Meet the Smokeball team

Executive team

At Smokeball there is never dull moment, in order to succeed over and over again we know that we will sometimes fall and get it wrong – a moment which we can celebrate so we can learn and keep moving. We are a passionate group and promise to support our teams through each unfolding stage of the Smokeball life cycle.

Hunter Steele Linked In

Chief Executive Officer

Hunter joined Smokeball in 2008, and five years ago was appointed to Chief Executive Officer, responsible for running both the Sydney and Chicago offices. With over 16 years’ experience in building legal software, Hunter has a proven track record for pushing the boundaries and delivering innovative software solutions.

He holds a Law and Computer Science degree from Bond University.

Paul Psaltis Linked In

General Manager

With an extensive legal background and having worked with conveyancing software for over 10 years, Paul brings a wealth of legal knowledge and hands-on experience to his role as Smokeball Australia’s General Manager.

Previously Paul spend many years working within sales teams, as a Sales Manager at InfoTrack and in various sales roles at Leap Legal software, where he developed a great understanding of software and his customer’s needs.

Paul brings much enthusiasm and energy to his role, keeping the success of Smokeball and his clients top of mind.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland.

Jodie Guy Linked In

Product Manager

As Product Manager Jodie plays a vital role for Smokeballs overall product strategy. Working closely with the development team, she ensures that the product has five-stars before it goes to market.

With nearly twenty years of industry experience behind her, she knows this market inside and out, and understands her client’s needs.

Before Smokeball, Jodie spent many years at Leap Legal Software as a Legal Content Manager, managing the automated forms and precedents.

Bart Vadala Linked In

Development Manager

As a leader of 15 developers, Bart is responsible for Smokeball’s design and architecture, and inspiring his team get creative and think outside the box. With over 10 years’ experience in building conveyancing and legal software, Bart has played a significant role in transforming the way our clients work, and today he continues to build impactful intuitive software, keeping workflow efficiencies top of mind.

He holds a Bachelor Computer Science (Software Engineering).

Michael Campbell Linked In

Financial Controller

As Financial Controller Michael is responsible for Smokeball’s global finance and accounting operations and strategies. With 15 years’ experience in finance and accounting roles in Australia and the UK, he has a worked in a diverse range of industries including Utilities, Luxury Retail and Fine Art.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Tasmania and is a member of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants (CPA).

Rachel Holmes Linked In

Content Manager

Rachel brings a great depth of knowledge to her role, with over 20 years’ experience working in legal offices, predominantly in conveyancing. As Content Manager Rachel is responsible for all things content, including advanced calculations, matter types, forms and precedents.

Prior to this role, Rachel was an Account Manager, helping our clients by offering them the best level of service and support. Rachel has also worked as a consultant at Leap Legal Software, where she used her legal expertise to provide training services to clients.

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