Doculabs was founded in 1993 by James K. Watson, Jr., PhD, formerly of the printing systems group at Xerox Corporation; and Richard Medina, an imaging specialist and analyst for Information Resources, Inc.

The company was founded on three simple principles:

In the past 23 years, Doculabs has established itself as the premier consultancy in the enterprise content management (ECM) market, with clients that include most of the organizations in the Fortune 100 and more than 30 percent of the Fortune 50.

Doculabs is based in Chicago, in the heart of the city’s financial district.

Doculabs Leadership

James K. Watson, Jr., PhD, CEO and Founder: James K. Watson, Jr., PhD founded Doculabs in 1993 as a consultancy specializing in content-based applications, providing recommendations to organizations seeking to use enterprise content management (ECM) technologies to improve the management of their business content. As a spokesman for Doculabs’ in-depth perspective on the industry, Watson leads Doculabs’ efforts in fulfilling speaking requests for numerous technology and business conferences. He also regularly provides commentary on the industry’s key topics and issues in leading technology publications and on Doculabs’ blog.

Joe Fenner, Vice President of Consulting: Joe Fenner has 24 years of professional experience in the industry. As a member of Doculabs’ executive management team, Joe has helped to set the firm’s direction, assisting in long-term planning and working to ensure Doculabs’ growth and success. He is a senior member of the teams assigned to many projects for financial services clients, and he also works with Doculabs’ sales and marketing teams to promote the company’s innovative consulting services and deliverables.

Rick Tucker, Vice President, Sales and Marketing: Rick Tucker has 14 years of experience in information management technologies. As Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Rick is principally responsible for Doculabs’ branding and messaging and for directing he development of messaging and supporting materials to position the company’s service offerings. Rick also oversees Doculabs’ participation in industry events and maintains Doculabs’ relationships with partners and trade associations to share experience and knowledge with the communities Doculabs focuses on.

Joe Shepley, Vice President and Practice Leader: Joe Shepley brings more than 13 years of operational and technology experience to his consulting engagements at Doculabs. He holds Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) V3 certification as well as Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, and is the co-author of several Doculabs white papers, including “Managing Information for E-discovery Readiness” and “Transforming Information Security with Information Management.” Joe is also a regular contributor to the CMSWire Blog.