DISCO Appoints New CRO and CFO and Promotes Etheridge to CMO

DISCO deepens its bench of senior executives to prepare for global
expansion in 2018

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CS Disco Inc., the legal technology company that makes the
market-leading SaaS ediscovery solution DISCO, today appointed Andrew
Shimek as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) and Michael Lafair as Chief
Financial Officer (CFO) and promoted Neil Etheridge to Chief Marketing
Officer (CMO).

This expansion of DISCO’s leadership team follows a year of tremendous
growth, including more than 85% growth in headcount and the launch of
field sales and services teams in all major U.S. markets. More and more,
law firms and corporate legal departments have jettisoned their legacy
platforms and adopted DISCO as their firm-wide or company-wide
ediscovery solution. DISCO is now the acknowledged market leader in
next-generation cloud ediscovery.

“We are thrilled to bring Andrew’s and Michael’s leadership to DISCO,”
said founder and CEO Kiwi Camara. “Both share our core values – what we
call the Inventor’s Spirit – and both are mature, effective leaders with
remarkable track records throughout their careers to prove it. In
addition, I couldn’t be more proud of Neil’s accomplishments with us.
When we searched for a CMO, we concluded the best candidate was already

Shimek, DISCO’s new CRO, is a lawyer and a 20-year industry veteran who
held successive leadership roles at LexisNexis and Epiq, ending as
President of Legal Services and Electronic Discovery at Epiq. At DISCO,
Shimek’s focus will be growing revenue worldwide. “I am thrilled to be
here to help build out the offering and team as we expand our market
footprint around the world and become the dominant player in
ediscovery,” said Shimek. “When I met the DISCO team and saw a clear
passion and commitment to bring product differentiation back to
ediscovery, the pull was too great to resist.”

Lafair, DISCO’s new CFO, previously served as the Chief Financial
Officer of Offers.com and was instrumental in executing the sale of
Offers.com to Ziff Davis, LLC in 2015. After the acquisition, Lafair
served as Global Head of Finance, Ziff Davis B2B. Prior to Offers.com,
Lafair served as Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel of All Web
Leads, Inc. and Vice President and General Counsel of Interlogix, Inc.
and practiced corporate law at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. With the
addition of Shimek and Lafair, two thirds of the DISCO executive team
are former practicing lawyers.

“Michael is both a lawyer and a highly regarded financial executive. We
are delighted he will be joining DISCO,” said Camara. “He has key
experiences and a unique skill set in moving companies forward from a
financial and investment standpoint, and we look forward to seeing his
contribution to DISCO.” Lafair said, “I am pleased to join Kiwi and his
team. I was impressed by DISCO’s innovative and transformative approach
to using technology to improve the practice of law. I look forward to
helping this talented team continue its success.”

Etheridge, assuming the role of CMO, has been with DISCO since 2015 and
has been instrumental in the growth of the company as Vice President of
Marketing. In his new position, he will continue to lead DISCO’s
go-to-market strategy, brand strategy, lead generation, product
marketing, communications, and more – both domestically and
internationally. “Neil is the kind of transformative visionary who helps
businesses such as ours quickly position themselves for go-to-market
success,” said Camara. “He has a track record of accomplishments in
coordinating internal and external resources and stakeholders to capture
and grow market share. We would not be where we are today without him.”

For more information, or to learn more about DISCO contact


As the leading provider of Software as a Service solutions developed by
and for lawyers and legal professionals, DISCO partners with law firms
and corporate legal departments to improve legal outcomes by building
and deploying great legal technology. More than 400 law firms, including
over 75 of the AmLaw 200, have embraced Disco as their first choice for
innovative technologies that help great lawyers and their teams secure
justice and win cases.


Keith Schrodt, 713-231-9100