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Author-it Software Corporation

Author-it drives hard dollar savings in; authoring, managing, localizing and publishing the content in critical business documentation.

  • Stage $3M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Software
  • Location San Jose, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2000
  • Employees 32
  • Website

Company Summary

Author-it is changing the way the world works with critical business documentation. Author-it centralizes the document creation process, content is written in components, and stored in a database. This supports content reuse, the assembly of content into multiple documents, and real-time collaboration. Clients report a doubling of author productivity, experience faster document release cycles, and a large reduction in translation costs.


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    Steve Robert Davis
    President & COO

    14 years as Naval Officer, 19 years working with companies in NZ, Australia and the United States - business management, marketing, strategic planning, capital raising and international expansion. Heads US business and COO of Author-it Group Responsible for strategic and operational management including; sales and marketing, operations, finance MBA Griffith University, BE (Mechanical) University of Auckland.

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    Paul Stewart Trotter
    Founder & CEO

    Recognized industry expert
    15 years creating the Author-it, meeting and understanding the needs of thousands of prospects and clients
    Vision - to solve the problems that content writers face - not provide a cure for the symptoms
    Drives product vision and development - SaaS/Cloud delivery and Localization Platform
    Oversees business development including Author-it 's partnerships – PWC and ATP (current) plus Xerox and CA (pending)

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    Amal Johnson
    Executive Chairman

    Extensive experience in High Tech and Enterprise Software
    President of Baan, drove revenue growth $60-800M and to IPO
    Board member Mellanox (MLNX) , Intuitive Surgical (ISRG)
    Former Founding Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, Venture Partner at ComVentures.

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    Ralf Wittgen
    DIrector of Operations

    Hired from Germany Ralf, brings a disciplined, process driven approach to the management of the operations departments. He has substantial experience in the content management industry and in the deployment of enterprise software solutions through his experience working on SAP implementations.

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    Deidre Leslie
    Financial Controller

    Deidre has effectively led the Finance team through the Author-it expansion into the US, quickly learning the US financial reporting and operating processes. She now leads a small but very effective team that deliver management and statutory reporting.


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    James Redmond - Azure Law
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    Bill Hale - Deloitte (NZ), Michael Kapur, Klopfstein & Kapur (US)