SOURCE: Encore Discovery Solutions

August 12, 2008 12:00 ET

Michael Ford and Ed Horton, Jr. Join Encore Discovery Solutions

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - August 12, 2008) - Encore Discovery Solutions, a knowledge-based provider of electronic discovery and related services, announced today that it has expanded its national sales team. Michael Ford, based in Austin, Texas, and Ed Horton, Jr., based in Laguna Niguel, California, join the company as senior sales consultants.

"Part of our strategy in transitioning from a production-based to knowledge-based provider includes developing a professional sales force who can implement electronic discovery best practices to ensure our clients receive full value of our expertise on every assignment," said Gregory J. Mazares, President & CEO of Encore Discovery Solutions. "Ed and Michael each have many years of experience that will benefit our clients early on in the project planning process."

Prior to joining Encore, Mr. Ford served in general management positions at Esquire Litigation Solutions/Esquire Deposition Services, NetworkOmni, Qwest Communications, FPL Group, and One Call Communications Most recently he led Esquire's national accounts sales effort targeting major corporations and global law firms. Mr. Ford received his undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Miami and has participated in executive development programs at the University of Texas.

Mr. Horton brings Encore more than 20 years of sales, marketing and operations management experience, having worked closely with both Fortune 500 corporations and Am Law 100 firms in the electronic discovery marketplace. He has extensive knowledge in defining cost-effective discovery solutions, including electronic discovery, artificial intelligence search technology, Web hosting and traditional litigation support. Prior to joining Encore, Mr. Horton served as Executive Vice President of Syngence, and also held positions at Lawtrac Development Corporation, and Wave Imaging Corporation. He was also awarded Regional Management Executive of the Year four times during his tenure as Vice President and Regional Manager with Thomson Corporation. Mr. Horton attended the University of Texas El Paso.

Encore Discovery Solutions was recently ranked as a Top 10 overall service provider in the 2008 Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey and also was rated as Top 5 or Top 10 in eight key performance measures. The company is an active member of the Sedona Conference E-Discovery Panels, the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) Projects, and the primary sponsor of the Legal Transformation 2020 Study.

About Encore Discovery Solutions

Through a combination of knowledge and innovation, and with a focus on helping clients achieve favorable results, Encore Discovery Solutions provides a broad range of discovery solutions to major law firms and corporate legal departments across the U.S. According to independent surveys in 2006, 2007 and 2008, Encore is ranked as one of the leading providers of electronic data discovery and related services, including Web hosting, data forensics and collections, imaging, coding and reprographics. For more information, please visit

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