Meet the people whose hard work and passion enables Cobra to create the best client experiences
The collective expertise in litigation, technology and management enables our leadership team to seamlessly deliver legal solutions at a global level. Cobra is proud to have a team with a complete understanding of the corporate law department and law firm requirements, stemming from decades of professional experience at various legal institutes and companies.
Candice Hunter CorbyChief Executive Officer
Candice Hunter Corby has over 20 years of experience in the C-suite. She was the youngest ever CFO of a Scripps Howard newspaper at age 26 and has held numerous CEO, CFO, and COO positions throughout her career. She has extensive law firm experience running some of the largest global firms including Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown, and Godwin Gruber. Candice was named CEO of Cobra in 2010 and continues to serve in this capacity. Under Candice’s leadership Cobra has received numerous awards including: The Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS) “Service Provider of the Year” and The Oil & Gas Awards “Best International Document Review Provider” 2016. In 2017 Clutch identified Cobra as a top 2 World-Wide Back Office and BPO firm for Legal Outsourcing out of top contenders from around the world.
Aside from leading her team at Cobra, Candice is deeply motivated to be a great global citizen, focusing on social responsibility around the world, including: being a prior board member of the Andy Roddick Foundation and Zach Theatre, running marathons with Team Livestrong to raise money for cancer patients, providing bottled water to the homeless with I Am Waters Foundation, and supporting Rising Star Outreach for children effected by leprosy in India.
Candice holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from UA Little Rock and is a certified public accountant.
Sakthivel VenkatramanManaging Director – India Operations
Sakthivel manages day-to-day operations and support services of Cobra in India. Prior to working at Cobra, he was the Director of the Legal and Transaction processing unit of OfficeTiger, a large professional outsourcing company in India. Sakthivel was a key member in this department since its inception to growing into a 500-member team in four years. He has also worked at NIIT and Tata Consultancy services.
Operations management, client engagement, implementation of service deliverables, creation and oversight of quality control processes and corporate sales account management are some of his areas of expertise. He serves on the Board of Directors for Rising Star Outreach of India. Sakthivel is a science graduate from the University of Madras and holds a master’s degree in business administration and business law from NLSIU. He is a certified black belt in 6 sigma and lean management system. He is recognized and certified by the Forum of Free Enterprise (FFE) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Sakthivel is an avid speaker at various outsourcing conferences and educational institutions including Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM), NIT, IITm and JSN School of Management. He works for the equality for women in India by reaching out to women’s schools and college in Tamil Nadu. Some of the grass root level topics include women rights, women empowerment, sexual harassment, physical abuse at work place and institutions (with the help of women help group FICC FLO). He also serves Tamil Nadu differently abled federation for their development and equal opportunity.
Mahesh KrishnanGlobal Director – Operations
Mahesh Krishnan is responsible for the continuous improvement of Cobra’s operational processes. He is a key member of the project planning and execution wing, playing a critical role in the delivery of client projects. Mahesh has over twelve years of experience in the outsourcing industry, including extensive experience in business process management – primarily in the fields of paralegal operations and transaction processing for litigation claims (including securities litigation cases and mass tort/consumer litigation).
Mahesh has also worked in project management and business improvement, business development, pre-sales, and customer satisfaction indexes. He is certified in Business Continuity Management (BS25999 standards) and has worked on Six Sigma quality standards. His employment track record includes RR Donnelley Global Business Process Outsourcing, IBM Global Services India, and TATA Info Media. Mahesh holds a master’s degree in business administration from Symbiosis Institute and a degree in commerce from the Bharathiyar University.
Doug KaminskiManaging Director Of CobrATX & EVP Of Sales
Doug joined Cobra with over 20 years of experience in the legal industry spanning four continents. Mr. Kaminski specializes in helping organizations of all types and sizes understand and implement processes along with technologies to enable complex legal workflows resulting in the generation of maximum quality, predictability, scale, cost reduction, and ROI. A frequent speaker and published author, Mr. Kaminski brings to the Cobra team deep experience in the legal technology and services industry, having held leadership positions at Relativity, Symantec, Clearwell Systems, Wolters Kluwer, LexisNexis, and Huron Consulting Group (now Consilio).
Doug is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Detroit Bar Association, Technology Advisor to the Seventh Circuit eDiscovery Pilot Program, a Fellow of the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Co-Chair of ACEDS Chicago chapter, and a Director for the Society for Corporate Governance in Chicago.
Renee MeiselChief Operating Officer & VP Of Legal
Renee Meisel brings two decades of leadership and expertise to Cobra. Renee has built a career translating complicated, multi-stakeholder legal and operational issues into efficient, repeatable processes in large international legal departments. Renee spent eleven years at Dell working in a variety of capacities, including Legal Director of the eDiscovery team, legal counsel to the Global Security Organization, and Senior Director on the Legal Strategy and Operations team specializing in contracts management and spend and matter management. Most recently, Renee headed up Legal Operations for a global investment firm. She has worked in a wide variety of legal areas, including patent litigation, products liability, regulatory matters, internal investigations, information governance, eDiscovery, and cyber governance and incident response. Renee is a published author, cybersecurity expert and frequent speaker at numerous eDiscovery conferences.
Renee is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin School of Law and achieved dual bachelor’s degrees from the University of Oklahoma in French & English Literature. Renee resides in Austin, Texas with her family.
Thandapani RamachandranChief Technology Officer
Thandapani is responsible for maintaining Cobra’s IT infrastructure and data security. His scope of work encompasses planning, organizing, staff management, maintenance and support of network, server, data communications and telecommunication systems. His areas of expertise include implementation, analysis, optimization, troubleshooting, and documentation of LAN/WAN network systems. He is a Cisco and Microsoft certified professional. Thandapani has nearly four years of experience as a project coordinator at RR Donnelley Global Business Process Outsourcing (in India), which includes one year of onsite tenure. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the University of Madras.