Meet the Firmex Management Team

Joel Lessem, President & CEO

As Chief Executive Officer, Joel Lessem is responsible for leading Firmex’s strategy and growth. Joel has over 18 years’ experience in successfully accelerating revenues of growth businesses. Under his leadership, Firmex is rapidly becoming a standard for sharing large volumes of highly confidential and sensitive documents for corporate transactions, litigation and compliance. Prior to leading Firmex, Joel drove the US growth of PointForce Inc., leading to the company’s acquisition in 2004. In 1999, Joel co-founded Crescent Logic, a software company that provided online equity research publishing tools for investment banks. A frequent speaker at CEO forums and industry events, Joel studied History of Philosophy & Science and holds a Master of Arts from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University in Montreal.

Randy Rosenberg, CTO & Co-Founder

As Chief Technology Officer, Randy leads the Firmex development and quality assurance teams, guiding them on how to approach new designs and solve technical challenges. Randy has over 25 years of software development experience and proven success in architecting for growth. Prior to co-founding Firmex, he co-founded V51 Consulting Inc. where he designed Lexicon, a popular application development environment. Randy attended University of Waterloo, University of Toronto, and Ryerson University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts studying Media Arts, Physics, and Math.

Mark Wright, VP, Marketing

As Vice President of Marketing, Mark leads Firmex’s marketing and communications strategy. Mark comes to Firmex from Adenyo, where he led the development of the global Marketing team through to the company`s sale to Motricity in 2011. Prior to joining Adenyo, Mark was the Director of Global Marketing Operations at Research in Motion, where he drove the expansion of RIM’s global field marketing and training programs, led the direct marketing practice, and pioneered RIM’s web and social media analytics discipline. Mark holds a degree in film studies from Queen’s University and a master of business administration with a concentration in strategic marketing from McMaster University.

Daniel Israelsohn, VP Finance & Operations

In his role as Vice President of Finance and Operations, Daniel leads Firmex ‘s corporate finance, support and corporate development activities. Prior to joining Firmex, Daniel spent eight years with PwC LLP in both Canada and the U.S. There he advised multinational clients on issues ranging from tax disputes with regulators to structuring complex intercompany financing and operating arrangements. Daniel is a Chartered Accountant and holds Honors Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees from the Ivey Business School.

Sarah Fulton, Human Resources Manager

As the Human Resources Manager, Sarah Fulton leads Firmex’s recruiting, retention, and employee relations. She joined Firmex in 2014 and has since played a central role in fostering company culture, which prides itself on the core values of humour, collaboration, respect and success of all employees. As a leader in the development and growth of Firmex, she also takes an active role in management coaching and employee engagement initiatives. Sarah attended Western University, where she completed a BA in Sociology.


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