About SpeakWrite

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We’re SpeakWrite

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At SpeakWrite, our mission is to introduce the world to a new and better way to create documents – and to give every one of our clients more time.

Time to accomplish more in their chosen field, time to realize more of their potential, time to do anything and everything …else.

SpeakWrite helps companies, institutions, organizations and individuals discover remarkable increases in productivity. We focus our service in areas where thorough, accurate and timely documentation impacts people in a significant way – like in legal, law enforcement, protective services and government agencies.

Since 1997, SpeakWrite has given back millions of hours to people so they can accomplish …more.

Our story

Successful Attorney, Eagle Scout, and Serial Over-Achiever, Richard Jackson spent almost 30 years as a commercial litigator and built a successful law practice of over 50 people. He experienced first-hand the challenges of producing essential, but time-consuming legal documents. In spite of modern advances, people in document-intensive professions were still losing countless hours and money to the task of low-value typing.

In an ideal world, his law firm needed instant, unlimited access to typist capacity 24/7/365. It needed a typist pool that could scale to handle any workload. And it needed legal documents that could be delivered faster, and cheaper, than typing them in-house.

Finding a way to merge this labor intensive, people-powered activity with the speed, access and availability of the internet – drove Richard to leave his law practice in 1997, and start SpeakWrite. He created a concept that would leave ‘old school’ transcription and voice recognition in the dust.

SpeakWrite is a revolutionary technology platform. Yet it is built on the fact that nothing is more accurate at putting the spoken word to paper… than another human being. It is rich in custom features found nowhere else. It delivers documents with unmatched speed, accuracy and security. It makes people and organizations more productive and profitable then ever before. It is simply a new and better way to create documents.


Richard Jackson


Richard is a native Texan, a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Baylor Law School and former Editor in Chief of the Baylor Law Review. He managed to keep his entrepreneurial urges in check through almost 30 years of commercial litigation practice in Dallas. Then in 1997, they broke loose and he founded SpeakWrite. He has served as President and CEO of SpeakWrite since its creation and will probably do so until they bar him from his office. Turns out, this is what he was meant to do.

Beside a serious love of business and entrepreneurial pursuits, Richard and his wife Paula are happily involved in the lives of their three children and two grandchildren. They divide their time between their home in Austin and their mountain house near Whitefish Montana.

Frank Childers


Frank is a native Texan, a graduate of the US Air Force Academy and a 35-year veteran of technology sales, marketing, business development and general management. Before SpeakWrite, he founded and led Trelogos Management, LLC, in the nine year delivery of consulting services around business strategy, decision making, enterprise selling and go-to-market planning.

Frank enjoys the business challenges of investing in the vital few and eliminating the trivial many. He purposes to live and life and leave a legacy that prepares him, and those closest to him, for eternity. He and Kathy, his wife of 45 years, have three grown children and six grandchildren living in the Austin area.

Chris Romano

VP Sales & Marketing

Chris is a native Texan and graduate of Houston Baptist University. With a steadfast “focus-on-the-end-user” business philosophy, Chris has helped companies like Starbucks, GE, and AT&T bring new standards, technologies and services to market. When asked “Why SpeakWrite and why now?” Chris explained, “Legal professionals need cloud and outsourced services to keep up with ever-increasing casework documentation. But, confidentiality and security concerns can make transcription outsourcing seem like a non-starter. SpeakWrite offers a solid answer to this common problem, and I’m excited to help legal professionals become more effective.” In their free time, Chris and his family have fun watching classic movies, hunting, traveling, and occasionally performing service projects (at home and abroad).

Ken Sax


Ken has made Austin home since 1998. He is a graduate of Colorado State University with a BS in Electrical Engineering. He has worked in hardware and software technology companies in both individual contributor and leadership roles. Ken joined SpeakWrite as COO in 2017. Outside of work Ken enjoys spending time with his family and traveling as time allows.

David Rigney

VP of Engineering / Technology

David holds a Bachelor of Arts from Ripon College along with an MBA from Webster University and received both PMP and Scrum Master certifications. He is an accomplished consultant and technology leader in Healthcare, Professional IT, and Hi-Tech industries. David is tasked with developing and managing a world-class Transcription as a Service (TaaS) solutions team. Under David’s leadership in 2018, SpeakWrite became an approved Microsoft partner in the Azure Government cloud ecosystem. Thanks to this achievement, SpeakWrite now offers the highest level of cloud security and cyber defense certifications recognized by the US government. David is an active stone sculptor in his spare time when he and his family are not exploring Texas and the rest of the world.


Trade associations

  • IACP 2016

    2016 IACP 123rd Annual Conference
    October 15-18th, San Diego, CA


    ASCIA Fall Conference
    October 13-15th

  • FBINAA-CA Chapter

    FBINAA CA Chapter
    September 6-8th

Contact us:

Customer Support:
(800) 828-3889
Monday-Friday 7am-12am CST
Saturday-Sunday 8am-11pm CST


Corporate Address:
6011 West Courtyard Dr.
Suite 450
Austin, Texas 78730

Dictation Line:
(800) YOU-DICTATE (800-968-3428)

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