Meet the team: Derek Spalding

Meet our KC-based software engineer who juggles coding, family adventures, and coaching T-Ball. At Xakia, he’s passionate about our powerful contracts management system!


Derek Spalding

Job title

Lead Software Engineer

Tell us a bit about yourself and your experience

I live in Kansas City, MO with my 5-year-old son, Arthur and my wonderful wife Maria. We enjoy traveling and finding new places for great food and coffee☕. I have been a Software Engineer for the past 10 years. I've worked on small and large software systems and teams with varying degrees of experience. I've worked in some exciting industries including Debit Card Processing, Railroad R&D, and Software Consulting for a handful of clients.

Fun facts about you

  • I just finished coaching my son's Spring T-Ball team. ⚾To best imagine this experience, combine a pinch of chaos, a dash of misdirection, and a whole lot of juice boxes and snacks. It was a very rewarding and exhausting experience with a great group of kids.
  • I've worked remote since March 2020. I have found that wearing business causal and shoes while at my desk helps keep me focused. It also helps me separate work and home life as a take off my shoes and step out of my office at the end of the day.

If you could only have three things on your life bucket list, what would they be?

  1. Catch a game at each of the 30 Major League Baseball Stadiums ⚾
  2. Spend a day (or two) at every major theme park around the world 🎢
  3. Travel to each continent ✈️

What are your favorite aspects of Xakia's contracts management system?

  • Contract Approvals have just launched in Xakia. Open an existing or add a new Contract and click the Workflows Tab to Get Started.
  • Contract Approvals can be assigned to internal clients. Internal clients can review and take action on a Contract Approval in the Internal Client Portal.
  • You can configure Contract Auto-Renew options after adding an End Date in the Contract Lifecycle Tab.

Why work at Xakia?

  • Xakia has a terrific team that works hard to deliver exciting and useful features to our users. The team is dedicated to offering great support and working with our clients to ensure we prioritize the right functionality.
  • Xakia as a product is such a fantastic tool that seems simple at first glance, but once you dig into how the functionality pairs with our robust reporting and our integrations into other tools, you will see why it's become the Legal Toolkit of choice for so many companies.

My Xakia Tip 

After adding Contracts, open the new Contract Lifecycle Dashboard to quickly view and drill into Contracts of varying statuses, such as Expiring Soon, Renewing Soon, and more.


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