Alex Clarke, LDM Global Solutions Consultant
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Posted by: Mary Mack
Tell us a bit about your position and responsibilities.
I am a solutions consultant. Having worked in the professional services, forensics and sales departments at LDM Global, I am well versed in all aspects of a project and able to help walk clients through all stages of a project. I help ensure a smooth transition from a client’s account manager to the professional services team. Additionally, I make recommendations to clients about how to best accomplish their objectives. I’m certified in Viewpoint as a Processing Administrator, Review & Analytics Administrator and Sales Pro.
How long have you been in this position?
I transitioned from a sales consultant to a solutions consultant in June. I’ve been with LDM Global for 2 ½ years.
Tell us a little bit about how you got here?
I joined the LDM Global team in the Sales Department due to my experience. However, I quickly became interested in the fast pace and evolving consulting side of LDM Global. I began to work in both the sales and professional services departments to gain experience and knowledge. Due to this training, I was well-suited for a hybrid role in which my experience in both sales and more technical aspects of forensics and E-Discovery are a benefit to our clients.
What drove you to seek certification in E-Discovery and particularly the CEDS?
Due to my limited time in E-Discovery, I wanted to have a certification to prove to our clients that I understand their objectives and requirements from a legal perspective rather than a purely technical perspective.
Additionally, LDM Global encourages its employees to gain the necessary knowledge and experience to be the best at what we do and be in a position to make our clients’ E-Discovery and forensic experience positively impact the value of their business.
How do you think it will benefit you in your career?
Having the CEDS designation is immediate recognition that an individual has taken the necessary steps to understand E-Discovery from a legal perspective.
What are your overall observations of the e-discovery profession?
The E-Discovery profession is interesting to say the least. It is a fast-paced, ever changing industry. During my limited time in the industry, I have seen numerous precedents set, companies come and go, new technology as well as large companies such as Microsoft getting involved in a big way.
What would you like to see out of an organization like ACEDS?
I would like to see ACEDS maintain its position as the leader in E-Discovery education while staying on top of the latest trends and precedents in the rapidly changing industry.