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Merlin Search Technologies Appoints Ediscovery Industry Veteran Jim Bocchino as Chief Revenue Officer

Bocchino’s 30-years of experience in global sales strategy and management will accelerate the company’s growth; served in prior executive sales leadership roles at Nuix and Epiq.

Denver CO, Jan. 15, 2023—Merlin Search Technologies, a pioneering AI and cloud technology company, today announced the appointment of Jim Bocchino as Chief Revenue Officer. In this role, Bocchino will oversee global client growth in the U.S. , EMEA, Asia Pacific and Australia for DiscoveryPartner, Merlin Search Technologies’ GenAI and advanced cloud technology platform for ediscovery and large-scale investigations.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled for Jim to join Merlin. He brings a wealth of experience building teams and leading go-to-market strategy, and will be key to building on Merlin’s momentum delivering DiscoveryPartner’s GenAI capabilities to ediscovery and investigation teams worldwide,” stated John Tredennick, Merlin founder and CEO. “Jim’s proven track record speaks for itself, and his cross-functional leadership and experience in delivering legal solutions aligns with our vision of empowering legal organizations to leverage technology to manage ediscovery and investigations with unprecedented speed, effectiveness and cost-savings using DiscoveryPartner.”

“What drew me to Merlin is they are a true pioneer committed to advancing more effective and efficient ways to conduct ediscovery and investigations. I’m honored that Merlin Search Technologies has put its trust in me as the company’s Chief Revenue Officer,” said Bocchino. “It’s an unprecedented time in the legal industry, and Merlin has created truly ground-breaking technology with DiscoveryPartner. I look forward to working with the team, helping our clients to leverage the latest technology to achieve their goals, and working with a company that continues to innovate to stay at the forefront of advancements in AI and cloud technologies.”

Bocchino was most recently with Nuix, serving as Vice President, Corporate Sales, where he provided strategic sales leadership for a team of enterprise sales executives, strategic account managers and solution consultants in enterprise ediscovery software, cyber security and forensic investigations.

Prior to Nuix, Bocchino served in numerous senior leadership positions with Epiq, most recently as Regional Vice President of Sales. In that capacity, he oversaw a team of five area sales directors and 33 sales executives focused on corporate, government and AmLaw 200 markets. Bocchino joined the newly formed Epiq in 2017 following the acquisition of Epiq by DTI, where Bocchino had originally started in 2004. At DTI, Bocchino was responsible for developing the national accounts program and leading the national accounts sales team to record growth.

Earlier in his career, Bocchino served as Managing Partner at On-Site Sourcing, a legal document services and ediscovery company, and Managing Partner at IKON Legal Document Services.

Bocchino Joins on the Heels of New Innovation

Bocchino’s hiring comes on the heels of Merlin’s recent announcement that it will be adding Transcript Explorer functionality to DiscoveryPartner. Transcript Explorer harnesses generative AI to not only summarize, analyze and review transcripts; it also allows clients to search across transcripts to ask questions. The system will provide answers rather than search hits, saving substantial time and cost. A short video, Exploring Transcripts with Generative AI, provides an overview of this groundbreaking capability.

Meet with Merlin at Legalweek

Merlin Search Technologies will be at Legalweek, January 29-February 1, to showcase DiscoveryPartner. Reserve a meeting using Merlin’s Calendly link.

To learn more about Merlin Search Technologies, visit

About Merlin Search Technologies

Merlin is a pioneering software company leveraging generative AI and cloud technologies to re-engineer legal investigations and ediscovery. DiscoveryPartner, the company’s next-generation platform, integrates GenAI and machine learning to make discovery processes faster, easier and less expensive. Merlin is also the first to introduce Cloud Utility Pricing, an innovative software hosting model that charges by the hour instead of by the month, saving clients substantial savings on discovery costs when they turn off their sites. 

With over twenty years of experience, our team has built and hosted discovery platforms for many of the largest corporations and law firms in the world.

Media Contact

John Tredennick
CEO and Founder
Merlin Search Technologies, Inc.

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