Managed Technology Services (MTS) Expands Leadership Team, Appoints Matt Coatney as Vice President of Technical Operations

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Experienced legal technology expert will oversee integration of MTS’s infrastructure with HBR Consulting’s (HBR) law firm advisory and managed services offerings

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As MTS continues to grow, we discovered the need for a technical leader with extensive law firm experience to help us better align our offerings with our law firm clients

Managed Technology Services LLC (MTS), a trusted data-hosting service provider to the legal industry, is pleased to announce that Matt Coatney has joined the company as vice president of technical operations, effective September 18. In his new role, Coatney will oversee hosting services for infrastructure, networking, storage and applications, providing a critical connection between MTS’s infrastructure offering, HBR’s managed services offering and MTS’s growing list of clients.

Coatney has more than 20 years of experience bringing advanced technologies to market in a variety of domains, including legal, software, content and life sciences. Prior to joining MTS, he served as vice president of sales and services at Exaptive, a cloud data analytics company. At global law firm WilmerHale, he was director of business relations where he led IT strategy and communications. Coatney also previously served as director of architecture and integration for LexisNexis’s Lexis Search Advantage and Document Profiling offerings. Early in his career, he developed advanced analytics software for pharmaceutical and biotechnology research.

“As MTS continues to grow, we discovered the need for a technical leader with extensive law firm experience to help us better align our offerings with our law firm clients,” said Chris Petrini-Poli, chief executive officer of MTS. “Matt will provide clients with the technical and managed services support required for long-term success. We are excited to leverage his expertise as we continue to enhance our service offerings to better meet current and future client need.”

At MTS, Coatney will be focused on improving customer facing workflows, managing customer engagements with the technology teams, and connecting MTS offerings with HBR’s managed services and law firm advisory services. He will be based with the MTS team in Springboro, Ohio.

“I am thrilled to step into this leadership role at MTS,” said Coatney. “I see great opportunity to align and strengthen MTS’s existing offerings with HBR’s robust and growing managed services and law firm advisory offerings. Together, we will provide clients with high-quality, cost effective solutions to their infrastructure needs, as well as access to a wider range of services from both MTS and HBR.”

As a recognized industry thought leader, Matt writes and frequently speaks on business and advanced technologies. His work includes keynotes and TEDx talks, international conferences, webinars, books and technical journals. He obtained a master’s degree in computer science and a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Ohio State University.

MTS is a joint venture between LexisNexis, a division of RELX group, and HBR Consulting. For more information, visit

About Managed Technology Services
Managed Technology Services LLC (MTS) is a trusted data-hosting service provider to the legal industry. A leader in infrastructure and cloud hosting services, we maintain data and applications with the highest level of security standards. For over a decade, our team of MTS experts have collaborated with clients – including 25 percent of the Am Law 100 – to manage infrastructure, systems performance, cost and risk.

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