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Xakia - Team Of Legal Expertise And IT Brilliance

Team

Building a Team of Legal Expertise and IT Brilliance

The Xakia team is passionate about building intuitive software for all legal teams. Our team understands both the bespoke needs of legal and technology and brings these skills together to build effective solutions for clients.

Jodie Baker

Founder & CEO

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, is a Founding Member and Deputy Chair of the Australian Legal Technology Association and Co-Chair of the College of Law Centre for Legal Innovation. Jodie was the architect, founder and MD of Hive Legal – winner of many of Australia’s leading innovation and law awards. [Read More]

Mitzi Gilligan

Director

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

Director

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.

Anne Post

Senior VP, North America

Anne Post 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.

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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.

Paul Wyatt

Head of Sales, Australia

As Head of Sales Australia, Paul Wyatt 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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Yuchao Wu

Senior Developer
Yuchao has extensive experience in the web front-end space. He is powering Xakia with his knowledge of best practice and strong problem solving capability.

Damien Sawyer

Lead Architect & Developer
Damien has had a long and varied career spanning many industries and technologies. He is passionate about applying excellence in software engineering to drive business results. He has a particular focus on stability, performance and developer productivity.

Adrian Hofman

Senior Engineer
Adrian began his software engineering career building console games before moving in to the world of enterprise software development. Having worked in the fintech, pharmaceutical and records management spaces, he now focuses on building resilient, scalable backend systems for Xakia.

Ari Dyball

Legal Technologist

Ari started his career in contemporary art and then shifted to publishing, opening the first retail-based print-on-demand service in the UK. On returning to Melbourne, he undertook a JD and taught himself how to write code. He now works in the space between technology and law at Xakia and teaches legal technology and innovation at Swinburne Law School.

Kai Sheng

Senior Developer
Kai has a rich background as a software developer and is a key member of Xakia’s technical team. Kai has lived in Singapore, New Zealand and now Australia, with an appetite for new places and experiences, a curiosity for machine learning and a side interest in Edutainment!

Mitch Clarke

Operations Manager

Mitch began his career working in finance, and transitioned his interests to legal technology during his JD while building a community legal centre app, and conducting legal research on topics including AI, and data privacy & security. He applies his diverse skill set to an equally diverse portfolio of operational responsibilities including finance, marketing automation, and managing Xakia’s information security initiatives.

Karsten Pruehss

Developer
Karsten Pruehss is a software developer with a broad technical background, spanning Web technologies, FinTech and Aviation. After building investment portfolios in both the US and Australia and being involved in several start-ups, Karsten now brings his experience in multi-disciplinary workflows to Xakia as a front end developer.

Brandon Spencer

LegalTech Specialist

Brandon is a creative, right-brained thinker by nature, but balances his approach to legal tech solutions by using the critical thinking skills he refined while obtaining his law degree. He is a member of our sales team with an experienced background in the legal industry. Brandon loves using technology to help solve problems (almost as much as he loves music).

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