Chief Executive Officer
Sam has over 20 years of experience in the software product development industry, with extensive expertise in building automation technology solutions and software products that resulted in successful sale and mergers. He has been core member of several startup companies including eCredit.com which was sold to Internet Capital Group and Corporate Fundamentals which was eventually sold to Morningstar, Inc.
Prior to Leaflet Corporation, as a founding member and VP of Engineering at Brightleaf, Sam has led the design and development of Brightleaf’s Document Automation Platform. Before that, he has worked at Hemscott/Ipreo as Vice President, where he led the development of highly scalable, web-based data automation projects for well-known clients in the financial service sector. Before that, he held various managerial positions at Rage Frameworks and eCredit.com, where he designed and implemented complex rules-based, data driven process automation engine, credit and financing products. He has extensive experience in developing, implementing and supporting software products in diverse technologies, industries and building robust extensible connectors with leading ERP, CRM, Document Management Systems and Service Bureaus.
Sam holds a Masters in Computer Science from National Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Madras University. When he’s not automating legal documents, Sam automates other stuff too: he coaches and mentors FIRST Robotics Team; volunteers at regional and national Robotics competitions.
Vice President - Strategy
Senguttuvan Shanmugam or Sam as he is commonly known has more than 15 years experience in the IT industry. His experience includes building an off-shore software development center in India for a leading remittance software company. His expertise includes project management, product development and product support. He has managed multi-million dollar remittance projects for various organizations including government and fortune 500 companies in the United States.
Sam also has expertise in setting up processes for complex systems. He has worked extensively in environments that required huge data, network and manual security. He was also instrumental in launching innovative KPO solutions. His education includes a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Madras University and a M.S. in Computer Science from University of New Haven.
Vice President - Business Development
Jeff has built and led technology sales teams for over 25 years. He spent 10 years at Apple Computer where he was a 4-time winner of the “Golden Apple” sales achievement award and set a company-wide record for managing the first team to ever exceed $100M in revenue.
During his 6 years at Media 100, Inc., a manufacturer of Mac and PC-based digital video/multimedia systems as their VP Worldwide Sales he managed direct and channel sales throughout the world. Jeff headed up sales and Business development for The Support Group, a well-respected developer of custom software solutions with offices in Boston, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. And most recently he was VP Sales for Brightleaf Solutions, an award-winning legal technology company focused on data mining and contract management.
Director of Sales
Dom has 30 years’ experience in the Legal, Financial and Healthcare industries. He’s worked with the largest law firms and corporate legal departments across the globe. Understanding business problems and identifying technology solutions is key to his success. Dom has worked directly and indirectly for Microsoft, Cisco, Aderant, HBR Consulting, and Thompson Reuters.
His role at Leaflet Corporation is to help law firms and corporate legal departments streamline document/contract automation to provide better service to their clients and re-design their internal processes for drastic time and money savings.
Dom resides in Southern California and has a wife and four daughters and three sons.
Shannon has more than 20 years’ experience driving change and innovation in the services industry. As Chief Operating Officer of N3, an outsourced, integrated sales and marketing execution firm, Shannon is responsible for overseeing all business operations while growing the company’s profitability and cash flow. Shannon also leads N3’s innovative efforts to develop unique machine learning tools to drive operating efficiency and client results.
Before joining N3, Shannon served as a Director for Huron Consulting and as the Director of Strategy and Group COO of a global law firm leading strategy and operations throughout 18 offices in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Prior to that, Shannon held positions at Chevron, Deloitte, and Georgia-Pacific.
Shannon holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Wharton School.
Ron Friedmann is a lawyer by training and has spent over two decades working in the legal market. He is currently a consultant with Fireman & Company. Ron’s background and experience is well suited to help lawyers solve their toughest practice and business management challenges.
Ron’s extensive experience includes a senior leadership role at a legal process outsourcing company; CIO at Mintz Levin; practice support head at Wilmer Cutler (now WilmerHale); consultant to law firms, law departments, and legal vendors; and marketing professional at two legal market software companies.
Prior to joining the legal market, Ron worked as a strategy consultant at Bain & Company and as an economic and financial analyst for Data Resources, Inc. (a McGraw-Hill company).
Ron is a Fellow of and former 9-year Trustee of the College of Law Practice Management. His other professional activities include co-founder and organizer of the Law Practice Technology Roundtable; founder and organizer of the DC Large Law Firm KM Group; and member of the NYC Large Law Firm KM Group and co-organizer of its annual global large law firm KM meeting. Ron regularly publishes articles and blog posts about and speaks on how to improve law practice efficiency and improve law firm business operations.
Ron holds a JD, New York University School of Law in 1986 and BA in Economics, Oberlin College in 1979. Honors at both.
Luke O’Brien, Esq.
Luke is a veteran technology entrepreneur and experienced in-house counsel with a consistent record of producing innovative solutions to intractable problems. He believes deeply in the judicious application of technology to resolve process inefficiencies that separate knowledge-based service providers and their clients. Before joining Brightleaf, he founded, built, and sold technology companies in such diverse areas as SaaS-model legal process automation for the health law industry (Secure Record Services), GPS geoinformatic technology (SkyLinks, which he sold to John Deere), and mobile web directory services (Envenue, which he sold to Switchboard-Infospace).
Luke holds a B.A. in Biology from the College of the Holy Cross and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. Luke serves as director for LR4J, an organization he helped found that raises millions of dollars to feed the hungry and homeless in Massachusetts’ poorest cities. Sometimes he watches his brother host late night television shows.
Walter Wright III, Esq.
As a founding investor, Walter Wright provides Leaflet with pioneering thought leadership on the law of business and the business of law. As managing member of Trinity Law Group LLC (recognized by the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers® among the most distinguished law firms in America), he focuses intensely on the strategic, organizational, operational, capital and transactional requirements of entrepreneurs, start-ups, emerging and mid-sized companies. He also represents well-known venture capital funds and angel groups.
Walt is a magna cum laude graduate of both Boston College Law School (J.D.) and Tufts University (B.A., M.A). He is consistently recognized as a Boston Magazine Super Lawyer In 2008, Walter Wright was named to the Top 100, an exclusive list of attorneys in Massachusetts who received the highest point totals in the Super Lawyers nomination and blue-ribbon peer review process. Of the Top 100, he is one of only 3 lawyers selected in the Business/Corporate category. Walt regularly receives Martindale-Hubbell’s highest Peer Review Rating as an AV® attorney for legal ability and ethical standards.