Laguna Hills, Calif. – January 17, 2018 – Ephesoft, Inc., the leading developer of document capture and analytics solutions that extract actionable data from unstructured content, today announced the creation of a global training department and the appointment of Brad Gillespie as Training Leader. In this newly created role, Gillespie will lead the dedicated worldwide training department to expand Ephesoft’s support of partners, customers and developers looking to maximize integration of the company’s solutions. Ephesoft currently has more than 250 partners and 550 customers worldwide. Fueled by $15 million in Series A funding from Mercato Partners in July 2017, Ephesoft’s rapid expansion plans anticipate 10-fold growth in its client base over the next two to four years.

“We are creating a dedicated global training department to ensure our clients can easily maximize our groundbreaking machine learning document capture and analytics platform that transforms unstructured content into actionable data,” said Ike Kavas, CEO of Ephesoft. “We are pleased to welcome Brad into the Ephesoft family as he brings in-depth training, technical and personal experience that will shape the education experience we offer to our growing worldwide base of partners, customers, developers and employees.”

Gillespie has more than two decades of training experience with an emphasis on task-based training, which is designed to certify trainees can confidently go back to their desk and start using the software effectively. In his new role, Gillespie is responsible for Ephesoft’s overall training programs from staffing to content to partner certification. All Ephesoft partners are required to be certified. As a priority, he will enhance the company’s live- and computer-based training to increase its interactivity and task-driven construct. He also assumes the management of Ephesoft’s quarterly training sessions, offered at the company’s headquarters in Orange County, Calif., and has already added a second week of training in Q1 2018 to keep up with demand.

“Throughout my career, I have conducted in-depth training in programming languages and systems such as C++ and Java, which give me the technical background and expertise to instruct Ephesoft’s software. I believe I will help Ephesoft further its commitment to offering unmatched technical training,” said Gillespie. “Organizations that process high volumes of high-value data can eliminate error-prone, manual processing of papers by using Ephesoft to streamline tasks, improve productivity and free up time for more important work. I’m excited to provide Ephesoft customers with the tools they need to immediately use our solutions most effectively.”

Prior to joining Ephesoft, Gillespie spent 19 years as owner of Chicago-based WSD Firm, Inc., where he provided computer software consulting and training to companies across the globe. He also spent nearly a decade as an instructor at GlobalKnowledge, a worldwide leader in IT training and learning services. He studied Business Administration, Photojournalism, Microeconomics and Computer Programming at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. Based in Chicago, Gillespie will travel the globe to support Ephesoft’s growing international reach that includes dedicated training efforts in Australia, Kuala Lumpur, Germany and Singapore.

Ephesoft serves organizations that need to process high volumes of high-value documents by empowering them to extract useful insight and actionable intelligence from their unstructured documents, no matter the format or how they are received (handwritten forms, email, PDFs, etc.). Through the power of machine learning, Ephesoft automates the process of identifying documents and extracting the valuable information they contain to accelerate purchases, invoice processing, mortgage approvals, background checks, and other important transactions. Ephesoft Transact is the only document capture and extraction software that “plays nice with other applications,” using Web Services APIs that make ERP, CRM, Content Services (previously called ECM) and back-office programs document-capture enabled.

About Ephesoft
Ephesoft, Inc. delivers intelligent capture technology on a private or public cloud platform that extracts meaning from unstructured content. With a focus on efficiency and reliability, Ephesoft has crafted the next generation of intelligent document capture technology that allows organizations to automate and streamline invoices, mailroom processes, personnel files, medical records, insurance claims, mortgage documents and other document-based business processes. Ephesoft is headquartered in Laguna Hills, California, with regional offices throughout the US, EMEA and Asia Pacific. The company is undergoing rapid growth and has customers in over 30 countries. To learn more, visit