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Lighthouse Hires Eric Emans as Chief Financial Officer

Company continues to expand executive team with the addition of a seasoned technology leader focused on capital allocation and complex business transactions.

SEATTLE, Wash. (July 9, 2020) – Lighthouse, a leader in technology-enabled ediscovery, compliance and information governance services, today announced that Eric Emans has been hired as the new Chief Financial Officer. David Binder previously held a dual role as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, but as the business continues to expand, will now focus exclusively on the COO role. Emans brings more than 20 years of experience with a multitude of technology-enabled business models as well as a proven track record of operating rapidly growing and scaled public and private companies to his role at Lighthouse. As Chief Financial Officer, Emans will work to balance long-term strategic objectives, day-to-day operations and complex transactions as Lighthouse continues to expand current product and service offerings and new lines of business.

“Eric brings a tremendous breadth of experience and leadership to Lighthouse,” said Brian McManus, chief executive officer at Lighthouse. “Eric and I worked together at a public company in the Seattle area, and I know that, with his strategic growth mindset and wealth of experience, Eric will optimize the organization for future sustainable growth and success in addition to continue building a best-in-class financial group. We are thrilled to welcome Eric to the Lighthouse executive team.”

Prior to this new role, Emans was the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at A Place for Mom, a mission-driven company providing the largest assisted living referral service in the U.S. Prior to that, Emans held a number of finance and accounting leadership roles at Blucora, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOR, formerly Infospace, Inc.) culminating with the Chief Financial Officer role from 2011 to 2017. Emans started his career with Deloitte and Touche as an auditor and Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Emans holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Washington in addition to a B.A. Sociology from Western Washington University. He serves on the Board of Directors as a member of the Endowment Committee and Chair of the Investment Committee at Village Theater in Issaquah, Wash.

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For 25 years, Lighthouse has provided software and services to manage the increasingly complex landscape of enterprise data for compliance and legal teams. Lighthouse leads by developing proprietary technology that integrates with industry-leading third-party software, providing case management and advisory services, and automating workflows that have proven highly valuable to its clients for large, complex matters, as well as creating an easy-to-use, end-to-end SaaS platform in Spectra designed for in-house teams. Whether collaborating with clients on incidents like litigation or governmental investigations, or designing programs for its clients to proactively minimize the potential for future incidents, Lighthouse deploys best-in-class expertise and technology and partners with multinational industry leaders, top global law firms, and the world’s leading software provider as a channel partner. For more information, visit