Advisory Committee

Our Advisory Committee is comprised of several industry professionals from various walks of life that all have come together with one goal in common.

Each Advisor brings experience in social responsibility. Collectively working closely with our Board of Directors, the committee members will be instrumental in helping Life Preservers Project guide our strategy for 2020 and beyond.

 

Michael Dalewitz

Michael is an accomplished Entrepreneur, Senior Executive, Thought Leader, and Board Member with demonstrated success across the consumer goods, fashion, entertainment, branding, technology, software, and legal industries. Leveraging extensive experience managing turnarounds and implementing business development initiatives, Michael is a valuable asset for a company experiencing rapid or stagnant growth and needs to support or further drive expansion. His areas of expertise include market analysis and forecasting, M&A, strategic planning, marketing, intellectual property, and P&L management.

Michael has held both Leadership and Board positions with public and private multimillion-dollar organizations, and he currently serves as Executive Shareholder of HaystackID and President of ReviewRight. He was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Inspired Review, LLC which sold to HaystackID in April 2018. Dalewitz started Inspired Review after creating one of the legal industry’s first managed document review models and developed the first document review metrics tracking software, which led to being voted the No. 1 US-Based Managed Document Review Service and the No. 1 Technology Assisted Review Solution company by Corporate Counsel, National Law Journal, New York Law Journal and The Recorder.

 

Gabe Gross

Gabe Gross iPro Tech

Gabe Gross is a Client Manager for Ipro Tech with over 20 years of experience in the legal industry.

Gabe lives in Astoria with his wife and daughter where he has been actively engaged with local arts, food & cultural organizations. His experience in the non-profit sector includes running the Parent Teacher Organization at his daughter’s school. While at the head of the PTO, Gabe focused on strategic partnerships, community engagement, leveraging technology and increasing fundraising capabilities.

As a member of the Advisory Committee, Gabe hopes his experience can help LPP’s mission of preventing and supporting victims of human trafficking.

 

Lou Mancuso

Lou Mancuso is the Global Recruiting Director at eDiscovery Service Provider, Consilio based out of New York. With over 10 years of recruiting and sales experience in the eDiscovery industry, Lou developed and spearheads Consilio’s global recruitment department where his focus includes IT, Business Development, Finance, Operations, Human Resources, and Client Services.
 
Prior to Consilio, Lou was a Director of eDiscovery at Epiq Systems and a Managing Director at PeterSan Legal Staffing.
 
During his free time, Lou is the lead vocalist for the alternative rock tribute band, Jet City. Lou has been involved with Life Preservers Project since its inception in 2009 consulting on fundraising activities and providing music entertainment at events.

 

Johanny Olmedo

Johanny Olmedo Consilio

Johanny has over 15 years of experience in the legal industry. He began his career in eDiscovery at Merrill Lynch where was a Director and co-head of the Discovery and Regulatory Response Team (DARRT). Following his role at Merrill Lynch, Johanny joined a large staffing agency in 2009 to launch the managed review division. In 2014, he joined the fastest growing legal staffing agency to launch the managed review division. He has trained project management teams and supervised hundreds of document reviews while also serving in a business development role. He is currently a Regional Director focusing on business development at Consilio specializing in complex eDiscovery solutions for international corporations and their outside counsel.

As a member of the Advisory Committee, Johanny hopes to raise more awareness in the legal services community around human trafficking and the work LPP is doing.

 

April Pish

April Pish, Esq. sits at the helm of Update Legal as Chief Executive Officer. Pish is the first woman to hold the office.  In 2018, Update successfully transitioned under the umbrella of Driven, Inc., giving one of the largest staffing providers in the United States additional functionality while keeping Update true to its legal staffing roots. April joined the New York City headquartered company in 2006 and has held various management positions, including Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to joining Update, April worked as in-house counsel for the largest mall-based retail provider KB Toys.

As a member of the Advisory Committee, April hopes to use her professional expertise, insights, and experience to drive strategic dialogue that will help shape LPP’s mission and reach.