Leadership

Robert J. Draper
Relevant Data Technologies

B I O G R A P H Y

Robert Draper is the President of Relevant Data Technologies, an Atlanta litigation support company that provides cutting-edge technology, with white glove boutique-style service. Rob has been in the industry for over 17 years, supporting
clients in their unique discovery needs. He works very closely with his clients leading the strategic and tactical identification of potentially relevant information; addressing the changing market with service offerings to ensure the proper use of technology, nimble project management, and the desired project outcomes.

Prior to starting Relevant Data, Rob joined DTI in August of 2014 after DTI acquired Global Legal Discovery. With DTI, he led the SE sales team as the VP of Business Development. Prior to that, he was an EVP and Partner with Global Legal discovery.

Rob provided executive leadership for Global Legal Discovery’s Technologies and Client Services solutions. Prior to joining Global Legal Discovery, Rob served as Managing Director of LEX On Demand. His past work endeavors have helped him gain subject matter expertise in forensics, electronic discovery, project management, document analysis, and trial coordination.

Rob holds extensive practical and strategic experience consulting with clients and assisting legal teams with technical and project management services from the inception of a lawsuit to the final appeal. During his 17 years of experience working in electronic discovery and litigation support, Rob has supported several high profile matters, including the Compuware v. IBM antitrust matter, the Bridgestone/Firestone Rollover matter, and the TFT LCD Panel price fixing MDL. Rob has presented many CLE's on eDiscovery challenges, and is one of the true leaders in the industry.

Erin Jenkins
Director of Business Operations

B I O G R A P H Y

Erin Jenkins is Director of Business Operations of the RDT eDiscovery business. In this role, she holds responsibility for all business activities, operations, and relationships in the global eDiscovery business. Erin focuses on accelerating growth and sales, operational efficiency, expanding service offerings and distribution channels, and delivering exceptional results for clients nationwide.

Harvey Thomas
Production Manager

B I O G R A P H Y

Harvey Thomas brings a wealth of operational experience to Relevant Data Technologies, as his 20 years of experience in the legal technology sector has provided him with invaluable experience in managing a growing company in a challenging and ever-evolving industry. Harvey's experience and tenure in our industry allows our company to provide our clients with exceptional results, cutting time and expense, while delivering the very best quality.

Nick Barlow
Director of Consulting & Forensic Services

B I O G R A P H Y

Nick Barlow serves as the Director of Consulting & Forensic Services for Relevant Data Technologies. Prior to joining RDT Nick entered into the industry in 2010 working as a licensed private investigator for Integrated Security Services, LLC headquartered in New York City. During his time there he investigated civil, criminal, and habeas matters involving medical malpractice, surveillance, allegations of police misconduct, and cyber stalking.

Nick joined Guidance Software, creators of the world renowned forensic software platform EnCase in 2014 and worked out of their Los Angeles company headquarters in their professional services division as a digital forensic consultant. During his time there he investigated cases involving theft of intellectual property for major motion picture studios, as well as provided training to enterprise clients on how to leverage the EnCase Enterprise platform in forensic investigations across their expansive networks.

In 2015 Nick joined DTI as a digital forensic consultant at their headquarters in Atlanta, GA where he provided expert level consulting in digital forensics and eDiscovery. In 2017 he founded Beam Computer Forensics, LLC, which works in tandem with Relevant Data Technologies in providing eDiscovery and digital forensic expertise.

Nick is a trained EnCase Certified Forensic Examiner as well as an AccessData Certified Forensic Examiner. He obtained an associates degree in Criminal Justice from Manchester Community College in 2011 before moving on to continue his studies in computer and digital forensics at Champlain College in Burlington, VT.

Jeff Kirksey
Board of Directors

B I O G R A P H Y

Jeff Kirksey is a member of the Board of Directors for Relevant Data. Jeff has over 15 years of experience delivering solutions in various high level litigation technology roles. Jeff provides the insight for the continued development of an innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment throughout the RDT infrastructure. The primary responsibilities encompass a wide variety of strategic technology issues: governance and policy, resource allocation, and information technology protocols. Jeff is a tremendous asset, and a valued Member of the Board.

Fidel Hogan
Director of Business Development

B I O G R A P H Y

Fidel Hogan serves as the Director of Business Development for Relevant Data. Fidel is a dynamic, award-winning sales leader with a 17-year portfolio of success driving strategic sales efforts across multiple territories, accounts, and business sectors for organizations across diverse industries. Fidel’s greatest strengths are his creativity, drive and customer-centric approach. He thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the company’s reach. He is a native of Pittsburgh, PA and holds a bachelor’s degree from Carlow University. He currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. In his free time, Fidel volunteers for various community outreach programs and non-profit organizations, along with animal shelters.

DeMario Reid
Client Service Manager

B I O G R A P H Y

DeMario Reid is the Client Service Manager for Relevant Data Technologies, and has nearly 20 years experience in this very demanding industry. As a member of the RDT management team, DeMario is deeply committed to ensuring a successful outcome for every client he works with, and every RDT consultant that he supports. His purpose is to enable others to achieve their goals by being the conduit providing industry expertise and exceptional communication skills. He has the unique capability of delivering consultative guidance to our clients, addressing their current needs, while directing and collaborating with the Operations team to ensure the highest level of quality service.