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.