Our Team

Scott Carr President and Chief Executive Officer

Scott is expert at launching and growing software-as-a-service businesses, with more than 30 years experience in technology markets. As CEO of YottaMark, Scott led the launch and scaling of HarvestMark, the leading traceability and supply chain analytics platform for fresh food. As Executive Vice President at Digimarc Corporation he was responsible for launching the company’s copyright protection business, leading the global program to deter PC-based counterfeiting of currency, and driving sales of the company’s secure identification solutions. Scott is the co-inventor of more than 50 patents. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Oregon State University and an executive MBA from the Stanford/AeA program.

Colin Rule Founder and Chief Operating Officer

Colin has worked in the dispute resolution field for more than two decades as a mediator, trainer, and consultant. From 2003 to 2011 he served as the first Director of Online Dispute Resolution for eBay and PayPal. Before eBay, Colin co-founded and ran Online Resolution, one of the first online dispute resolution (ODR) providers. Colin has worked at Mediate.com, the National Institute for Dispute Resolution (now ACR) in Washington, D.C., and the Consensus Building Institute in Cambridge, MA. He is currently Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution at UMass-Amherst and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School.

Colin is the author of Online Dispute Resolution for Business, published by Jossey-Bass in September 2002. He has contributed more than 50 articles to prestigious ADR publications such as Consensus, The Fourth R, ACResolution Magazine, and Peace Review. He currently blogs at Novojustice.com, and serves on the boards of RESOLVE and the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center. He holds a Master’s degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in conflict resolution and technology, a graduate certificate in dispute resolution from UMass-Boston, a B.A. in Peace Studies from Haverford College, and he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Eritrea from 1995-1997.

Chittu Nagarajan Founder and Managing Director, India

Chittu created ODRworld and ODRindia, the first Online Dispute Resolution service providers in India, in 2004. She also served as Head of the eBay and Pay Pal Community Court initiatives. She is a Fellow of the National Centre for Technology and Dispute Resolution and served as the Conference Chair for the 10th International Online Dispute Resolution Working Forum. Chittu holds a Masters in Alternative Dispute Resolution to eCommerce disputes, as well as degrees in History and Law. Chittu has a Legal Practicing Certificate and is a trained Mediator.

Ketan Shah Chief Technology Officer

Ketan’s Past positions include VP engineering, VP product, VP technology, CTO and CEO. He is a successful entrepreneur and executive with engineering background and experience in a wide variety of verticals. He has more than 17 years of overall experience in technology, product design and management, working with teams located around the world. For the last decade he has focused on web applications and enterprise platforms. He has developed products in a wide variety of technologies and platforms, managing the complete technology lifecycle (design, development, QA, deployment) of complex, web based consumer and enterprise software.

Jonathan Hawes Vice President, Customer Success

Jonathan has more than 20 years of experience in business development, product management, and customer value creation for technology and software companies.

While at YottaMark he lead business development activity focusing emerging market opportunities, then turned his attention driving all program management efforts for enterprise clients as the Senior Director of Program Management. He and his team deployed complex, worldwide traceability and brand protection solutions in the apparel, electronics and retail segments.

Prior to YottaMark, Jonathan led business development activity for Digimarc’s Secure Documents group for 7 years — focusing on building new markets for the commercialization of the company’s security technology. He was responsible for business development activity across multiple product segments including product and IP security and image commerce applications. While at Digimarc, Jonathan authored several issued US Patents.

Previously, Jonathan held product management positions at Cadence Design Systems and Portland, Oregon-based OrCAD.

Hawes holds a B.A. in Economics from Framingham State University.

Jason Mendelson Board Member

Jason has over 15 years of experience in the venture capital and technology industries in a multitude of investing, operational and engineering roles. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, Jason was a Managing Director and General Counsel for Mobius Venture Capital, where he also acted as its chief administrative partner overseeing all operations of the firm. Prior to his involvement with Mobius Venture Capital, Jason was an attorney with Cooley LLP, where he practiced corporate and securities law with an emphasis on representation of emerging companies in private and public financings, mergers and acquisitions. As an attorney, Jason has consummated over $2 billion of venture capital investments, $5 billion in mergers and has extensive experience in fund formation, employment law and general litigation, serving as an expert witness in these related fields.Before his legal career, Jason was a senior consultant and software engineer at Accenture where he focused on financial institution re-engineering engagements. While at Accenture, Jason supervised programming teams up to forty people in size and was responsible for managing deliverables in multi-billion dollar engagements.

As one of the first full-time, in-house general counsels at a venture capital firm, Jason has been on the forefront of thought leadership and has co-chaired the National Venture Capital Association’s General Counsel group and has been an active participant on the NVCA’s Chief Financial Officer group. He was one of the key draftspersons for the NVCA model document task force which created the industry’s first set of standardized venture capital financing documents, which has greatly aided in the efficiency of completing these types of deals. He served on the board of the NVCA, including as an executive board member, from 2009-2013.

Ethan Katsh Chairman of the Advisory Board

Professor Katsh is Director of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution and Professor Emeritus of Legal Studies at the University of Massachusetts. He has authored and edited several influential books on law and technology, including (with Janet Rifkin) Online Dispute Resolution: Resolving Conflicts in Cyberspace (2001) and (with Mohamed Wahab and Daniel Rainey) Online Dispute Resolution: Theory and Practice (2012). His articles have appeared in the Yale Law Journal, the University of Chicago Legal Forum, and other law reviews and legal periodicals. His pioneering scholarly contribution in the field of law and technology has been the subject of a Review Essay in Law and Social Inquiry.

Since 1996, Professor Katsh has led the development of the field of online dispute resolution. He was founder and co-director of the Online Ombuds Office, and in 1997, he and Professor Rifkin founded the Center for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts. He has also chaired the International Forums on Online Dispute Resolution since 2002.

Professor Katsh received the Chancellor’s Medal and gave the campus Distinguished Faculty Lecture in October 2006. Recent articles include “Technology and the Future of Dispute Systems Design” Harvard Negotiation Law Review (forthcoming) (with Orna Rabinovich-Einy) and “Is There An App For That? Electronic Health Records (EHRs) And A New Environment Of Conflict Prevention And Resolution,” 74 Law and Contemporary Problems 31 (2011).

Graham Ross Head of European Advisory Board

Graham is a UK lawyer and mediator with over 20 years experience in IT and the law. He is a member of the 12 strong ODR Advisory Group appointed by the Civil Justice Council (a public body established under the Civil Procedure Act 1997 with responsibility for overseeing and co-ordinating the modernisation of the civil justice system of England and Wales) to advise on the role of ODR in a modernised civil justice system. He is the author of legal application software (accounts and time recording) and the founder of LAWTEL, the popular web-based legal information update service. Graham co-founded the first ODR service in the UK, WeCanSettle, and designed the blind bidding software at the heart of the system. Graham subsequently founded TheMediationRoom.com, for whom he designed their online mediation platform. Graham speaks regularly at international conferences on the impact of the law on the Internet and e-commerce and on the application of technology to ADR. Graham was host of the 5th International Conference on Online Dispute Resolution held in Liverpool, UK, in 2007. Graham is also a leading trainer in ODR having created the accredited distance training course in ODR provided by TheMediationRoom to mediators in over 15 countries.

Daniel Rainey Advisory Board

Dan has three decades of experience working in fields related to communication and conflict resolution. Currently, he is Chief of Staff for the National Mediation Board, which he joined from private practice in ADR and conflict management in April 2001. From 1978 through 1990, he was a faculty member and administrative faculty member at George Mason University.

He is currently a Fellow of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution and an adjunct member of the graduate faculty in dispute resolution at Creighton University, Southern Methodist University, and Dominican University. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the InternetBar.Org, an NGO dedicated to the use of technology to enhance access to justice.

He is recognized as a leader in the application of dispute resolution technology in traditional alternative dispute resolution venues.

Rob Chesnut Advisory Board

Rob is Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Chegg.com. Prior to Chegg, Rob served as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for LiveOps, Inc., a leading provider of call center outsourcing services. Before LiveOps, Rob was eBay’s Senior Vice President of Trust and Safety, where he oversaw the development of the company’s global detection infrastructure. Rob served as Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia as well as a Trial Attorney at the U.S. Justice Department. Rob is a recipient of the Department’s John Marshall award for litigation, and the CIA’s Outstanding Service Medallion. When he’s not working, Rob loves to spend time with his family or head out to the golf course. Rob earned his B.A. from the University of Virginia and is a graduate of Harvard Law School.

Foundry Group Investor

Foundry Group is a venture capital firm focused on making investments in early-stage information technology, Internet and software startups. Foundry Group’s passion is working alongside entrepreneurs to give birth to new technologies and to build those technologies into industry-leading companies. Learn more at foundrygroup.com.

Advanced Technology Ventures Investor

Located in Palo Alto, California, ATV focuses on three core technology markets – IT, Healthcare and Cleantech. With more than $1.6 billion to fund new ideas and help create market leaders, ATV has established a legacy of partnering with entrepreneurial teams at the forefront of technology innovation.

Battery Ventures Investor

Since 1983, Battery has followed a set of core principles: a concentration on technology and related sectors; a research-centric methodology for identifying and understanding large, emerging market opportunities; a proactive approach to finding driven entrepreneurs and compelling businesses; and daily involvement with every portfolio company.  This approach has helped them to build lasting, market-leading companies while delivering leading returns for investors.

Mitch Kapor Investor

Mitchell Kapor is a pioneer of the personal computing industry and has been at the forefront of information technology for more than 30 years as an entrepreneur, software designer, and investor. He is widely known as founder of Lotus Development Corporation and the designer of Lotus 1-2-3, the “killer application” which made the personal computer ubiquitous in the business world in the 1980s.

Other organizations in which Mr. Kapor has played an important role include: as founding investor, UUNET, the first commercial Internet Service Provider; as co-founder, Electronic Frontier Foundation, which protects freedom and privacy on the Internet; as founding investor Real Networks, the first company to offer streaming media over the Internet; as founding chair, the Mozilla Foundation, maker of the open source web browser Firefox; and as founding investor and Chair, Linden Research, creator of the first successful virtual world, Second Life.

Esther Dyson Investor

Esther Dyson is a former journalist and Wall Street technology analyst who is a leading angel investor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and commentator focused on breakthrough innovation in healthcare, government transparency, digital technology, biotechnology, and space.  From 1998 to 2000, she was the founding chairman of ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.   She is a member of the boards of the Sunlight Foundation, StopBadware, The Long Now Foundation, and a trustee of the Santa Fe Institute.  Dyson has also been a board member or early investor in many pioneering companies, including TrustedID, Flickr, del.icio.us, Eventful, Meetup, and Yandex.

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