When it comes to running companies, Michael Mathias knows that growth and customer service are key. And he's bringing that knowledge and experience to FindLaw.
Mathias signed on as FindLaw's new General Manager in November. He's a welcome addition to our management team as FindLaw continues to grow -- both as a resource for consumers looking for legal help, and as a provider of business development solutions for small law firms.
"FindLaw has an important role in the legal industry," Mathias said. "Small law firms need our leading marketing services to grow their businesses and connect them with consumers in search of legal resources. I am excited to be a part of this team and aim to build on the history of FindLaw's success."
By joining FindLaw, Mathias brings 25 years of experience in leading initiatives around corporate strategy, database marketing, and customer relationship management.
For example, in a previous role as general manager for Acxiom, a marketing technology company, he managed nearly $400 million in growth for its financial services markets. He also helped Merkle Inc., a customer-relationship marketing agency grow its business from $10 million to more than $250 million in the span of a decade.
Mathias' skills, industry experience, and leadership capabilities will help drive future growth for FindLaw, which remains the No. 1 consumer legal website, said Karl Florida, director of the Small Law Firm & Consumer segment for Thomson Reuters.
"He has an established history of leading complex organizations and developing company cultures that attract and retain the best talent," Florida said. "Both skill sets position him to help FindLaw provide excellent service and exceptional value to our customers with our innovative marketing solutions."
Before joining the FindLaw family, Mathias served as chief commercial officer for a private equity-backed marketing agency called Qdmh. Mathias earned his bachelor's degree in English from Occidental College and his MBA from the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University.
FindLaw welcomes its new GM and looks forward to the years ahead!
-- Michelle Croteau, Director, Marketing Communications
with Andrew Chow, FindLaw Audience Team