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​Meet the Smokeball Leadership Team

Working Together to Support UK Solicitors

We are proud to introduce the executive members of the Smokeball team, our experts in legal software development. They have either worked as conveyancers, lawyers, have an extensive history of software development within the industry ​– or both!

With first-hand knowledge of the problems legal professionals are facing, and they know how to solve them through innovative technology solutions.

If you’d like to learn more about who they are and their role within the company, read more below. Feel free to get in touch with any of them for an informal chat or if you have any questions. We love hearing from you.

Smokeball Team Hunter Steele Chief Executive Office
Hunter Steele

Chief Executive Officer

Hunter joined Smokeball in 2008, and is Chief Executive Officer. With over 16 years’ experience in building legal software, Hunter has a proven track record for pushing the boundaries and delivering innovative software solutions.

He holds a Law and Computer Science degree from Bond University.

Smokeball Team Jane Oxley Chief Revenue Officer
Jane Oxley

Chief Revenue Officer

Jane is  passionate about helping small law firms work towards a more productive, profitable and also less stressful practice. Having worked in the legal field for her entire career, Jane has a strong affinity with small law firms and the crucial role they play in the communities they serve.

Jane also understands how the right technology can help small law firms achieve better outcomes for their clients and their bottom line.

Smokeball Team Bianca Bowron-Cuthill  General Manager
Rachel Holmes

UK, General Manager

With over 20 years experience in legal, Rachel brings a wealth of expertise and genuine passion to the world of legal tech. Rachel's passion for client success and product support has given her an intimate understanding of the needs and challenges faced by legal professionals.

As our GM, she ensures smooth operations and provides exceptional solutions tailored to the UK legal market. Her unwavering dedication and commitment to client satisfaction drives the team's success.

Smokeball Team Adele Hoyle Global Head of Product
Adele Hoyle

Chief Product Officer

Adele has over 15 years’ experience in the legal software industry and is very passionate about solving problems for law firms and building products that clients love.

At Smokeball Adele and her team work seamlessly with the Engineering team to deliver the best and most innovative small law firm products to the international market.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computing Information Technology and has a wide range of experience working in the UK and Australia where she developed a great understanding of the legal industry from her roles in software development, professional services and at LexisNexis where she spent several years heading up an international Product Management team.

Smokeball Team Bart Vadala Development Manager
Bart Vadala

Chief Technology Officer

​As a leader of 30 developers, Bart is responsible for Smokeball’s design and architecture, and inspiring his team get creative and think outside the box. With over 10 years’ experience in building powerful legal software, Bart has played a significant role in transforming the way our clients work, and today he continues to build impactful intuitive software, keeping workflow efficiencies top of mind.

He holds a Bachelor Computer Science (Software Engineering).

Michael Campbell

Chief Financial Officer

As Financial Controller Michael is responsible for Smokeball’s global finance and accounting operations and strategies. With over 20 years of experience in finance and accounting roles in Australia and the UK, he has worked in a diverse range of industries including Utilities, Luxury Retail and Fine Art.

​Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Tasmania and is a member of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants (CPA).

Smokeball Team Emma Erlach

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At Smokeball, you'll be working with a committed and talented bunch of people who really enjoy working with each other.

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