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.
Paul Domnick brings a special knowledge about the utility of Litera Microsystems risk management solutions in both legal and financial services. Paul was CIO of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer from the beginning of 2009 until November 2013. There he was responsible for a global team of more than 300, covering all areas in IT & IS such as change management, information security, infrastructure operations and help-desk support, technical architecture, vendor management, application support, program and project delivery. He was previously group chief technology officer and deputy head of IT for Zurich Financial Services (ZFS) responsible for technology strategy, standards, enterprise and applications architecture across the entire business. Before taking on this role in early 2007, Paul was head of global IT sourcing for ZFS. From 2014 through 2017, Domnick presided as President of Litéra Corp and continues in this position as President of Litera Microsystems.
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 Chief Commercial Officer, Raina’s responsibilities include driving strategy and growth across all our product lines within legal and corporate market segments, and spearheading internal and external activities that support our corporate brand, products, strategy, and culture. In addition to her business development activities, Raina comes to Litera Microsystems as a proven sales leader and people manager with strong communication and organizational development skills.
Raina’s breadth of experience includes a variety of roles in sales management, leadership, training and management development with companies including Pfizer and Novartis. At her previous organization, Raina was the recipient of several national and global sales and leadership awards. Most recently, she was selected as one of 25 global emerging leaders to complete a corporate sponsored leadership development program. Through this opportunity, she further distinguished herself by achieving a Master’s certificate in Organizational Leadership. Raina has a B.A. in Psychology from New York University (N.Y.U.) and an M.A. in Communication from the University of North Carolina.
As the vice president of marketing & partnerships 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 executive director, 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 vice president of product management 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 Vice President of Product Evangelism at Litera Microsystems, Simon ensures that his team has the maximum impact in representing the brand externally as well as influencing the Litera Microsystems’ product pipeline to meet our customers’ needs and visions. He works with the leaders of Sales, Marketing, Solutions Engineering, Customer Success and Product Management to ensure that the Product Evangelists are working in harmony in promoting our products. In Simon’s previous role, he was the VP of Research and Development for Litera, overseeing Product Management, Development, Support, IT and Sales Engineering operations.
Prior to joining Litera Microsystems, Simon was a client and a buyer of Litera, Microsystems, and The Sackett Group products. He spent 17 years with the global elite law firm of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (both in London and New York), where he held the positions of Product Manager for the legal desktop, and US Director of IT from 2011-2015.
Simon was also the co-organizer of the New York Word Legal User Group (WLUG), which hosted regular meetings relevant to the Document Production, IT Training, and Applications teams at some of NYC’s largest law firms.
Joy Heath Rush
Joy brings a wealth of knowledge, a depth of passion, and a commitment to the success of the legal technology community. Perhaps best known as a board member and past president of International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), Joy currently leads sales operations at Litera Microsystems, a global content management software solution provider. She has also been a contributor to legal IT publications, and a frequent speaker at industry events. Hailing from the global firm Sidley Austin LLP, Joy is well-respected for her expertise on a wide range of topics in legal technology.