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 lawyers and conveyancers are facing, and they know how to solve them through innovative tech solutions.
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 legal and conveyancing businesses 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.
With an extensive legal background and having worked with conveyancing software for over 15 years, Paul brings a wealth of legal knowledge and hands-on experience to his role as Smokeball Australia’s General Manager.
Previously Paul spent 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 our clients top of mind.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland.
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 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).
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 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 brings a great depth of knowledge to her role, with over 20 years’ experience working in legal offices, predominantly in conveyancing.
As Operations Manager Rachel is responsible for assisting 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.
Greta is a internationally experienced marketing professional with a background in web and traditional advertising, marketing communication, events, project management and team leadership. She has over ten years of marketing experience across public and private industry and spanning retail, legal and technology.
Greta has a Masters of Commerce majoring in marketing and a BA majoring in Human Resource Management from the University of New South Wales as well as a Certificate in Direct Marketing from the Australian Direct Marketing Association.
Eve’s mission is to make Smokeball the best place to work. She believes that when people are passionate about what they do, have a clear purpose and work within an encouraging team then great work happens.
Eve is responsible for all things HR, including recruiting and onboarding our new employees, driving team performance and social activities.
Eve has a Bachelor of Business, and Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.
Emma is responsible for building out the Forms, Precedents and Matter Types available to our Smokeball clients. From ensuring our Court & Authority Forms are up to date, to planning new Content-driven features -- Emma has a wealth of knowledge and experience working with practice management software to help lawyers and conveyancers get the most out of Smokeball.
Emma is an industry professional, with experience working for small law firms, conveyancers and settlement agents. Emma's expertise in the industry ensures that she understands what Smokeball users need most.
Emma holds a Law Degree and BA with Honours from Western Sydney University.
At Smokeball, you'll be working with a committed and talented bunch of people who really enjoy working with each other.