Saldivar will be responsible for streamlining operations and continuing to fuel growth for TERIS Austin, Dallas, Houston, and Phoenix offices.
Phoenix, AZ – June 26, 2012 – Leading eDiscovery support firm TERIS announced that it has promoted executive Richard Saldivar to the new role of President, TERIS Texas/Arizona.
In this role, Saldivar is responsible for overseeing the overall sales and operations of TERIS offices in Texas and Arizona. He will work closely with Kip Hauser, TERIS COO, to improve efficiencies and further standardize procedures, operations, and technologies across all offices, thus enabling both the west coast and Arizona/Texas operations to execute on the same growth initiatives, bringing the company closer together operationally, and optimizing revenue growth.
“Richard has been a tremendous asset for TERIS as we’ve continued to grow our presence in the Southwest,” said Hauser. “He has provided our teams with strong leadership and helped drive our success in the rapidly growing financial services sector. Having Kevin Brooks, TERIS President, Washington/California, and Richard Saldivar working hand in hand will help us execute on key growth initiatives we have set forth.”
“Richard’s experience in corporate mergers and acquisitions will be an important component for us as we search for new avenues of growth in this region,” said Stefan Wikstrom, TERIS CEO. “Richard and I have been business partners since 2000, and I was delighted when he returned to Phoenix to take over the facility after being President of RLS Legal Solutions.”
Saldivar joined TERIS (then DupLEX Legal Discovery Solutions) in 2008 as Managing Partner and quickly established himself as a visionary leader while leveraging his past experience of transforming another company from paper based services to a highly technological and consulting services company.
Saldivar has 17 years’ experience in litigation/business consulting. With a strong combination of experience and education in both the technology and business disciplines, he has successfully led large, multi-disciplinary teams and transformed two companies within the electronic discovery services area. Saldivar has progressively drawn on his experience in operations, financial management, technological development, mergers and acquisitions, and sales in a broad spectrum of industries, including high technology, professional services, entrepreneurial business and manufacturing.
Prior to joining TERIS, Saldivar was president of the largest privately held Litigation Support Company in the United States, RLS Legal Solutions, LLC, in Houston, Texas. He sat on the board of LitGroup, LLC, a subsidiary of RLS Legal Solutions, a predominant company and early adopter of eDiscovery. His background includes years of management and cost containment experience, beginning with key management roles at United Parcel Service (UPS) and IKON Office Solutions. During his tenure with UPS, he set numerous cost containment records while also driving high sales growth by bringing unique solutions to clients that included Dell, Inc., and GolfSmith, among others. At IKON, he set numerous records for revenue growth, operating income, and collection/cash flow while improving employee morale and productivity.
“This is a very exciting period at TERIS, and I welcome the additional responsibilities,” said Saldivar. “The litigation support industry and financial institutions are continuing to go through many changes with clients expecting us to provide greater leadership in the areas of, eDiscovery, and related legal technologies along with our emphasis internally to be SOC2 compliant which is important to our financial clients . Last year TERIS – Phoenix experienced large growth by helping banks, brokerage firms, and investment houses with their eDiscovery issues related to government regulations, internal investigations, and industry compliance. I look forward to working closely with Kip and Kevin as we streamline processes and procedures to better serve our clients across the nation. We welcome this challenge and look forward to developing new solutions to serve our clients even better in the future.”
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Founded in 1996, TERIS is one of the nation’s leading litigation support firms, providing sophisticated eDiscovery and related legal support solutions to corporate legal teams and law firms across the U.S. and internationally. The company has offices in Seattle, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, San Diego, Phoenix, Austin, and Dallas. To learn more about TERIS, visit TERIS.com or follow the company at Twitter.com/DiscoverTERIS or Facebook.com/DiscoverTERIS.