When Company Culture Isn’t Cliché: Settling In

Hi, I’m Lindsay, and my road to Malbek has been an interesting one. I went from a job that expected ...

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DEI Discourse: How to Embrace Diversity in Legal

A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion should be on every company’s radar. However, it's ...

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3 Lessons Learned from Inbound 2022

Although it was a busy three days, we had a great time at HubSpot's Inbound last week. From walking ...

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Posts by Matt Patel

Matt Patel
Matt Patel is considered an all-rounder who can pick up any role and excel at it. Throughout his career he has enjoyed challenging roles focused on customer satisfaction, sales, and marketing, as well as leading product teams. Matt can best be described as a peaceful warrior, building trusted relationships with internal staff, channel partners, and customers as well as creating a highly collaborative and respectful environment where positive results are inevitable. As COO and co-founder at Malbek, Matt is focused on overall operational excellence across the departments, including sales, marketing, services, and support. Matt enjoys a variety of hobbies outside of work. In the winter he enjoys skiing with family and friends, and in the summer, he enjoys water gardening in his backyard. When you meet Matt, ask him about his Koi pond. His penchant for finding the best food in any city makes him a go-to when traveling. Matt’s top-down approach, whether he is skiing or building solutions, allows him to step back and look at the bigger picture.

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    Matt Patel

    Posts by Matt Patel

    Matt Patel is considered an all-rounder who can pick up any role and excel at it. Throughout his career he has enjoyed challenging roles focused on customer satisfaction, sales, and marketing, as well as leading product teams. Matt can best be described as a peaceful warrior, building trusted relationships with internal staff, channel partners, and customers as well as creating a highly collaborative and respectful environment where positive results are inevitable. As COO and co-founder at Malbek, Matt is focused on overall operational excellence across the departments, including sales, marketing, services, and support. Matt enjoys a variety of hobbies outside of work. In the winter he enjoys skiing with family and friends, and in the summer, he enjoys water gardening in his backyard. When you meet Matt, ask him about his Koi pond. His penchant for finding the best food in any city makes him a go-to when traveling. Matt’s top-down approach, whether he is skiing or building solutions, allows him to step back and look at the bigger picture.

    April 28, 2022

    Welcome to Our New Office

    Malbek has reached a new milestone in our growth. After years of being remote, we have opened a new headquarters in Princeton, NJ.  And let me tell you, it's nice to finally be back in office with the flexibility to work from home. There are a few things that aren't the same over a Zoom call: the creative meetings, the coffee and snacks, throwing a dart over to a fellow Malbekian, and the actual socialization (which is much needed after two years of a pandemic 😅). 

    Even though I will miss my ten-step commute to my home office in my PJs, I am excited to go to a fun and collaborative work space and be with my local-area team again. Here are a few fun facts about our new office:

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    January 3, 2022

    The View for 2022

    To my pleasant and welcomed surprise, 2021 was an incredible year for Malbek after the intense pandemic year of 2020. A lot of things changed; however, many things remained the same. Masks have become a normal accessory like sunglasses. Sanitizer is used as much as moisturizer. Working from home continues to be the new norm. I have been to more happy hours on Zoom instead of actual bars. I spent more money on furnishing my home vs. buy any new clothing.

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    March 15, 2021

    Benefits of an Effective Contract Lifecycle Management System

    How Malbek is like Amazon Prime

    You would have to be living under a rock to not know about Amazon Prime these days. You can order anything — from a mattress to a candle — and within two days you get it on your doorstep. You can search for what you need, figure out if it is eligible for two-day delivery, read the reviews on the product, and get it in your hands in a fraction of the time that would take you to use a different online retailer.  Instead of struggling with long delivery times like other companies, Amazon chose to listen to what people wanted and made a fast and easy way to find and get what you need. With all that said, imagine if we applied that concept to contracting. What if you can get your contracts delivered in two days or less? That sounds like a dream, right?

    Well, get ready to pinch yourself because two-day contracting is absolutely a reality — with the right provider, of course.

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    March 8, 2021

    Malbek Photography Contest

    Recently, Team Malbek India held a photography contest as a fun employee activity. They took pictures using their phone or camera devices and submitted them for the contest. Although no one on the team claimed to be a photographer, the talent evident in each of the 30 images that were submitted might say otherwise. Such amazing creativity!

    To ensure that the contest was fair, I asked one of my friends, David Adams, who is an experienced photographer on the side, to judgethe pictures and help select the winner. I asked him to spend a few minutes to review the pictures, identify the winners, and give a short reason why he judged the photos the way he did.

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    January 4, 2021

    A Look Ahead into 2021 from the Malbek Perspective

    And just like that 2020 is over. As I look back at my blog post from a year ago about our 2020 goals, one of the goals I listed was to “Travel More” and I can confidently say that we accomplished that.

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    August 31, 2020

    How to Configure Without a PhD in Computer Science

    In this day and age, we are all comfortable with self-service when it comes to any technology or application. Quite frankly, we almost expect it to be that way. So why does it feel that enterprise applications in the office environment require a PhD in computer science?

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    June 15, 2020

    Honey, Can You Remind Me When Our Anniversary Is?

    Ever ask this question to your spouse?  Hopefully you didn’t have to because you should remember it, or you have set-up a reminder on your phone to remind you.

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    May 4, 2020

    Remember Searching through Encyclopedias?

    Today we continue our ongoing "how to" series examining the important steps needed to achieve ideal contract management by turning to the topic of searching your contracts.

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