Dave Honaker joined LexisNexis in 2011 and currently serves as an eMarketing Specialist for the Business of Law Software Solutions group. His career has been focused on the targeted communication of thoughts and ideas for advertising and marketing firms, lobbying groups, and motion picture production companies from New York to Washington, D.C. As a current member of the LexisNexis Firm Manager® team, he has helped rebuild the product from the ground up with input from solo and small-firm attorneys around the country to best serve their needs. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Public Relations from Radford University.
Frank Strong is the communications director with the LexisNexis software division located on NC State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh. In this capacity he leads communications efforts in support of software products for law practice and law department management and also litigation tools – across large law, small law and corporate counsel segments. With more than 15 years of experience in the high-tech sector, Strong previously served as director of public relations for Vocus, which developed marketing, PR and media monitoring software. He has held multiple roles both in-house with corporations, ranging from startups to global organizations, and has also endured the rigors of billable hours, having completed gigs at PR firms including the top 10 global firm Hill & Knowlton. A veteran of two year-long deployments, Strong has concurrently served in uniform in reserve components of the military for more than 20 years, initially as an enlisted Marine and currently as an infantry officer in the Army National Guard. Strong holds a BA in Film and TV production from Worcester State University, an M.A. in Public Communication from American University, and an M.B.A. from Marymount University.
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Francis George is a writer who has produced award-winning work for some of the best advertising agencies in the country. The Duke University's Fuqua School of Business even invited him to lecture about it. He spent 4 years working for Apple Inc. in New York City, where in 2006, Apple transferred him to the West Coast, where he worked in their Retail Marketing Communications department. In his spare time, Francis helped local non-profits in New York and San Francisco with their branding and identity. After that, he decided to return home to North Carolina, where for 5 years, you could find him happily wandering the impeccably-designed and Herman Miller-equipped offices of The Republik, a company he helped found almost 14 years ago. LexisNexis was one of their biggest clients, and Francis spent 5 thoroughly enjoyable years writing web, print and videos scripts for several LexisNexis brands, including LexisNexis Firm Manager, Juris, PCLaw, Time Matters, and Law Firm Marketing Services. When he left The Republik, he kept in touch with his favorite client, and when they told him a Senior Copywriter position has opened up, Francis jumped at the opportunity.
As Director of Strategic Consulting at LexisNexis, Kris leads the LexisNexis CounselLink team’s efforts to advise corporate legal departments on improving operations with data driven decisions. She is an expert in managing the business of law and in data mining, and also has expertise in matter pricing and staffing, partner compensation, practice area metrics, and scorecards. Kris joined LexisNexis in 2000 after honing her finance skills as a Senior Vice President of Strategic Finance at SunTrust Bank. She has authored numerous articles and speaks regularly at legal industry events. Kris has a B.B.A. in Finance from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.
Krista Fuller is responsible for creating go-to-market strategies and programs that surround LexisNexis solutions for customer relationship management and business intelligence. In that role, she balances internal perspectives and outreach plans by working with clients, prospects and partners to gain a thorough understanding of the needs, priorities and issues affecting law firms. With more than 15 years of technology marketing experience, Krista has gained considerable expertise in product marketing, product management, market research and segmentation, branding, communications and public relations. Before joining LexisNexis, Krista served in business development and marketing leadership roles for various software companies in Research Triangle Park, NC. She is a former technology trainer turned marketer, and earned her bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary.
Matt Thompson is director of the Client Success Team program for LexisNexis InterAction and has been a part of the InterAction team since 1997. With 20+ years of software industry experience, he has become an industry thought leader on how professional services firms can leverage technology to enable best practice business development initiatives. In particular, he focuses on combining data-driven analysis with insight selling methodologies such as challenger selling. He also oversees multiple account management teams at LexisNexis.
Matt previously held senior management roles within consulting services, product management, customer experience, partner relations and technical communications. A Six Sigma green belt, he is also certified in Pragmatic Marketing. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Lowell (Massachusetts).
Mike is the Vice President & General Manager of Business of Law Software Solutions for LexisNexis. In this role, Mike serves both inside and outside counsel customers, improving how they work effectively in the areas of matter and practice management, analytics and client development.
He is responsible for a number of award-winning LexisNexis applications, including: InterAction, Redwood Analytics, atVantage, Juris, PCLaw, Time Matters, and CounselLink. A software industry veteran, Mike comes to LexisNexis after 14 years at Intuit Inc. where he held a variety of product, marketing and general management roles, including General Manager of QuickBooks Financial Software, the #1 small business financial software application in the U.S. with over 4 million users.
Paula Avery is a Senior Copywriter for the Business of Law and Litigation Software Solutions group covering small-law products including the LexisNexis® Time Matters®, PCLaw® and Juris® software products. Much of her focus at LexisNexis is on researching and writing white papers and reports to help law firms stay current with best practices and rising trends in the legal industry. With a long background in advertising and marketing – including 20 years running her own consulting and copywriting business – Avery’s focus is on helping her clients better connect with what makes their customers’ lives better. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.