Chief Executive Officer
Ozzy Jimenez is the Chief Executive Officer of Driven, Inc. As CEO, Ozzy oversees development and direction of Driven’s business strategy and corporate vision. In addition, he coordinates the planning and direction of all organizational targets and standards for performance, quality, corporate culture, and legislative adherence.
Ozzy also maintains and develops Driven’s values and reputation in the marketplace. Before joining Driven in 2005, Ozzy served as a Chief Operations Officer with a national real estate development firm. In this role, Ozzy was responsible for revenue, brand recognition, acquisitions, sales, training, staff development, and research/development of new markets. Previously, Ozzy served in numerous sales and marketing leadership roles, accumulating a track record of proven success.
During his tenure, Ozzy has evolved Driven into a truly customer-centric operation, with an unsurpassed reputation for support and service in the industry. He has provided a strong, creative, and flexible vision, helping the organization continually increase market share while broadening product lines and service offerings. Under his leadership, the company has achieved record-setting revenue growth every year.
Executive Vice President and CFO
Brian Cunningham joined Driven, Inc. as its Chief Financial Officer in March 2009 and his responsibilities include assisting in strategic planning and overseeing all accounting, reporting, and financial management functions.
Prior to joining Driven, Brian served as Chief Financial and Operational Officer from 2002 through 2009 in the automotive industry where he was responsible for all aspects of finance and accounting across all locations. Brian is a Certified Public Accountant with an extensive track record of attaining financial, operational, and strategic goals. Previously, Brian held various financial and operational analyst positions with Circuit City and CarMax. He also holds an M.B.A. with a focus in in Business, Economics, and Accounting.
Chief Revenue Officer
Wynter Grant is Chief Revenue Officer for Driven, Inc., and is responsible for the company’s revenue growth, marketing, and customer satisfaction. Since 2005, Wynter has managed the hiring, training, and continued development of a team of national sales representatives located in Virginia, Florida, New York, Illinois, Texas, and California.
Wynter leads the sales, services, and marketing organization to achieve maximum revenue potential for the company while maintaining superior customer satisfaction levels. With close to 20 years of sales and management experience, Wynter excels in the overall coordination, functional management, and leadership of all of Driven’s sales activities. He is a skilled communicator, team builder, and adept negotiator. His vast knowledge of the litigation support industry and its key players gives Wynter a broad understanding of the industry, and what is needed to address customers’ needs.
Chief Operating Officer
Mike Jreige joined Driven, Inc. as Chief Operating Office in 2006, bringing more than 20 years of invaluable hands-on experience in all aspects of Litigation Support. His responsibilities include overseeing strategic planning for support, implementation of those strategies for operational management purposes, and monitoring, measuring, and reporting on all operational issues.
At Driven, Mike leads all service and support teams including Litigation Support Analysts, Case Coordinators, Project Managers, ONE Platform Support and Forensics. Mike has built a world- class support structure for Driven customers, and continues to evolve and refine Driven’s policies to offer unparalleled service. Mike began his career in Litigation Support helping to launch a major Litigation Support provider, and was a key factor in their growth to prominence in the Washington, D.C. area and the northeast region. He left to found a new company, which is still a major player in Litigation Support, and since joining Driven, has shepherded the support organization through over 2000% revenue growth.
Our eDiscovery Experts
Tara S. Emory, PMP
Director of Consulting
Tara Emory advises organizations and law firms on information governance programs and e-Discovery. Her IG practice includes data management and compliance, privacy, policies, records management technology, and defensible deletion. In litigation, she is an expert on search methodologies, data preservation and collection approaches, discovery protocols, and strategies for resolving discovery issues with litigation adversaries, government regulators, and the courts. Above all, Tara seeks to solve her clients’ unique data problems in ways that reflect a best fit for each client and matter.
Tara is a lawyer, certified Project Management Professional, experienced participant in e-Discovery advisory groups, and a frequent speaker at law firms, corporate legal departments, and eDiscovery and information governance conferences. She actively participates in The Sedona Conference where she has led drafting projects for Working Group 1. Tara also serves as an advisory panel member for the Legal Technology Professionals Institute, a member of Duke TAR Guidelines Drafting Committee, and as a member of the Board of Directors for Advocates for Justice and Education.
She is an expert on technology-assisted review (TAR), including different algorithms, workflows, and softwares. She has developed effective TAR processes for dozens of clients that incorporate traditional TAR workflows, TAR 2.0 functionality, and other versions adapted to meet project needs. She has also consulted on and helped design the industry-leading TAR offering provided by a leading document review platform provider.
Philip Favro acts as a trusted advisor to organizations and law firms on issues relating to discovery and information governance. Phil provides guidance on data preservation practices, litigation holds, data collection strategies, and ESI search methodologies. He also offers direction on records retention policies, litigation hold policies, and the need to manage dynamic sources of information found on social networks, messaging applications, and smartphones. Phil is available to serve as a special master on issues related to electronic discovery.
Phil is a nationally recognized thought leader and legal scholar on issues relating to the discovery process. His articles have been published in leading industry publications and academic journals and he is frequently in demand as a speaker for eDiscovery education programs.
Phil is a member of the Utah and California bars. He actively contributes to Working Group 1 of The Sedona Conference, where he serves as a member of the Steering Committee. Phil is the editor-in-chief of The Sedona Conference Primer on Social Media, Second Edition (2019). He has also led drafting teams and served as the Steering Committee project manager.
Prior to joining Driven, Phil practiced law in Northern California where he advised a variety of clients regarding business disputes and complex discovery issues. He also served as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Santa Clara County Superior Court based in Santa Clara, California.
Consultant, Data Systems Specialist
Jonathan Swerdloff is a Consultant at Driven, Inc. Prior to joining Driven, Jonathan was a litigation associate at Hughes, Hubbard & Reed LLP, accumulating more than 10 years experience in eDiscovery that included managing large discovery projects, analysis of enterprise systems, and investigations into nontraditional data sources.
Through his experience as a litigator and programmer, Jonathan focused primarily on creative problem solving with regard to all data types. He analyzed and produced complex enterprise systems and developed internal workflows for large litigations. He deployed Information Governance strategies, has extensive experience with structured data collection, analysis, and production, and has served as an expert witness. His experience also includes developing cost-saving legal processes, managing legal budgets, and supervising legal personnel. Jonathan is admitted to the bars of New York and Connecticut. He holds a J.D. from the Cardozo School of Law and an MPS from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Interactive Telecommunications Program, where he studied rapid prototyping and software development. Jonathan is also an adjunct professor at the Parsons School of Design, teaching a Masters-level course in regulatory and ethics contexts for product designers. Jonathan previously served as the Director of Legal Strategy at the Corporate Knowledge Strategies Forum
Eric P. Mandel
Eric P. Mandel works with clients in the United States and internationally to address complex issues at the intersection of law and technology. His expertise includes eDiscovery, data privacy and data protection, regulatory data compliance, information governance, and the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning for information search and retrieval.
Eric received his Juris Doctor degree in 1995, and over the following decade held a variety of legal and business positions, predominately in the entertainment industry. In the mid-2000s, Eric found his calling in two emerging practice areas: electronic discovery and information management. Over the subsequent dozen years, Eric developed in-depth, hands-on experience working on scores of complex US and international litigation matters and advisory engagements, and expanded his expertise into other areas at the intersection of law and technology, including data privacy and data protection, cybersecurity, regulatory compliance, information governance, and the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning for information search and retrieval. Eric has drafted legal briefs, policies, protocols and workflows; argued motions, negotiated discovery agreements, and second-chaired key depositions; and provided advice, counsel and solutions to clients in fulfilling their legal, regulatory compliance, cross-border discovery, data protection, records management, and cybersecurity obligations, and for establishing proactive information governance, compliance, and litigation readiness programs.
In addition to his practical work experience in this area, over the past decade Eric has been selected by his peers for several senior leadership roles in prominent non-profit trade associations and educational organizations, including:The Sedona Conference, the EDRM Institute, the Legal Technology Professionals Institute, and the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists. In these pro bono roles, Eric lead and participated in numerous projects that established legal and technical standards and best practices for eDiscovery and information governance, and promoted the development of the law. Eric has authored and edited numerous publications and articles and has presented extensively on a broad range of topics within his areas of expertise. Eric is currently licensed to practice law in California and Minnesota, and has been certified as an information privacy professional (CIPP/US) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and as an eDiscovery specialist (CEDS) by the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists.
Jessica C. Carter
For over a decade, Jessica Carter has consulted with law firms and organizations on eDiscovery regarding the design, implementation, and best practices for eDiscovery projects. With extensive experience and deep knowledge of the search and review process, Jessica recommends best practices regarding defensible and efficient workflow development.
An expert on the features and functionality of eDiscovery platforms, Jessica regularly instructs clients regarding the use of Relativity, Brainspace, and ONE Discovery. Jessica is especially experienced in technology-assisted review (TAR). She designs and directs TAR workflows, customizing as needed based on clients’ project goals and data. Jessica can implement TAR 1, TAR 2, hybrid, and other specialized workflows with different analytics tools.
Prior to working as a Consulting Analyst, Jessica has experience as a litigation paralegal, eDiscovery project manager, and litigation support specialist. In these roles, she has conducted legal research and initial case assessment; prepared pleadings, motions, and pretrial materials; and supported trial teams in high stakes lawsuits. Jessica graduated from Frostburg State University in Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Prior to entering the legal arena, Jessica was an education professional in South Carolina, teaching AP English to high school students.
Litigation Support Manager
Kassi Burns is Driven, Inc.’s Litigation Support Manager, overseeing the Managed Review department, as well as the Litigation Support department. Her prior experience as a legal Project Manager, and previous history as a Driven client, enables her to collaborate with our Managed Review Services Consultants and advise on workflows, liaise with vendors, assist with software development initiatives, and provide additional support to the Managed Review department.
Prior to joining Driven, Kassi was a Project Manager at Special Counsel in Dallas, TX, working closely with a Fortune 500 corporate client for five years, and various other corporate and firm clients in multiple markets. Kassi received her J.D. from Tulane University Law School in 2006. She studied at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in 2001
Managed Review Services Consultant
Kathleen Comey is Driven, Inc.’s Managed Review Services Consultant. Kathleen provides custom workflows based on tried and tested review procedures that leverage all of the functionality that Driven’s eDiscovery Platform has to offer.
She began her tenure at Driven as a Litigation Support Consultant, where she became intimately knowledgeable with regards to Driven’s eDiscovery Platform, helped develop and refine some of its managed review features, and gained certification in Content Analyst’s Advanced Analytics Certification Program. The combination of her expertise in eDiscovery and advanced analytics, plus her experience managing a wide array of document reviews, has led to heightened efficiencies and high levels of accuracy, consistency, and quality.
Prior to joining Driven, Kathleen was an eDiscovery associate at an AM Law 100 law firm where she managed large- scale discovery projects in several areas of law, such as internal FCPA investigations, energy regulation, antitrust suits, and complex litigation. She also advised on all phases of litigation management, including data preservation and collection, negotiations with opposing counsel, and trial support. Kathleen received her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School in 2005 and her B.A. in political science from Indiana University in 2002. She is also Legal Lean Sigma White Belt certified.