RocketLawyer.com™ to Appoint LexisNexis Executive Ralph Calistri to its Board of Directors
SAN FRANCISCO (February 3, 2009) -- RocketLawyer.com™, the easy legal service, today announced it will appoint Ralph Calistri, Senior Vice President of Global Client Development and CEO of Martindale-Hubbell at LexisNexis, to its Board of Directors, effective February 19, 2009.
Mr. Calistri joins the Rocket Lawyer board in support of the previously announced strategic alliance between LexisNexis and Rocket Lawyer. Under Mr. Calistri's leadership, the LexisNexis Global Client Development Group offers a complete set of legal information solutions for legal professionals and consumers, including the comprehensive martindale.com® and lawyers.com(sm) online resources for those seeking legal information or representation, InterAction® client relationship management software, atVanatage™ competitive intelligence solutions, Redwood Analytics business performance analysis software and more. Calistri is leading the transformation of these solutions into dynamic and interactive offerings that meet the changing needs of today's legal, professional and consumer markets.
Mr. Calistri's experience as a technology professional also includes managing hardware, software and Internet infrastructure operations. For example, in his 20 plus years in the industry, he has led three successful start-ups and is a veteran of some of the world's most well-known technology companies including Nortel Networks, Bay Networks, Digital Equipment Corporation and Xerox.
"I am a huge fan of the affordable legal service, for consumers, small business operators and legal professionals, that Rocket Lawyer is pioneering," said Ralph Calistri. "As a board member, I look forward to helping Rocket Lawyer and LexisNexis work together to enable this much needed transformation of how legal services are offered and delivered online."
Calistri is joined by Erik Levy, senior director for business development and M&A at LexisNexis, who has been named as a board observer.
"We are extremely gratified to have the support and commitment of LexisNexis, as a global legal information services leader. Having worked with Ralph Calistri as a strategic partner, it's clear to our team that he can and will accelerate Rocket Lawyer's already strong growth, leading to rapid availability of affordable legal services for more people world-wide," said Charley Moore, Founder and CEO of Rocket Lawyer. "We especially look forward to benefiting from Ralph's energy, experience and judgment as a key member of our board of directors."
Mr. Calistri earned his bachelor's degree in Psychology with minors in Biology and Chemistry from City University of New York-College of Staten Island and his Masters in Psychology from Long Island University.
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