- Alpha Natural Resources
- AT&T Mobility
- Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
- Consol Energy, Inc.
- Crown Castle International
- Direct Energy
- Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
- FirstEnergy Corp.
- H. J. Heinz Company
- Honeywell International, Inc.
- Kennametal, Inc.
- Level3 Communications, Inc.
- NOVA Chemicals
- PQ Corporation
- Rayonier, Inc.
- Terrapointe L.L.C.
- Tollgrade Communications, Inc.
- Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corporation
Our staff consists of certified paralegals, law students,
lawyers and information technology professionals. All are thoroughly
trained in document management.
A veteran negotiator for Fortune 500 companies, attorney
Chris Farmakis recognized the need for robust,
professionally supported document management and due
diligence software. Chris
oversaw the development of a flexible solution that enables
users to access, analyze and act on critical business
information from anywhere on demand. Leveraging years of
merger and acquisition experience, Chris also led
development of the Virtual Deal Room, which allows sellers
to quickly and easily share company information with potential buyers in a
controlled online environment.
Applying his years of experience in business methodology,
Chris designed the client-centered process that sets us
apart. Each document management project begins with
comprehensive interviews of key personnel. Then the Solvaire
team customizes a solution. Quality controls are implemented
at every step to ensure consistency and reliability. Chris
leads many of the company's major initiatives.
Chris graduated summa cum laude from
the University of Pittsburgh in 1990, with a B.A. in
Economics. He was awarded the honor of University Scholar
from the University of Pittsburgh for undergraduate
studies. He received his J.D. from the University of
Pittsburgh School of Law, graduating cum laude. He
was a staff member and Headnotes Editor for the University
of Pittsburgh Law Review.
Chris Farmakis was recognized as one of Pennsylvania’s
up-and-coming lawyers in 2006-2008 and one of Pennsylvania’s
top lawyers in 2010. He serves on the Board of
Directors of the Pittsburgh chapter of
Coro. He is
a member of the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and American
Rile, Chief Information Officer
Chuck is the technical director, chief architect and lead
developer of the TRAX and VDOX software systems. Built with
industry standard technology, TRAX and VDOX are flexible,
user-friendly, web-based products that meet the needs of a
vast range of industries.
For Chuck, TRAX and VDOX are the latest entries in a long
list of achievements. He has nearly 20 years of experience
in creating database-driven commercial software products and
projects, including "People's Choice Accounting," a
small-business accounting system. It was one of only two
products at the time to receive a full Five-Star product review from CPA
Since 1990, Chuck has founded and directed several
software companies. He has led development teams of both
on-site and off-shore programmers, testers and documentation
specialists. Drawing upon his unique mix of leadership
experience, technical expertise and business savvy, Chuck
communicates effectively with Solvaire clients and internal
VP of Project Management
An attorney with extensive legal and management
background, Fred Williams brings a unique depth of
experience as he heads the Solvaire Project
Fred came to Solvaire from MotivePower Industries, a
major industrial corporation. He helped to organize the
MotivePower Legal Department, setting standards for mergers,
acquisitions and other document-intensive projects. In that
and other positions, Fred has always searched for ways to
more efficiently manage large volumes of documents and the
business-critical data they contain.
Managing projects through to completion, on time and
within budget, is what Fred does best. He excels at
interacting with clients to learn their exact requirements
and then delivering a solution that meets their needs. Fred
is an exceptional leader. His focus and attention to detail
are major reasons why Solvaire's projects are completed in a
timely and professional manner. His diligence in setting and
enforcing high standards for the team is a big part
of what allows us to offer the
Better-Than-99% Precision Guarantee.
Solvaire provides the people, process and technology to quickly
unlock the critical business information in your documents.
Major Projects and Events
Solvaire launched in 1999 as a project sponsored by
partners of the law firm
The firm had been searching for a platform to manage due
diligence for a client that had acquired thousands of real estate
properties across the country. Every acquisition was
accompanied by a wealth of paper agreements, including
ground leases, rental and tenant agreements and regulatory
documentation. No existing platform met their needs. In this
research and development phase, the team piloted unique
processes for large-scale document content management.
Solvaire refined its methods on a project
of the area's biggest corporations. The client
needed to reorganize multiple internal entities, collapsing
them into a single operating company. They needed to assign thousands of contracts
to the new entity. Solvaire created a database to abstract
and catalog content and to direct
the mailing of thousands of notices and requests for
No software on the market met the specific needs of this project,
so Solvaire developed
the prototype version of TRAX. Using TRAX, the attorneys and
support staff handled the entire job electronically, with
tremendous results. Solvaire’s unusual blend
of project management, software development and
consulting skills met the needs of this corporation
precisely. We further developed the system to help
frustrating and costly information management problems.
In 2006, Solvaire launched a service to enhance due
diligence of key financial, legal and operations documents
of businesses up for sale. VDOX, the Virtual Deal Room,
provides a blazing fast platform to easily share documents
and track the activity of potential buyers. Posting pre-sale
or pre-merger documents to a data room can turn into a
nightmare without the help of experienced professionals.
Solvaire’s innovators will continue to develop new
solutions and stay up-to-date with industry standards such
as storing your information in an
SAS 70 Type II Compliant Data Center.
Many successful projects have given the
team an opportunity to compare the internal operations of
global companies. Solvaire will not identify which clients
have made what mistakes, of course, but we have learned from
both their mistakes and their successes. We have seen the
crippling effects of poor document management and heard the
sighs of relief when a good system replaces a poor one.