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.
As CCO, Chris possesses an excellent understanding of 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.
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.
A stickler for details and obsessed with organization, Kiren directs her team of data extraction professionals to deliver precise key terms to LinkSquares clients. Quality assurance is where Kiren shines. She has expertly dissected and analyzed thousands of contract terms and has an extensive knowledge of a wide variety of contracts. While managing projects for clients, she also works closely with our data scientists and engineers to help build and improve LinkSquares’ state of the art software.
Prior to working for LinkSquares, Kiren worked in non-profits, supported a family business and continues to raise two small boys. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Northeastern University and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Wheaton College.
As VP of Sales at LinkSquares, Steve is responsible for crafting sales strategy and driving revenue objectives. Before LinkSquares, Steve was the Head of Sales at Onshape, a Cloud-based CAD Startup with 200m in VC Funding.
Steve first met the LinkSquares founding team while working together at Backupify, which was later acquired by Datto. Steve lives in Somerville MA, with his wife Julia, and dog Obi.
Reporting to the CEO, Frances performs all corporate finance functions as well as human resources. Her background includes working at several successful startups in these areas as well as operations and administration. Her responsibilities include preparing monthly financial statements and assisting with forecasting activities for leadership and investors. Frances monitors cash flow and budgets and handles billing, payments, accounting and taxes. Frances is also responsible for employee onboarding, payroll, employee benefits. She is interested in finding enhancements to processes and controls in order to most effectively and efficiently help manage the company as it grows.
Frances graduated with a BA from Boston University.
Jacki hails from Boston and is driven by two things: adventure and the relentless pursuit of best practices. She is a master at deploying playbooks that generate conversations with in-house legal and finance teams bogged down by manual contract review.
Prior to joining LinkSquares, she held positions in business development at Crimson Hexagon and Thought Industries.
Jacki has a B.B.A. in Marketing from UMass Amherst Isenberg School of Management, an M.Ed. in Curriculum Development & Instruction from Arizona State University, and currently pursuing an M.B.A. from Jack Welch Management Institute.
As Senior Product Manager, Andrew is responsible for defining the company roadmap. He is an expert in collecting feedback from external and internal stakeholders, and distilling that feedback into defined actionable items.
He is a previous founder and has extensive experience in conceptualizing, designing, and bringing new products to market.
As Director of Marketing, Courtney is responsible for creating and implementing the inbound marketing strategy for LinkSquares. Taking a data-driven yet creative approach to reaching new customers and driving LinkSquares’ brand forward, Courtney loves to dive into business challenges big or small.
Prior to joining LinkSquares, Courtney held a marketing consulting role at Yesler working on various digital marketing projects at Microsoft, as well as relationship management and event planning roles at Smaller Earth. She graduated from the George Washington University with a BA in International Affairs.
As Director of Partnerships & Strategic Accounts, Matt is responsible for business development and LinkSquares' indirect sales channels. He focuses on establishing strategic partnerships and aligning go-to-market efforts with industry-leading technology and services providers to drive additional value for LinkSquares' customers.
Matt is an experienced leader with a successful track record of building customer-centric partnership programs in the B2B SaaS space. Prior to LinkSquares, Matt led Business Development and Customer Success at InsightSquared and previously worked as an institutional investor in Private Equity and Venture Capital.
Matt graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in Economics and Entrepreneurship and has passed Levels I & II of the CFA Exam.
LinkSquares advisors include the top General Counsels and other legal and finance professionals from some of the best companies in the world.
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 joined Intralinks, a leading financial technology provider for the global banking, deal making and capital markets communities, in 2018. At Intralinks, he is responsible for the company’s global legal affairs.
Prior to Intralinks, Ari was General Counsel and SVP, Corporate Development at Sophos, a global cybersecurity firm. At Sophos, he led the company’s legal team and corporate development. Ari also played a key role in the company’s 2015 $1.6B IPO on the London Stock Exchange. Prior to Sophos, Ari was Vice President & General Counsel at Rocket Software, Inc., a private global software development firm.
Ari also served as Senior Vice President, Legal and Regulatory Services at Phase Forward Inc., which he helped build from a venture-backed startup to a publicly traded, global industry leader with over $200 million in revenue and more than 900 employees in 8 countries. Phase Forward completed its IPO on Nasdaq in 2004 and was acquired by Oracle in 2010.
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 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 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.
Alvaro Almanza is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Kensho Technologies, where he oversees legal, regulatory, and compliance functions. He joined Kensho in 2015, guided the company through successful Series A and B funding rounds, and ultimately through acquisition by S&P Global Inc. (NYSE: SPGI) in what was then the largest artificial intelligence acquisition in U.S. history. Mr. Almanza also has extensive experience with litigation, having spent nearly a decade as a trial attorney in New York and California before joining Kensho. He has argued before many Silicon Valley luminaries, including the Honorable Judge Lucy H. Koh.
Mr. Almanza has served as President of the Santa Clara County La Raza Lawyers Association, served on the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, was a member of the board for the La Raza Lawyers Charitable Foundation, and received the Silicon Valley Latino Emerging Leaders award in 2013. He is a member of the Intellectual Property sections of the California and New York State Bar Associations, and the National Hispanic Bar Association, and serves on non-profit boards.
Mr. Almanza received his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law, in 2007, and is licensed to practice in California, Washington D.C., and New York. Prior to law school, he studied Computer Science and Information Systems and holds a B.S. in Management Information Systems. He is fluent in Spanish, and enjoys building computers in his spare time.