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John Vajanyi


“When you have been to war and experienced the unthinkable, corporate problems just don’t seem that insurmountable.”

These are the words of Level Legal CIO John Vajanyi. He served four years in the U.S. Army on active duty in a combat tour of duty in Mosul, Iraq. To say this experience shaped him would be an understatement, as only those who have marched in his boots can comprehend. John excelled and quickly rose to leadership, giving him experience and skills he uses daily in his work now. These years also awakened his passion for educating, protecting, and helping people through information technology and security.

With almost two decades of experience now, John not only has a wealth of knowledge and tried-and-true outcomes in his career portfolio, he also holds a U.S. patent for an invention that allows remote integration of cell phone tower networks. This accomplishment came about because of John’s determination, resourcefulness, and initiative in helping his employer solve a huge problem. Quick to listen but slow to act until he has the whole picture, John’s strategic and technical acumen makes him a trusted resource in solving problems throughout an organization.

Born and raised in Florida, John and his family still call the Sunshine State home. He is an avid fisherman and outdoorsman, and he enjoys taking his wife and children on fun-loving, memorable adventures in their well-equipped RV.

John personifies security and safety, for both people and data. He takes his work seriously and deliberately, always seeking better practices and best solutions for Level Legal and our customers.

Culture Index Profile: Technical Expert

We don’t sell solutions. We give peace of mind.

We keep things moving toward the finish line, all with technical expertise and artful grace.
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Our Framework


During this phase, we work to step away from any assumptions and guesses about what our customers needs, and let our research findings inform our decision-making. We learn more about our customers, their problems, wants, and needs, and the environment or context in which they will use the solution we offer.

Our Framework


During the Define phase, we analyze our research findings from the Understand phase and determine what is the most important problem to solve — and why. This step defines the goal. Then we can give a clear problem statement, describing what our customers’ needs are that we are trying to solve, making sure that we heard and defined their problem correctly.

Our Framework


This phase is an important part of the discipline in our process. People often settle for the first solution, but the most obvious solution is often not the right one. During the Solve phase, we brainstorm collaboratively with multiple stakeholders to generate many unique solutions. We then analyze our potential solutions and make choices about which are the best to pursue based on learnings in the Understand phase.

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Build & Test.

This phase is critical in developing the right solution to our customers’ problem. An organized approach to testing can help avoid rework and create exceptional outcomes. Starting small and testing the solution, we iterate quickly, before deploying solutions across the entire project.

Our Framework


During this phase, the hard work of prior phases comes to life in our customers’ best solution. The research, collaboration, and testing performed prior to project kick-off ensure optimal results.

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At the project completion, we convene all stakeholders to discuss what went well, what could have been better, and how we might improve going forward. We call these meetings “Retrospectives,” and we perform them internally as a project team, and with our external customers. The Retrospective is one of the most powerful, meaningful tools in our framework.