Text IQ Appoints Aaron Crews as General Counsel

Legal industry veteran and expert in litigation and risk management brings extensive knowledge to artificial intelligence company.

Text IQ

Text IQ, the developers of the industry-leading technology platform that protects enterprises from legal and compliance disasters, announced today the appointment of Aaron Crews as general counsel and vice president of strategy.

A recognized expert in litigation, compliance, investigations, data privacy & protection, information security, enterprise risk and change management, Mr. Crews brings extensive legal, privacy, and compliance experience from both the public and private sectors.

Once I saw the potential uses on unstructured communication content, I knew that I had to become a part of this inevitable success as the industry leader.

Aaron Crews, General Counsel and Vice President of Strategy

Crews joins Text IQ after three years with Walmart where he was senior associate general counsel and global head of eDiscovery. Before joining Walmart, Crews spent seven years with San Francisco-based law firm Littler Mendelson as a shareholder and one of the law firm's eDiscovery counsel. His practice centered on helping Fortune 1000 clients manage and mitigate risk by providing focused guidance and expertise on issues related to electronic discovery, the use of computer forensics in litigation, data breach investigations and incident response, compliance investigations, IP and data theft investigations, and information governance matters.

"We are delighted to welcome Aaron to Text IQ," said Text IQ Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Apoorv Agarwal. "Aaron brings a depth of experience gained from an impressive career that has included litigation and risk management. The experience, creativeness and leadership skills he brings are exactly the mix we need right now to continue the momentum Text IQ has built to date."

In his role with Walmart, Aaron led the legal department's effort in adopting technology and was at the forefront of Walmart's evaluation of leading AI.

"During my evaluation of technologies and the impact they could have on reducing cost and risk for Walmart litigation matters, I came across Text IQ. After extensive testing, I realized the platform was doing something fundamentally different using artificial intelligence technology," shared Crews. "Once I saw the potential uses on unstructured communication content, I knew that I had to become a part of this inevitable success as the industry leader."

Crews first line of business as general counsel will be to participate with top industry leaders from Fortune 100 companies at The Inevitable. The Inevitable is Text IQ's inaugural summit being held to discuss artificial intelligence's ability to solve otherwise intractable problems, which have plagued enterprises with billions of dollars per year in spending related to risk and compliance. To learn more about this year's The Inevitable and receive notifications about the 2018 summit and other events, subscribe at textiq.com/theinevitable.

About Text IQ, Inc.

Text IQ was founded in 2014 by Apoorv Agarwal and Omar Haroun, and is backed by several Fortune 100 executives and top venture capital firms including Floodgate and Pathbreaker Ventures. Text IQ's clients include Fortune 200 companies with high brand value, highly regulated companies including leading health care, biotech, energy, gaming, insurance, and financial institutions, and government agencies.

To learn more about Text IQ, visit http://textiq.com

Source: Text IQ