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RenewData® Appoints Hemanth Salem as Chief Operating Officer


RenewData, a full-service eDiscovery provider that offers the industry's broadest spectrum of review acceleration solutions, today announced that it has promoted Hemanth Salem, formerly the company's vice president of information systems, to chief operating officer. In this role, Salem will oversee operations and delivery for RenewData while collaborating with executive management to develop and execute corporate strategies.

Salem brings more than two decades of experience in using advanced technologies to solve clients' business needs. For the past 15 years, he has focused on helping Fortune 100 corporations and AmLaw 200 law firms streamline and optimize eDiscovery. His previous positions have included vice president of professional services for Encore Discovery Solutions, vice president of technology and operations at Esquire Litigation Solutions and engineering manager at Merrill Corporation.

“Hemanth's deep eDiscovery roots, expertise in review acceleration and commitment to operational excellence and outstanding client experience make him the ideal candidate to lead our operations and delivery team,” said Jim Blayney, chief executive officer of RenewData. “He will be asked to help the company scale in accordance with significant projected growth, particularly for our highly differentiated Language-Based Analytics, and we are absolutely confident he is the right person for the job.”

Salem's eDiscovery background dates to the earliest stages of the industry and he brings to the position robust experience and acumen in a variety of tools and methodologies for streamlining eDiscovery. This includes expertise in industry-leading tools for technology-assisted review, enhanced linear review, email threading and advanced culling techniques, which are components of the company's full spectrum of review acceleration offerings. He is a veteran of service organizations within the industry, like RenewData, which generally have different characteristics and operational demands than pure software providers.

Salem holds an undergraduate degree in Electronics and Computer Engineering from the International Institute of Technology and a master's degree in Computer Science from Case Western Reserve University. He has presented internationally on topics ranging from eDiscovery best practices, discovery issues in ITC investigations, corporate discovery optimization and FERPA.

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About RenewData

RenewData is a full-service eDiscovery provider that helps corporations and law firms achieve significant time and cost savings, attain a high level of defensibility and reliability, and easily manage multiple projects for legal, regulatory and investigative matters. The company has a deep history building and applying advanced technology for eDiscovery, and has a particular expertise in review acceleration, delivering the industry's broadest spectrum of solutions to expedite analysis of large collections of data. Of particular note, RenewData's Language-Based Analytics offering uniquely accelerates review without relying on artificial intelligence, delivering dramatic savings with a high level of transparency and insight into reviewer decisions. For more information, visit or call 888.811.3789.

Joe Garber, 512-276-5558
VP Marketing

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