Our Team

Business and Technology

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.

Stephen Fluin

Technical Co-Founder

Stephen is the technical co-founder 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.

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.

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.

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.

Marketing Customer Success

Sam Slagle

Account Executive

Sam has been in various sales roles over his 6-year career and discovered his passion for the tech industry in 2015 while working for the Minneapolis based startup, SportsEngine, now part of NBC Sports. Sam is a leader by example and is known for going above and beyond for his clients, colleagues, and company. Sam was an integral part of the rapid growth of the East Region, developing and executing the go-to-market strategy leading to record months year over year. As an ex-college athlete Sam enjoys spending his free time playing in three soccer leagues year-round, bowling (242 high game), softball, volleyball or anything that allows him to be active and social..

Michael Ramirez

Account Executive

Michael has held multiple sales roles for the last 5 years, lastly at SportsEngine, an NBC Sports Company. Michael was an important part of leading the Southern California team and strategically developing the San Diego Territory. A native Spanish speaker, he was also in charge of all Spanish Relationships. Michael now spends most of his time off coaching soccer and helping the youth community in Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

Patrick Ramirez

Business Development Representative

Patrick has a degree in Marketing and Communication from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN. At Extempore, Patrick handles day to day contact with clients, creating brand exposure and ensuring extraordinary customer service. Growing up with two parents who spoke very little english made bridging the gap between different languages and cultures important to him. Outside of work, you can find Patrick at underground hip-hop shows, dancing or spending time with his family.

Board Members

Peter Lake

Board Member

Peter Lake is Group Business Development Director for JS Group a company that provides engagement solutions and learning resources to the UK Higher Education sector. He is also non-executive Chairman of two information businesses, Mondaq and Governance Publishing. Prior to these roles, Peter worked for Thomson Reuters as a SVP heading up their European and Asian legal information businesses.

Kim Massana

Board Member

Kim Massana is President and CEO of Neota Logic, Americas. Previously he was the Global Head of Customer Experience at Thomson Reuters and before that, president of Innovative Interfaces. Kim has had various executive positions in his career, including President of Elite and 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.

Joe Zoghbi

Board Member

Joe is the COO of Iridium Technology LLC—A firm that specializes in Business intelligence for Law firms. Joe has two masters degrees—an MBA and an MA in Education Management—and extensive experience in technology.Prior to Joining Iridium, Joe was the Managing Director of Minisoft Inc. a software company specializing in revenue management for law firms.Joe lives in Chandler, Arizona with his wife and two kids. He is an amateur photographer and loves swimming and hiking.

Natalie Anderson

Board Member

Natalie Anderson is VP of Strategic Partnerships at Curator Solutions, a firm that helps companies intelligently manage content creation and assembly. Natalie has held various executive and product management positions, primarily at Pearson within their Higher Education Division. Natalie’s areas of expertise encompass product-market fit, market development, and business development, primarily in the Edtech arena. She has a passion for networking and building deep partnerships with enterprise-level clients.

Luis Torregrosa

EMEA Market

Luis Torregrosa leads Extempore’s efforts in the EMEA market. For the last 20 years, Luis has held executive positions, leading both Product and Technology organizations. This long experience has helped him build an invaluable expertise around his professional passion: digital transformation, in the legal industry, in the classroom or anywhere else. Most recently, Luis managed the 300-strong global software development community serving emerging markets at Thomson Reuters.