Meet our leadership team.

For The Record’s leadership team is united by a shared vision to improve access to justice.  

Our leaders are experts in their fields of technology, court reporting, audio engineering, justice administration, and business and financial management.

They inspire our wider team with their understanding of justice technology and their passion for and commitment to driving innovation and success in business processes, ultimately delivering results for our customers and partners. 

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Tony Douglass

Tony is widely regarded as a global authority in justice technology solutions and innovation. With a background in forensic/audio enhancement and authenticity analysis, Tony designed and installed some of the world’s first electronic courtrooms more than 25 years ago. Since then, he has continued to revolutionize the way court proceedings are captured, stored, managed, and shared.

At For The Record, Tony’s world-firsts include leading a team that patented the first AI multi-speaker identification technology for court recordings; registering patents for securing the integrity of digital justice recordings with blockchain; and conceiving the first web application for managing all aspects of the court recording and transcription process. Tony has led courtroom technology installations for more than 2,000 courtrooms across four continents.

Tony Douglass.

Chief Executive Officer

Jill O'Rourke

During a 16-year career in corporate finance, Jill has held senior executive level positions in many large, internationally recognized companies. Jill rejoined the For The Record Group of companies in 2020 and is leading finance and strategy functions at For The Record. She has since developed comprehensive pricing models, re-engineered monthly reporting suites, and is responsible for ensuring ongoing compliance with all taxation and governance requirements.

Jill O’Rourke.

Executive Vice President – Finance & Strategy

Grazia Lynch

Grazia is an HR executive whose 20-year career demonstrates a rare ability to excel across the business spectrum—from building start-up HR departments with smaller outfits to leading HR teams at some of the world’s the largest global media, technology, and entertainment companies.

Grazia comes to For The Record with highly regarded skills in recruiting and retaining quality staff; and knowledge and expertise in conflict resolution, policy development, and legal compliance.

Grazia Lynch.

Senior Vice President – Human Resources

Hilary Crook

Hilary is an accomplished executive sales and marketing leader in the legal, government, and SaaS spaces, with a background of more than a decade at Thomson Reuters. Hilary’s experience as an attorney, her strong commitment to social justice, and her outstanding 15-year career in revenue spaces, combine to uniquely position her to lead, train, and inspire the For The Record teams that serve and support court clients.  

Hilary leads the For The Record global business development, training, marketing, and sales teams. An advocate for the use of technology to resolve business process problems, she ensures our clients receive fit-for-purpose solutions along with go-to-market product strategies and launches.

Hilary Crook.

Senior Vice President – Revenue

John Doyle

John is an innovative software developer who conceives and builds revolutionary products and platforms that make procedures, workflows, and day-to-day tasks easier and more efficient for users. During almost 20 years in IT, John has worked with a wide range of global clients who appreciate his ability to quickly understand their operational challenges, create solutions to suit, and then explain highly technical concepts to them in layman’s language.

At For The Record, John oversees a large team of developers and designers who are building innovative software solutions that are modernizing courtrooms around the world. The team releases weekly updates to solutions such as FTR RealTime and Cloud Platform Solutions.

John Doyle.

Senior Vice President – Product Development

Ben Paterson

Ben is acknowledged as a global expert in courtroom technology systems, processes, and training. For more than 20 years, he has supported some of the most advanced judicial facilities and systems around the world.

At For The Record, Ben leads a multi-disciplinary team of courtroom sound engineers and technology specialists.

Ben Paterson.

Senior Vice President – Engineering & Innovation
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