Expertise Comes From Experience

Servient has over a decade of experience in developing software to manage the ever-increasing data volumes involved in legal matters. We built our solution from the ground up, incorporating machine learning to drive efficiency. The result is a unified platform; processing, search & cull and review as an iterative and integrated process. Since we wrote the software, we support it and help you manage the process effectively. The culmination of our experience is a proven eDiscovery solution managed by industry experts.

Ian Wilson

Ian WilsonFounder and CEO

Ian leads the development and delivery of Servient’s streamlined eDiscovery solutions. Prior to Servient, Ian was the founder of DiscSense, Inc., a company focused on search technology for legal resources, before its acquisition by West Publishing Company. Ian also practiced law for over 15 years involving complex commercial litigation. Ian served as a judicial clerk for Justice A. Christian Compton of the Virginia Supreme Court prior to entering private practice.


JD from the University of Richmond Law School in Virginia.

William Payne

William PayneFounder and COO

William leads the team that manages internal and external processes, systems, and solutions that assist Servient’s clients as they address information governance, ediscovery and data management challenges. Prior to Servient, William practiced law for over 24 years and has extensive commercial litigation, eDiscovery, regulatory and investigation experience in representing financial institutions and corporations. He also served as a board member for a $1.5B bank that included responsibility on Audit and Compliance Committees, and IT Security and IT Solutions subcommittees.


JD from the University of Richmond Law School, MBA from the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business and LL.M (Master of Laws) in intellectual property from the University of Houston Law Center.

Rohit Kelkar

Rohit KelkarVP Of Research And Development

Rohit leads the development of Servient's machine learning and big data analytics. His expertise includes machine learning, text mining and cloud computing. His contributions include the incorporation of machine learning to document review workflows, feedback mechanisms for quality control, clustering of data and using hadoop and hbase to process terabyte-scale data. Prior to joining Servient, Rohit worked at TATA Innovation Labs, Datamatics and Gridstone Research.


Master’s degree in information technology from Carnegie Mellon University with a specialization in robotics technology, Bachelor’s in electronics engineering from Mumbai University.

Jim Renehan

Jim RenehanSVP Of Business Development

With over 20 years in the legal marketplace, Jim brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Servient. Jim served as the President of DiscSense, Inc., a company focused on search technology for legal resources, prior to its acquisition by West Publishing Company. Jim began his sales career at Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company.


BS in Business from the University of Connecticut, MBA from the University of Richmond.

Bill Schieffelin

Bill SchieffelinVP Of Strategic Alliances

Bill directs Servient's strategic alliances initiatives, overseeing all aspects of its partnership programs. Bill is a seasoned legal services executive with significant successes coordinating and consulting on eDiscovery and legal project management for national law firms and corporations. Prior to joining Servient, Bill worked for Counsel on Call where he served as vice president of business development. He also held positions with SPi Global Solutions as a senior vice president and was a senior director for Thomson Reuters.


BA from Baylor University, JD from the University of Texas School of Law.