Posted by Joe Alonzo – Director of eDiscovery/Computer Forensics at Glenmont Group
I recently attended the Masters Conference in DC and rubbed elbows with several of the brightest minds in our industry. In DC, the focus was on Information Convergence and creating Synergy between Compliance, Discovery and Security. If you have not been fortunate enough to attend the Masters Conference, I highly suggest you put it on your calendar for an upcoming event. Unlike many of the large vendor driven conferences, Masters Conference focuses on several current and relevant topics, a specialized and small vendor presence and top-notch eDiscovery, Compliance and Forensic professionals.
Aside from networking with high-caliber industry people, I found the biggest benefit to be absorbing firsthand experience and knowledge from professionals in the field. This was an added bonus when helping my candidates with topics on career advancement.
I am constantly asked by candidates what we are seeing in the marketplace. My answer is consistent: The legal technology market has always been very strong regarding the hiring of top talent. The need for ESI sales people, litigation support professionals and forensic collections folks is always there. The difference is, in the past ten to twelve months the need for higher level professionals has risen drastically. Glenmont Group has been and is currently involved in several SVP, EVP, C-level and a few capital transaction deals. Money is being spent to hire people other than pure revenue producing streams. The hiring of management, high level project management and marketing is on the rise.
The Masters is set up for six shows in 2013 in cities like Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, New York and a few others. Get to an event; it is great for your career.