Founded in 2014, StoryCloud has developed the legal industry’s first Transcript on Demand service for litigators. Using highly trained digital reporters in concert with powerful artificial intelligence and machine learning software, the platform enables litigators to dramatically reduce the cost of a deposition transcript by as much as 30%.
Moreover, StoryCloud is also first to market with a revolutionary business model that radically simplifies how deposition services are consumed by attorneys.
Years in the making, with three recently issued US patents (US9634997 B2, US9508207 B2, and US9576255 B2) and nine more pending, the high availability content publishing platform is ideally suited for massive scalability to support tens of thousands of simultaneous transcriptions a day.
Ken Kalb, CEO
Ken Kalb has a long history of starting and leading successful technology companies. Before co-founding StoryCloud, Ken was the founding CEO of Analog Analytics in 2007, a leading provider of accountable advertising solutions for online and offline publishers. Ken led the intellectual property effort and received two US patents for a system and method for real-time management of off-line advertising campaigns. In May of 2012, Ken sold the company to Barclaycard and returned a double digit multiple to shareholders.
Previous to co-founding Analog Analytics with Tom Buscher, Ken was CEO of SearchRev, a paid search optimization company. From May 2006 through August of 2007, Ken led a 500% increase in revenue resulting in the company’s sale to AKQA / General Atlantic in September of 2007 for a 6X return on shareholder value.
In 1998 Ken was the founding CEO of Continuous Computing, based in San Diego, California. While there, Ken led the company to $72mm in revenue, raised $52mm in capital and completed two acquisitions off of the company’s balance sheet. He had development teams in India, China and the US with 450 employees and won multiple awards.
Ken won the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2005. Under his leadership, Deloitte & Touche recognized Continuous Computing on six separate occasions for its rapid growth rate. Notably, Continuous Computing won the San Diego Fast 50 award for being the fastest growing company with a 28,357% increase over a five-year period. The company was sold to Radisys in 2012.
Previous to Continuous Computing, Ken was president of Emultek, an Israeli simulation tool company, where he doubled revenues and led a successful IPO.
Ken has attended American University and New York University Graduate Film School.
Tom Buscher, CTO
Tom Buscher has 20 years of experience designing and developing software for computing systems for 99.999% or better uptime. Before joining Analog Analytics and StoryCloud, Tom was Software Architect at Continuous Computing, where he was responsible for the company’s upSuite line of continuous-availability and real-time file-replication middleware.
Earlier, at AT&T Bell Labs, Tom designed numbering, routing and call-detail recording plans for the AT&T long distance network, and led the development team that created the first AT&T core network component based on commercial off-the-shelf computer technology.
Tom holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics from the University of London, in addition to two US patents and 11 patents pending.
Christina Chan, President
Christina Chan brings extensive experience in product development, product management, and operations. She is responsible for the product vision and implementation at StoryCloud.
Prior to joining StoryCloud, she was VP of Program Implementation and Support at Barclaycard and VP of Account Management and Operations at Analog Analytics, where she was responsible for product development, and all client and customer management.
Christina studied Communications and Visual Arts, graduating from the University of California, San Diego.
Emily Zavis, Vice President, Business Development
Emily brings over eight years of court reporting industry knowledge, business development, operations and client relations experience to StoryCloud.
Prior to joining StoryCloud, she was the Chief Operating Officer at Litivate Reporting + Trial Services, formerly Thorsnes Litigation Services, where she was responsible for all facets of business development, operations and client relations. Having worked with top law firms and litigation professionals nationwide, Emily has cultivated a comprehensive knowledge of the intricacies and complexities of the litigation process.
Prior to her work in the court reporting industry, Emily was a legal recruiting coordinator for a premier attorney placement agency based in Washington, D.C.
Emily studied Communications with an emphasis on Public Relations, graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Distinguished Members of the Technical Advisory Board
Jeffrey D. Boyd, Chairman, Technical Advisory Board
S. Todd Neal, Partner, Procopio
Laurence R. Phillips, Partner, Procopio
Brian J. Robbins, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Robbins Arroyo LLP
Jeff Bennion, Owner, Law Office of Jeff Bennion; Of Counsel, Estey & Bomberger, LLP
Tony R. Skogen, Attorney, Rowe | Mullen
Myra Fleischer, Owner, Fleischer & Ravreby
Steven M. Bronson, Attorney, The Bronson Firm
Jason Baker, Business and Trial Lawyer, Keegan & Baker LLP
Alreen Haeggquist, Founder and Managing Partner, Haeggquist & Eck
Bob Van Brocklin, Managing Director, Stoel Rives