Bonterms is lawyer-led and funded by XYZ Capital and Wilson Sonsini.
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Todd Smithline is Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Bonterms.
Todd has been designing, negotiating and teaching contracts for nearly thirty years.
Todd was General Counsel of Marimba, an enterprise software company he helped lead from start-up to successful public company. After Marimba Todd founded Smithline PC, a boutique technology transactions firm that represented category-leading Silicon Valley software/SaaS, platform and device companies and pioneered fixed-fee subscription billing. Todd started his legal career with Latham & Watkins and Gunderson Dettmer.
Todd teaches at UC Berkeley School of Law and is a board member or advisor to multiple start-ups.
Todd is a graduate of Tufts University and UCLA School of Law.
Drew Dillon is Head of Product (Acting) at Bonterms.
Drew is a founder, advisor and fractional Chief Product Officer with over 15 years of experience in product management. Previously, he served as the Chief Product Officer at Skedulo and VP of Product at Fond, where he led the product, engineering, and design teams. Additionally, he was an early member of the product team at Yammer before the acquisition by Microsoft. Andrew most recently founded Burb, a startup in the community space.
Drew is a graduate of Virginia Tech.
Kate is Go-to-Market Lead at Bonterms.
Kate is charged with developing launch strategy and overseeing all elements of customer success with the Bonterms Platform.
Kate has worked both in-house and as law firm counsel to the top technology companies in Silicon Valley. Kate was one of the first commercial lawyers at Atlassian, helping to manage the global SaaS company’s negotiations through rapid growth and IPO. Following Atlassian, Kate served as counsel in Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe’s Technology Companies Group and then became the firm’s Director of Tech & Investment.
Kate is a graduate of Villanova University and University of San Francisco School of Law.
Patrick Mullin is Business Operations Manager at Bonterms.
Patrick is charged with systemizing and improving every process and service at Bonterms. Prior to joining Bonterms, Patrick was Technology Manager for Propeller Industries, a provider of strategic CFO and finance services to growing companies. While at Propeller, Patrick developed products that delivered financial and operational insights to Propeller’s clients and also managed the company’s internal business and technology systems.
Patrick started his career as a corporate paralegal in the private equity transactions practice at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.
Patrick is a graduate of Vanderbilt University.
Derek Schwede is an Advisor to Bonterms and Co-Lead of its Standard Agreements Committee.
Derek is Head of Legal at Modern Treasury, a fintech payments software company. Derek was previously a principal at Smithline PC, a boutique technology transactions firm where he represented category-leading Silicon Valley software/SaaS, platform and device companies. Derek began his legal career with Morrison & Foerster.
Derek teaches at UC Hastings School of Law and is a graduate of Rice University and Harvard Law School.