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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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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Contract Management 101: Who Uses Contract Management Software?

Ken Button | December 20, 2018

Most would agree that we live in a world full of conflict. As always, politics, religion, economic policy, and even armed disputes can pit one nation against another. Within our own country, we’re often so divided that it’s tough to find consensus on issues of the day.

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Contract Compliance Audits: What They Are and What You Need to Know

Ken Button | December 11, 2018

Have you ever blindly accepted your take-out order at a restaurant, only to later be disappointed at home? Perhaps you ordered a sandwich and onion rings (because you’ve been craving rings for a month now), only to discover at your kitchen table that the (clearly incompetent and hateful) server gave you the sweet potato fries instead. Or perhaps you ordered the house pizza with explicit instructions to hold the black olives, only to learn that a cook (probably with impaired taste buds) put them on there anyway. In both of these instances, a quick “order compliance” audit before exiting the restaurant certainly would have been helpful!

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Contract Management Best Practices for Smarter Contracts

Ken Button | November 26, 2018

Running a business is more complicated than ever before. Customers demand high-quality products and services for the cheapest price possible. Moreover, competition comes from everywhere, both domestically and internationally. Thus, the pressure has never been greater for enterprises to examine their business from top to bottom, to analyze every cost, and to streamline every process.

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CMS Cloud Security Terms and Standards, Defined

Ken Button | November 20, 2018

 

The concept of security is nothing new, and has long captured the American imagination. In many popular books and movies, whether set in the old west or in a modern office building, someone has something of value that someone is trying to take.

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The Best and Worst Automations in Contract Management

Ken Button | November 12, 2018

It seems like “best” and “worst” lists pop up everywhere these days – especially since anyone with a computer, a blog, and an opinion can add to the fun. A quick survey of the internet turns up an interesting variety of such “bests” and “worsts,” ranking everything from cars to starting baseball pitches to states for beer to fighter jets. If you can dream it up, you can find someone online who’s judged it mercilessly.

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Crucial Repository Features to Look For in Contract Management Software

Ken Button | November 09, 2018

Have you ever wondered about all the belongings you actually lose over a lifetime? When was the last time you saw that brown bomber jacket or prom photos from 12th grade, for example? After all, we do seem to have quite a lot of “stuff” to keep up with.

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The Most Important CMS Features & Integrations for Your Industry

Ken Button | November 05, 2018

All contract management software is designed to streamline the contracting process while reducing costs, but a good CMS is not one-size-fits-all. Certain CMS features, such as a digitized repository or automated tracking and alerts, are useful virtually across all industries, while other bells and whistles may not be worth what they cost (or even necessary at all).

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Four Supply Chain Risks Good Contract Management Can Squash

Ken Button | October 26, 2018

Business management has always been a complicated undertaking. Managers must define long-term objectives and short-term goals, then implement actions designed to accomplish both. The company must allocate resources to maximize efficiency and return for the organization. Moreover, business enterprises must understand their human resources and act in a way to maximize productivity. And like any organization, business entities are affected by changes in the world around them and must evolve to adapt.

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