Ken Button

Ken Button is Co-Founder and CEO of ContractSafe. He has 20+ years of experience as a corporate attorney, general counsel and entrepreneur. He co-founded ContractSafe based on his frustration in trying to find a good, easy-to-use contract organizer. Previously, Ken co-founded Verengo Solar, which he and his partner grew from a start-up to over $100 million in sales, served as general counsel at ePolicy Solutions, which was sold to a subsidiary of ChoicePoint, and practiced law at O’Melveny & Myers and Winston & Strawn. Ken is a member of Young Presidents Organization, and is on the Board of Advisors of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. He received a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law and an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
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How to Improve Vendor Relationships through Contract Management

Ken Button | April 19, 2019

Let’s face it – life and business are both all about relationships, and most of those relationships require hard work and negotiation. At home, we seek common ground with partners, parents, friends, and other family members. Sometimes, it seems like a remarkable accomplishment just to convince a child to take a bath or eat one more chicken nugget (a vegetable is out of the question)!

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Six Statistics Supporting Contract Management System (CMS) Adoption

Ken Button | March 30, 2019

We know that business managers and professionals across all industries face incredible time management challenges. On some days, it feels like two new fires erupt for every old fire we put out. Plus, vendors, salespeople, and other third parties are constantly vying for our time. They come with all kinds of claims that their products, services, or technology can ease our lives and improve the company’s processes and profitability.

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Everything You Need to Know About ContractSafe’s [AI]ssistant

Ken Button | March 26, 2019

Americans have long been fascinated by automation and the concept of artificial intelligence. In that vein, science fiction books and movies have long captured the attentions and imaginations of audiences with stories about robots, androids, spaceships, and self-driving vehicles. For those of us who have been around for a while, the transformation of some of these ideas from fiction to reality has been amazing, and the rate of innovation is only increasing.

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How to Manage Procurement Risk with Contract Management

Ken Button | March 12, 2019

Risk management professionals, in the broadest sense, must concern themselves with anything that can potentially create liability for the company or harm the company’s assets. In addition, managers throughout the organization must consider the management of risk present within their particular departments or areas of specialization.

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How Contract Management Software Reduces Regulatory Risk in the Healthcare Field

Ken Button | March 04, 2019

Risk management is a common theme in business, reflecting the importance of protecting the enterprise’s assets. Managing risk takes many shapes, from the purchase of insurance to the use of risk-shifting clauses in contracts. Large companies may even hire risk management professionals, who devote their full attention to managing risk across all levels of the organization.

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Three Common Contract Clauses and What You Need to Know About Them

Ken Button | February 26, 2019

Most people have a favorite book or movie, made up of a series of chapters or scenes. Standing alone, these scenes or chapters are important but may be confusing when viewed in isolation. But if well-written, the narrative, like a puzzle, will be revealed in full when all the pieces are assembled. Complicated contracts have some similarities.

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What is Contract Metadata and Why Should You Care?

Ken Button | February 12, 2019

Contract management systems depend on precise, efficient systems for organizing and retrieving contracts. This often translates to a system for metadata management. But what is metadata - and what does it mean for contract management? Scroll down to find out.

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What Are the Different Types of Dispute Resolution in Business Contracts?

Ken Button | January 28, 2019

“Dispute resolution,” as a broadly defined term, has existed for centuries. On a macro level, early humans once relied on brute force. As mankind evolved, countries (or kingdoms) used emissaries, diplomats, and other high-level officials to meet and negotiate a variety of topics and to avoid outright war.

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Five Contract Negotiation Mistakes to Avoid

Ken Button | January 03, 2019

From the time we wake up in the morning until the time we go to bed at night, we exist in a world of contracts. We can turn on the lights and catch up with the morning news on television thanks to our contracts with the electric utility and cable company. We live in our homes, probably with a lease or mortgage contract tucked away in a drawer or safe deposit box. We drive a car to work that was leased or purchased with a written contract. And our employers have even more contracts.

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The Most Common Types of Contracts in Business Today

Ken Button | December 28, 2018

The business world is in a constant state of evolution. Certainly, many changes, such as high-tech machinery, precision manufacturing, and automated contract management software - just to name a few - result from improved technology. In fact, many American companies focus almost entirely on technological innovation.

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