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Leadership team

Mark Britton

Mark Britton

Founder & CEO

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Prior to founding Avvo in 2006, Mark was the Executive Vice President of Worldwide Corporate Affairs of InterActiveCorp Travel (IACT) and Expedia, Inc. He was also Expedia’s first General Counsel.

Mark received his law degree from George Washington University. He holds a degree in finance from Gonzaga University and serves on Gonzaga’s Board of Regents.

Who is your favorite fictional lawyer?

Like many lawyers, I admire Atticus Finch. Atticus represented honesty and integrity, but most of all being true to oneself. Atticus uttered one of my favorite quotes: “The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”

Sendi Widjaja

Sendi Widjaja

Co-Founder & CTO

Sendi oversees all engineering and IT operations at Avvo.

Prior to co-founding Avvo in 2006, Sendi spent 10 years with Expedia, Inc. and Microsoft Corporation in various development and managerial roles. Most recently, Sendi was the Senior Director of Development at Expedia.

Sendi holds a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Washington.

Who is your favorite fictional lawyer?

Alan Shore from Boston Legal. He’s a quirky but brilliant lawyer who is not afraid to bend or break the law to fight for the right cause.

Sachin Bhatia

Sachin Bhatia

VP, Product

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Sachin oversees Avvo’s product management and user experience.

Prior to joining Avvo in 2006, Sachin worked in the internet business in various product, technical, and design roles. He started his career at Microsoft in the travel product group and arrived just in time to help with initial launch of Expedia.com.

Sachin holds dual degrees in Economics and Computer Science from the University of Washington.

Who is your favorite fictional lawyer?

Bob Loblaw from Arrested Development because he had a blog called “Bob Loblaw’s Law Blog.” I also love that he always traveled with a stenographer—more lawyers should do that.

Josh King

Josh King

VP, Business Development & General Counsel

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Josh is responsible for the company’s legal affairs, human resources, business development, and business operations.

Prior to joining Avvo in 2007, Josh spent over a decade in the wireless industry, including roles as Vice President, Corporate Development at AT&T Wireless and General Counsel at Cellular One of San Francisco.

Josh earned a J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon.

Who is your favorite fictional lawyer?

Saul Goodman of Breaking Bad, of course. The man knows how to focus on results.

Leigh McMillan

Leigh McMillan

VP, Marketing

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Leigh oversees Avvo’s marketing, communications, and business unit management.

Prior to joining Avvo in 2011, Leigh was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Call Analytics at Marchex, a leading call advertising provider. She also directed public affairs for the Seattle Mariners during their campaign for a new ballpark, which is now Safeco Field.

Leigh is a graduate of the University of Washington.

Who is your favorite fictional lawyer?

I most admire and identify with The Good Wife’s Alicia Florrick—she is tenacious, compassionate and loves good wine. However, in reality I am probably more like Elsbeth Tascioni.

Jason Rasmussen

Jason Rasmussen

VP, Sales

Jason is responsible for sales and account management of all of Avvo’s premium products and services.

Prior to joining Avvo in 2009, Jason held sales leadership positions with Adready and Jobster, as well as participated in the successful public offerings of HouseValues, Primus, and The Network Group.

Jason studied Business and Theatre Arts at California State University, Northridge.

Who is your favorite fictional lawyer?

Tom Hagen—he was the Consigliere to the Godfather! Tom understood his family’s business to the point that he was one of their most trusted advisors. I play a similar role at Avvo—except I don’t help people kill each other. I just help our lawyers get lots of business.

Monica Williams

Monica Williams

CFO

Monica oversees finance and accounting at Avvo.

Prior to joining Avvo in 2014, Monica spent 7 years as Vice President, Finance & Operations/CFO at Allrecipes.com, where she helped the company grow into the world’s largest digital food brand.

Monica earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance and an MBA from the University of Washington, and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Who is your favorite fictional lawyer?

Perry Mason! He only lost one case in his entire career and had a stellar team around him. Plus, like Mason, I look much better in black and white.