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Since 2015, we’ve been at the forefront of AI-powered contract and legal document analytics.

Executive Team

Vishal Sunak

Co-founder and CEO

As CEO, Vishal is responsible for developing strategies aimed at assisting both corporate legal and finance teams with the review of their contracts. He works to prevent his customers from having to read each contract one by one.

He founded LinkSquares with the goal of building great products to improve how businesses operate. Prior to founding LinkSquares, he held positions in operations and product management at Backupify and InsightSquared.

Vishal has a B.S. in Engineering from Northeastern University and a M.S. from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Chris Coombs

Co-founder and COO

As COO, Chris possesses an excellent understanding on how businesses approach document management and security. He started two different companies from the ground up and brings a unique perspective on taking products to market.

He has a strong desire to build a culture around customers and believes that his experiences will continue to save companies hundreds of hours and millions of dollars.

Chris graduated from Centre College and also studied at the University of London.

Eric Alexander

CTO

As CTO, Eric is responsible for providing the software that saves time and money for legal and finance teams around the world. He is an expert in building highly scalable, fault tolerant, and secure web experiences.

He gained experience in the software startup world almost twenty years ago, where he built products and learned from industry experts. Before joining LinkSquares, he was Backupify's second employee, and became an integral part of the company as it grew to 100+ employees before being acquired.

Eric is Scrum and AMA (American Management Association) certified.

Industry Advisory Board

LinkSquares advisors include the top General Counsels and other legal and finance professionals from some of the best companies in the world.

Danielle Sheer

General Counsel, Carbonite

As the founding member of Carbonite’s legal team, Danielle Sheer played a critical role in leading the company to a NASDAQ listing in 2011. Danielle oversees our global legal and corporate governance affairs, including worldwide data security and privacy compliance, spearheading our technology patent portfolio for Carbonite’s business continuity solutions and guiding our international expansion efforts.

Prior to Carbonite, Danielle practiced corporate and securities law at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, where she specialized in technology-related corporate matters and M&A.

Danielle was named to the Boston Business Journal's "40 under 40" list of emerging business leaders, honored by the Massachusetts Bar Association and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as an "Emerging Leader," selected as "Maverick of the Year" Stevie award winner for Women in Business, and named an “Emerging Leader for Advancing Women Leaders” by the Boston Business Journal. Danielle received a J.D. from Georgetown University and a B.A. with honors from George Washington University. She serves on the Board of Directors of The Boston Club and the Board of Overseers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Ari Buchler

Chief Legal Officer, Intralinks

Ari Buchler joined Sophos in 2013 and is responsible for the global legal affairs of Sophos, corporate development, OEM sales and partnerships.

Prior to Sophos, Ari was a senior executive at Rocket Software, Inc., a global software development firm, where he served as Vice President and General Counsel from March 2012. Ari directed Rocket Software’s global legal affairs and played a key role in the company’s aggressive M&A strategy.

Ari also served as Senior Vice President, Legal and Regulatory Services at Phase Forward Inc. At Phase Forward, he was a member of the senior executive team from 1999 until the company’s sale to Oracle in 2010. Ari helped build Phase Forward from a venture-backed start-up to a publicly traded, global industry leader with over $200 million in revenue and more than 900 employees in 8 countries. He played a leadership role in Phase Forward’s venture and strategic financings, IPO and secondary offering, M&A strategy and execution, and its sale to Oracle.

Earlier in his career, Ari served as in-house counsel at Reed Business Information and as a corporate associate at the law firm of Skadden Arps.

Ari has a law degree from Columbia University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in political science and a special honors curriculum from Hunter College of the City University of New York.

Tim Parilla

General Counsel, DraftKings

Tim has been the General Counsel at DraftKings since March 2014. Tim is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company operations with potential legal implications, from managing fundraising, closing high-profile marketing deals, and managing litigation, to building out the in-house legal function to continue to help the business grow and innovate amidst an evolving regulatory landscape.

Prior to joining DraftKings, Tim was the internal legal counsel to a European-based gaming company, engaged in lobbying and regulatory consulting activities at the Federal and State level, and was later a co-founder in a startup in the cryptocurrency space.

Tim received his law degree from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in Georgia, and his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Oakland University.

Robert Ball

Chief Legal Counsel, Ionic Security

Robert serves as Chief Legal Counsel and oversees all legal, regulatory, and legislative policy aspects of the company. He also serves as the company's Global Privacy Officer.

Previously, Robert was a partner at Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan and a member of the firm’s Cybersecurity & Privacy team.

Prior to Sutherland, Robert was a senior executive at Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM) in Cambridge, MA. As General Counsel, he managed Akamai's initial public offering and oversaw all aspects of its corporate legal affairs. Following the IPO, Robert launched Akamai’s Business & Corporate Development team and managed Akamai’s corporate strategy, strategic partnerships and joint ventures, M&A, and technology licensing. He also later served as Vice President, International, where he directed Akamai's international expansion and rapid growth across Asia and Europe.