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Ryan Anderson

CEO and FounderFilevine


Member Since June 2021


Legal Tech
Market Expansion
Executive Leadership


Ryan Anderson is the Cofounder and CEO of Filevine, the leading cloud-based collaborative work solution for law firms and businesses across the United States and Canada. With over 25,000 professionals using Filevine every day, Filevine provides top-rated automation tools to law firms, legal departments, and businesses, including case, matter, investigation, and project management software. In his work as an attorney before Filevine, Ryan was constantly bombarded with urgent tasks and problems. Facing that stress, he decided to move beyond handling urgent problems and instead built a system that would solve the problem. He found a team of software engineers who were obsessed with cloud-based collaboration and clean, intuitive design. In the basement of his law firm, Filevine came to be. Before starting Filevine, Ryan was a Founding Partner at a western-states law firm focusing on personal injury, mass torts and employment class-action. As a lawyer, Ryan personally litigated hundreds of cases, including numerous successful trials and 7-figure settlements. Ryan is a proud husband and father of 5 children and resides in Salt Lake City, Utah. His goal is to change the face of legal work and help lawyers be happier, less stressed, and better able to achieve their goals.

Published content

16 ways leaders can set achievable expectations for their team to grow 

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Apply these strategies to enhance your team's performance levels and standards. To set your team up for success and the confidence to meet department expectations and throughout the company, it's critical to start the conversation early.  Providing clear context, consistently, about big-picture goals and objectives will encourage employees to stay accountable, collaborate effectively, and become even more invested as they learn more about the "why." Below, 16 Fast Company Executive Board members are sharing their tips to inspire individuals, motivate teamwork, and achieve better outcomes. 

12 tips to strengthen cross company communication 

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Implement these methods to distribute newsworthy information, solidify manager-team engagement, and build a culture of trust. When you're responsible for leading a company, whether small or large, it's necessary to find a cohesive way to deliver the internal high points and low points through effective communications, and timing is everything to maintain employee loyalty.  In addition, leaders should learn to utilize multiple platforms for their staff members to engage in, based on their comfort level, once they receive the information. This approach enables managers to separate news that is "nice to know" from the "absolutely must know" right now. Below, 12 experts from Fast Company Executive Board share their best practices to prevent executives from missing the moment.

The secret language of SaaS metrics: Four blind spots to keep an eye on


When evaluating customer health—the probability that subscribers value a platform and will stick with it—nothing is more objective than usage.

15 ways to create a purpose-driven brand 

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Holding fast and spreading the word about what your company truly believes in may galvanize new partnerships and potential customers.  To establish a winning brand that has true purpose, make your company's mission personal not only to yourself but your entire team. So stand firm on the core values of your business and surround yourself with the right stakeholders who are willing to champion your brand and help execute its goals. If you're authentically passionate about providing products and services that can solve your clients' problems, your credibility as a reliable establishment in the field will continue to grow.  Below are 15 Fast Company Executive Board members to share their ideas and increase your influence in the marketplace. 

16 business experts share their reasons for staying the course 

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Here's some extra motivational wisdom to keep you moving forward as well. Running a business is not for the faint of heart. It requires the confidence to make better decisions and self-awareness to remain humble enough to attract employee loyalty and trust.  In addition to having critical thinking skills, you also have to be willing to consider other people's ideas and be ready to pivot, carefully, as the market—as you once knew it—begins to evolve. We asked 16 members from Fast Company Executive Board what inspires them to keep striving and stay in business. Here's what they had to say.

If customers hate your minimum viable product, good


A real MVP should disappoint customers—preferably, customers who love your platform and agree to pilot test new products.

Company details


Company bio

Filevine, the leading legal work platform, is changing the way legal work gets done for law practitioners and their clients. Filevine is dedicated to empowering all organizations that have high-stakes, highly regulated work with tools to simplify and elevate complex legal work. Powering everything from document management to client communication, over 25,000 legal professionals use Filevine daily to deliver excellence in every contract, deadline, and result. Filevine is the top legal software company on the Inc. 5000 list and is among the top 50 fastest-growing privately-owned software companies according to the 2020 Inc. 5000 list.



Area of focus

Case Management Software
Project Management
Legal Tech

Company size

201 - 500

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