Our Advisory Board members advise the Company on both strategic and tactical issues. While InvoicePrep sells its services exclusively to law firms, the Company recognizes that its solutions benefit the industry as a whole. As such our Advisory Board reflects the diverse perspectives of multiple industry constituencies, and is comprised of law firm, claim, litigation, and technology executives.
In Memory of Steven G. Pratt, Esq.
It is with great sadness that we share with you that Steve Pratt, an advisory board member for InvoicePrep since its founding, passed away on June 21, 2016, following a short and courageous battle with cancer. Steve will be greatly missed by all those who knew him. His insight and vision was invaluable to InvoicePrep. An accomplished defense and trial attorney, Steve practiced at Klinedinst, LLC, Gordon & Rees, among other firms. He founded and served as CEO and Chairman of the Board for CaseRev, Inc., a collaborative technology platform for connecting insurance companies with law firms and vendors, and then went on to to found Deal Magazine, an online and mobile digital couponing provider. Steve was an accomplished strategist for emerging companies and a recipient of the San Diego Software Industry Council’s Arnie Karush Award. A lifelong player, coach, and lover of the game of baseball, Steve was serving as the General Counsel and Vice President of Business Development for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats professional baseball team at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife Kathy, and their two beautiful children, Spencer and Allie.
Taylor Smith serves as the chair of InvoicePrep’s Advisory Board and is the founder and president of CLM Advisors, the consulting arm of the 25,000-member Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance. Prior to this role, Taylor was founder and managing principal of two successful consulting litigation and claim consulting firms: Revere Advisory and Suite 200 Solutions. He is a contributing editor for The Claims Spot, an award-winning LexisNexis top-50 insurance blog, and Claims Management Magazine and regularly publishes in other leading industry publications.
Dean Harring brings to InvoicePrep a rich understanding of how firms can differentiate themselves through best invoicing practices and how firms and clients alike can move beyond the distractions of a noncompliant invoice. Dean was most recently executive vice president and chief claims officer of QBE’s North American claim operations. Previously, he served as EVP, chief claims officer and chief operations officer for GAB Robins North America and has also acted as chief claims officer at CNA Insurance, Zurich North America and Providence Washington Insurance Company.
William (Bill) Breslin
Bill Breslin shares with the company an impressive background in senior executive claims leadership. Bill previously served as senior vice president of claims for USAA, GE Financial Assurance Holdings (GEFA) and Prudential Insurance. Bill was also executive vice president and chief operating officer of TriServ Alliance before founding Wenonah Consulting, which provides advisory services to the insurance industry. Bill is engaged as an advisory board member for a number of organizations whose products and services improve the performance of the insurance industry as a whole.
Professor John G. KellyB. Comm., D.PIR., F.CIS., L.L.B., M.S.Sc., M.A. (Jud. Admin.)
John G. Kelly is a former law professor, applied researcher and thought leader on practice management issues for law firms. He brings to the company an extensive background in the strategic applications of the UTBMS and has utilized the Balanced Scorecarding methodology as the model for development of the Litigation Management Scorecard, which is designed to enable law firms to use the UTBMS Litigation Task Code Set as the foundation for digital Key Performance Indicators. He is the author of multiple white papers, articles and compensation manuals and has served as the contributing editor for PricewaterhouseCoopers and The General Counsel Forum and managing editor of The Litigation Management Report.
Michael S. Saltman
Michael Saltman advises the company on issues related to the preparation of litigation-based vendor invoices and how those invoices are managed as part of the law firm submission process. Michael is the president of Esquire Corporate Solutions, the nation’s largest court reporting and litigation services company. He offers extensive experience in the areas of litigation vendor program development, the positioning of law firms and litigation vendors and invoice preparation and management. Prior to assuming a leadership role at Esquire, Michael was national director for CT TyMetrix, a national e-billing software provider.