Dean Brown Named CEO of IPRO Tech

TEMPE, AZ., July 18, 2018 – ParkerGale Capital  announced today that it has appointed Dean Brown as Chief Executive Officer of IPRO Tech, a legal software company focused on providing customers with industry-leading software and services solutions ranging from discovery to trial. ParkerGale, a technology-focused private equity firm based in Chicago, IL, acquired IPRO Tech in 2017.

Mr. Brown is an accomplished leader with a 25-year track record of working with high-growth software and service companies. He brings a collaborative leadership style, emphasizing both operational experience and a passion for customer-care. Most recently, Mr. Brown served as the Chief Product and Technology Officer for Open Education, a leading international education technology company. Prior to Open Education, Mr. Brown co-founded and led a technology startup, NextU, leading it to a successful acquisition by Open Education. Previously, Mr. Brown held senior leadership roles with Pearson and Thomson, focusing on technology and growth.

“We conducted an exhaustive search to ensure we could find someone to take the helm as well as grow the company to the next stage,” said Ryan Milligan, Partner at ParkerGale Capital. “We are confident Dean is a great fit and are excited about his executing our shared vision for IPRO.”

Mr. Brown is motivated by a few key things, including building and developing strong teams, delivering world-class software solutions to customers and thoughtful execution.

“I’m incredibly excited to join the IPRO team,” said Mr. Brown. “IPRO has an almost 30-year reputation for outstanding focus on the customer and for providing high-quality discovery and trial software that drives a tremendous ROI for customers. The company has been investing heavily in the next generation of products, and I’m thrilled to join at a time when IPRO can bring such value to our customers.”

Founded in 1989, IPRO is a global leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery and legal analytics software solutions. With the addition of the industry leader in trial presentation, TrialDirector 360, IPRO provides solutions from discovery to trial.