Learning a thing or two from the pros

Whether you are advising someone on a board or the board is advising you, we are always learning from each other.  Our board of advisors is a key driver in shaping our vision and product roadmap. They keep us sharp, honest, and focused. We think they’re pretty awesome, so let us introduce them!

Stephanie Corey

Co-founder – UpLevel Ops

Stephanie Corey is a widely respected veteran when it comes to legal operations and best practices in contract management.  In her career, she has served as the Chief of Staff and Senior Director of Legal Operations at Flex, the second largest manufacturing company in the world and spent the better part of her career providing value-added services to Legal Departments.  Her areas of expertise include Information Technology, System Implementations, Contract Review Process Analysis and Improvements, Finance, Communications and Administration.  Stephanie also founded and is a former executive member of the leading legal operations trade organization CLOC, Corporate Legal Operations Consortium.

Stephanie Corey

Stephanie Corey is a widely respected veteran when it comes to legal operations and best practices in contract management. In her career, she has served as the Chief of Staff and Senior Director of Legal Operations at Flex, the second largest manufacturing company in the world and spent the better part of her career providing value-added services to Legal Departments. Her areas of expertise include Information Technology, System Implementations, Process Analysis and Improvements, Finance, Communications and Administration. Stephanie also founded and is a former executive member of the leading legal operations trade organization CLOC, Corporate Legal Operations Consortium.

Stephanie is a co-founder of UpLevel Ops, a consulting firm specializing in providing services for in-house legal departments and law firms. UpLevel Ops provides a complete range of Legal Operations support, including IT solutions, Finance and Budget guidance, Talent Management and Development, Benchmarking, Best Practices and Metrics, and Outside Counsel Selection and Management. Stephanie’s input on latest trends and real-world business challenges in legal operations will be greatly beneficial to the Malbek team as we continue to evolve our solutions and ensure high level of customer satisfaction.

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Rafael Carmona

Vice President, Global Licensing at TIBCO Software

Rafael has spent most of his professional life helping in-house legal departments of US technology corporations achieve excellence and provide outstanding services to its customers in all areas, including the contract review process.

One of the keys to attain success and thrive in a legal corporate environment is to stay ahead of the game and anticipate the business needs. To serve in such companies, knowing and understanding state of the art technologies is essential; as such, Rafael is keen to explore how new innovations can be applied to and increase efficiencies both within the legal teams and at the businesses they serve. At TIBCO Software, Rafael was involved in the roll-out of its first Contract Management System in 2007 and is currently responsible for ensuring that legal applications meet the ever growing and changing business requirements of an enterprise software business.

Rafael Carmona

Rafael has spent most of his professional life helping in-house legal departments of US technology corporations achieve excellence and provide outstanding services to its customers.

One of the keys to attain success and thrive in a legal corporate environment is to stay ahead of the game and anticipate the business needs. To serve in such companies, knowing and understanding state of the art technologies is essential; as such, Rafael is keen to explore how new innovations can be applied to and increase efficiencies both within the legal teams and at the businesses they serve. At TIBCO Software, Rafael was involved in the roll out of its first Contract Management System in 2007 and is currently responsible for ensuring that legal applications meet the ever growing and changing business requirements of an enterprise software business.

He is currently tasked with exploring how AI, ML and blockchain based tools can be applied to the contract lifecycle, by combining various technologies and applications which not only accelerate the Quote to Cash process but also the full contract lifecycle as well as provide insight into the contract terms and conditions for data analysis, reporting and optimization purposes. By serving on the board of advisors at Malbek, he is able to bring this unparalleled insight and real-life use cases to our team helping build more advanced solutions.

Outside of work Rafael is an avid golfer, a self-taught angler since the age of 7 and ran his first marathon at 13 years of age.

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