Executive Team

Executive Team 2022-11-22T16:32:00+00:00

Rob Mattern, MBA

President & Founder

Rob Mattern is President and Founder of Mattern.  Mattern is the leader in law firm operations consulting and cost recovery solutions.  Rob is widely regarded as a thought leader in the industry and publishes widely including in American Lawyer, Wall Street Journal, Legaltech News and Legal Management magazine, is an editorial board member of Law Journal Newsletter’s Accounting & Financial Planning for Law Firms, and is a frequent speaker at key industry events across the country including the COO CFO Forum, the Managing Partner Forum, PwC Law Firm Services Global Forum in New York City, ALA Annual Exposition and ARMA International.

Read Rob’s Welcome Message explaining Mattern’s mission and values.


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Jodi Carroll, MBA

Director of Client Services

Jodi Carroll has over 20 years experience in law firm management solutions and consultative services. Jodi is involved with each of our projects – overseeing project schedules, providing client communications, and ensuring customer satisfaction. Jodi also stays involved with our projects as they move into Phase III – ongoing monitoring and maintenance of vendor contracts and compliance.


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Nathan Curtis, IGP


Nathan Curtis, IGP, a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, brings over 20 years of experience working with law firms in the U.S. and overseas in developing industry-first solutions across Information Governance, Litigation Support, Digital Imaging, and traditional Office Services. As a consultant for Mattern, Nathan is focused on emerging technologies and their application in the legal environment, driving results through Mattern’s customized RFP process, and overseeing service, technology and policy implementations.

Some client projects Nathan has managed are:

  • Butler Snow LLP 
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Groom Law Group 
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP


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Ben Schmidt, JD, PMP, IGP


Ben Schmidt, JD, IGP has over 7 years of developing business strategy and consulting law firms on achieving maximum efficiency and effectiveness of their support services. He also brings 8 years of experience in legal practice. In addition to his Information Governance Professional (IGP) designation, he is credentialed as a Project Management Professional (PMP).

Some client projects Ben has managed are:

  • Cooley
  • O’Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Orrick
  • Shook, Hardy & Bacon
  • Thompson Coburn
  • Vorys


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Ed Warren


Ed Warren has over 20 years experience in support services and facility management. Ed is considered an industry expert in the areas of in-house support services improvements and the management of the RFP process for equipment and outsourcing services.

Some client projects Ed has managed are:

  • Best, Best & Krieger
  • Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP
  • Hughes Hubbard & Reed
  • Marshall Dennehey
  • Perkins Coie
  • Waller


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Cory Riner, MA


Cory Riner, MA, has over 9 years of experience leading and developing traditional and virtual administrative support solutions for Am Law 100 firms. Cory specializes in administrative and document processing solutions, increasing efficiencies, and managing outsourcing contracts.


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