Our Management Team’s Perspective on eDiscovery
Innovative Development’s Management Team unites the skills of veteran project managers with technology and operational expertise across the full range of business today.
Building a team on paper is one thing. Molding that team’s versatility into a focused tool for supporting eDiscovery is quite another. Our leaders work closely with one another integrating best practices from a variety of disciplines. As efficiency experts, we are constantly refining our field teams to meet the needs of industries ranging from legal firms to corporate legal departments across diverse verticals including pharmaceuticals, healthcare, telecommunications, finance, and banking.
You’ll find our leadership team is a model for our eDiscovery teams in the field. We work hard to deploy experienced and integrated teams wherever they are needed. These tightly knit teams magnify efficiency both in communication and in implementation.
Director of Principal Consulting
Mr. Rodi is the Managing Member of Innovative Development LLC, with more than 25 years of consulting business experience. He started his career as an Information Technology consultant at Computer Task Group in 1984. He founded Innovative Development in 1992, building the company incrementally and deliberately. As a former Application Developer, Data Architect, certified Oracle DBA, Business Analyst, and Project Manager, Mr. Rodi brings his insight from multiple perspectives to manage Innovative Development’s strategic planning and operational service delivery. Under his leadership, Innovative Development has averaged 20% revenue growth annually since 2003. Mr. Rodi attended the University of Pennsylvania, earning a BA in Economics.
Sr. Member, Recruiting & Sourcing
Ms. Rodi is a founding member of Innovative Development and is responsible for Human Resources and employee development at the company. She previously worked for 20 years as a registered nurse. She brings her nurturing and caring style to the development of programs to help Innovative Development employees succeed in their careers. She attended Helene Fuld School of Nursing and is a licensed registered nurse.
Principal Consultant, eDiscovery Center of Excellence
Mr. Portner is a Customer Account Manager focused on sales and account management at Innovative Development. Mr. Portner has 25 years of experience assisting companies across multiple industries with business and technology strategy, business process change, and systems implementation projects. Prior to joining Innovative Development, Mr. Portner began his career as a software developer, working his way up to Senior Manager and Director level positions at multiple Fortune 100 pharmaceutical firms. He was responsible for application development and support, business process improvement, shared service development, and eDiscovery. Mr. Portner has expertise and certifications in Six Sigma, ITIL, CMMI, and PMI methodologies. Additionally, he is an adjunct instructor at a national university, where he teaches project management, business analysis, and IT courses to undergraduate- and graduate-level students. Mr. Portner attended Temple University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, and LaSalle University, earning an MBA in Management.
Director of eDiscovery, eDiscovery Center of Excellence
Mr. Lewish is the eDiscovery Director focused on eDiscovery Support services at Innovative Development. Mr. Lewish has 25 years of technical experience assisting companies across multiple industries with business and technology strategy, business process change, and systems implementation projects. Prior to joining Innovative Development, Mr. Lewish began his career as a Field Engineer at a Fortune 100 engineering company and worked his way up to Information Security (IS) Project Manager. For the past six years, Mr. Lewish has successfully implemented Litigation Support services at a Fortune 100 Pharmaceutical company, including the evaluation and implementation of technology supporting legal hold management and data collection. He developed consistent eDiscovery processes and approaches, served as a lead technical liaison between IS and the Legal eDiscovery team and has served as 30(b)(6) witness. Mr. Lewish attended the University of Delaware earning a BS in Agricultural Engineering.
Mr. Slawter is the Marketing Manager at Innovative Development focused on creation and management of the marketing communications plan, strategy, advertising, and promotional activities. Mr. Slawter has 25 years of marketing and advertising experience assisting companies ranging from small business to Fortune 1,000 companies, in various industries such as Financial, Insurance, Pharmaceutical, Telecommunications, and Retail among others. Prior to joining Innovative Development, Mr. Slawter began his career in the Publishing industry working his way up to Publisher of a city business magazine and then spent many years developing and selling strategic marketing initiatives on the advertising agency side. Recently, Mr. Slawter has led the sales and marketing efforts for a national energy company. Mr. Slawter attended Drexel University earning a BS in Business & Administration, majoring in Marketing.
Feel free to contact any of our Management Team to learn more about our experience, how we work, and the powerful solutions we can deliver.