The Xakia Team

Building a Team of Legal Expertise and IT Brilliance

The Xakia team is passionate about building intuitive software for all in-house legal teams globally. Our team understands the bespoke needs of both Legal and Technology - and brings these skills together to build effective solutions for our clients. Xakia's predominantly female-led leadership team includes:

Jodie Baker


Jodie Baker is an innovator, entrepreneur and business builder and advocate of #LegalTech. Jodie has a background as an in-house lawyer and financial analyst, was the architect, founder and MD of Hive Legal and is the immediate past-Chair of the Australian Legal Technology Association[Read More]



Mitzi Gilligan


Mitzi Gilligan is a company director and chair, lawyer, entrepreneur and mentor for young lawyers. Mitzi’s highly celebrated regulatory and commercial legal career spans more than 25 years in major law firms and as a founding Principal of legal start-up, Hive Legal.




Peter Ward


Peter Ward is an entrepreneur, investor and technology start-up mentor. Peter is a proud Queenslander who has grown several technology investments that have been listed in the Deloitte Australia’s Technology Fast 50. Peter has been a finalist for the Pearcey Award for entrepreneurial ICT achievement and contribution and named Brisbane’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year every year since 2010.



Brett Graves

Chief Technology Officer

Brett Graves is a highly experienced software developer, architect, consultant and CTO. He has broad experience with a career spanning Media, Ecommerce, Insurance and start-ups building solutions for enterprises and consumers alike using a broad range of technologies.





Denise Doyle

Chief Product Officer

As Chief Product Officer Denise is focused on Xakia’s global product development and innovation strategy, and roadmap evolution. She has extensive LegalTech and legal matter management product knowledge and  expertise, and previously held consulting roles with AMP and Primo Foods and executive management roles with leading organizations such as Telstra and Westpac. 




Anne Post

Senior VP, North America

Anne is an experienced lawyer and entrepreneur, with a celebrated litigation career spanning more than 20 years. Anne brings to Xakia her passion for organization and efficiency, which translates to her heightened understanding of the needs of clients to achieve greater visibility and control over their legal function. Anne is co-owner and executive director of an elite youth soccer club.




Lisa O'Reilly

Chief Marketing Officer

Lisa is responsible for Xakia’s strategic marketing and alliance programs, in new and existing markets, to broaden Xakia’s global reach. Lisa is passionate about bringing marketing, technology and software together, and has 20+ years of experience from building brands and fostering growth at industry-leading SaaS providers across APAC, EMEA and the Americas.  



Cara Walker

VP, Sales

Cara leads sales operations to drive continued growth in the Americas for our legal matter management software.  After practicing law, she put her law degree to work helping legal teams navigate LegalTech and now has 20+ years of experience in the legal and technology industries. She has extensive experience working with corporate, law firm, and government organizations. 



Paul Wyatt

Head of Sales, APAC

As Head of Sales APAC, Paul is responsible for driving sales with a focus on growing Xakia’s in-house counsel client user base and managing the company’s Asia Pacific partner channel. Paul brings to the position a successful track record of more than 25 years in the legal technology sector in the APAC and UK regions.


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