Who We Are
Rick AversCo-founder, CEO and President
Rick Avers is the co-founder, CEO and president of CertaTech and heads CertaTech’s global headquarters in Chicago and is responsible for the global business department. Mr. Avers has over 29 years of experience managing large scale, multi-location litigation support firms. Over the past 10 years, Mr. Avers has organized programs alongside trial and general counsel in 54 different U.S. cities and numerous countries around the world including China, Korea, Bermuda, Great Britain, Germany, Australia and the Caribbean. Additionally, he has supported a variety of companies across a wide range of business sectors including governmental, legal, financial, high technology, and the oil and gas industries. Prior to joining CeraTech, Mr, Avers was a key member in developing Trustpoint International, Onsite3, Merrill Corporation, Ikon and Pitney Bowes Management Services. Mr. Avers’ successful involvement in architecting solutions and leading various technical staff through large multi-national discovery matters brings CertaTech a broad experience in developing state-of-the-art eDiscovery platforms and subscription based modeling. Mr. Avers has over 29 years in legal support including complex discovery serving governmental, legal, financial services, high technology, and oil and gas industries.
Sandra ChuChief Operations Officer
Sandra Chu is an attorney who has been involved in the e-discovery and document review industry for over 10 years. She heads all operations at CertaTech’s Washington DC e-discovery and 200 seat document review facility. Prior to joining CertaTech, Ms. Chu was a senior project manager at a top-tier AmLaw 100 firm. Prior to her law firm tenure, she managed complex document review projects for a leading e-discovery services provider, where she oversaw a multitude of projects, managing hundreds of contract attorneys and assisted various law firms throughout the EDRM process.