Our Team


Carlos Seoane

Co-Founder and CEO

Carlos Seoane is co-founder and CEO of Extempore. A lawyer by training, Carlos has been working with software products and companies all of his professional life. Before founding Extempore, Carlos held executive positions at Thomson Reuters, including leading eBillingHub, a software business that serves the billing needs of the largest law firms in the world, processing over $3B of legal work every year. Carlos is the son of two university professors and is married into academia: teaching and teachers have been a part of his life since he was born.

Stephen Fluin

Technical Co-Founder

Stephen is co-founder and CTO of Extempore. Stephen is an enthusiastic Executive Technologist, Entrepreneur, and Mobile Expert, and has been an integral part of growing three successful technology companies. He combines a deep understanding of modern technology and business practices to build great software products, strategies, and experiences. He holds a BS in Computer Science and an MBA from the University of Minnesota.

Susana Pérez Castillejo, PhD


Susana is an Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics at the University of St. Thomas, in Saint Paul, MN. She has been teaching language and linguistics for over 15 years in face-to-face, online, and blended environments at different higher-ed and K-12 institutions. Her research focuses on sociophonetic variation, second language speech processing, and the integration of computer and mobile technology for language development and assessment. At Extempore, Susana provides pedagogical input and research-based guidance for our product development, and she shares her insights on the theory and practice of teaching speaking through our blog.

Don Querry


Don Querry is the Chief Technology Officer at Extempore. Since entering the Information Technology industry in 1999, Don has held many roles in fast-paced, high-volume environments including his most recent Software Architect role with the Electronic Billing Division of Thomson Reuters, whose software processes millions of highly confidential electronic bills annually. He possesses a very diverse technology skill set including Development, Architecture, Infrastructure, Security, and Cloud.

Megan O'Hara


Megan O’Hara is the CFO of Extempore. Megan has been working in finance and accounting for +15 years. She has spent 10 years in various financial positions at Target Corporation and Lifetouch, Inc and started her career in public accounting as an assurance associate. Megan holds a master’s degree in finance from the University of Minnesota. Megan is also an adjunct college instructor, teaching accounting for the last 10 years.

Kim Massana

Board Member

Kim Massana is the Global Head of Customer Experience at Thomson Reuters. In this capacity, he leads the Customer Experience transformation across all different TR Businesses Units totaling $12B. Prior to this role he was the CEO of Innovative Interfaces in the San Francisco Bay Area, which provides ERP software to Academic and Public Libraries. Before Innovative Interfaces, Kim has had various executive positions at Thomson Reuters, including President of Elite, a company providing software solutions to law firms globally. Prior to Thomson Reuters, Kim worked in a number of roles at Equifax both in Spain and in the UK, including heading the Decision Solutions Unit, and Sales for the Credit Bureau Solutions.

Garrison Hoffbeck

Garrison is a Marketing and Customer Relations Intern for Extempore. Currently, he is pursuing a degree in Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas, MN. Garrison has been involved in two startup projects with focuses on marketing and sales. At Extempore, he is involved in managing social media channels, answering customer questions, and creating/distributing valuable content to the Extempore Community. In addition to our team, Garrison provides an extended hand to bring the brand and customer closer together.