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Presenters for DFTechConnect LIVE!  will be comprised of a combination of DFTech subject matter/product experts, external experts in the Business of Law and Technical Experts in Legal Financial Systems.   Please check back frequently to the site for updates as additional presenters and panelists are confirmed and added to the DFTechConnectLIVE! cirriculum.

Randy Steere

Randy Steere has a Master's Degree from RPI specializing in Database design.  He was the IT director at a mid-sized law firm for 7 years before moving to Boston and starting a consulting business.  He had been consulting for the past 20 years in all aspects of law firm accounting before merging with DFTech in 2018.  As part of his consulting practice, Randy led the production of 5 major software packages that are fully integrated to work with Elite, Aderant and other systems.  Randy continues to consult, as well as help firms with system selection and implementation.

Lynne (Martinuk) Saffa

Lynne is an Associate at DFTech (formerly Randy Steere LLC) and has 20 years law firm industry financial, budgeting, and technical experience.  Lynne’s primary roles are in technical training, technical support, SSRS development, technical documentation, and product upgrades.    Lynne previously worked for two Boston law firms Goulston & Storrs, PC and Goodwin Procter LLP.  During her law firm tenure, Lynne built strong financial system teams, led various size technical projects, maintained vendor relationships, and recommended business solutions to management.  Lynne also completed a six-year tenure on the Board of Directors for the Aderant Expert Users Community (AEUC).  

Bernie Hui

Bernie is an Associate at DFTech (formerly Randy Steere LLC) and has 20 years law firm industry financial and technical experience.  Bernie’s primary roles are in development, technical training and technical support.    Bernie previously worked for two San Francisco law firms, McCutchen and Heller Ehrman.  Bernie also worked for Informative Inc. (now Satmetrix Systems Inc.) as a business intelligence and applications engineer. During his law firm tenure, Bernie was the team lead in the financial systems group and focused on application and reporting development.

Don Rice

Don is an Associate at DFTech  (formerly Randy Steere LLC) and has 20 years law firm industry financial, technical and software implementation experience.  Don’s primary roles onclude both Steere product implementation and support as well as Aderant queries and tools development.    Don previously worked for Canada’s largest law firm (BLG) where he led a team of technical developers, application administrators, DBA’s and systems admins.  He was a key member of the firm's project team when itmerged with 5 other law firms, and held lead roles in software implementation projects for best of breed law firm applications.  Don was also Director of Project Management at Redwood Analytics, responsible for client software implementations up until Redwood was acquired by LexisNexis in 2008.  From requirements gathering and vendor selection to implementation and support, Don is well versed in the software implementation life cycle.  His breadth of knowledge and interest is not only technical but also data focused with respect to the business of law.    

Jeffrey Suhr

Jeff is the President of DFTech and has over 20 years of legal/financial systems experience. In his role at Data Fusion, Jeff is involved in the product management, marketing and consulting areas of the IntelliStat Business Intelligence, Budgeting, Financial Reporting and Matter Planning & Pricing product lines. He maintains in-depth data mining (SQL) skills which enable information to be gathered from a number of Legal Practice Management Applications while also possessing a fundamental understanding of general law firm business analysis and accounting practices.  Before joining DFTech, Jeff began his career at Aderant where he worked in various technical and managerial capacities for over 10 years.

Tracey Sherwood

Tracey is the Chief Client Service Officer at DFTech.  In this capacity, she brings a wide variety of experience and a rather unique perspective to the table.  Tracey joined DFTech from Eversheds Sutherland (formerly Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan), where she held a variety of roles including Director of Strategic Pricing and Director of Financial Operations and Reporting. During her 8 years with the firm, Tracey led a multi-year project to implement all of DFTech’s Intellistat modules as part of a comprehensive BI initiative.  Prior to joining the firm, Tracey spent 11 years with a technology finance company, where she also had multiple roles including Vice President of Asset Management and Controller.  Tracey’s experience managing training initiatives, coaching Partners, developing a pricing team and facilitating cultural change brings a unique value to DFTech’s clients.

David Hang

David is the Director of the Product Services  at DFTech and is responsible for all support and consulting services. He has over 20 years of experience, half of which is with Data Fusion, in management consulting, systems implementation, and project management.  Prior to rejoining Data Fusion in 2017, he was the co-founder and managing director of L3 Legal Solutions, an integration and system implementation partner for DFTech.  He also served as a Consulting Manager with Interwoven, responsible for business development, client services, and project management for all West Coast accounts.

Bill Marquino

Bill has been with Data Fusion since 1999.  In that time, he has helped developed the very first browser based versions of many of the Intellistat products. Additionally he has developed literally hundreds of custom reports, and more than a dozen custom applications for law firms throughout the country.

Lisa Tauchi

Lisa is DFTech's Technical Support Manager and has been with DataFusion since 2012.  She has assisted in the creation of DFTech's Technoical Support and Operations departments.  Lisa oversees support of all of DFTech's products and coordinates with the overnight monitoring teams as needed.

Emily Hartwig

Emily is a Senior Consultant at DFTech who specializes in the implementation of DFTech’s Intellistat Budgeting & Forecasting (ISBF), Profitability (ISP) and Financial Reporting (ISFR) modules.  After spending nearly two decades in the legal field with over half of that time focusing on IntelliStat products, Emily knows what truly drives long term Budget and Profitability planning and analysis.  

Ray Conti

Ray is a Senior Consultant with DFTech.  He has over 35 years of experience working with legal time & billing systems (going back to the Wang/LTMS system, along with Omega, Elite Enterprise/3E, and Aderant Expert), and has been with DFTech since 2004. Ray is the foremost expert on installing, configuring, training, and supporting Intellistat Analytics (ISAN) product line.

Jim Hearn

Jim has over 38 years of experience in the legal industry’s financial management services, 21 of those years as the Controller of a law firm. Prior to joining DFTech, he worked with Thomson Elite for 10 years specializing in FRx Financial Implementation & Training, as well as, General Ledger/Accounts Payable training. As a certified Microsoft FRx Software Authorized Consulting Professional servicing the FRx Financial Reporter, his current role at DFTech focuses on supporting Intellistat Financial Reporting (ISFR) through installations, training, and report development.

Philip Dearmore

Phil has been a Senior Consultant with DFTech since 2005.  He has been in software design for over 20 years with experience in a broad range of industries including healthcare and food service.  Currently he is responsible for development and customization of DFTech's Analytics, Dashboards, and Partner Performance applications.

Allen McPheeters

Allen has over a quarter-century of experience in software development for major software publishers like Sierra On-Line, Inc. and Microsoft. His expertise covers user-interface design, software development, and project management and training. He specializes in Intellistat Budgeting & Forecasting (ISBF) and Intellistat Matter Planning & Pricing (ISMP).

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