Tom has decades of experience as a software executive and successful startup entrepreneur. As a founder and then President of Serengeti Law, his leadership helped the company become the world’s largest and highest rated ebilling and matter management system, which was ultimately acquired by Thomson Reuters. Tom was the third employee and Executive Vice President at 1Energy Systems, a software company providing control system software for grid-scale batteries deployed to increase renewable wind and solar power on the electric grid, which was acquired by Doosan Corporation. Prior to his professional career, Tom received his B.A. in Civil Engineering from Brown University, and his J.D. from Stanford Law School. After law school, Tom clerked for Judge Jerome Farris, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and then practiced law for Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson and Perkins Coie, specializing in electronic contracting, public key infrastructures, encryption, and data protection.
Greg has more than twenty years of experiences designing and delivering cloud-based legal technologies. As a founding member of Serengeti Law, Greg worked with hundreds of large and small corporate law departments (including Nike, Google and Amazon) to solve complex legal workflow and vendor management challenges. As head of marketing and product design, Greg helped Serengeti achieve a 99% rating in customer retention and satisfaction for over a decade. After Serengeti, Greg became CEO of Atlas Development Corporation, a medical case management software system. Under his leadership, Atlas managed 80% of injured worker L&I claims in the Northwest and successfully rolled-out a cloud-based version of the software. Greg was also CEO of Latitude Connect, a client engagement platform that helps attorneys collaborate with their private and small business customers. Greg holds a B.A. in Political Science and Business Administration from Brigham Young University.
Steve has nearly two decades of experience managing software development teams providing solutions for corporate law departments. Prior to Safari, Steve was one of the original software developers of the system that became Serengeti (now Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker), the world’s most widely used and highest rated matter management and ebilling solution. After Thomson Reuters acquired Serengeti, Steve grew the development team from 10 developers to more than 60; supporting a customer base that grew more than 5x during his nearly 10 years at the company. Steve has been recognized by customers for his ability to deliver products that drive performance, improve financial results, and demonstrate value. Steve received his BBS in Information Systems and Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison – School of Business.
Kirin is a finance executive with years of experience at some of the Pacific Northwest’s leading companies. Kirin oversees all aspects of Safari finance and accounting, and is also responsible for HR. Before joining Safari, Kirin was a Senior Finance Manager at Microsoft, driving Microsoft Office & Windows commercial cloud product adoption and modernization strategy. She also led the Microsoft Windows Pro device licensing financial planning and product strategy, achieving significant growth through revised product offerings, pricing strategies, and channel incentives. Prior to Microsoft, she spent nearly 5 years at Nordstrom in corporate finance and strategy, developing their omni-channel strategy. Kirin started her CPA career at Deloitte. Kirin received her B.A. in Accounting and Business Administration, and her Masters in Professional Accounting from Seattle University.
Mark is a seasoned entrepreneur and experienced legal technology executive, holding business and technology leadership roles for many software companies. Prior to Safari, Mark was the Senior Director of Technology for Legal Tracker (formerly Serengeti Tracker), a Thomson Reuters solution. During his four years at Thomson, Mark was a core member of the Legal Tracker leadership team, guiding business and technology strategy. Prior to Thomson, Mark was the CTO of WhatCounts, Inc., a SaaS email marketing and communications platform, where he was responsible for datacenter operations, product development, QA and technical partnerships. Mark has had senior positions at many other technology companies, including VP, Development at Applied Discovery, one of the largest e-discovery vendors (now owned by DTI). Mark graduated from California State University at Fresno with a bachelor's degree in statistics and quantitative methods.
Mark is a legal industry expert focused on corporate legal department operations, management, and technology. Prior to joining Safari, Mark was a Global Sales Manager for Legal Tracker (formerly Serengeti Tracker), a Thomson Reuters solution. During his 10 years at Thomson, Mark was a front-line manager with global responsibility for new sales, helping lead a 5x growth in Tracker customers. Thomson frequently recognized Mark as a top-performer. Mark’s success has been built on his approach of helping and consulting with legal departments about how to improve their performance, drive down spending, and demonstrate value. The foundation of Mark’s expertise was a 7 year career in private practice at K&L Gates. Mark received his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Washington, and his J.D. from Cornell Law School.