In addition to serving as Chairman of the Board for Avansic, Jim McGill serves as Chairman of the Board of MacroSolve Inc., the parent company of Anyware Mobile Solutions.
A registered professional engineer, he graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering in 1965 from The University of Tulsa and received 25 U.S. and foreign patents in the field of pollution control between 1974 and 1985. He has founded several companies, including an environmental technology company specializing in air and water pollution control systems, and a specialty subcontractor for natural gas pipeline construction.
He serves on the board of numerous Tulsa area organizations and civic organizations, and also is a trustee of TU. He was named Outstanding Alumnus of TU's Department of Chemical Engineering in 1987 and was admitted into the University's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Hall of Fame in 1992.
Dr. Gavin Manes is a nationally recognized expert in e-discovery and digital forensics. He is currently the CEO of Avansic: E-Discovery & Digital Forensics, which provides e-discovery services to law firms, litigation support departments, and corporations across the country. Dr. Manes founded this Tulsa-based company in 2004 after graduating with his Doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Tulsa. Avansic's scientific approach to e-discovery and digital forensics stems from Manes' academic experience.
Manes has published over fifty papers on e-discovery, digital forensics and computer security, and has given hundreds of presentations to attorneys, executives, professors, law enforcement, and professional groups on topics ranging from e-discovery issues to cyber law. He has also briefed the White House, Department of the Interior, the National Security Council, and the Pentagon on computer security and forensics issues.