UBIC Brings in Top Executive Talent in North America to Support Global High Growth Strategy

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 13:49

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UBIC, Inc. (Nasdaq:UBIC) (TSE:2158), a leading provider of international litigation support and big-data analysis services, announced today that it has hired two key executives to help the company expand its operations in North America and also globally. Joining the UBIC executive team are David Ahrens in the role of Chief Marketing Officer, and Margaret Shaw Lilani as Senior Vice President, Review and Professional Services.

  Margaret Shaw Lilani, Senior Vice President, Review and Professional Services


  David Ahrens, Chief Marketing Officer



As Chief Marketing Officer, Mr. Ahrens will be responsible for developing an integrated marketing and communications plan for the unified UBIC entity formed by the acquisition of Evolve and TechLaw, and rolling in UBIC North America into a centralized marketing function. This will include elements of lead generation, public relations, event management, a customer reference program, product and solution marketing, as well as digital marketing efforts. His vast experience in the software industry across marketing, business development and corporate strategy will provide valuable structure and processes to support the high growth objectives of the business. Previously, Mr. Ahrens was the CMO ofMarsh ClearSight, and prior to that held senior management roles at both SAP and SAS.

Ms. Lilani joins as the Senior Vice President, Review and Professional Services and will be responsible for UBIC's Review & Professional Services business globally. Ms. Lilani will focus on the integration of post-acquisition global service delivery and enhanced client experience through the application of advanced review workflows and best-of-breed technology. She will support international clients and law firms on cross border matters ensuring access to Tier 1 review facilities, people and technology and providing comprehensive solutions to the complex legal problems of UBIC's clients. Additionally, she will work closely with UBIC's Sales organization. Ms. Lilani is a trained attorney and has held previous executive roles at Epiq Systems and Kelly Services.

"As we continue our aggressive growth trajectory in the eDiscovery market, we enter 2016 unified, focused and ready to set the bar higher on client satisfaction", says Andy F. Jimenez, Chief Executive Officer at UBIC North America. "We have great people here atUBIC today. And with David Ahrens joining our executive team, we have a proven leader who can bring our marketing and communications to another level in an articulate and resounding fashion. Margaret Lilani is an industry veteran who will deepen our leadership team, providing a clear path for clients to technology-enabled services that are faster and better than any in the industry."

About UBIC, Inc.

UBIC, Inc. (Nasdaq:UBIC) (TSE:2158) supports the analysis of big data based on behavior informatics by utilizing its technology, "KIBIT". UBIC's KIBIT technology is driven by UBIC AI based on knowledge acquired through its litigation support services. The KIBIT incorporates experts' tacit knowledge, including their experiences and intuitions, and utilizes that knowledge for big data analysis. UBIC continues to expand its business operations by applying KIBIT to new fields such as healthcare and marketing.

UBIC was founded in 2003 as a provider of e-discovery and international litigation support services. These services include the preservation, investigation and analysis of evidence materials contained in electronic data, and computer forensic investigation. UBIC provides e-discovery and litigation support by making full use of its data analysis platform, "Lit i View®", and its Predictive Coding technology adapted to Asian languages.

For more information about UBIC, contact usinfo@ubicna.com or visit http://www.ubic-global.com.

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