Hello! My name is Olga V. Mack, and I am a results-oriented, pragmatic general counsel who is passionate about helping startups thrive and develop. I carry a proven track record of successfully closing high-valued technology deals, guiding business partners through the life cycle of commercial transactions, litigating high-stakes disputes, and mitigating risks.
As a startup enthusiast, I enjoy helping startups thrive and grow. Most recently I was General Counsel at ClearSlide, a leading SaaS sales and marketing engagement platform. I am also an Advisory Board member at ChannelMeter, Contract Wrangler, TimeJoy, OWL.ai, and numerous others, all early stage startups.
I thrive at navigating the intersection between business, law, and technology. I have managed both legal and business teams and counseled executive level staff on a wide range of issues. I have over ten years of cross-functional experience in corporate governance, intellectual property, security, privacy, litigation, and employment law. I am a certified information privacy professional and M&A and open source software specialist. I am co-teaching a class on Financial Statement Analysis at UC Berkeley School of Law. I also serve on a Leadership Board of the San Francisco Bay Area Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC).
I take pride in being an outspoken advocate for professional women. I was recently honored as one of The Recorder’s 2016 Women Leaders in Tech Law. As a founder of the Women Serve on Boards movement, I have launched petitions and social media campaigns to hold Fortune 500 companies with all-male boards accountable for the systematic exclusion of women. I am also a co-founder of SunLaw, a group that helps women attorneys accelerate their in-house legal careers and WISE, that improves equality in legal profession.
I am dedicated to making a positive impact in my community. I am an organizer and curator for TEDxEmeraldGlenPark that serves the Tri-Valley area— Danville, Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton and San Ramon. We bring Tri-Valley leaders together and provide a forum for the Tri-Valley community to share ideas, embrace differences, get educated, and understand many views.
I also enjoy making a positive impact on the interconnected tech and legal industries. I also share my expertise by speaking at events, summits, and webcasts/webinars. I consistently write articles on startups, corporate gender equity, career growth, the future of law and tech, security, privacy, and how in-house counsel can engage and advise executives and boards. My articles have been published in VentureBeat, TechCrunch, Gigaom, San Francisco Daily Journal, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), Startup Grind, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Ms. JD, and NPR/KQED.
I received a Juris Doctor and Certificate in Law and Technology from UC Berkeley School of Law. I also graduated with a double major in Economics and Political Science from UC Berkeley. Prior to ClearSlide, I was an Assistant General Counsel at Zoosk. I have also worked at Visa, Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and Yahoo!.
In my free time, I enjoy traveling, photography, hiking, reading non-fiction books, and chasing my two daughters who will, undoubtedly, also work tirelessly to change the world for the better.