Management Team

Tom McGovern
Tom McGovern
Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer, Tom leads the company’s strategy and execution. Tom McGovern has also served as Managing Director at Idealab since 2012. Prior to this current role, Tom held CEO positions with Idealab operating companies Snap, Perfect Market and Petsmart.com. Tom was previously at Warner Bros. where he was Senior Vice President of International Consumer Products. In 1996, Tom co-founded the Internet Mall, one of the Internet's earliest marketplaces which went public as Shopnow. Tom is a CPA, holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and a B.S. from the University of Colorado.
Brent Botta
Brent Botta
Chief Technology Officer

Brent is the Chief Technology Officer for X1. Brent has more than 13 years of experience as an eDiscovery Consultant, Forensic Examiner. As an expert practitioner, Brent is uniquely positioned as a Leader in the Industry, drawing upon his diverse international experience having performed computer forensics and eDiscovery investigations for Federal and State Law Enforcement Agencies, Foreign Government, Department of Defense, Financial, Healthcare, Motion Picture, Energy and Manufacturing, among others. Prior to X1, Brent spent seven years at Guidance Software, where he was the primary product manager and feature designer for Guidance Software's EnCase® eDiscovery solution. Before Guidance Software he was a computer forensics investigator with the FBI, assigned to the Computer Crime Unit. His qualifications include Certified EnCase® Examiner – EnCE®, FBI Computer Analysis and Response Team (CART) as well as the Dataflight Certified FYI Administrator Program (DCFA) certifications. Brent has a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science.
Gregg Morin
Gregg Morin
Executive Vice President of Sales

As Executive Vice President of Sales, Gregg is responsible for the company’s customer retention, partner development and new customer acquisition. He has 25+ years of enterprise software and services experience helping clients solve business challenges across all industry verticals. Prior to joining X1, Gregg served as Vice President Sales and Marketing for Health Data Vision, Inc. where he led all sales, partner management, marketing and lead development initiatives. During his six year tenure with Guidance Software, Inc. (now Open Text Corporation) as Director of Sales, Gregg’s responsibilities grew from North Central U.S. to Central U.S. and LATAM regions providing solutions for eDiscovery, forensics and cybersecurity. He has also led sales teams for prominent software companies like EMC Corporation (now Dell, Inc.), Infor Global Solutions and Candle Corporation (now IBM Company). Gregg has successfully and consistently built sales organizations that grow the revenues for his respective companies. He and his team thrive on aligning new and creative application software and services solutions to solve real-world customer problems.
Todmund Cole
Todmund Cole
Executive Vice President of Operations

As Executive Vice President of Operations, Tod oversees company operations, systems, and processes. Tod has been with X1 since 2005. Prior to his current position, he served as the company's Director of Engineering and was responsible for the technical development of the .NET/WPF-based X1 Professional Client and the Java-based X1 Enterprise Server. Before joining X1, Tod was the Director of Engineering at Temcor, a structural engineering firm. While there, he worked to modernize the software used to automate the design and fabrication of geodesic aluminum domes. Prior to his tenure with Temcor, Tod was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, serving aboard the submarine USS Louisiana, SSBN 743, where he guided the ship through new construction and was involved in the validation and testing of the systems and crew.
John Patzakis
John Patzakis
Executive Chairman of the Board

As Executive Chairman of the Board, John shapes and guides the company's strategy and vision. He has an extensive background and expertise in enterprise software, eDiscovery and corporate compliance, combining strong knowledge of both the law and the supporting technologies in those areas. Prior to joining X1, John served nearly a decade at Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: GUID) where he held several senior management positions, including Chief Strategy Officer, Vice Chairman, Chief Legal Officer and President and CEO. While at Guidance, John led the transition of the company from start-up to a major enterprise software firm and grew revenues from $5 million to $40 million during his 3-year tenure as CEO. Prior to joining Guidance, John spent eight years practicing law in the fields of commercial litigation and business transactions. John received an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California and a JD from the Santa Clara University School of Law.
As Vice President of Business Development and X1 Search Solutions, Michael oversees X1's standard and virtual desktop search solutions. Joining X1 in 2010, Michael focuses on X1's large enterprise deployments and strategic partners, as well as working closely with product marketing, customer care, and product development. Prior to joining X1, Michael spent four years practicing law in the fields of securities and consumer class actions. Michael earned an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and a JD from New England School of Law.