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 at 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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Stephanie Lamoureaux

Leader of Legal Operations at Square Inc.

Stephanie Lamoureaux leads the Legal Operations function for Square, Inc., located in San Francisco. An early entrant to the world of Legal Operations, before the term was generally recognized, she forged a path to establish the Legal Operations function for a leading retailer and tech company. At Square, Stephanie's current focus is to develop her team and design the function to successfully implement improvement initiatives that can help Square's Counsel team grow and scale efficiently.

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Stephanie Lamoureaux leads the Legal Operations function for Square, Inc., located in San Francisco. An early entrant to the world of Legal Operations, before the term was generally recognized, she forged a path to establish the Legal Operations function for a leading retailer and tech company. At Square, Stephanie's current focus is to develop her team and design the function to successfully implement improvement initiatives that can help Square's Counsel team grow and scale efficiently.

Prior to joining Square, Stephanie led the Legal Operations function for Twitter and Gap, Inc. where she spearheaded department and enterprise-wide efficiency initiatives, focused on financial, vendor and contract management. Earlier, Stephanie was a case worker for people with disabilities, which is a population she is still very passionate about; and is an active volunteer and logistics coordinator for Best Buddies International.

Stephanie holds a BA in International Studies and European History from Hamline University.

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Ewa Hugh

Head of Legal Operations at SurveyMonkey

Ewa Hugh is an experienced Legal Operations professional with a proven history of improving processes via contract management implementation and workflows for in-house counsel teams, empowering them to be a force multiplier. She has held Contract Management positions to streamline legal operations processes at Extreme Networks, Adobe Systems, Palo Alto Networks, and Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company. She currently works at SurveyMonkey where she started their Legal Operations team in 2017.

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Ewa Hugh is an experienced Legal Operations professional with a proven history of improving processes via contract management implementation and workflows for in-house counsel teams, empowering them to be a force multiplier. She has held Contract Management positions to streamline legal operations processes at Extreme Networks, Adobe Systems, Palo Alto Networks, and Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company. She currently works at SurveyMonkey where she started their Legal Operations team in 2017.

Ewa has been fortunate to be able to work in both Europe and Asia, which subsequently created her love for travel.  Outside of work, Ewa loves to check another far flung destination off her travel bucket list!

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Ronak Ray

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Pantheon Systems

Ronak is responsible for all legal matters at Pantheon, the leading WebOps platform for digital marketing teams. His humble beginnings are of a failed programmer who realized his true passion is problem solving. This led him to Accenture in a number of roles across  finance, risk management and legal with many Fortune 100 brands. A decade later, he left the structure of a public company for a feisty pseudo-start-up making waves in digital CMS at Sitecore. Following a blockbuster exit at €1 billion, he was tapped by TaskUs, a digital-first outsourcing company, to build a legal function from scratch. He supported TaskUs’ board as corporate secretary and 18,000 people globally while managing to close a $500 million transaction with Blackstone before joining Pantheon.

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Ronak is responsible for all legal matters at Pantheon, the leading WebOps platform for digital marketing teams. His humble beginnings are of a failed programmer who realized his true passion is problem solving. This led him to Accenture in a number of roles across  finance, risk management and legal with many Fortune 100 brands. A decade later, he left the structure of a public company for a feisty pseudo-start-up making waves in digital CMS at Sitecore. Following a blockbuster exit at €1 billion, he was tapped by TaskUs, a digital-first outsourcing company, to build a legal function from scratch. He supported TaskUs’ board as corporate secretary and 18,000 people globally while managing to close a $500 million transaction with Blackstone before joining Pantheon.

 

Ronak's current obsessions are mid distance running, various forms of yoga, and learning to love golf.  Sometimes you do your best thinking when upside down!!!

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