Bonterms is simplifying commercial contracting through Standard Agreements. Our enterprise Cloud Terms, DPA, SLA and Mutual NDA let the parties start from a balanced foundation and negotiate by Cover Page, not redlines. The Bonterms Platform will leverage our Standard Agreements to take collaborative dealmaking to the next level. Bonterms is lawyer-led and funded by XYZ Capital and the law firm Wilson Sonsini. Read our story, meet our Committee, watch our Videos or contact us with any questions.


Todd Smithline

Todd Smithline

Chief Executive Officer

Todd Smithline is Co-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.

Chris Walker

Chris Walker

Head of Product

Chris Walker is Co-Founder and Head of Product at Bonterms.

Chris has over a decade of experience in enterprise software. As a product leader at Palantir Technologies, Chris led teams building analytics software for Fortune 500 customers in the Banking, Oil & Gas, and Health Insurance sectors. Following Palantir, Chris held product leadership positions at DataFox, Oracle and DraftWise, a legal tech startup.

Chris is a graduate of Stanford University.

Patrick Mullin

Patrick Mullin

Business Operations Manager

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

Derek Schwede

Advisor & Committee Co-Lead

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.


XYZ Venture Capital – Bonterms Investor
Wilson Sonsini