Executive Team

Executive Team 2019-02-12T13:06:27+00:00

Rob Mattern, MBA

President & Founder

Rob Mattern is President and founder of Mattern & Associates, LLc.  Rob publishes widely including recently in the Wall Street Journal, Law Technology News and Legal Management magazine.  He is an editorial board member of Law Journal Newsletter's Accounting Financial Planning for Law Firms.

Rob is a frequent speaker at key industry events across the country including the Thompson Reuters Law Firm Leaders and COO CFO Forum, ALM’s CIO CTO Forum, ARMA International, ALA Financial Management, ALA National Conference and PwC Law Firm Services Global Forum in New York City.

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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Stephen Cole, IGP

Director, Strategy & Client


Stephen Cole is Director, Client Technology & Strategy at Mattern & Associates. Stephen has a successful track record with over twenty years expertise consulting for large law firms, extending from Litigation Support, Records & Information Management, Word Processing, Imaging, Cost Recovery to BPO and end-to-end eDiscovery services. Stephen gained his experience both on the service provider and law firm sides including as the Vice President over the legal business unit at Pitney Bowes Management Services, a technology specialist at an AmLaw 50 firm, and most recently, a Regional Vice President of Ipro Tech, an advanced eDiscovery solution.


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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.

Recent Projects:

  • Best, Best & Krieger
  • Chapman & Cutler
  • Fox Rothschild
  • Kaye Scholer
  • Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin
  • Murtha Cullina
  • Perkins Coie
  • Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis


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Ben Schmidt, JD


Ben Schmidt, JD, has over 5 years of business strategy and support services consulting experience and 8 years in legal practice.

Recent Projects:

  • Frost Brown Todd
  • Higgs Fletcher & Mack
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel
  • Shook, Hardy & Bacon
  • Thompson Coburn


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Nathan Curtis


Nathan Curtis, a Six Sigma Yellow Belt, brings a wealth of industry experience to Mattern. In his most recent role as Director of Service Delivery for Exela/Novitex, Nathan was responsible for operational success and financial growth of legal outsourcing clients across the U.S.  Nathan’s experience working with some of the largest law firms in the nation, and overseas, has proven invaluable in driving industry-first solutions. As a consultant for Mattern, Nathan’s focus will be on developing project strategies, managing project resources, and overseeing implementations for clients.


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