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Aptus Court Reporting Team

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Derek Berg

President

As one of the first team members with Aptus, President Derek Berg has seen just about everything. He likens starting Aptus to having a child, the life cycle of a growing organization requires…

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Patrick Conolly

Partner & Business Development Executive

Patrick Conolly is known around the Aptus office for his bi-lingual skills in English and sarcasm, which he has spoken fluently for most of his life. He is also known for being friendly and…

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Ashley Walton

Partner

As one of the co-founders of Aptus, Ashley’s excitement for building the company has been in finding the right people and watching the team grow. She attributes the success the company…

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Stefan Wikstrom

Partner

Stefan Wikstrom is the owner and founder of TERIS. He had been looking for ways for many years to add Court Reporting to the services of the company so he could give his audience…

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Sandy Waite

Chief Operating Officer

Sandy recently joined the Aptus senior management team as their Chief Operating Officer.  She has committed her career to developing talent and managing and growing court reporting companies who…

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Mike Tisa

Director of Litigation Technology, CLVS

Mike attended the University of Missouri and earned a Bachelor of Journalism with an emphasis in Broadcast News. He minored in Business Administration and Sociology and holds a Professional Certificate in…

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Ronald Harrison

Managing Director, Northern California Division

Ron’s experience in court reporting goes back to 1978. As a new arrival to San Francisco from Florida, he answered an ad in the San Francisco Chronicle and was hired as a …

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Jaclyn Swe, San Diego Business Development Executive

Jaclyn Swe

General Counsel / Regional Sales Director

Jaclyn Swe is Aptus’ self-proclaimed Fitbit steps champion, and no one has challenged her dominance yet. She’s been a part of the Aptus family since joining the San Diego business development team…

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Stephen Mandal

Director of Reporter Relations

Stephen is a San Diego native, champagne enthusiast, and Director of Reporter Relations for Aptus. He has risen quickly through the ranks since starting with Aptus in 2012, holding positions including…

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Lisa Browning

Director of Administration

Nicknamed “Wordsmith” and “Mama Bear,” Lisa Browning wears both designations well as Aptus’ Director of Administration.  Although Lisa has lived in Southern California her entire life…

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Joe Motz

Director of Information Technology

Joe Motz is the Aptus cyber security guru, also known as Director of Information Technology. Having been with the Aptus team since its inception and with over 18 years in IT…

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Juana Acfalle

Director of Production

Juana brings to Aptus over 20 years of litigation experience, the last 6 years in Court Reporting.   She created a healthy work environment and takes much pride in her team and…

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Janice Crawford

Client Services

Janice Crawford is the customer service maven of Aptus while simultaneously acting as the bridge between court reporters and the legal community. With 25+ years of experience…

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Business Development Team

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Jason Ferber

Director of Business Development

The Director of Business Development at Aptus in Orange County, Jason Ferber is known throughout the company for his compassion and well-honed people skills. He’s the guy you see if…

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Lori Cheyne

Lori Cheyne

Director of Business Development

With 19 years of experience in the court reporting industry, Lori was brought on board to help expand the presence of Aptus into the Los Angeles market.  She is known around the office for bringing positive energy and an infectious smile to everyone she sees!

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Johanna Torres

Johanna Torres

Business Development Manager

Johanna and her vibrant personality have been delivering exceptional service to clients for over 14 years. Johanna has devoted…

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Andy Nation

Business Development Executive, CLVS

Andy Nation comes to Aptus with 30 years of experience in the court reporting industry. Andy’s mother was a shorthand reporter dating back to the 1950’s and he was literally born into the business. He is a “Court Reporter Whisperer…”

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Danette Rugg

Danette Rugg

Director of Business Development

Danette is known for finding humor and a solution to almost every situation, and is often referred to as “the voice of reason”.   A native of the Bay Area…

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Danielle Belonio

Danielle Belonio

Director of Business Development

Danielle Belonio is known throughout the company as the lady who definitely shares her 2 cents and has a question to answer a question…

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Brook Braunschweig

Brook Braunschweig

Director of Business Development

Providing legal services to the San Francisco Bay Area for over 11 years, Brook has worked her way up the ranks from billing and reception to Aptus’ Director of Business Development…

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Jaime Gooch

Jaime Gooch

Director of Business Development, Fresno, CA

Jaime is known to her peers as the tenacious co-worker that can never sit still. She doesn’t view her clients as just that,…

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Julie Long - San Diego Business Development

Julie Long

Director of Business Development

Julie brings a dynamic personality to the Aptus team. Having recently moved to San Diego from the Carolinas with 14 years…

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Marika Pickles

Marika Pickles

Director of Business Development

Marika Pickles is a determined optimist, full of energy and a desire to be helpful to everyone around her. She’s a Bay Area native who spent time living in…

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Brandon Wai - Bay Area Director of Business Development

Brandon Wai

Director of Business Development

A proud Bay Area native and UC Davis graduate, Brandon originally planned on pursuing financial consulting before turning his attention to the legal field and…
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