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CODE STORY - E9: Andy Abbott, Heretik

October 2019 – Andy Abbott has been a tech enthusiast for a long time, doing things that techies do. He built a BBS network so his friends could play games together, he created websites on geocities, and spent spring break on the beach… learning PHP. Post graduating from Purdue, he spent many years gaining a diverse set of professional experiences - from software to consulting to domain squatting to SEO to grocery shopping. After selling the company he co-founder, called BookedOut, he felt the pains of the contract review and diligence processes. From that experience, he set off to build Heretik, to enable the streamlining of contract review at scale.

MEET CLAIRE WILLIAMS | HERETIK MARKETING COORDINATOR

September 2019 – Have you met our Marketing Coordinator Claire? She recently graduated from Miami University with degrees in Journalism and Mandarin Chinese! Watch this video to learn more about her favorite book, her take on creativity in legal, what kinds of content to expect, and more!

MEET CHARLIE CONNOR | HERETIK'S CRO & CO-FOUNDER

August 2019 – With over a decade's of experience in technical product management roles in enterprise SaaS, Charlie founded Heretik with the vision of empowering professionals to thrive at their trade. Check out this video to learn more about his secret talent, love for the Chicago Cubs, passion for legal tech, and more!

MEET EMILIO VAZQUEZ | HERETIK SOFTWARE ENGINEER INTERN

August2019 – Have you met our software engineer intern Emilio?! He's studying computer science at UIC and joined our team for the summer. Check out this video to learn more about his contract repository project, whose concert he'd love to be backstage at, what he's learned while interning at Heretik, and more!

MEET ANDY ABBOTT | HERETIK'S CTO & CO-FOUNDER

June 2019 – As a career entrepreneur, Andy has been in the business of enterprise efficiencies since he was 19! Watch this video to learn more about who he'd love to be backstage with, where the name Heretik came from, why he's excited about legal tech, and more!

MEET RISHI KHULLAR | HERETIK'S DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

June 2019 – Have you meet our Director of Product Management Rishi Khullar? After almost five years at Relativity, Rishi joined Heretik to expand the platform beyond eDiscovery. Check out this video to learn more about his secret talent, how he defines product success, why he is passionate building on the Relativity platform, and more!

MEET SAM MILES | HERETIK SOFTWARE ENGINEER

May 2019 – Have you met our software engineer Sam? He joined Heretik in the summer of 2017 as our first full-time hire! As an aspiring entrepreneur himself, Sam joined Heretik not only to learn how to build powerful software, but an amazing company. Check out this video to learn more about his new puppy Nora, his Wisconsin roots, why our clients love our Heretik Viewer, and much more!

MEET MICHAEL GILDNER | HERETIK'S DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

May 2019 – Our newest hire Michael joins us with over a decade's experience in operational and M&A consulting. Check out this video to learn more about the last trip he took with his wife, how companies should be re-thinking strategy with new tech, what he's most excited to bring Heretik's clients, and more!

MEET CHRIS TKACH | HERETIK'S SENIOR CLIENT SUCCESS MANAGER

March 2019 – With more than ten years experience in contract review project management, Chris is passionate about empowering PMs and reviewers with tools that can transform the success of their projects. Check out this video to learn more about how he is applying his experience at Heretik, secrets to turn-key review projects, his fur-baby Gracie, and more!

50 BEST SMALL COMPANIES TO WORK FOR IN CHICAGO 2019

November 2019 – Built In Chicago's “Best Places to Work” list rates companies based on their employer benefits and employee submitted compensation data. Rank is determined by combining a company’s score in each of these categories.

Ask questions, own outcomes: How 9 Chicago tech teams take on their toughest challenges

November 2018 – Built In Chicago recently spoke to technologists at nine companies about how culture shapes how they solve complex problems, and what makes their approaches to tackling tough problems unique.

1871 and the CEC Announce 11 Finalists for 11th Annual Momentum Awards

October 2018 – 11 powerhouse tech companies have been nominated for the 11th annual Momentum Awards. Six finalists were selected for the category of the Momentum Rising Star Award, and five finalists were selected for the category of the Momentum Award. The winners will be announced at the 11th Annual Momentum Awards Dinner on November 15th.

Love where you work: Inside 7 of Chicago's hottest tech offices

July 2018 – Loving what you do is important, as is loving where you do it. That’s why these Chicago tech companies have gone above and beyond to design office spaces that encourage collaboration and creativity while also providing plenty of spaces to disconnect and socialize.

1871 Releases 2017 Annual Report

May 2018 – 1871 announced Friday the release of its 2017 Annual Report. The Annual Report — which is full of stories and statistics — illustrates the ways in which 1871 expanded opportunities for Chicago's entrepreneurial community in calendar year 2017.

Why 6 Chicagoans left corporate life for startups

May 2018 – Heretik Data Scientist Jannie Chang left her corporate law career to become a pioneer in data science and legal technology, and she's not alone! Check out this article about six impressive technologists who left their corporate jobs to join a startup!

50 Chicago Startups to Watch in 2018

January 2018 – Heretik CEO & Co-founder Charlie Connor sits down with Ari Kaplin to discuss the genesis of Heretik, how it works, ways that the technology helps clients grow their practices, and the impact of the company’s culture and leadership philosophy on product development and client service

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