Meet The Team

Successful organizations are built on the experience and expertise of their people.

Our team of experts is made up of industry professionals including talented project managers, knowledgeable attorneys and accomplished business executives who understand the demands of large challenging legal matters.

Rick Avers

Founder, CEO and President

Rick Avers founded Veristar in 2019 and serves as the company CEO and president. With more than 30 years of experience managing large-scale litigation matters for clients in a variety of industries and working closely with trial lawyers and general counsel on matters both nationally and internationally, Rick is highly regarded for both his professional and personal integrity. Before founding Veristar Rick most recently was president of CertaTech Solutions, prior to which he served in leadership roles at Clearwater Legal, TrustPoint International, Onsite3, Merrill Corporation, IKON and Pitney Bowes Management Services.

Rick Avers - Veristar

Rick Kaminski

Chief Operating Officer

Rick Kaminski previously served as Veristar senior director of e-discovery operations and has been elevating the world of e-discovery for nearly 20 years. Prior to joining Veristar, he was a senior manager for several of the industry’s leading providers and top-tier law firms. Rick’s various credentials include Relativity Expert, RCTP, Reveal Genius and CEDS. He leads Veristar’s group of Relativity-certified team members with a focus on customer service and efficiency.

Ben Gardner

Chief Financial Officer

Ben Gardner’s tenure at Veristar began as vice president, accounting and finance, before he was promoted in 2023 to CFO. Prior to joining the company, Ben worked as a senior associate for PricewaterhouseCoopers advising clients on acquisitions and divestitures with a focus on large-scale global transactions providing pre-deal valuations for buy- and sell-side clients. Before PwC, Ben earned his MBA at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, before which he spent five years at Jones Lang LaSalle as a strategic financial consultant advising multinational clients.

Ben Gardner - Veristar

Bob Saltzstein

Vice President of Client Engagement

Bob Saltzstein is an accomplished professional with over 20 years of experience in the legal technology industry, specializing in the field of e-discovery software and services. Having begun his journey with a successful tenure as a civil litigator, Bob now dedicates his expertise to helping law firms and corporations optimize their operations, enhance efficiency, minimize costs and manage risks in document-intensive cases involving e-discovery and managed document review. He is CEDS certified and a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business and earned his Juris Doctor with honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Katie Deeley

Managing Director

Katie Deeley is engaged in nationwide sales at Veristar. She works with law firms and in-house counsel to construct and deliver a bespoke solution to their discovery requirements. This includes steps ranging from expert collection services through advanced designs in document review workflow. She loves intently listening, digging deep into her client’s strategy and objectives, to precisely inform her proposed approach.

Prior to Veristar, Katie spent two decades in real estate sales in which she earned a striking record of client adulation. She was a close observer of the transformations in data search and analytics that redefined her industry. She is a graduate of Arizona State with a degree in sociology.

Patrick Braczko

Manager of Client Development

Pat combines the roles of solution architect and sales rep in providing clients the most efficient path to meet their discovery objectives. In this he takes full advantage of the expertise and tools offered by his Veristar colleagues. He is an enthusiastic advocate for using tech to save clients’ money.

Patrick comes to Veristar from the engineering consulting space in which he organized teams of engineers to engage complex client projects. He has a degree in Agricultural Business Management from Penn State. There he concentrated on the use of AI and satellite imagery to precisely target inputs such as fertilizer and pesticide – thus raising productivity and vastly reducing water pollution.


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