I-DEP Press Release
January 4, 2002
Chicago-Based I-DEP Expands Operations,
Names Director of Sales, Legal Sales Consultant
(Jan. 4, 2002, Chicago, IL) -- I-DEP, the pioneering provider of Internet deposition
services, announced the appointments of Todd M. Bucciarelli to Director of Sales and
J.B. Rees to Legal Sales Consultant. The positions represent the latest in a series of sales
and marketing expansions at I-DEP, which offers the first fully integrated, live, streaming
media Web-based deposition service.
As Director of Sales, Mr. Bucciarelli oversees the company's direct sales efforts. He
supervises the entire sales function and will play a key role in developing and
implementing demand generation and account acquisition strategies.
Before joining I-DEP, Mr. Bucciarelli served as Senior Account Manager for Activate Corp., a Seattle-based provider of live and on-demand Web-based audio and video services. His responsibilities included starting up business for Activate in the Chicago market, spearheading new accounts with Fortune 500 customers and establishing regional channel partner relationships. Prior to that, Mr. Bucciarelli was a Senior Sales Executive for Princeton Advisory, a consulting firm specializing in the digital media industry, based in Princeton, N.J. During his tenure, he developed, launched and implemented a national sales strategy for Princeton Advisory's largest client, an Internet startup company that had secured 36 patents based on the MPEG-4 streaming video standard. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Saint Francis, Joliet, IL.
Mr. Rees, I-DEP's Legal Sales Consultant, is a former litigating attorney and Illinois
Assistant Attorney General, and will be responsible for helping introduce I-DEP Internet
Deposition Services to attorneys, law firms and other legal professionals, while assisting
them in understanding how I-DEP can be used within their existing and future litigation.
Before joining I-DEP, he served as an account executive with Chicago-based
eCompanyStore, which develops corporate identity programs as part of an overall
business-to-business Internet strategy. Prior to that, Mr. Rees was an Application
Consultant for CT Corp., Chicago, where he managed a four-state territory for the
company and trained clients in the use of its specialized legal-industry software and Web-based programs.
Previously, Mr. Rees practiced law as an attorney at Tews, Theisen & Theisen,
Chicago. He represented small businesses and corporations in general commercial and
contract matters and litigation. Before that, while an Illinois Assistant Attorney General, he was
responsible for all phases of litigation from investigation, through trial and settlement.
Mr. Rees also represented the Attorney General's Office on a national task force on child safety issues, and
participated in the office's speakers bureau program on consumer fraud. He received his
law degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, and a B.A. from DePauw University, Greencastle, IN.
"We're confident that Todd and J.B. will bring us vital sales components that will communicate I-DEP's value proposition to the legal industry and corporate legal departments," said Scott Ablin, I-DEP's Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Their wealth of experience in both the legal industry and technology will be of great benefit to us as I-DEP embarks on an aggressive campaign of market penetration and continued technological improvement."
I-DEP Internet Deposition Services is the only fully integrated streaming media Internet deposition service that includes full video, two-way audio, real-time transcript and a built-in chat feature for discreet communication via computer or telephone with off-site and on-site participants. I-DEP enables lawyers to take, participate in or monitor
a deposition from any online computer live, as it happens, without any special hardware or software to buy, install or learn.
Even after the deposition, I-DEP technology continues to make legal professionals' lives easier. I-DEP's Depositions on DemandSM allows attorneys to sign on to the Web site and review the complete deposition with audio and video automatically synchronized with the transcript. During review, users may perform keyword searches of both transcript and video, stop playback, go forward or back, view their private annotations made during the deposition and continue to annotate the transcript for later review. In addition, these files can be exported in a variety of formats for use in trial-preparation applications.
I-DEP developed the first fully integrated, live, streaming media Web-based deposition service that allows lawyers to participate from any Internet-enabled computer with no special hardware or software to buy, install or learn. I-DEP was founded by Jay M. Jackson, an Internet developer and marketer, and Julie J. Furer, an attorney at Chicago's Schiff Hardin & Waite.
For more information, please contact I-DEP at (800) 498-I-DEP, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.i-dep.com.
I-DEP and the I-DEP logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of I-DEP LLC. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are held by their respective companies.
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