Meet the people who make it work.
Our leadership team combines decades of experience across the litigation-support industry to provide clients with solutions before problems arise. Embracing challenges, their expertise assists in guiding clients through the complex landscape of eDiscovery.
Chief Executive Officer
Hal Brooks is an eDiscovery and Litigation Technology professional with more than 25 years’ experience. Having participated in the acquisition and growth of several industry-leading companies, Mr. Brooks has helped businesses address challenges in the areas of litigation strategy and automated discovery processes.
In 1988, he started with Legal Copies International which grew to 26 cities and $100M a year in revenue as a supplier of onsite and offsite litigation support services. LCI was acquired by (Alco) Ikon Office Solutions in 1996. More recently, Mr. Brooks invested in and served as a board member and consultant for such companies as OnSite Sourcing, DocuForce, Ve Discovery, Technology Assisted Review software startup Orcatec, and most recently, Envision Discovery. At these companies, he served in leadership roles helping launch revolutionary technology platforms and directing key strategic business decisions.
Currently, Mr. Brooks serves as the CEO of Haystack Holdings with the mission of helping HaystackID mobilize industry-leading computer forensics, eDiscovery, and attorney document review experts, to accelerate and deliver quality outcomes in support of investigations and litigation at a fair and predictable price.
Andrea Wallack is President of HaystackID. As an experienced executive, Andrea leads teams that advise clients on global discovery, data privacy, and compliance matters using advanced technologies. Under her oversight, HaystackID helps organizations and international law firms achieve their data discovery management goals by providing comprehensive offerings that span the entire EDRM for customers in the US, EU and APAC.
Andrea received her BS in Biology and Chemistry from Washington and Lee University and completed postgraduate work at Harvard University in Chemistry. She obtained her field certification in Biology at the Darwin Research Centre in Guayaquil, Ecuador. She is a graduate of the Blake School.
Andrea is fluent in English, Spanish, and French and is an avid photographer and skier in her free time.
Chief Operating Officer
Andrew Parrish has been working in the litigation support and discovery management fields for over 32 years, working closely with clients in the legal, commercial, and service bureau sectors to design, develop and implement tailored internal and external technology and process solutions that enable optimized efficiency, business risk reduction and improved customer experience. Leveraging the panoply of HaystackID’s digital forensics, managed review, data processing, and hosting technology tools and professionals, Mr. Parrish leads client due diligence and needs assessments, delivering bespoke outsourced solutions that drive greater cost savings and recovery while simultaneously improving client litigation stance and preparedness.
Prior to his current role, Mr.Parrish served as the SVP of Operations for HaystackID. In this role, he led the organization’s eDiscovery business line with responsibility for all aspects of client services, staff performance, and service delivery to HaystackIDs eDiscovery clients. Mr. Parrish also continues to serve as a sales engineer/consultant, assisting the HaystackID sales team with solution crafting, proposal and statement of work generation, formal deal review/pricing approval, and leading CLE and Lunch & Learn seminars.
Previously, Mr. Parrish served as Director of Client Services for HaystackID, responsible for all sales and operations for the company’s installed base/contract subscription client base and pursuits. Mr. Parrish served as the Director of Professional Services for Flex Discovery Solutions, which was later acquired by HaystackID. Previously, he served as Vice President of Litigation Support Operations for Uniscribe Professional Services, and later as Director of Litigation Support for Williams Lea. Mr. Parrish has lead large outsourcing engagements involving all automated document management service lines across a global footprint and is a frequent speaker on digital forensics best practices, e-Discovery treatment methodologies, and review strategies associated with electronically stored information.
Mr. Parrish is based in Chicago and is a graduate of Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota with a degree in English.
Chief Financial Officer
Larry Marshall is a certified public accountant with over two decades of experience in high-level financial leadership roles in law firms, management consulting, and service provider organizations. A key member of the executive team influencing business strategy, operational plans, and providing leadership and direction to the finance, accounting and IT groups, Mr. Marshall’s logical ROI approach and commitment to data-driven decision-making have underpinned HaystackID’s growth since his arrival. Under his guidance, HaystackID has shortened the company’s revenue cycles, improved DSO and liquidity, and managed the back-office integrations of four platform business units on the heels of the company’s M&A activity.
Mr. Marshall is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University with a degree in Accounting, a Six Sigma green belt, and an expert in a variety of financial accounting and modeling platforms including Redwood Analytics, QuickBooks, Intacct ERP, Satori Slicer, and Thomson Reuters Elite Enterprise.
Mr. Marshall is based in Chicago.
Chief Information Security Officer and President of Forensics
John Wilson provides expertise and expert witness services to help companies address various matters related to digital forensics and electronic discovery (eDiscovery), including leading investigations, ensuring proper preservation of evidence items and chain of custody. He develops processes, creates workflows, leads implementation projects as well as GDPR data mapping services for clients including major financial institutions, Fortune 100 companies, AmLaw 100 law firms as well as many other organizations small and large. In addition, he provides expert witness services and consulting in matters of all sizes. His work spans some of the largest litigations and matters on record in the United States and many of the 39 countries where has worked on cases.
John is a certified forensic examiner, licensed private investigator, and information technology veteran. He has over two decades of experience working with the US Government and both public and private companies. He serves clients in a variety of industries and is an advisor to outside counsel, general counsel, and in-house executives on best practices. John provides business and litigation consulting services to help companies address computer & device forensics, data retention, GDPR mapping, records management, and electronic discovery, including data identification, leading investigations, properly preserving evidence items, and ensuring chain of custody. In addition, John has extensive experience with international collections, large-scale collections distributed across diverse locations, Mac forensics, mobile forensics, social media forensics, and cloud forensics.
In John’s role as a computer forensic technologist, his clients have included private companies, public companies, and governmental agencies with operations in both national and international jurisdictions. As a computer forensics expert, he has testified as an expert witness in numerous state and federal courts. Additionally, he has conducted dozens of national and international computer forensic investigations on behalf of law firms, companies, and governmental agencies such as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), individual Senate Oversight Committees, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Department of Justice (DOJ).
John is the current President of the High Technology Crimes Investigation Association Atlanta, GA Chapter, a member of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists, Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), Legal Technology Professionals Institute (LTPI) and The Sedona Conference. John has participated in The Sedona Conference Working Group 1 (Electronic Document Retention and Production) and Working Group 6 (International Electronic Information Management, Discovery, and Disclosure). He also has participated in the EDRM Collection Standards and Investigations Projects and the LTPI Collection Standards group.
Chief Technology Officer
Evan Craghead currently serves as CIO/CTO of Haystack responsible for the technology footprint of the organization. His team is committed to delivering customer satisfaction, improving employee productivity, and combatting the evolving security threats facing organizations today.
Evan has contributed to the growth of multiple legal technology providers and has held roles in both operations and technology. Over the years, his teams have created a number of innovative solutions for the complex matters faced by customers. He operates teams that are focused on superior service and continuous improvement.
Chief Strategy Officer
Thomas Palladino is the Chief Strategy Officer of HaystackID. He leads the effort to establish HaystackID as a top-tier corporate discovery service provider. In his role as Chief Strategy Officer, Thomas has been instrumental to company growth, new market opportunities, and client retention. He continues his work with the HaystackID executive team to create effective solutions to assist corporations in the management of data and systems. He is also co-leader of HaystackID’s Global Services team and is active in HaystackID’s EU operations.
Mr. Palladino is active in working groups for EDRM, serves as a guest instructor at the University of Minnesota Law School, and participates as a member of the Sedona Conference. Before joining HaystackID, Thomas was a co-founder of Hire Quality, Inc., where he designed and deployed major service programs for Fortune 100 companies including UPS, Verizon, and Bank of America.
Chief Innovation Officer
Michael D. Sarlo is the Chief Innovation Officer at HaystackID, as well a Partner and President of Global Investigations. In this role, Michael facilitates all operations related to electronic discovery, digital forensics, and litigation strategy both in United States and abroad while working on highly complex forensic and e-Discovery projects. He has full oversight of all facilities and manages workflow and change management to ensure consistent quality and efficiency of all processes for each project entering HaystackID’s walls.
Michael is an expert in cross-border matters and EU data privacy concerns. His expertise in information governance combined with a unique understanding of the challenges that clients face when dealing with inside counsel, outside counsel, and information technology has driven rapid growth within HaystackID while concurrently extending the operational and strategic reach of US clients with international concerns in an evolving data privacy environment.
A certified and highly credentialed forensic examiner possessing exceptional subject matter expertise in all types of computing devices, software, and operating systems, Michael continues to find new methods of reducing costs from e-Discovery projects, ultimately improving the outcome for corporate and law firm clients. He also leads the Haystack development team in crafting unique and award-winning data review applications which address specific and costly review pain points, including cellular device review strategies and workflows for protecting personally identifiable information.
Michael is fluent in a wide variety of digital forensic, ECA, e-Discovery processing and hosting technologies in addition to the IT infrastructure associated with deploying and administering such tools. He is also a frequent speaker on digital forensics best practices, ESI treatment methodologies, and cost containment strategies for working with massive volumes of data.
Michael is based in Washington D.C., and holds certifications around several forensic tools including Cellebrite, EnCase, and BlackLight. He is also a Relativity Certified Administrator (RCA).
Michael is a graduate from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, and has had a storied career in the litigation support and electronic discovery (eDiscovery) industries. From working on highly complex forensic and eDiscovery projects to facilitating all relevant Haystack operations in the United States and abroad, he manages workflow and change management to ensure consistency and quality for all work that comes in.
He has earned certifications and accolades in a diversity of specialties, many of which focus on technology-assisted review, computer forensics, legal cost management, and enterprise server infrastructure. Michael has been a critical force for HaystackID since the firm’s earlier days, propelling it past some of the largest corporations in the industry and into the upper echelons of the industry. He has worked on expanding HaystackID’s global presence, as well as its excellence on a more granular level.
Chief Client Experience Officer
Adam Rubinger is the Chief Client Experience Office at HaystackID. Adam has over 20 years of experience and proven leadership in litigation support, information governance, as well as managing large-scale electronic discovery projects. He’s a technologist, lawyer, and expert in the area of electronic discovery, analytics, discovery workflow, and matter management.
As Chief Client Experience Officer, Adam works directly with HaystackID’s clients on their eDiscovery team as the executive sponsor, ensuring they have the best experience possible. He provides guidance, consultation, and advice to the teams in all areas of the process, from collections to production. He is highly involved in most aspects of the portfolio and works at all levels of the organization to ensure a positive client experience. Given both his legal and technical background, he is an excellent liaison between the HaystackID team, the client, and their outside counsel.
Prior to joining HaystackID, Adam held management positions in operations, sales and consulting with NightOwl Global, IPRO Tech, TechLaw Solutions, Daticon/EED, and Fios, Inc. Adam has participated in The Sedona Conference Working Groups 1 and 6 and served as faculty in The Sedona Conference eDNT Training program. He has written many articles as well as CLEs dealing with emerging technologies such as social media, instant messaging, data migrations, analytics, and remote collection technologies. Adam is a graduate from the Hamline University School of Law and the University of Minnesota.
Chief People Officer
Pam Bartlett currently serves as the Chief People Officer at HaystackID. Pam is a tenured, dedicated, Human Resources/Accounting executive with a strong background in talent management and development, recruitment, HR services, diversity and inclusion, events, Account Receivable/Billing, Office Management, and Organizational Leadership. She has over 15 years of successful experience consulting on multifaceted projects, employee relations, and streamlining internal processes to enhance overall productivity, and the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with a wide range of employees, clients, and key business partners. In addition, she has been consistently recognized for her outstanding contributions and commended for efficiency, priority management, and communication skills.
Vice President and General Counsel
Ashish Prasad is widely regarded as among the leading experts on discovery in the United States. He has served, among other things, as Litigation Partner, Founder, and Chair of the Mayer Brown LLP Electronic Discovery and Records Management Group; Adjunct Professor of Law at Northwestern University Law School; Executive Editor of The Sedona Principles and Board Member of the E-Discovery Institute.
Mr. Prasad has edited 3 treatises, authored more than two dozen articles, and given hundreds of continuing legal education seminars on topics of electronic discovery and complex litigation before judges, practicing lawyers, and industry groups in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Mr. Prasad is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review, and the University of Michigan, where he graduated with high honors and high distinction.
Deputy General Counsel for Global Discovery and Privacy
Jennifer Hamilton joined HaystackID in 2020 as the Deputy General Counsel for Global Discovery and Privacy. In this role, she will serve as a resource for corporate clients, support legal and compliance operations, and continue to grow the Enterprise Managed Solutions Group, the company’s specialized offerings for corporations and law firms wishing to transform their business of law practices. Jennifer comes from John Deere, where she spent 14 years leading the development of the company’s eDiscovery operations and was head of the Global Evidence Team.
Jennifer has extensive experience in data privacy, electronic records management, investigations, and litigation. She is a widely respected innovator in the industry for her disciplined approach to building compliance and discovery programs and cross-border data transfer protocols. An industry thought leader, she serves as co-chair of the Corporate Counsel Committee for The Sedona Conference Working Group 6 on Data Protection & eDiscovery and served as faculty for the Federal Judicial Conference, training 60 federal judges on digital discovery issues.
Chief Marketing Officer
As Chief Marketing Officer, Rob Robinson is responsible for the strategic planning and tactical execution of all company marketing efforts in support of technologies and services.
Rob has held senior leadership positions with multiple top-tier legal technology providers and continues to write and regularly post on technology and marketing topics on the ComplexDiscovery(.com) blog. Rob also holds a Certificate of eDiscovery from the Electronic Discovery and Evidence Training Institute.
Additionally, Rob has held product management and marketing leadership roles in technology-centric organizations to include Crossroads Systems (Director of Marketing – Storage Area Networking) and Compaq Computer Corporation (Product Marketing Manager – Deskpro and Prosignia Product Lines).
A former US Army Captain and Helicopter Pilot (AH-1, OH-58, and UH-1), Rob is an alumnus of the University of Mississippi where he graduated with a B.B.A. focusing on marketing and military history.