Agiloft Executive Team
Agiloft has grown through a strong focus on engineering excellence and absolute dedication to world-class customer service. These values reflect the talent, experience, and commitment of its employees and partners.
Eric Laughlin, CEO
Agiloft CEO, Eric Laughlin, has over a decade of leadership experience running legal software and tech-enabled services business serving Fortune 1000 clients. Prior to Agiloft, Eric was the global leader of Legal Managed Services at Ernst & Young, LLP. His organization, including the Pangea3 and Riverview Law teams, provided EY clients with technology and service solutions in the contracts, e-discovery, and compliance domains globally. Before EY, he was managing director of the Corporate Segment within Thomson Reuters, responsible for information, software, and service offerings for corporate legal departments. His career at Thomson Reuters included posts as general manager for Serengeti (e-billing & matter management software), consultant in the Global Strategy function, and marketing leadership roles. Eric earlier worked in marketing at 3M, and sales & business development at About.com. He began his career as a consultant for the Parthenon Group. Eric has an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree from Duke University. He lives in the Seattle area, and is an avid runner and skier.
John Pechacek, CTO
Agiloft CTO, John Pechacek, is a software industry veteran with over 30 years of experience building innovative enterprise technology products that are highly configurable, scalable, and secure. Prior to Agiloft, John was CTO at Velocity Solutions, where he led technology development and operations for an industry leading SaaS data analytics platform and applications delivered to hundreds of financial institutions serving millions of account holders. While serving as VP of Engineering at PayScale, John led B2B engineering of the SaaS platform and applications used by companies of all sizes, including many in the Fortune 100, to manage compensation programs for millions of employees. John has also led software product development teams at SAS Institute, IBM, and start-ups. He received a BS in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota. John enjoys playing guitar and outdoor water activities with family.
Kevin Niblock, CRO
Kevin has over 30 years of sales and leadership experience in the IT industry. Before joining Agiloft, he worked as the SVP of Strategy and Operations at Zuora and Apttus. He also served as president and COO of Software AG North America, SVP of TIBCO Software, and spent 12 years at PTC where he started as a sales rep, country manager, strategy and operations, and then vice president. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario. He played ice hockey for 40 years and currently enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.
Andy Wishart, CPO & CLM Futurist
Andy has 20 years of experience building innovative legal technology solutions. Prior to Agiloft, Andy was VP of Product Management at Thomson Reuters where he led a product management team focused on legal drafting and productivity solutions. Andy was co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Contract Express, the contract automation solution that Thomson Reuters acquired in 2015. He is passionate about enhancing lawyer productivity through smart and easy-to-use solutions. He has a degree in Artificial Intelligence and Psychology from the University of Edinburgh, where he also worked as a researcher and lecturer.
Kerry Desberg, CMO
Desberg brings more than 30 years of experience in B2B and B2C marketing with some of the world’s top Fortune 500 corporations and agencies, including Procter & Gamble, Owens Corning, Danaher, Lockheed Martin, and Fleishman Hillard. Most recently, Desberg was CMO of SaaS channel technology leader Impartner, helping the company drive exponential growth and be named a leader in key analyst reports from Forrester, G2, and Research in Action, among other key accomplishments. Desberg is a graduate of Georgia State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism/public relations and a minor in marketing.
Steven Coulange, Global Vice President of Solution Engineering
Steven brings more than 15 years of experience in Sales and Pre-Sales with much of that time working in the SaaS space. Prior to Agiloft, Steven was part of the Sales Engineering leadership team at Conga (formerly Apttus) where he was also the CLM Solution Lead. Before Apttus, Steven spent 4 years at Ariba (an SAP Company) and Sciquest (now Jaggaer) focusing on eProcurement Business Development and Sales. At Agiloft, Steven is focused on developing a world class Solution Engineering team to lead our Global Pre-Sales efforts. Steven studied Business Administration at Lee University and holds a BBA in Economics from Kennesaw State University. He is also a polyglot (English, French, Haitian Creole, and Spanish) and has a passion for youth development.
Laura Richardson, General Counsel
Laura Richardson is an experienced technology attorney who enjoys applying her broad background to help businesses scale humanely. Before joining Agiloft, Laura was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Osso VR, Inc., a mission-driven, VR surgical training company, helping build out the company’s Legal function and guide the company through its Series C round. Prior to Osso VR, Laura was Senior Counsel at Intel Corporation, supporting various business units and actively involved in Intel Legal’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts. Laura is also a former litigator, serving as a Judicial Clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee before entering private practice at Sidley Austin in Los Angeles. She has a JD from the UCLA School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College.
Angel Lange, VP of Finance
Angel has worked in the software industry for the last 12 years, most recently as the Executive Vice President of Finance for data-security platform Protegrity USA, Inc., where she led Accounting, Financial Planning & Analysis, and Information Security. Prior to her tech tenure, Angel worked in the banking industry for nine years and in public accounting for four years. She held positions with MasterControl, Inc., Ernst & Young, UnitedHealthcare, Volkswagen, and Morgan Stanley. Angel is a certified public accountant and earned a master’s degree from the University of Utah. She is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Patricia Pritts, VP of Sales Operations
With over 20 years of experience managing and supporting software products and custom solutions, Patricia leads the Sales team at Agiloft. Her broad experience includes senior managerial positions in software development, technical support, project management, and release management. Patricia’s previous employment includes the U.S. Census Bureau, Claritas, Inc., Etak, Inc. (acquired by Sony Corp) and Tele Atlas. She has a B.S. in Mathematics with extensive course work in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.
May Quock, VP HR and Operations
May brings more than 8 years of finance and administration experience to Agiloft. Prior to Agiloft, May oversaw operations at companies across different industries. She facilitates Agiloft’s rapid growth by streamlining operations and retaining world class talent. Her efforts drive process efficiency, increase customer satisfaction and grow the bottom line. She holds an MBA in Marketing from San Francisco State University.
Christian Thun, VP of Engineering
With over 17 years of product development experience, Christian leads engineering at Agiloft. Prior to joining Agiloft, Christian worked on complex projects at startups and international corporations in the global IT, cloud computing, and telecommunications markets. Christian specializes in driving strategy and bringing innovations to market. He holds an MSc in International Strategic Marketing from the University of Reading.
Noe Ramos, VP, Operations Center of Excellence & IT
With over 25 years of technology leadership experience, Noe brings a diverse set of skills to Agiloft. The last 15 years, Noe has worked with Enterprise SaaS companies, and supporting teams, delivering world-class service to Fortune 1000 companies. Prior to joining Agiloft, Noe led complex projects at startups and international corporations; built new organizations; rolled out products in IoT, AI, and video analytics; and led transforming Operational teams for critical global accounts. Noe is presently pursuing her second doctorate, in CE and EE, and enjoys reading about science-based topics, traveling, listening to hip hop, and meditating daily.
Myles Van Leuven, VP of Customer Advocacy
Myles is passionate about helping customers achieve successful outcomes, working closely with hundreds of corporations using SaaS solutions for over 10 years. He has been featured in webinars and conferences, leading discussions about how legal technology can be leveraged to better serve companies and how companies can better serve their customers. Prior to joining Agiloft, Myles was the Director of Client Success for Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker (Serengeti). Before that, he practiced law. Myles holds a JD and MBA from Seattle University and a BA from Brigham Young University.
Gordon Loudon, VP of Professional Services and Training
Gordon has 25 years leadership experience in professional services, program management, and training. Prior to joining Agiloft, Gordon was VP of Professional Services Delivery at Okta and before that, VP of Global Client Management at Appirio. Gordon has experience from VC-funded software startups to global software public companies. He is passionate about customer success and advocacy as well as building motivated and empowered teams to enable customer success. Gordon holds a Degree is Business.
Jim Leason, Managing Director, EMEA
Jim has worked in the European legal market his whole career, initially as a corporate and commercial lawyer in law firms, and then in-house, and latterly in various strategy, operational, and go-to-market roles serving the needs of risk, compliance, contracts, and legal professionals with market-leading information and software solutions. Prior to joining Agiloft, Jim was responsible for the go-to-market strategy of the Thomson Reuters Legal business in Europe and managed the Thomson Reuters court case management and electronic filing software business in the UK. Jim has managed legal and contract management teams in global businesses, driving service improvements through contract standardization, developing negotiation playbooks and governance matrices, and delivering legal intake processes. He is passionate about changing the operating model for justice, legal services, and contracting through designing better services that meet the needs of end users and optimize people, processes, and technology to focus on the rights jobs at the right time and unlock new insights through data when working digitally.
Allan Lopez, VP, Go-To Market Analytics and Planning
Allan has more than 10 years of experience in Finance and Business Operations, with much of that time within the Enterprise SaaS industry. Prior to Agiloft, Allan was Sr. Director of Business Operations at Zuora, and before that he was Director of Sales Operations at Conga (formerly Apttus). Allan started his career in Private Equity and Investment Banking at LaSalle Investment Management and Credit Suisse in Latin America. Allan holds an MBA from INSEAD in France, and a BA in Financial Management from Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico. Allan is a CFA® Charterholder. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and has advanced command of French. He is also an avid world traveler.