John Tredennick is Catalyst's founder and CEO. For 20+ years, he practiced complex commercial litigation as a partner with Holland & Hart, the largest law firm in the Rockies. In 1998, he and his team began building web-based litigation repositories. Two years later, he founded Catalyst and has devoted himself to its growth and development ever since.
John has been widely honored for his achievements. In 2013, the American Lawyer named him among the six most important "E-Discovery Trailblazers." In 2012, he was named to the FastCase 50, which recognizes the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders in the law. London's CityTech magazine named him one of the "Top 100 Global Technology Leaders." In 2009, he was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Technology in the Rocky Mountain Region. Also in 2009, he was named the Top Technology Entrepreneur by the Colorado Software and Internet Association.
John has written or edited five best-selling books and countless articles on litigation and technology issues and spoken throughout the world on law, technology and e-discovery. He is the former chair of the Law Practice Management Section of the American Bar Association and for many years was editor of its monthly Law Practice Management magazine, focusing on legal technology and law practice management. Later, he founded and edited Law Practice Today, an ABA webzine that focused on electronic discovery and other legal technology and management issues.
Eric Byunn is a partner with FTV Capital in San Francisco, where he is head of software. Eric has 14 years of experience in venture capital, technology and management consulting.
Prior to joining FTV Capital, Eric was director of online services at myCFO, a start-up wealth management firm. He joined myCFO from America Online, where he held several roles including management of Netscape's Personal Finance Channel. Prior to the acquisition of Netscape by AOL, Eric led product management for the Netscape Navigator browser. He has also worked at Microsoft and at McKinsey & Company, where he primarily worked with telecommunications clients.
Eric received an AB summa cum laude from Harvard University, where he focused on economics and computer science, and an MBA from Stanford University, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.
Matthew has a wealth of technology start-up experience - As an early employee and director of strategy for EarthWeb he helped lead the company through its rapid growth and successful NASDAQ IPO. Subsequently, Matt worked as VP Research at Alexa Internet and played an instrumental role in their strategic growth and subsequent acquisition by Amazon.com. After Amazon.com, Matt was Chief Strategy Officer of Compete, a data analytics company. As CEO of Discovery Mining, Inc. he founded, grew and sold the company to Interwoven (IWOV) in 2008. Discovery Mining made the Inc. 500 in 2007. Matt's subsequent basement startup, Cohuman, was sold in 2011 to Mindjet. As Strategy Consultant to the Pivotal Tracker team at Pivotal Labs, he positioned the Tracker product and prepared a roadmap and three year plan. Pivotal Tracker was sold with Pivotal Labs to EMC in 2012.
Specialties: SaaS, Metrics & Analytics, Search, Motorcycle restoration
Robert Anderson is vice president of FTV Capital in its San Francisco office. His investment responsibilities focus on business services, financial services and payments and transaction processing.
Prior to joining FTV Capital, Rob was an investment banking analyst within the financial institutions group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. There, he focused on mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and capital raising transactions for asset management and financial technology companies.
Rob has a bachelor's degree in economics and a certificate in finance from Princeton University.