Leadership Team

Katie Bogner

Katie Bogner

Director, Client Services

Katie Bogner is an experienced Project Manager with a rich and comprehensive history of working in the legal services industry. As a Relativity Certified Administrator, Relativity Certified User, and Venio Certified Administrator, she leads our Modus Client Services and Operations team in research, commercial litigation, trial and legal assistance. Katie earned her Bachelors Degree in Political Science and Government from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. 

Leah Byers

Leah Byers

Director, Government Solutions

Modus and our clients truly appreciate Leah’s confidence, candor, work ethic, communication, and ability to problem-solve. Leah has served as a National Litigation Support Coordinator for AMLAW 100 firms. Leah helps clients navigate the complex legal challenges with data and technology, and is also a founding member of the Kentucky Chapter of the Association of Litigation Support Professionals and service member of WiE (Women in eDiscovery).

Leah received her Bachelor of Science in Business Ethics and Associates of Science in Electron Microscopy. In addition to her client advocacy at Modus, Leah is also a Native American and member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, a loving mother, wife, an avid distance runner, board member, and volunteer for St Jude and West Volusia Runners, where she works tirelessly to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for children with cancer, school programs, and feeding the homeless in her neighboring communities in central Kentucky.

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Mike Krafton

Vice President, Data Privacy and Governance

Mike Krafton joins Modus with a 20+ year tenure in IT focused on data privacy and information governance. Whether leading application teams for large global organizations, drafting solution architecture as a Systems Engineer, or advising Corporate Counsel on data archiving and eDiscovery programs – Mike’s real-world experience began deep within the data center trenches.

Combining this technical foundation and business acumen with an engaging infectious energy, Mike naturally draws the essential IT, Legal, and Line of Business stakeholders together to achieve their collective information governance goals for your organization. He actively collaborates with other thought-leaders in the data compliance industry by consulting on projects, speaking on panels for webinars, or participating as a host/guest on varying data management podcasts. And when he’s not fervently engaged with clients or partners – Mike enjoys coaching his kids in all their sports, subjecting his adoring wife and children to “Clark Griswold” style road trips, and pushing past any reasonable culinary boundaries as a home cook – much to his family’s chagrin.

Gabe Wiechman

Executive Vice President, eDiscovery Solutions

Gabe Wiechman is Executive Vice President of Sales. Gabe’s extensive experience in the eDiscovery industry and years of consultative client relationships provide leadership to the Modus sales team while working closely with the operations teams nationwide. In parallel with executing strategic initiatives to achieve revenue goals and assessing corporate partnerships, Gabe is acutely focused on understanding clients eDiscovery objectives, streamlining efficient and proactive standards to bridge and create sustainable partnerships. Gabe is a graduate of Kansas State University (marketing and management) and enjoys spending time with his growing family as well as hunting and fishing.

John Crites

Chief Information Officer

John is the Chief Information Officer of Modus, providing leadership in the infrastructure and security associated with our big data and analytics services for the legal community. He is in charge of building a new information technology infrastructure for Modus to provide additional resiliency and a high degree of scalability. John’s responsibilities also include augmenting Modus’ information security profile through management practices and the hardening of the production operations environment. His prior experience as a CIO managing large-scale infrastructures and achieving ISO security certifications are contributing to our competitive position in the market.

John is also the founder and CEO of the Triangle Technology Executives Council (TTEC), a nonprofit organization providing education and executive networking/collaboration for the community of CIOs and CTOs in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina. In this role, John additionally provided leadership for the Triangle’s CIOs in graduate student mentioning, technology scholarship programs, CIO panels for entrepreneurs and programs allowing senior business leaders to actively support our military veterans. Prior to Modus, John was the owner and CEO of Triangle WhiteHat Services based in the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, providing infrastructure architecture and information security certification services for companies such as The Fossil Group in Dallas, Texas/Shenzhen, China, and Network Financial Printing in New York City. John also brings experience as the prior CIO at RTI International and as the CEO at the Microelectronics Center of North Carolina (MCNC) and AuctionBlox LLC.

John enjoys golf, boating and scuba diving preferably all in the Caribbean islands. In his spare time, he builds furniture, is an ardent student of history and archaeology and is writing a book detailing the adventures of his ancestors and their roles in the development of our nation.

Matthew Lutterlow

Chief Operations Officer

As Modus Chief Operating Officer, Matthew leads hosting, processing, production, forensics, and project management teams. Matthew has been in eDiscovery leadership for over 11 years. During this time, Matthew has deployed significant service enhancements for customers that resulted in higher quality, faster turn around times, and lower cost. Under his leadership, companies have deployed new processing and hosting technologies that resulted in over $2.3M per year in savings. Process standardization has been a hallmark of Matthew’s tenure, and those results are seen here at Modus. These changes ensure that all clients receive the same exceptional service regardless of who they interact with.

Previously Matthew has served with the United States Marine Corps, which included deployments to Indonesia, the Philippines, and North Korea as the lead explosive ordinance disposal technician in country. He continues to be involved with the Muscular Dystrophy association as a volunteer helping disabled children.

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Steven Horan

Chief Executive Officer


Steven is an accomplished executive and thought leader with a 30+ year track record of success that includes CEO, CFO, Director, VP, and multiple Board roles for diverse and successful companies. Broad expertise spanning sales, global operations, M&A, technical innovation, finance, product development, and the critical relationship between strategical and tactical execution. Proven ability to guide turnarounds, raise capital, drive growth and innovation, deliver exceptional customer, employee, and shareholder value, and lead comprehensive corporate transformations.

Steven also serves others through volunteer efforts with high school students, inner city youth, food shelters, and several projects to offset poverty and despair domestically and internationally. Steven is a graduate of Wake Forest University in Business and Computer Science, a scholarship athlete, and has remained faithful to the Pro Humanitate mandate.