As Akorda’s CEO, Derek works to bring the market together to transform how businesses contract. Previously, he founded Recommind, a big data analytics company where he worked with Global 2000 clients, global law firms, and technology partners in the areas of eDiscovery and Information Access. He is also an active investor and advisor to various start-ups with a focus on enterprise software and artificial intelligence. Derek holds a BS in Molecular Biology from Brown University and a Masters from University of Oregon.
Peter leads Akorda’s technology strategy and development. Previously, he was Sr. Director of Product Management at OpenText (Recommind Inc.), with ownership of Enterprise Search and SaaS Infrastructure. As an early member of the Recommind team, Peter led Professional Services, Development and Product teams with a focus on search user interfaces, machine learning and content integration. Peter completed his undergraduate degree at Trinity College and a graduate degree in Information Management & Systems at UC Berkeley.
Kingsley guides the development of Akorda’s AI software by creating data-driven methodologies that form the basis of contract science. Kingsley regularly consults with law firms, large corporations, and governments to optimize their contacting processing. Kingsley is also the founder of KMStandards & contractstandards.com. Kingsley served as CIO at AmLaw 100 firms and held strategic planning roles at Thomson Reuters. Kingsley holds law degrees from Oxford University and Harvard Law School.