I-DEP Executive Team
Although Internet depositions are a relative new technology, I-DEP's
Executive Team brings a wealth of experience in the legal, technology and marketing fields.
Jay M. Jackson - President and CEO
Long before the Internet and the World Wide Web changed the face of business and communication, Jay Jackson saw potential in these emerging technologies. Prior to founding I-DEP, Mr. Jackson made his mark with The Jgroup Inc., a nationally recognized firm that developed Internet marketing and training strategies for prominent legal, medical and corporate organizations. Mr. Jackson was among the technological pioneers who helped convince corporate America that their futures lay online - and his clients have included Procter & Gamble, IBM, Xerox and Motorola. He also helped develop Internet strategies for the American Bar Association and the federal government. Previously, Mr. Jackson was Senior Vice President of Marketing and Product Development at Einstein Medical, a medical marketing company in La Jolla, Calif., where he developed a Web-based strategy and product line that resulted in Einstein's growth into one of the largest medical Internet marketing companies in North America. Mr. Jackson also served for 10 years as a producer, director and production manager for Amatulli & Associates, a leading marketing communications firm in Cincinnati, where he developed and managed media campaigns for Fortune 500 clients. He also has extensive event production experience, and managed Ronald Reagan's 1981 inaugural ball at Kennedy Center. A recognized authority on legal industry technology and advanced Internet strategies, Mr. Jackson has written numerous articles for national publications and is in demand as a speaker at industry functions. He received a B.A. in Radio, Television and Film from the University of Maryland.
Mark Cummuta - Chief Technology Officer
Mark Cummuta is responsible for product development, technology support, and, ultimately, for complete
execution of the I-DEP Internet Deposition service. Before joining I-DEP, Mr. Cummuta served as Group
Director of Central Region Professional Services for E.piphany, Inc., a provider of customer relationship
software offering an integrated suite of Web-based analytic and operational solutions. His duties included
managing all clients and resources across multiple offices throughout 13 states. Prior to E.piphany, he
served as Co-CTO/Vice-President of Technology for iLink Global and co-managed its CanTRACK
subsidiary, where he developed several patent-pending Internet-based applications, including a container
and asset tracking system that uses GPS, radio frequency, and bar code technologies. Mr. Cummuta has
also held technology management positions with Computer Associates, CNA Insurance, Acxiom, Arthur
Andersen & Co., and Allstate Insurance. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Elmhurst
College, Elmhurst, IL, a dual M.B.A. in both Finance and International Management from Loyola
University, Chicago, and has studied International Commercial Intellectual Property Law at DePaul
University, Chicago. In addition, Mr. Cummuta has taken advanced training in more than 25 IT areas.
Scott Ablin - Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Scott Ablin is responsible for the sales, marketing, business development, and communications functions at
I-DEP. Much of his work focuses on forging relationships with Fortune 500 companies, multinational law
firms and channel partners. As part of his role in shaping I-DEP's overall business strategy, Mr. Ablin
draws upon a wealth of experience in business-to-business sales and marketing management. Before
joining I-DEP, Mr. Ablin served as Senior Marketing Manager for Commerx, a provider and operator of
eBusiness Network solutions. His responsibilities included branding and demand generation for the
company's services. Prior to that, Mr. Ablin held management positions at FRB/BSMG Worldwide, a
business-to-business and professional services marketing agency, Boise Cascade Office Products and
Nextel Communications. Mr. Ablin holds an M.S. in Marketing Communications from Roosevelt
University, Chicago, a B.A. from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and has completed coursework at the
Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, Chicago.
Toya Campbell - Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Development
Toya Campbell is responsible for human resources, recruiting, training, and all corporate administrative
functions. Before joining I-DEP, Ms. Campbell spent nearly seven years with Peapod, Inc. During this
period, she advanced from Regional Human Resource Manager to Vice President of Human Resources as
the Web-based interactive grocery shopping and delivery service grew from 200 to 1,300 employees and
expanded nationally. Tough, high-visibility jobs are nothing new to Ms. Campbell, who was serving as
Assistant Director of Development in Chicago's Department of Economic Development when the late
Mayor Harold Washington recruited her as Assistant to the Mayor. He then appointed her to Director of
Human Resources for the Chicago Public Library System - the largest municipal central library facility in
the world. Ms. Campbell prepared and administered a $38 million staffing budget, developed policies, and
established rapport with seven unions. Ms. Campbell has also served as Director of Human Resources
and Planning for Boston-based New England Home for Little Wanderers. She attended Northwestern
University's Medill School of Journalism, and received a B.A. in Urban Planning from Lake Forest
Todd M. Bucciarelli - Director of Sales
Todd M. Bucciarelli oversees the company's direct sales efforts. He supervises the entire sales function and plays 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.
John Connelly - Director, Court Reporter Firm Relations
At I-DEP, Mr. Connelly is in charge of operations and business development with court reporting firms. He has more than 20 years' experience as an operations manager, and finance specialist. Prior to joining I-DEP, Mr. Connelly spent five years as a franchised restaurant owner-operator of The Original Gino's East of Chicago, which did annual volume of $1.6 million. Previously, he spent seven years as a founder and Vice President of Chicago Meat Consultants, a start-up processing and distribution company for custom-boned pork products, and nine years as the Controller of UR Way Boning, which grew to $35 million in sales during his tenure. Mr. Connelly received a B.S. degree from Elmhurst College.
J.B. Rees, Esq. - Legal Sales Consultant
J.B. Rees is a former litigating attorney and Illinois Assistant Attorney General, and is 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. Before that, while an Illinois Assistant Attorney General, he was responsible for all phases of litigation from investigation, through trial and settlement. He received his law degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, and a B.A. from DePauw University, Greencastle, IN.
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