Episode Summary: Stacy Ybarra, vice president of Marketing and executive sponsor of women and diversity employee resource groups at Lighthouse, joins Bill and Rob for the very first episode of season 7 to discuss how diversity feeds innovation in ediscovery. Stacy was recently nominated for Relativity's Inclusion Breakthrough Award and spoke at Relativity Fest 2020 on a panel about diversity in the ediscovery space. Throughout her career, Stacy has championed diversity and representation by leading through curiosity, empathy, and inclusion. Together, Stacy, Bill, and Rob cover the common pitfalls of non-inclusive hiring practices and what the industry stands to gain by championing diversity.
Stacy is the Vice President of Marketing at Lighthouse, where she is focused on continuing to drive sales and marketing strategy as the company integrates the marketing efforts across the consolidated business. Stacy has close to two decades of experience in strategic communications within the technology and communications industries, as well as years of branding and investor relations expertise.
Prior to this new role, Stacy was the Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at Blucora, where she provided overall guidance for the company’s internal and external communications, brand, and corporate giving functions. She has implemented plans to ensure a positive corporate image and culture during multiple phases of turnaround, strategic repositioning and renewal at Blucora. Stacy has also led numerous financial communications initiatives, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and public offerings.
Before joining Blucora in 2005, Stacy was an Investment Relations Analyst at Cascade Investment, a private investment and holding company for William H. Gates III and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Previous to her role at Cascade Investment, she served in various investor relations roles at 360networks Inc. and XO Communications. She began her career at Telecommunications Inc. in marketing.
The podcast wholly devoted to pursuing the legal technology revolution. Co-hosts Bill Mariano and Rob Hellewell explore the impacts and possibilities that new technology is creating by streamlining workflows for ediscovery, compliance, and information governance.