Chris Weiler - Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Weiler co-founded KLDiscovery in 2005. Since its inception, KLDiscovery has emerged as one of the top eDiscovery vendors in the United States. KLDiscovery has been recognized by Socha-Gelbmann, the Inc. 5000 and Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™. Mr. Weiler also received Ernst & Young’s Washington, D.C. Entrepreneur Of The Year award in 2014.
Prior to co-founding KLDiscovery, Mr. Weiler co-founded and built On-Site Sourcing into a $40 million litigation support and electronic discovery services company, named in a survey of the American Lawyer top 100 law firms as one of the top five imaging and coding services companies and one of the ten best electronic discovery firms in the United States.
Mr. Weiler graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1985 and served in the United States Navy as a surface warfare officer and as a Navy Senate Liaison Officer in Washington, D.C. from 1985 until September 1991. He also worked for Pitney Bowes Management Services as a Manager from September 1991 through December 1992.
As a former 1st team Washington Post All Met Receiver, MVP of Navy’s 1984 football team and the father to three college athletes, Mr. Weiler has devoted the majority of his free time over the past fifteen years to coaching young men in youth basketball and high school football. Since 1997, Mr. Weiler has been the head or assistant coach to AAU, county and CYO basketball teams and two high school football teams in Northern Virginia.
Joining the Lake Braddock Secondary School Staff in 2004 as the offensive coordinator, Mr. Weiler helped engineer the greatest turnaround in Virginia, Maryland and DC history from 2004 to 2005, winning five district championships, two straight Northern Region titles and a trip to the Virginia state final in 2009. Mr. Weiler also personally donated $200k for the building of two FieldTurf Fields at the school.
Phil Bridge - President, Data & Storage Technologies
As President, Data & Storage Technologies, Mr. Bridge leads the Data & Storage Technologies (DST) organization globally with offices and laboratories in 28 locations. He has been with Ontrack for over twenty years, moving from sales to global channel manager to business development manager to managing director for Western Europe, holding this latter position for some 7 years. This has led to Mr. Bridge having an extremely well rounded view of the company and an in-depth knowledge of the industry.
Mr. Bridge has insight into all areas of the DST business and can offer an expert opinion and insight into Ontrack as a business; its vision, values and corporate strategy, as well as advice on business continuity, information management and channel and partner strategies.
Mr Bridge is based out of the Epsom, UK operation.
Peter Böhret - COO, Data & Storage Technologies
As COO, Data & Storage Technologies business line, Mr. Böhret is responsible for the data recovery business of Ontrack in Europe with laboratories and sales offices in 12 countries. In this position, he is the front man of the European Senior Leadership Group of KLDiscovery for the data recovery business (Ontrack).
He joined the company in 1996 when the German operation was founded and built it up to an operation with more than 75 employees serving customer needs 24/7/365. Under his leadership, Ontrack expanded into Italy, Switzerland, Poland and into the Nordics and became the leader in EMEA.
Previous to Ontrack, Mr. Böhret worked as European Sales Manager for Hengstler GmbH and as project manager at Stark Systemstechnik. He studied computer science in Munich and business administration with a focus on marketing and computers in Stuttgart.
Besides his engagements in management, he made his mark with numerous publications in the sector of IT security and software, e.g. as the co-author of the book “The man in the software development.”
Mike Burmeister - VP Global Operations, Data & Storage Technologies
Mr. Burmeister joined Ontrack in 1991 as one of the initial data recovery engineers. He has over 20 years of experience in the data recovery profession, moving from engineering to senior leadership roles while focused on building a best-in-class worldwide data recovery operation. He was essential in researching file systems and defining practices aimed at resolving data loss on all types of storage media and storage environments. Whether a Fortune 500 company or family pictures of the first birthday, Mr. Burmeister leads and works daily with the global team - saving irreplaceable data and always providing an excellent customer service experience.
Currently, Mr. Burmeister is responsible for 15 data recovery labs across the globe and building the world leading Data Recovery Operations Team for the Data & Storage Technologies business line. The team operates globally on a 24/7/365 basis, ready to respond to emergency customer situations at all times and offering on-site, in-lab, and remote services to address the most secure and discrete scenarios. The operations recovery team proudly focuses on its mission of continuous improvement and optimizing efficiencies to the advantage of its world-wide customer base.
Mr. Burmeister holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Minor degree in Mathematics.
Adrian Briscoe - VP APJ, Data & Storage Technologies
Adrian Briscoe joined Ontrack in 2003 as an Electronic Evidence Consultant in the London (U.K) office. In 2005, he moved to Australia to set up DST operations in Brisbane before overseeing expansion in Singapore in 2006, Hong Kong in 2008 and most recently in Japan in 2017.
Before joining with Ontrack, Mr. Briscoe spent five years in Hong Kong with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Corporate Finance & Recovery (CFR) division. He managed the IT infrastructure, data capture requirements and computer forensics needs for the CFR division and PricewaterhouseCoopers clients.
Mr. Briscoe has more than 33 years' experience in the IT industry, initially starting out as a protocol specialist in London, working with IBM mainframe, mini and desktop systems.