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Chief Executive Officer

Brian McManus brings several decades of expertise and achievement to his role as Lighthouse's Chief Executive Officer. Overseeing the organization's day-to-day operations, Brian is charting the course of innovative solutions to keep Lighthouse outpacing other industry vendors in this high growth and dynamic space.

Beginning in January 2003, Brian was Executive Vice President of Infospace, Inc. (NASDAQ: INSP, now BCOR) of Bellevue, WA, and was part of a small management team that successfully restructured and turned around the company. At Infospace, Brian ran the company's online division, providing web search and local yellow pages search to consumers, and a SAAS model for businesses to create portal and search solutions for their customers. Brian successfully grew this division from a little over $50 million to a little under $200 million in revenues and significantly increased its operating cash flow to over $50 million. He focused on expanding the company's partnerships with key industry players such as Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and AT&T. He also led the company's efforts to significantly improve the client experience through technology development and innovation. Prior to Infospace, Brian held various senior executive roles in fast growing internet and telecommunications companies, including CEO at AccessLine Communications (Bellevue, WA), a leading telecommunications services company, and Epoch Internet (Costa Mesa, CA), one of the country's largest business-focused internet service and web hosting providers. Prior to his business career, Brian was a partner at the Seattle law firm of Mundt MacGregor. His practice was focused on advising entrepreneurial companies. Brian received his law degree and M.B.A. from the University of Washington with high honors, was a contributor to and editor of The Washington Law Review, and is a member of the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Brian was a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Barbara Rothstein, United States District Court Judge for the Western District of Washington. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Regents Scholar. He is a board member of The Smilow Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club and The African Education Foundation.

Leveraging Your Resources – Part Three: Tools

Published Mon, December 14, 2015 by Brian McManus, J.D.

To attack the persistent problems in the discovery process of cost, efficiency, risk, and proportionality, corporations are using time-honored commercial principles of scale and repeatability to create cost-effective discovery and compliance principles. These successful corporations are using a combination of people, processes and technology. In previous posts, I discussed (a) leveraging the right people in the right way, including dedicated technical resources, and (b) establishing an end-to-end process for your compliance or discovery...

Leveraging Your Resources – Part Two: Process

Published Mon, December 07, 2015 by Brian McManus, J.D.

To attack the persistent problems in the discovery process of cost, efficiency, risk, and proportionality, corporations are using time-honored commercial principles of scale and consistency or repeatability to create cost-effective discovery and compliance principles.  These successful corporations are using a combination of people, processes, and technology. In my last blog post, I discussed leveraging the right people in the right way, including dedicated technical resources.

Leveraging Your Resources – Part One: People

Published Tue, December 01, 2015 by Brian McManus, J.D.

There has been much discussion over the last few years around the persistent problems in the discovery process of cost, efficiency, risk, and proportionality. Increasingly, from our vantage point, we are seeing corporations attacking these problems using time-honored commercial principles. It’s those commercial principles that I will address.

Practical Tips for Successfully Leveraging Technology within Your Company

Published Wed, April 29, 2015 by Brian McManus, J.D.

This is an excerpt from a talk at the recent Argyle Chief Legal Officer (CLO) Conference in San Francisco, April 21, 2015.

The Benefits of Partnering with Service Providers

Published Tue, May 27, 2014 by Brian McManus, J.D.

Does your organization have complex data challenges impacting your ediscovery processes that require a significant amount of time and resources to address? Does your organization have problems in ediscovery that get solved for one case, and then crop up again for another case?  Often these issues have the same root cause– corporate legal departments taking a piecemeal approach to problem-solving in an ediscovery context.

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