Jessica Vander Ploeg is a visionary leader and Vice President of Legal Operations at OpenText, a global market leader in Information Management. With a focus on running legal like a business, Jessica drives transformation in the legal department through her deep expertise in people, processes, and technology.
Before joining OpenText, Jessica held senior operations roles at NetApp, Litigation Services LLC, and Precision Opinion, where she gained a reputation for delivering results and driving change. Drawing on her career path and passion for legal, Jessica is a frequent speaker on topics such as legal operations, technology, change management, and transformation.
Jessica is also a founding board member of LegalOps.com, a Legal Operations community and platform aimed at advancing legal operations management as a full-fledged professional discipline. Her commitment to elevating the legal operations field has made her a respected and influential thought leader in the legal industry.
Jessica earned a bachelor's degree in marketing and psychology and a master's degree in business administration, both with cum laude honors, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Originally from Northern California, Jessica now resides in Colorado with her husband and two sons. She is a dedicated professional who is passionate about driving innovation and continuous improvement in everything she does.