PRESIDENT
Eric Barberio

eric.barberio@computershare.com

Eric is President of the class action and mass tort administration business lines, including the core brands of KCC, Gilardi & Co. and RicePoint, a Computershare company. As subsidiaries of Computershare, a multi-billion dollar global financial and business service company, each brand provides unique and superior service to their clients and ultimately to the claimants they serve. Eric is responsible for the domestic and global growth of legal administration and support services in the class action and mass tort space, including strategy and operational delivery. Through the service brands, Computershare has handled thousands of cases serving millions of claimants and over $1 trillion in distributions in 2019.

Prior to joining Computershare, Eric was Vice President of Finance and Claims Operations at Paradigm, a large-scale national leader in workers compensation medical claims management. He was responsible for the financial and accounting operations, medical claims management and risk. Prior to that he was the Founder and Managing Partner of EBMI Management Consultants, a boutique consulting and professional services firm that focused on Fortune 1000 clients, including AutoNation, Tyco, Coinstar and Covidien, providing accounting and financial operation expertise, audit, technology and business process improvement services both domestically and globally.

Eric has over 20 years of experience in the areas of operations, accounting, information technology, compliance, and business process improvement in large and growing organizations. He was the interim CFO of Kemper Insurance’s largest division (now Broadspire) prior to moving into the management consulting industry. Over the course of eight years, Broadspire grew at a rate of over 50% per year during his tenure reaching roughly $800M in claims volume. Eric has written several articles on accounting, leadership, technology and process improvement lifecycles and he speaks regularly at corporations, universities and organizations, such as the FICPA and IMA. He is an advisor to Board of Directors in the areas of accounting operations and corporate governance.

He holds a Post Graduate degree from the University of Oxford (Said Business School) in Global Business and Finance; an MBA from Palm Beach Atlantic University; a BBA in Finance from Florida International University. He is also a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
David Weir

david.weir@ricepoint.com

David founded RicePoint in 2007. As Senior Vice President of Business Development, David oversees the strategic direction and business development of RicePoint’s notice and claims administration business.

During his extensive career in the settlement industry, David has worked on numerous notable cases reaching up to $2.5 billion in settlement funds. Some noteworthy cases include Mignacca et al. v. Merck Frosst Canada Ltd. et al., The Trustees of the Labourers’ Pension Fund of Central and Eastern Canada et al. v. Ernest & Young LLP, Pro-Sys Consultants Ltd et al. v Infineon Technologies AG, Quenneville et al. v. Volkswagen Group of Canada Inc. et al., and Clifford J. Anderson et al. v Her Majesty The Queen et al.

David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Masters of Business Administration from Ivey School of Business, Western University. Additionally, David has extensive volunteer experience coaching hockey and baseball and working with organizations such as Big Brothers, Rotary and Special Olympics.

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Michael Mooney

mmooney@ricepoint.com

As Senior Vice President of Business Development, Michael has more than a decade of government administration expertise and experience having worked on some of the largest, most intricate and notable class action settlement and voluntary redress programs in Canada.

Michael oversees and manages the strategic and operational development and execution of RicePoint’s government class action services to ensure high-quality, cost-effective notice and settlement administration processes.

Michael has built up business systems and processes that aid not only his clients, but also the Canadian government. This partnership and management of complex litigation cases has made Michael a trusted counsel and invaluable leader.

He has taken the leadership role in numerous government, consumer products, antitrust and securities fraud cases. Notable cases he has administered include: Hepatitis C class action settlement, Residential Schools Class Action Litigation, KPMG Overtime Redress Plan, and Walkerton Class Action Settlement.

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Shawn Gilhula

sgilhula@ricepoint.com

Shawn brings two decades of settlement administration experience to his role of Director of Operations. As the Director of Operations, Shawn oversees the daily procedure and client interactions of RicePoint’s Government Division. He is responsible for all aspects of division projects including pricing, procedures and protocols and oversees mail intake, document input and scanning divisions along with help desk functions and quality control.

He brings a depth of knowledge, insight and understanding of the settlement industry and its processes, making him an invaluable asset to the RicePoint team. Shawn is seen by his team and clients as a trusted, informed, and meticulous problem-solver. He consistently goes above and beyond to provide, streamlined and cost-efficient solutions for his clients.

Shawn has been integrally involved in some of Canada’s most prominent cases both national and provincial. These cases include Shell Polybutylene Pipes, KPMG – Overtime Redress Plan, Behr Wood Sealant, Walkerton Compensation Plan, and Roth and Fifield –Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped.

Shawn received his Diploma in Law and Security Administration from Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. Additionally, he is a Chartered Insurance Professional, is a member of the Insurance Institute of Canada, and has been a Licentiate in Adjusting since 1993.

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Ivan Bobanovic

ibobanovic@ricepoint.com

Ivan brings a decade of experience in the class action industry to his role as Director of Operations. During his time with RicePoint, Ivan has overseen more than 60 Canadian settlements of varying size and complexity with more than $2 billion in settlement funds distributed. Ivan played a leading role in the development of the notice and media team, and continues to work closely with that team to develop new strategies and improve access to justice.

Ivan holds an Honors, Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario, and the Canadian Securities Course. He is fluent in English and French and a member of numerous non-profit organizations.

VICE PRESIDENT, LEGAL NOTIFICATION SERVICES
Carla Peak

cpeak@ricepoint.com

With well over a decade of industry experience, Carla is responsible for the design and implementation of multifaceted legal notification programs and plain language legal notice documents. Her legal notification programs effectively reach class members and her notice documents address the challenges of communicating complex legal information to class members in a manner that they can understand.

Her expertise includes all aspects of media research, planning, and buying, as well as the design and production of a variety of individual, digital, published and broadcast notices. Carla’s notice plans satisfy applicable provincial and federal laws and guidelines. She has successfully provided notice in a variety of high-profile cases, such as In re Residential Schools Litigation, Anderson v. The Attorney General of Canada, Brown v. The Attorney General of Canada, Riddle v. Her Majesty the Queen (Sixties Scoop), Ross v. Her Majesty the Queen, Ross v. Attorney General of Canada, Roy v. Attorney General of Canada and Satalic v. Attorney General of Canada (LGBT Purge).

Carla has presented on and written numerous articles about class notification programs, the design of effective notice documents as well as industry trends and innovations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Temple University, graduating cum laude.

SENIOR DIRECTOR, MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Diana Ralph

dralph@ricepoint.com

Diana brings more than 10 years of legal marketing experience to the RicePoint team. As the Senior Director of Marketing and Business Development, she is responsible for the strategy and implementation of initiatives and events that foster RicePoint's relationships.

Prior to joining RicePoint, Diana held several positions in Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP’s marketing department. Previously, she work for JVA Consulting, LLC and assisted with several projects dealing with the “Colorado Compassion Initiative” (granted by the U.S. Department of Human Services).

Diana earned her Master in Communication Management from the University of Southern California. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Regis University.