Meet the Smokeball Leadership Team
We are proud to introduce the key members of the Smokeball team. The Smokeball Leadership Team are experts in legal software development. They have either worked as conveyancers, lawyers, have an extensive history of software development within the industry – or both!
They have first-hand knowledge of the problems Australian legal professionals are facing, and they know how to solve them through innovative technology solutions.
If you’d like to learn more about who they are and their role within the company, read more below. Feel free to get in touch with any of them for an informal chat or if you have any questions. We love hearing from you.
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.
Jane is passionate about helping small law firms work towards a more productive, profitable and also less stressful practice. Having worked in the legal field for her entire career, Jane has a strong affinity with small law firms and the crucial role they play in the communities they serve.
Jane also understands how the right technology can help small law firms achieve better outcomes for their clients and their bottom line.
Bianca is an award-winning global executive where she has more than 20 years of experience in the tech industry. Bianca is the General Manager of the Australian Smokeball business. She has led teams both globally and locally in Australia with a passion for delivering world-class customer experiences where teams under her leadership have won awards in both service and innovation. She has significant experience in practice management technology where she has worked across various functions including Customer Success, Operations, Product Management & Development.
Bianca has a Bachelor of Business Studies and is an accredited Organisational Coach with the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership.
Adele has over 15 years’ experience in the legal software industry and is very passionate about solving problems for law firms and building products that clients love.
At Smokeball Adele and her team work seamlessly with the Engineering team to deliver the best and most innovative small law firm products to the international market.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computing Information Technology and has a wide range of experience working in the UK and Australia where she developed a great understanding of the legal industry from her roles in software development, professional services and at LexisNexis where she spent several years heading up an international Product Management team.
As a leader of 30 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 powerful 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).
As Financial Controller Michael is responsible for Smokeball’s global finance and accounting operations and strategies. With over 20 years of experience in finance and accounting roles in Australia and the UK, he has 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).
Emma is the key strategist for Smokeball's Partnerships program in Australia. Emma has over 5 years experience working in the LegalTech industry and is dedicated to building Partnerships that allow lawyers to leverage connected technology tools. Emma has worked with a range of start-up and global technology companies to build mutually beneficial Partnerships for small law firms in Australia.
Emma holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts with Honours from Western Sydney University. Emma is an admitted Lawyer in New South Wales.
At Smokeball, you'll be working with a committed and talented bunch of people who really enjoy working with each other.