stacy was an Investment Relations Analyst at Cascade Investment, a private investment and holding company for William H. Gates III and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Previous to her role at Cascade Investment, she served in various investor relations roles at 360networks Inc. and XO Communications. She began her career at Telecommunications Inc. in marketing.

Chris Dahl

Title: Vice President of Product Development and Consulting
Expertise: Over a decade of experience as a technical leader in eDiscovery, innovating and building teams to deliver best-in-class products to meet client needs
Education: B.A. from Whitman College, J.D. from Seattle University School of Law

As the Vice President of Product Development and Consulting, Chris is responsible for bringing together product management and engineering to create an end-to-end product development approach, delivering innovative, best-in-class products designed to meet our clients’ critical and emerging needs. Chris’s consulting team works directly with clients to implement these innovative products, as well as eDiscovery best practices and technology behind the corporate firewall. Together the teams represent the innovation engine which drives many of the world-class solutions Discovia’s parent company, Lighthouse eDiscovery brings to its clients.

Chris has more than a decade of experience as a technical leader in eDiscovery. From 2003 to 2010, he worked for the law firm of K&L Gates in its eDiscovery Analysis and Technology (e-DAT) Practice Group. As a Lead Analyst for e-DAT, Chris’s primary responsibilities included developing solutions for complex technical workflows surrounding the collection, processing, and review of electronically stored information for hundreds of cases and investigations. During that time, Chris also served as Board Member of FTI Consulting’s Attenex Technical Working Group and participated in product development with a number of other eDiscovery software companies.

Since joining the company in 2011, Chris has led a number of the company’s organizations, spoke at thought leadership events, consulted with many fortune 50 corporations, on-boarded and invented new eDiscovery technology, and participated in the development of enterprise eDiscovery software in enterprise platforms such as Office 365.

Mike Schubert

Mike Schubert

Title: Vice President of Product Development
Expertise: Electronic discovery operations, technology, workflow design, and software development
Education: B.S. in Information Technology and Business from Marquette University

Mike brings over 14 years of experience in eDiscovery operations, technology, workflow design, and software development to his role as Vice President of Product Development at Discovia’s parent company, Lighthouse eDiscovery. He is responsible for bringing together product management and engineering to deliver innovative, best-in-class products designed to meet our clients’ critical and emerging needs.

Prior to the merger with Lighthouse eDiscovery, Mike was Vice President of Client Solutions at Discovia where he oversaw the operations team as well as the product and innovation function. Mike worked closely with the leadership team to optimize the company’s scale, execution, productivity, and product development.

Prior to joining the company, Mike held senior operations, client services, and technology development positions with Bowne Business Solutions, Encore Discovery Solutions, Epiq Systems, and IPRO Tech.

Beau Holt

Title: Vice President of Service Delivery
Expertise: Decades of eDiscovery project management experience, deep knowledge of all aspects of complex litigation, extensive leadership experience
Education: B.A. in Psychology from Auburn University, J.D. from the University of Washington

As Vice President of Service Delivery, Beau manages production operation, solution analyst, project management and hosted solutions teams to optimize how these groups come together around shared goals. He brings decades of extensive eDiscovery project management experience to his role, and he plans to build next generation practices and solutions, while ensuring consistent quality across all teams.

Before joining the company, Beau was an attorney for K&L Gates. There he managed both large and small project teams, developed project parameters, and analyzed clients’ methodologies related to records management and eDiscovery. He created and executed discovery response plans covering retention, collection, review, and production of electronic data in complex commercial litigation matters and governmental and regulatory investigations. While at K&L, Beau also directed and coordinated data review and production efforts of project teams comprised of more than 100 attorneys and technical staff located across multiple offices; developed and implemented training programs for attorneys, paralegals, and technical support staff; and trained review attorneys in standard document review operating procedures, matter specific background information, and usage of proprietary software.

Prior to K&L Gates, Beau was an electrician’s mate and Master-at-Arms for the United States Navy, managing the ship’s electrical shop and electricians. As an attorney with 16 years of eDiscovery project management experience, Beau has a deep knowledge of all aspects of complex litigation and is a frequent guest speaker at industry events.

Jen Phillips Karosich

Jen Phillips Karosich

Title: Managing Director, Client Services
Expertise: eDiscovery project management, client development, managed document review, team leadership
Education: J.D., Seattle University School of Law; B.A., with honors, Political Science and Sociology, University of Washington

Jen Phillips Karosich is a Managing Director at Discovia’s parent company, Lighthouse eDiscovery. In this role, Jen directs and supervises client delivery by the company’s industry-leading Project Managers. Jen is an industry veteran who has overseen hundreds of large scale eDiscovery projects and managed Client Services, Consulting, and Technical teams who are dedicated to providing outstanding service to corporate and law firm clients. Jen’s 12 year career includes positions as Vice President of Solutions and Services at Applied Discovery and work in the Data Analysis Technology Group at the (former) Seattle firm of Preston Gates and Ellis LLP prior to joining the company. Jen is a member of the Washington State Bar Association. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington with honors, and her Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law.