Randy Bishop

Randy Bishop is Co-Founder, President and Chairman of ContractSafe. he previously started and ran businesses in software and cleantech. Randy was the CEO of Verengo Solar, which he and Ken Button grew from a start-up to over $100 million in sales. Randy is a member of Young Presidents Organization, and he serves on the board of KIPP Los Angeles. He received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, and his undergraduate degree from Stanford University.
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Your Contract Risk Management Checklist

Randy Bishop | March 20, 2019

Maximizing resources is an overarching principle in business management. Managers get excited, and justifiably so, when they can add a little revenue here and cut an expense or two there. Implicit in this endeavor is the wise and efficient use of human capital, including your own time. One way many successful people accomplish tasks and save time is through the use of checklists.  Some people are even passionate (yes!) about checklists!

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March Release Notes:  Bulk Edits, Advanced Filtering and more!

Randy Bishop | March 16, 2019

Easier Filters

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Construction and Contract Management: What You Need to Know

Randy Bishop | March 15, 2019

The construction industry arguably goes hand-in-hand with human civilization itself. In fact, anthropologists, scholars, and other scientists often study our ancient construction to better understand us, both then and now. From ancient Mayan pyramids to Stonehenge, our structures tell fascinating stories, and sometimes create new and mysterious questions.

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Contract Management 101: What is Contract Risk Management?

Randy Bishop | March 08, 2019

The management of risk is so important in business that “risk management” has become a well-respected profession, with dozens of universities producing graduates with business degrees in the field. Broadly, risk managers specialize in identifying and evaluating risks to the company. The risks are then prioritized and addressed in a manner determined to best protect the assets of the organization.

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ContractSafe partners with LegalSifter for exciting new service

Randy Bishop | March 07, 2019

We're proud that LegalSifter selected ContractSafe as part of their new, full service contract management solution called Sifter Concierge. This exciting new service is for companies that want to just outsource the management of their contracts, but still be able to find/report/stay on top of key dates. See full release below!

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Four Things You Didn’t Know About the History of OCR

Randy Bishop | March 03, 2019

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is a technological innovation with important business applications. In essence, the technology allows a software program to analyze text and convert it into a format that a computer (or certain other machines) can read and process. Importantly, it also turns scans of documents into searchable text.

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ContractSafe & Mission: Working Together

Randy Bishop | February 19, 2019

From its founding, ContractSafe knew it wanted to leverage AWS, as it's the most stable and user-friendly cloud platform. For the first year and half of its AWS deployment, ContractSafe’s internal team of full-stack developers balanced responsibilities for product development, backend operations, and DevOps, but this sucked too much time away from our product development schedule, so we had to find another solution. 

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Six Considerations for Adopting Contract Management Software

Randy Bishop | February 15, 2019

Questioning (unquestionably) plays a big role in society. Socrates believed that questions, not answers, drive thinking, and law students have paid the price ever since! The scientific method is premised, in part, on asking one or more questions before searching for scientific answers. Philosophers question the very meaning of existence. And with the internet, you can find answers to almost any question, from how to defrost meat to  how long the average penny lasts.

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Three Contract Management Cautionary Tales to Remember in 2019

Randy Bishop | January 22, 2019

The arrival of the new year is an exciting time pretty much around the world. In America, many eat special foods for luck, drink champagne, and party late into the night. In Denmark, people collect plates throughout the year, then throw them at the door to celebrate. The more plates you break, the more friends you will have in the coming year. And in Ecuador, mannequin-like representations of the old year (and anything bad associated with it) are set on fire – literally – and burned in effigy.

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Say This, Not That: Getting Your Team On Board

Randy Bishop | January 07, 2019

We’ve all grown up hearing the idiom, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” But can you always convey everything you need to with a single photograph or drawing? Of course not. Pictures are great communication tools, but conveyance of some ideas requires the additional level of precision or subtlety that only the written or spoken word provides.

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