• About Us

About Foundation Software Group

We develop next generation software solutions for law firms, making it possible to leverage a firm's collective intelligence for competitive advantage. Launched in 2016, Foundation customers include over 25% of the Am Law 100. Foundation enables firms to transform disparate data about clients, matters, people, and parties into usable and actionable information. Its Firm Intelligence platform includes integrated applications for Experience Management, Expertise Location, and Client Management - leveraging firm knowledge to improve client service, win new business, and gain insight into both the business and practice of law. 

We iterate with our customers to develop truly great – not merely the best – products, with the goal of continually exceeding our customers’ expectations.

Foundation is led by an accomplished team of professionals with deep experience in successful law firm application development. Our team members have worked together for many years and come from leading law firms and innovative technology companies. 

Our Team

Chris Adams

Sales Director
Chris has over a decade of law firm sales experience, coming to us from LexisNexis and Aderant where he focused on legal software solutions. Chris earned his BS degree from Lewis University and is a U.S. Marine.

Neil Allain

Senior Software Engineer
Neil has been building innovative software solutions for law firms for over 20 years. Like his tenure at Interface Software, Neil joined Foundation shortly after it was founded. Neil earned his B.S. in Computer Science from Benedictine University in 1993.

Brett Balmer

Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder
Before founding Foundation Software Group, Brett founded and led software development at several successful software companies including Scout Solutions and SetPower. Brett has a BS in computer engineering from The Johns Hopkins University.

Amy Banoff

Director of Finances and Human Resources
Before joining us, Amy held numerous roles in finance, human resources, and administration at a variety of companies, including the successful software startup, Authentify, Inc. Amy earned her B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Cindy Bare

Vice President of Consulting
Cindy joined Foundation Software Group from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP where she led knowledge management including the firm’s experience management initiatives. She’s a thought leader on knowledge management and practice management technology.

Nancy Baron

Director of Product Marketing
An experienced marketing and communications professional, Nancy has worked for a variety of software companies educating and engaging customers and prospects in myriad ways. Nancy earned her BS degree in MIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Stewart Beck

Director of Software Engineering
Stew has been developing software since 2004. He was lead software developer and manager, software development at Microsystems before joining us as Director of Software Engineering. Stew holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Illinois State University.

Bill Block

Director of Product Development
Bill is passionate about designing and building strategic applications that leverage software and technology to solve real-world problems. For over half of his twenty-year career, Bill has focused on software solutions for large law firms.

Nate Fineberg

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder
After selling Interface Software to LexisNexis, Nate relocated to Colorado and started Foundation Software Group. He earned his Computer Science degree from Indiana University and then moved from developer to CEO at several software startups.

Ashley Gibbs

Customer Success Manager
After seven years at large law firm Dechert LLP, Ashley joined us as a Customer Success Manager in 2017. At Dechert, Ashley launched, among other solutions, their CRM system and experience management application.

Amanda Keith

Customer Success Manager
Amanda started her career as a software developer at several companies after earning her Computer Science degree from University of Mississippi. She joined us as Customer Success Manager after fourteen years at large law firm Ogletree Deakins.

Anam Kahn

Quality Assurance Lead
Anam leads our quality assurance program having focused her career on quality assurance at Microsystems and BLUE Software. Anam earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees from Benedictine University.
Jess Louwagie

Jess Louwagie

Principal UX Designer
With a degree in Design Communication from the University of Minnesota, and over 20 years design experience, Jess is an expert in multidisciplinary and human centered design. As part of our development team, Jess is responsible for design within the product and our brand.

Kate Meltzer

Sales Director
Kate joins us as our first dedicated sales professional having focused on technology solutions for law firms throughout her career including at Interface Software, LexisNexis, IntApp, Microsystems, and NetDocuments. Kathy has a BA from The University of Connecticut.

Joe Nitti

Customer Success Manager
After ten years as a software engineer at large law firms Seyfarth Shaw LLP and Dykema, Joe joined Foundation in 2016 as a Customer Success Manager. Joe earned his degree in Management Information Systems from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
Mike Plumb

Mike Plumb

Customer Success Manager
Joining us from Microsystems and Interface Software, Mike has decades of experience including consulting, training, and technical writing that will help him guide our customers through Foundation implementations. Mike earned his BA from Northern Illinois University.

Max Polinski

Customer Success Manager
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, Max joined Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, most recently as a business analyst in Knowledge Management supporting the firm's implementation of Foundation Experience Management.

Brian Rogers

Senior Software Engineer
After earning his Computer Science degree from Northern Illinois University, Brian joined the software development team at Interface Software, staying on after the company was acquired by LexisNexis. He rejoined many of his colleagues at Foundation in 2015.

Barry Solomon

Executive Vice President
In between practicing law at Sidley Austin LLP and serving as Sidley’s CMO for seven years, Barry was one of the founders of Interface Software. He was also CMO at Microsystems. Barry earned his B.S. from The University of Chicago and his J.D. from its Law School.
Kim Stein

Kim Stein

Sales Director
Kim has over a decade of law firm sales experience, coming to us from Thomson Reuters and LexisNexis where she focused on KM and legal software solutions. Kim earned her BS degree from Mercy College. She has authored a number of articles, and has been a speaker and moderator at industry conferences.

Matt Thompson

Director of Customer Enablement and Adoption
Matt joined Foundation Software Group at the beginning of 2016 as our Vice President of Product Marketing. With a focus on customer success with legal software for law firms, Matt worked at Interface Software / InterAction both before and after LexisNexis acquired the company.

Christine Vorderer

Senior Vice President of Customer Success
Chris heads up our Customer Success team, overseeing support, implementations, and training. For over 20 years, Chris has focused on large law firms, building customer-focused cultures at software companies such as Interface Software and Microsystems.

Sarah Whittington

Customer Success Manager
Sarah joins us with nearly 20 years of experience in legal marketing and technology, with much of her time focused on pitches and experience management at an elite Wall Street firm. Sarah earned her B.S. in Marketing from West Virginia University.
We're always looking for good people. Check out our job openings!