Our People

Mirza Baig, Chairman

Mirza Baig is the Chairman of Legal Advantage. As a serial entrepreneur and investor in healthcare and technology, he has been involved in scaling operations and growing sales to build large businesses that have enjoyed successful outcomes.

Previously, Mirza held executive positions in investment and financial management at AOL Time Warner including as CFO of eCommerce group that grew from $350 million to $850 million under his leadership.

He is also a co-founder of Imaging Advantage and help built it as well from zero revenues and sub-10 employees to well over $100 million in revenues, and over five hundred employees globally.

Mirza is also an active investor. Some of Mirza’s previous investments include Loma Vista Medical sold to Bard; LiG sold to Zynga; MangoSoft sold to Google, Streamlined Medical sold to Emcare, Anka Systems sold to Topcon Medical; Stamps.com (NASDAQ: STMP); Smartbargains.com sold to GSI Commerce; Amazon.com, (NASDAQ: AMZN) and a number of business services companies in India. His involvement in these companies goes beyond investment. He has led various efforts in these companies ranging from recruiting board members, and recruiting and mentoring key executives, to forming strategic partnerships and leading scaling up efforts.

He serves as a board member for civic organizations including Young President Organization (YPO) of Northern Virginia, Medicaid of Virginia (DMAS) and Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia (UVA).

Mirza is an MBA graduate of Harvard Business School and he received his Bachelors with Honors from Cornell University.

 

S. Rao Samavedam, Vice President of Operations

Rao Samavedam is a senior executive with over 15 years of strong, decisive leadership with well-known organizations in the operations and IT sectors. Prior to joining Legal Advantage, Rao was in charge of a 300 person business unit for Convertz where he drove operations delivery through devising and implementing viable strategies and policies; setting roadmaps; planning for business continuity and training cross-functional teams on committed delivery of streamlined solutions in industries including the legal industry. Over the years, Rao has delivered solutions that allowed firms to consistently attain over 50% productivity and/or cost enhancements.

Rao graduated with a BS from Nagarjuna University and MS from Andhra University.

 

Harold Pieroway, Director of Account Services

Hal Pieroway is a specialist with experience in the design and development of products across a wide range of disciplines. His practice as lead designer and as contract designer in several manufacturing companies gives him a strong grasp of the intricate and complex subject matter found in modern technology projects. He has worked on award-winning mechanical design projects for an ISO-certified company in the fiber-optic manufacturing field among other areas of the high-tech sector. As both product designer and project manager, he has acquired a solid familiarity with the whole gamut of manufacturing processes used in our rapidly evolving technological society.

Hal graduated from Carleton University with a degree in Industrial Design.