Valora’s Executive Team
Sandra E. Serkes, President & CEO
Sandra (“Sandy”) Serkes is a dynamic leader with an extensive background spanning over 20 years in entrepreneurship, software marketing, product management and corporate strategy, particularly in information governance, predictive analytics, document data mining and processing, computer telephony and speech recognition. One of Valora Technologies’ original founders, Ms. Serkes has been actively involved in the Company since its inception in 2000. Today, Ms. Serkes oversees Sales & Marketing, Finance & Administration, Operations, New Product Development and Corporate Strategy.
A graduate of Harvard Business School and MIT, Ms. Serkes is a frequent industry speaker and panelist. Ms. Serkes also contributes articles, podcasts and white papers for industry-focused organizations annually. She is an active participant in the Women Presidents’ Organization, The Commonwealth Institute, the MIT Enterprise Forum, the Massachusetts Software Council and the Network of Harvard Alumnae. Ms. Serkes serves on the boards of several technology and analytics start-ups and was named a 2006 “Woman to Watch” by Womens’ Business magazine. Ms Serkes has presented at InfoGovCon, the American Records Management Association (ARMA International), International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), and Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) national conferences and has served on the national Board of Directors of the Association of Litigation Support Professionals (ALSP).
In her sixteen years as President and CEO, Valora Technologies has grown over 1200%, remained profitable since 2003, and received numerous awards and accolades, most recently being named to Inc. Magazine’s annual list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in America. In her spare time, she coaches soccer and serves on the executive board of a 501(c)(3) non-profit childcare organization.
Ms. Serkes was profiled in Law Technology News as February 2014’s STEM Cells feature, written by former LTN Editor-in-Chief Monica Bay. That profile, along with other Women in Legal Technology became a key message for the NYC LegalTech `14 show.
In 2015, Ms. Serkes spoke at the ICAIL DESI VI Workshop to present her highly acclaimed White Paper: “The Larger Picture: Moving Beyond Predictive Coding for Document Productions to Predictive Analytics for Information Governance.” This White Paper ultimately became the basis for a chapter in the new ABA Book, “PERSPECTIVES ON PREDICTIVE CODING And Other Advanced Search Methods for the Legal Practitioner” co-authored with Jason Baron, Ralph Losey and other industry luminaries. Later that year, Ms. Serkes was recognized at InfoGovCon 2015 as the Information Governance Technology Evangelist of the Year by the Information Governance Initiative (IGI).
Since the fall of 2015, Ms. Serkes has served as Adjunct Professor to the Columbia University School of Professional Studies, Knowledge Management Program, where she lectures on “Solving Information Governance & Knowledge Management Problems with Pattern-Recognition Technologies & Predictive Analytics.” Many of Ms. Serkes’ interviews, presentations and lectures are available for public viewing and download on Valora’s website and YouTube™ channel.
Aaron Goodisman, CTO & COO
Aaron Goodisman is a software industry veteran with over 25 years experience in engineering management, software architecture, and product development. Prior to founding Valora Technologies, Mr. Goodisman served as Vice President of Engineering at SilverStream Software, acting as both manager and visionary for this award-winning application server product and its associated development and deployment tools.Mr. Goodisman received his undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Computer Science from MIT and is considered a world expert in Java industry standards and UI design. He is a frequent industry speaker and has authored several articles for industry publications. Mr. Goodisman is named as the inventor on several U.S. patents and currently pending patent applications. He holds a NACI Level II public trust clearance.
Aniela Lupien, Vice President, Client Services & Production
Aniela Lupien serves as Valora’s Vice President of Client Services & Production, responsible for all client interface and satisfaction during projects. Ms. Lupien is responsible for coordinating efforts between departments and manages all vendor and supplier relationships. Ms. Lupien is also one of Valora’s most senior and experienced Project Managers, having served in increasingly broader and broader project management roles throughout the last eight years. Ms. Lupien has a particular emphasis on large-scale, complex government projects, and currently manages a variety of projects from government, direct and channel clients. She is responsible for managing up to six concurrent projects with 40 total QC staff. Ms. Lupien has been with Valora since October 2004 and is active in the Women in E-discovery trade organization.Before coming to Valora, Ms. Lupien worked for title searching company TLC Abstract out of Albany, NY. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Western New England College in Business Administration. Ms. Lupien holds a NACI Level II public trust clearance and is proficient in Spanish.
Elise Tatosian, Director, Key Account Management & Client Analytics
Elise Tatosian joined the Valora team in 2013 as Manager of Business Development & Client Analytics. Elise works closely with Valora’s executive leadership, operations, business development team, project managers, and marketing staff to guide the Company’s growth efforts and strategic client initiatives. Ms. Tatosian holds primary responsibility for client engagement, management and expansion initiatives, and head up the Company’s promotional and business development efforts. Prior to joining the Valora team, Elise gained extensive experience in Health Care Records Management with direct responsibility and organizational oversight over sales, client relationship management, strategic partnerships, training and operations for several healthcare records and information management organizations. Ms. Tatosian holds a BA in Music Theory & Arts Management from the New England Conservatory of Music. In conjunction with her studies at NEC, she also attended Northeastern University and University of Massachusetts, Boston. Ms. Tatosian holds certifications in Legal Compliance & Ethics and Record Retention. She holds a NACI Level II public trust clearance.
David Kelly, Senior Solutions Consultant, New England Region
David Kelly serves as Valora’s Senior Solution Consultant for the New England region, having recently served at AccuFile in the role of Director, Business Development. Mr. Kelly has a lengthy career in the Records and Information Management industry with over 25 years experience in a variety of different roles. Serving as Records Manager for AEW Capital Management, he understands intuitively the challenges that most Records and Information professionals face. Upon his departure from the Records Manager role, he moved into a sales executive capacity for more than 15 years with such industry leaders as Iron Mountain and ARMS, Inc. He has experience crafting and selling solutions throughout the entire records management arena and prides himself on his lengthy list of clients and references in his role as trusted advisor and consultant in the New England records management community. An active member of ARMA International and ARMA Boston Board Member for many years, Mr. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Saint Bonaventure University. Mr. Kelly is an avid skier and enjoys playing hockey and golf when not juggling the busy schedules of his two daughters. He holds a NACI Level II public trust security clearance.