Advanced, in Mountain View, Calif., primarily sells kCura Corp.'s Relativity software. Now it is expanding to offer a document review service, and brought on Sanchez, who recently completed a non-compete term after selling Black Letter to investors in 2009.
"I've been brought in to lead that [new] division, set up the infrastructure, and roll it out," Sanchez said. "What's on the road map right now for us is to develop the review facilities throughout the country." Advanced already has facilities in Los Angeles and San Francisco, and is starting facilities on the East coast and offshore.
Sanchez holds a J.D. from the University of California Hastings and is a board member of northern California's John F. Kennedy University Entrepreneurial Institute. Since 2009, he incubated environmental start-ups along with legal education website BarGraders.com. He first connected with Advanced when it partnered with Black Letter during his tenure there.
Advanced formed in 2009 from the merger of Advanced Discovery Services and American Data Services. It acquired CP Document Technologies in 2011 and is currently investing in start-up eDepoze. CTO Thadd Hale will focus on eDepoze, CEO David Vandygriff explained.
In addition to the new document review services, Advanced is also launching new software this year, Sanchez added. An application called Advanced Review will give users real-time progress reports on productivity and quality assurance, he said. The company is also looking to hire more project manager and subject matter experts, he said.