Our team brings a 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 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 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.
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. Brittani has a M.A. in Organizational Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Ed oversees all things financial at Litera and is responsible for streamlining financial management systems to achieve maximum efficiency.
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, 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, 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 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 customer-centric revenue growth engine. He works closely with sales, marketing, customer success, product, and partners to ensure that Litera continues a rapid growth trajectory by maximizing value delivered to the market. Will has nearly 15 years of sales & marketing experience in high-growth companies, leading customer-centric growth strategy & operations.
Prior to Litera, 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 the chief customer officer at Litera, 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, 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.
Jason Vander Meer
As chief product officer at Litera, Jason is responsible for defining and negotiating the strategic vision, planning, execution, delivery and launch of products in the Litera suite.
Before joining the product team with Litera 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.