Author Archives: Matt Patel

Matt Patel is considered an all-rounder who can pick up any role and excel at it. Throughout his career he has enjoyed challenging roles focused on customer satisfaction, sales, and marketing, as well as leading product teams. Matt can best be described as a peaceful warrior, building trusted relationships with internal staff, channel partners, and customers as well as creating a highly collaborative and respectful environment where positive results are inevitable. As COO and co-founder at Malbek, Matt is focused on overall operational excellence across the departments, including sales, marketing, services, and support. Matt enjoys a variety of hobbies outside of work. In the winter he enjoys skiing with family and friends, and in the summer, he enjoys water gardening in his backyard. When you meet Matt, ask him about his Koi pond. His penchant for finding the best food in any city makes him a go-to when traveling. Matt’s top-down approach, whether he is skiing or building solutions, allows him to step back and look at the bigger picture.

How to Configure Without a PhD in Computer Science

In this day and age we are all comfortable with self-service when it comes to any technology or application. Quite frankly, we almost expect it to be that way. So why does it feel that enterprise applications in the office environment require a...

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Honey, Can You Remind Me When Our Anniversary Is?

Ever ask this question to your spouse?  Hopefully you didn’t have to because you should remember it, or you have set-up a reminder on your phone to remind you. If you missed it, you will have an unhappy spouse for a few days, some verbal...

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Remember Searching through Encyclopedias?

Today we continue our ongoing "how to" series examining the important steps needed to achieve ideal contract management by turning to the topic of searching your contracts. Unfortunately, this can be a truly frustrating experience for many. You...

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How to Stay Connected with Your Contracts Just Like Social Media

In our ongoing "how to" series  this week we turn our attention to the topic of how to stay aware of all your contract activity. Staying informed of where your contract is in its lifecycle and what changes are being made is no easy task, and the...

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Contracts, Work from Home, and COVID-19

It’s a crazy moment in our lives right now. At the time that this post is being published, there are nearly 100,000 active Coronavirus cases worldwide. Markets are in free fall and entire countries are under lock down. Here in the US, schools are...

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Have You Reviewed and Approved a Contract Lately?

This week we are continuing our contract management "how to" series. This blog series examine the important steps needed to achieve ideal contract management. Even if right now you are overwhelmed and starting from zero, there is hope. Let us...

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How to Submit a Contract Request in a Jiffy

Today we kick-off a new series focused on the "how to" steps involved in creating a contract. In this series, each week we will examine the simple steps to reach nirvana in contract management. Even though it might sound too good to be true, your...

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Contract Management Goals for 2020

The new year is upon us, so you know what that means. Everybody is making their new year’s resolution, including us.  At Malbek, we  like to keep things whimsical, and so we thought it would be fun to take the typical new year's resolution list...

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How to Survive Contract Management in a Do More with Less Environment

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Malbek: The Dark Horse of 2018 Year in Review

What a year it’s been for Malbek! From a relative unknown when the year began to the undisputed dark horse of 2018, Malbek has continued to be an agent for change in the Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) space.

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