PE-backed AccessData Group names new CEO

AccessData Group, which is backed by Sorenson Capital, has appointed Victor Limongelli as CEO. He is the former CEO of Guidance Software. Lindon, Utah-based AccessData is a provider of integrated digital forensics and e-discovery software.


LINDON, UT–(Marketwired – November 02, 2016) – AccessData Group, a leading provider of integrated digital forensics and e-discovery software, today announced that the company’s board of directors has appointed Victor Limongelli to the position of chief executive officer.

Limongelli is a highly regarded industry veteran, having served for seven years as president and CEO of Guidance Software (NASDAQ: GUID), a publicly traded player in the digital forensics and e-discovery software industry. During his tenure at Guidance, he was a key leader in driving its growth from $9 million to $130 million in revenue, as well as its Initial Public Offering (IPO). He was named chairman of the board of AccessData in December 2015 and continues in that role.

“The AccessData business remains strong, with double-digit growth in key strategic products, but I believe we can do even better,” said Limongelli. “We will increase our emphasis on product development, particularly in forensics, adding new capabilities while continuing to improve product quality.”

Limongelli succeeds Keith James, who served as CEO for the past year. Since his appointment as chairman, Limongelli played an instrumental role in the company, working alongside James.

“Over the past year, we have taken the time to really listen to our customers by conducting intensive market research, developing an international client advisory board and forming a customer success team to improve our communication with customers,” said Lori Tyler, vice president of marketing at AccessData. “We have now taken their input and incorporated it into the key functionality for our upcoming Version 6.1 product releases in November, which will feature unprecedented indexing speed across the portfolio. Victor will provide the leadership to continue driving the company forward as the go-to vendor for large-scale digital investigations and data-intensive litigation.”

Prior to Limongelli’s nearly dozen years at Guidance Software, he served in executive roles at venture-backed start-ups in the Bay Area.

He started his career as an attorney at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world’s largest law firms. Limongelli earned his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.

About AccessData
AccessData Group has pioneered digital forensics and e-discovery software development for more than 25 years and remains a leader in the field. Over that time, the company has grown to provide both stand-alone and enterprise-class solutions that can synergistically work together to enable both criminal and civil e-discovery of any kind. More than 130,000 customers in law enforcement, government agencies, corporations and law firms around the world rely on AccessData software. The company is backed by Sorenson Capital, a leading private equity firm focused on high-growth portfolios. For more information on AccessData, please go to