Former KPMG Managing Director and recognized legal technology expert joins X1 as head of product strategy to further accelerate growth and expansion of the X1 Enterprise eDiscovery Platform

(Los Angeles, CA) – January 23, 2024X1®, the global leader in index-in-place data discovery software for legal, compliance, governance and investigative purposes, today announced the appointment of Charles Meier as the company’s new Vice President of Product reporting directly to the CEO.

Charles “Chas” Meier brings over 20 years of in-depth technology expertise and eDiscovery industry experience to X1 having previously held long-term senior positions at KPMG and other prominent multinational organizations in the eDiscovery space. “Chas is a highly skilled business and technology expert with a deep-rooted background in product strategy and development of enterprise eDiscovery software and services,“ said Larry Gill, Chief Executive Officer at X1. “We are absolutely thrilled to bring Chas on board at X1. His extensive domain expertise, robust Microsoft 365 knowledge, and deep familiarity with RelativityOne and cloud-based SaaS solutions aligns perfectly with our Enterprise growth plans. As VP of Product, Chas will help amplify X1’s product strategy to further enhance our industry-leading MS 365 capabilities and expand our footprint to incorporate Legal Hold, attorney Early Case Assessment (iterative data preview) and much more.”

Prior to joining X1, Chas Meier was Advisory Managing Director at KPMG US for over two decades where he held leadership positions in development, operations, support and optimization of multiple eDiscovery platform solutions from inception to market adoption. Prior to that, Chas enjoyed successful tenures at Arthur Andersen Los Angeles, where he introduced and delivered fundamental forensic technology used in high-profile matters, and before that helped lead development at Hennigan, Mercer, & Bennett and Stone & Webster Engineering/LADWP. Chas has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Louisiana State University and A&M College and holds certifications in Microsoft Azure Fundamentals, Reveal AI, and successfully reached Reveal Academy Certified Genius status.

“I am very excited to be joining the X1 team, especially at such an exciting time of growth at the company,” said Chas Meier. It is an amazing opportunity to be able to help lead the product strategy with this innovative team and its industry-leading technology solutions. X1’s proprietary index-in-place technology and highly-scalable, targeted search and collection capabilities are unmatched in the market. I look forward to helping the team further expand and enhance their already advanced support for MS 365 data sources, and to help accelerate the Enterprise Collect roadmap plans to introduce MS 365 Legal Hold and preservation in-place capabilities, as well as support for several other cloud data sources.”

To see a live demonstration of X1’s automated in-place data discovery solutions for both on-premise and cloud data sources, visit the X1 booth (#1219) at Legalweek 2024 at the Hilton Midtown New York, January 29 – February 1.

About X1
X1 is the global leader in remote preservation and collection software. With more than 600,000 users in 20,000 different organizations globally, X1 solutions address our clients’ and users’ mission-critical needs every day. Please contact X1 at or visit for more information. ¹U.S. Patents No. 7,370,035, 7,496,559, 7,945,914, 8,019,741, 8,498,977, 8,856,093, 9,633,139, and 10,552,490.


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