We make it like you like it.
Our team of passionate and experienced tech leaders wants to help you solve your ediscovery problems.
This is the Familyli – a tight-knit group of software development experts, tech geeks, and creative geniuses who genuinely love solving problems. We’ve grown continuously over the years, earning our place in Chicago’s Fulton Market Innovation District long before it was called that, but we’ve never lost our agile, startup mindset, and we’ve never stopped making it like we like it.
Steve loves digging into complex business problems and solving them. He got his start in the consulting world nearly 20 years ago and has since used his background as a consultant and tech geek to help people in ediscovery work faster and smarter. Steve founded Milyli in 2008, and since then, he’s been living the “make it like you like it” dream and helping our clients do the same.
Come and listen to a story about a man named Jed
Software engineer, buildin’ what the people said,
Then one day it was document review,
And ever since then it’s been makin’ it like you
Like it, that is, ediscovery
Chuck first copied a drawing program from BYTE magazine into a TRS-80 Color Computer back in 1980. His other hobbies over the years have included, reading, writing, acting, biking, movie-seeing, playing both viola & guitar, video and other gaming, etc-ing. Starting Milyli was a great way to bring together the problem-solving, creativity, and discipline of many of his pastimes into the craft of software engineering.
Peter joined Milyli in 2016 as our Director of Finance. Prior to Milyli, Peter spent 7 years at PricewaterhouseCooper between their Audit and M&A Finance practices and 2 years of consulting at The Siegfried Group. During this time, Peter developed his love of spreadsheets and making sense of complicated business issues through financial analysis. Peter was drawn to Milyli because of its potential in the interesting ediscovery space, as well as the challenge of working for a fast-growing startup.
When not in a spreadsheet, Peter enjoys spending time with his wife, Maureen, and two young children, Grant and Claire, and being outdoors. Most summer weekends you’ll find him on a boat with family and friends.
Tim has built and led successful teams at startup software companies for more than 10 years. With unwavering optimism, he strives to find new ways to build up and enable developers to be creative and successful with a dev-first approach when building processes and executing on client needs. Video games, camping, and soccer are just a few of the activities Tim continually enjoys when spending time with his wife and daughter.
I don’t like talking about myself. Let’s talk about you. How can I help you solve your customers’ requests?
Scott has worked in the ediscovery space with Relativity since 2008. As Head of the Customer Success team, Scott is passionate about his mission to ensure every Milyli customer achieves success with Milyli’s products – whether that involves individual training, writing custom scripts, or just giving advice earned over years in the industry. In his spare time, Scott makes toys, video games, and plays with his daughter.
Julia Affrunti, PHR
Julia is good at spending money (online shopping is life), petting all the dogs (so fluffy!), and trying to be professional (work in progress). Do you want a job at Milyli? She’s your girl – hit her up!
Adam is a .NET enthusiast, gaming aficionado, and scribe of short biographies.
Amy Dailey is originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan and has lived in Chicago with her husband since 2007. A home cook who enjoys being creative in the kitchen, Amy is passionate about cooking and joined Milyli in 2016 as their Office Cook. In her free time, she enjoys whipping up new concoctions, traveling, and spending time with her nieces and nephews. Bon appétit!!
Andrew is a Software Architect with over 10 years of experience designing and building solutions using Microsoft technologies. When not spending time with his growing family, Andrew enjoys being a hobbyist Maker.
Arthur is a native of Tampa, Florida and misses his hometown a lot in the winters. After receiving his BS in Accounting and Finance at Florida State University, he completed his CPA exams and MBA at the University of Tampa. He is a big fan of Chicago’s food and beer scene, and he has taken up hobbies like running and Ultimate Frisbee to undo the damage that too much deep-dish does after a while. Arthur is fascinated by technology and entrepreneurship, and therefore thrilled to be part of an innovative company like Milyli.
Originally from Seattle, Avi moved to Chicago for college and now lives in West Rogers Park with his wife and baby. In his spare time, he likes reading sort articles and classics, studying Jewish texts, and thinking about the code he’d write if it wasn’t his day job.
Whoops! I’ve been so busy helping people solve their ediscovery problems that I haven’t had time to write my bio.
Phone:312-265-0136 x 264
Brian von Kuster
Coasting through the rough waters of Lake Michigan, Christine was washed ashore on the back of a Tiger Shark. Her newfound human interests include collecting vinyl, bookbinding, shows at the Empty Bottle, and rotisserie chicken. After the storm, she went out west and obtained her BFA at PNCA in Portland, OR. It was cool, you’ve probably never heard of it. Her dislikes include people who don’t know the “don’t talk to me or my son ever again” meme.
Deborah is a DePaul graduate with degrees in Film and Animation, which helps her make sure the bug screenshots she submits are framed beautifully. (She’s a Quality Assurance Engineer.)
Jacob is a software developer primarily focusing on Milyli’s products. He has worked with Milyli for 4 years, starting off as an intern in the summer of 2013. In his free time, Jacob enjoys writing Android applications and playing video games.
Joey is a devoted pungineer and hockey player. He goes to more punk shows than the rest of the company combined.
Joshua Hightower is a Software Architect who works on developing custom applications for Milyli’s clients. When not developing software, you can find him trying to defeat his children in the latest version of Mario Kart or watching DIY home remodeling videos on YouTube.
Katherine has been working with .NET since 2011 after falling in love when her roommate forcibly installed Visual Studio on her computer at 3am. Outside of work she enjoys reading and thinking about space, gender, music, and post-growth economics. Living in Chicago since 2012 she knows the city’s bike lanes intimately and regularly volunteers with Working Bikes by repairing donations to be distributed in developing countries. She plays drums poorly but makes up for it with volume.
Marko likes to read, play volleyball, and eat. He’s always looking for travel and restaurant suggestions. Ask him about project management, UX theories, or Ukraine.
Michael Kopp, Technical Project Manager, came to Milyli with an interesting mix of experience. Over the course of his 20+ years in technology, Michael launched Chicago’s first commercial radio website for WXRT, served as Web Marketing Manager for NYU Stern School of Business, ran the online marketing and e-commerce for a Chicago Blues legend, managed major projects for the Shedd Aquarium and New York’s Public Theater, and rode the start-up roller coaster in AdTech.
Outside of his Milyli life, Michael has done theatrical sound design for small productions and one crazy play by two of the Monty Python guys, written and performed by Chicago’s Story Lab. He is also a graduate of the advanced writing program at the Second City Training Center. Long ago, Michael spent six music-filled years doing a freeform show on Chicago’s weirdest community radio station, WZRD. Michael was also once a bartender at a fancy hotel, a skill the whole team gets to enjoy occasionally at Milyli’s happy hours.
Mitchell joined Milyli in 2017 shortly after graduating from the University of Illinois. He enjoys Super Smash Bros, Tarantino movies, and running marathons. He is mostly harmless.
Piotr’s passion is in sharing and learning about great technology that improves lives. You can catch him on the beaches of lake Michigan playing volleyball, reading a book around the office, or creating an epic afternoon snack in Milyli’s kitchen. He also holds the current record for Milyli’s tallest employee.
Mr. Palmer hails from a really cool town in Wisconsin. It’s called Appleton. You’ve probably never heard of it. Sometimes when no one is looking, he sits at his desk and does some work. Quinn is a recent recipient of some company-wide praise, which has elevated his sense of self to a ridiculous amount. When he is not sitting upon his throne, providing world champion customer service, he can be seen in the background of “Game of Thrones” as an extra. That’s also a pretty cool show that you’ve never heard of.
His favorite movie is “Dragonheart.”
Rob is a Software Architect at Milyli and has been with the company since 2010, making him the longest standing non-partner employee. He is passionate about cleanly-structured code and enthusiastic about developments in search, OCR, and machine learning. In his free time, Rob enjoys photography, keeping up with the latest tech, and exploring the outdoors.
Sean Kelley has an eclectic background. He studied Theater at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He moved to Chicago to pursue improv comedy. He has performed on various stages in the city and around the country but now mostly limits his comedy time to the non-corporeal world of podcasts. Sean has had jobs in sales, customer service, marketing and now customer success management. He was even a mailman for one summer. Finally, Sean loves his wife Chelsea, his daughter Iona, his cats, very long books with dragons, lifting weights and the Boston Red Sox a whole bunch.
Sofiia is originally from Ukraine! She moved to the States in 2015 and recently joined Milyli in June 2017 as a new member of the Quality Assurance team.
Tom joined the Milyli team way back in 2012 to pursue his passion for software development. In his spare time, Tom enjoys piña coladas and getting caught in the rain.
Trent is a Project Manager and self-proclaimed sports guru who considers life complete after only having to wait 30 years for the Cubs to win the World Series.