These individuals bring diverse subject matter and business expertise, with a wealth of experience that ensures we continue to deliver solutions that are relevant to our customers and the challenges they face.
As CEO, Avaneesh is responsible for leading Litera Microsystems as we continue to grow in market impact and influence. He drives our entire team to deliver truly leading-edge solutions for our customers, and he challenges our team to improve every function across our business.
In his prior role, Avaneesh served as the chief operating officer of Nexonia. During his tenure, he was instrumental in the company’s expansion to become a multinational company, while increasing customer focus and streamlining product development. Previously, he served as the chief operating officer of Keno Kozie, where he doubled the size and revenues of the organization in just three years.
Avaneesh’s diverse experience in the legal profession makes him a perfect fit to lead Litera Microsystems through our next stage of growth. Earlier in his career, he was a practicing attorney, general counsel and entrepreneur. He leveraged this experience selling to law firms, ranging from small regional firms to the Am Law 100. Avaneesh earned his JD degree from the Valparaiso University School of Law and completed a bachelor’s degree in biology from Bradley University. He is an active member of the legal and local community, serving on several local, national and professional boards.
Ed oversees all things financial at Litera Microsystems and is responsible for streamlining financial management systems to achieve maximum efficiency. Additionally, Ed oversees all administrative functions including human resources. In this role, he manages a team focused on enhancing our great workplace culture with the goal of making Litera Microsystems one of the best places to work nationwide.
Early in his career, Ed held escalating positions in corporate finance and accounting at companies such as BOC Gasses, J.D. Edwards and Pitney Bowes. He also worked at SmartSignal and GE before joining Microsystems in 2015.
Ed is a licensed CPA and earned his Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Governor’s State University.
As the chief marketing officer at Litera Microsystems, Julian works across the sales and product functions to ensure that the company maximizes success in traditional markets while proactively pursuing opportunities in new ones. Drawing on more than 15 years of experience working in senior roles for technology companies, including British Telecom, Julian has a wide range of sales and product experience and a commercial view of how marketing can help drive the business forward.
Prior to Litera Microsystems, Julian worked at LexisNexis UK as the head of drafting applications for Lexis Draft—the U.K. version of the Contract Companion product, which Litera Microsystems created in partnership with LexisNexis. In this role, he was responsible for profit and loss, product development, marketing and sales activity. During his time with LexisNexis, Julian established the U.K. proofreading technology market and helped drive Lexis Draft’s success.
As the Chief Revenue Officer, Will leads Litera Microsystems customer-centric revenue growth engine. He works closely with sales, marketing, customer success, product, and partners to ensure that Litera Microsystems continues a rapid growth trajectory by maximizing value delivered to the market. Will has nearly 15 yearsof Sales & Marketing experience in high-growth companies, leading customer-centric growth strategy & operations.
Prior to Litera Microsystems, Will led the Revenue Team for the operational arm of K1, a private equity firm that invests exclusively in high-growth B2B technology companies. He also spent 10 years as a consultant at ZS, the world’s largest management consultancy focused exclusively on delivering impact through Sales & Marketing solutions.
Will holds an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. He also graduated as valedictorian from the College of William & Mary, with a BA in Psychology & Marketing.
As executive director, Revenue, Travis is responsible for driving Litera Microsystems’ global new business operations, developing key relationships with clients and contributing to general strategy decisions.
Prior to joining Litera Microsystems, Travis co-founded XRef to assist law firms in dealing with competing market pressures by leveraging technology to more efficiently and cost-effectively achieve excellence in legal drafting. The combination of Travis’ insights, expertise and momentum with Microsystems’ customer experience and operational scale accelerates the delivery of innovative and market-leading products to the legal industry.
Previously, Travis qualified and practiced as a solicitor in the Derivatives and Structured Products Group at Linklaters in London.
Travis graduated with distinction with a post graduate diploma in law (PgDL) from Nottingham Law School and earned a BSc (Hons) in psychology from the University of Nottingham.
Jason Vander Meer
As chief product officer at Litera Microsystems, Jason is responsible for defining and negotiating the strategic vision, planning, execution, delivery and launch of products in the Litera Microsystems suite.
Before joining the product team with Litera Microsystems in 2017, Jason served as director of product management at Eze Software Group and oversaw the successful delivery and adoption of electronic trading products in the financial services industry.
Jason has filled prior product roles at Barclays and Lehman Brothers, leading teams that deliver high-speed trading networks and high-volume trade analytic tools. He graduated from Grand Valley State University in Michigan and received his master’s in information system management from DePaul University in Chicago.
As the chief customer officer at Litera Microsystems, Jody is responsible for driving customer success activities and outcomes, and overseeing the company’s annual recurring revenue business and adoption team. As an executive team member, she is recognized for building a strong, self-managed team and defining a repeatable process that sustains growth.
Jody’s 20 years of client relations and customer experience advocacy includes strategic account management, leading a customer-facing renewal and retention team, and contributing to consistent revenue growth as a leader and individually. Before coming to Litera Microsystems , Jody worked for several years at Perfect Access Speer as a Client Relationship and Marketing Manager. Jody is one of the founding members of the Midwest Legal Technology Group, a peer-to-peer networking group in the Legal Technology space and a longtime participant and veteran of the International Legal Technology Association. Jody has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Northern Illinois University and graduate of the K1 Investment Management Advanced Management Program.
As chief people officer, Brittani oversees all aspects of the Human Resources function, including talent acquisition, learning and development, employee relations, talent management, compensation and benefits. She is focused on cultivating a positive work environment to ensure our people are engaged and have an enjoyable employee experience.
Brittani has more than 10 years of experience in the Chicago start up tech scene building Education & Development, Recruiting, and Human Resources Teams from the ground up. In previous positions, Brittani helped move Echo from the private to the public sector and has been involved in M&A activity with multiple organizations including Echo, Centro and here at Litera Microsystems. Brittani has a M.A. in Organizational Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
As chief technology officer, Nasser is responsible for all aspects of the company’s engineering and product development activities. He focuses on the operation of the product development team and the fostering of innovative solutions to customer needs. He serves as a key member of the management team that sets the company’s strategic direction.
Nasser’s more than 22 years of experience includes software engineering, team management, and technology development with several companies including Microsoft and Motorola. Before coming to Litera Microsystems, Nasser worked for several years at GE. Nasser has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Jordan.