NAM EXPANDS ITS EXECUTIVE TEAM ADDING JASON BRENNAN AS CEO AND CHRISTOPHER ARONSON AS CRO
Posted on May 04, 2021 |News
New York, NY (May 4, 2021) – NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation), one of the nation's leading providers of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services, is pleased to announce that Jason C. Brennan, Esq. has been named Chief Executive Officer and Christopher B. Aronson has joined the company as Chief Revenue Officer.
These new leaders join Roy Israel, NAM's Founder and Chairman, NAM's wider leadership team and investors at Sageview Capital as the company continues to experience growth nationwide.
Mr. Brennan is an attorney and a global business leader who brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record within the litigation and legal services arena. As CEO, he has been charged with raising the company's profile and brand while expanding its presence in all practice areas throughout the United States and internationally. Mr. Aronson also shares significant experience in legal services along with executive leadership in technology and data businesses. As CRO, he is tasked with developing, implementing and overseeing the strategic products and revenue goals for the company, while maintaining NAM's superior client relationships.
Mr. Brennan and Mr. Aronson have previously teamed together as Co-Founders of DTI Knowledge Solutions (now Epiq), a technology-driven legal services business which experienced extraordinary growth thanks to its transformative business model and reputation for service excellence. “Chris and I are thrilled to be joining this world-class NAM team at such a pivotal moment,” said Jason. “NAM has been a pioneer in Alternative Dispute Resolution, and we look forward to continuing that great heritage as the scope of the business expands.”
NAM's influence is growing rapidly in segments such as commercial, employment, medical malpractice and cross-border and international dispute resolution. Additionally, enhancing the reach and capabilities of NAM's highly unique technology suite, data and analytics will be a major priority.
“Jason and Chris add important depth to NAM,” said Roy Israel. “Their significant experience in legal services and technology, combined with a proven track record of innovation and global expansion will serve us well. I look forward to working with them both as NAM enters this next exciting phase of growth.”
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Roy and his talented management team,” said Scott Stuart, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Sageview Capital. “NAM's reputation is impeccable, and the company is well-positioned to expand its leadership role across the ADR ecosystem.”
Before joining NAM, Mr. Brennan served as Chief Executive Officer for Luminance, a market-leading artificial intelligence platform for the legal industry. Prior to his tenure at Luminance, he was President of International at Epiq, a global leader in technology-enabled legal services, corporate restructuring, cybersecurity, and business transformation solutions. Mr. Aronson was Chief Executive Officer of EDR and Chief Commercial Officer for CompStak – both data and technology businesses within the commercial real estate arena, and former President of DTI Knowledge Solutions.
NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) has been providing Alternative Dispute Resolution services throughout the United States and internationally for almost 30 years and is recognized for its superb customer service market-leading technology and an exceptional panel of arbitrators and mediators. For the eighth year in a row, NAM was named a top ADR firm in the United States in the 2021 National Law Journal's Best Of Survey. For the past ten years, NAM was selected as the #1 ADR firm in the New York Law Journal's Best Of Survey and was also voted a top Online ADR Resource by the survey respondents – a testament to the depth and breadth of knowledge, information and thought leadership provided by the firm to the ADR community at large.
NAM is an indispensable resource for parties seeking cost-effective alternatives to expensive and time-consuming litigation. NAM works with more than 10,000 commercial entities, including more than 50 percent of the Fortune 100 companies. NAM offers litigants highly secure virtual and in-person forums, unique and powerful technology and a nationwide panel of more than 2,600 top-tier former judges and legal practitioners. NAM's mediators and arbitrators are uniquely qualified to facilitate the resolution of disputes. NAM maintains rosters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and in major cities around the world, with deep experience in the areas of banking and financial services, complex commercial, construction, corporate, employment, entertainment, trusts and estates, international, insurance/reinsurance, medical malpractice, personal injury, professional liability and real estate dispute resolution.
NAM provides complimentary continuing legal education (CLE) programs for attorneys, bar associations, corporate and government legal departments and other legal and business organizations. For more information, visit www.namadr.com.
About Sageview Capital
Sageview Capital LP is a private investment firm focused on providing growth capital and operational support to leading tech-enabled businesses. As active partners, we leverage our decades of industry experience, operational expertise, and extensive network to drive long-term value for our portfolio companies. The firm's investments include 360insights, Aceable, Brandwatch, CallRail, Demandbase, Drivewyze, Elastic Path, Ezoic, MetricStream, Pantheon, Pax8, NAM, Theatro, Womply, and XSELL Technologies, among others. Sageview was founded in 2006 and is led by co-founders Ned Gilhuly and Scott Stuart, and senior partner Dean Nelson. Since 2008, the firm has deployed over $1 billion across 27 growth capital investments. The firm has offices in Greenwich, Connecticut, and Palo Alto, California.