Our Team

Brian Kennel

CEO, Lead Navigator

When I originally started the firm I just wanted to survive in my own business. My thought was to work for a small group of clients on a very exclusive basis, which would provide me with a decent living and more control over my schedule. Eventually, I reached a point when my clients needed more, and my thinking had to change.


As a result, the company is growing, our services are expanding, and it’s a lot more fun. Along with client work, I spend my time looking for innovative ways to serve more clients, improve our processes and broaden our geographic reach.


I feel fortunate that I found something I’m good at. Being that person whom clients trust with their critical issues suits me well. Over the span of my professional career, I have served as an entry level accounting clerk, controller, firm administrator, and as an entrepreneur who failed and succeeded. I understand the technical aspects of running small and mid-sized firms law firms as well as the personalities that define successful firms.


Living in a data-driven world that expects instantaneous answers, I help clients to leverage available data collection applications to remove much of the guesswork from the decision-making process. And while I prefer a data-driven approach to making complex business decisions, I am not afraid to rely on my instincts and experience, especially when solutions are unclear or the time horizon is short.

 

I deeply appreciate the weight of leadership on many of our clients. I find the most fulfillment when our work results in a better decision-making process.  I enjoy collaborating with our clients, coworkers, colleagues, and even competitors to produce results for our clients.
I hope we get to work together someday.

Sean Kennel, MBA

Financial Modeling Analyst

I help law firms to make data-informed decisions regarding their strategic priorities. In providing financial metrics such as: compensation models, timekeeper profitability and workload distributions, I help law firms to become more efficient and profitable. Equally rewarding to me is working with clients to secure a solid future by providing them with plan and growth projections, merger analysis, lateral models and transition plans.

Jan Sander, MBA

Process Analyst

Working with law firms, I strive to create and improve procedures that will stimulate individual contributions as well as collaboration among the firm’s members. I do this using an analytical yet personalized approach.

In my role as Process Analyst, I focus on the development of operational processes to improve effectiveness and efficiency in key areas including: associate and partner performance, marketing, strategic, transition and transformation planning.

Kathryn Sintz

Marketing Manager

I have worked with law firms in a marketing capacity for over 15 years, both in-house at a mid-sized law firm and as an outside consultant. This experience, along with my Masters in Social Work, has given me a strong understanding of the unique needs of attorneys and how to best communicate their expertise. I love the challenge of taking complicated legal topics and presenting them in a way that effectively reaches current and prospective clients.   

Brian Kennel, Jr.

Business Service Manager

As Business Service Manager for PerformLaw, I provide management and operational support to our law firm clients. This includes payroll management, cloud based bill pay, benefits compliance support, 401K processing and client profitability. I began working with Perfomlaw during the summer and other school breaks. Now working on a full-time basis, it is fun to watch the company grow and to help our law firm clients do the same.

Galy Vega

Virtual Business Assistant

A great resource to PerformLaw and to other law firms, Galy Vega Virtual Administrative Services provides a lengthy list of virtual services. Galy takes care of your administrative tasks so you can focus on what you do best.

 

Galy is a highly creative and passionate professional with over 7 years of experience in Administration and Marketing.  She works with CEO's,  law firms and business owners throughout the United States, providing extensive business services.

 

Sherry Malinawan

Data & Project Administrator

As a data & project administrator, I am responsible for managing various projects and data. Utilizing PerformLaw’s data-driven approach to problem solving, I process large volumes of data to uncover relevant information. I organize this data into charts and timelines to visually communicate the information to clients. I am motivated by the actionable insights gained through data analysis which allow us to better serve our clients.

OUR TRUSTED PARTNERS

Arian Elfant PerformLaw

Arian Elfant, PhD.

If we are not careful, all of us run the risk of the day-to-day grind moving us further away from our true interests, motivations, and natural skillset. Over the years, I have had the privilege of working with clients who are successful in their careers but have lost touch with their purpose.

 

My passion and expertise lie in reconnecting you, your team or your organization to what truly drives you and identifying what is getting in the way of optimal emotional and financial success.

 

Arian Elfant obtained a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in 2001 and completed post-doctoral training at Vanderbilt University’s Psychological and Counseling Center. She continued to work at Vanderbilt as a clinician, a supervisor and as the Director of Assessment Services until August 2003. Arian has been in private practice in New Orleans for over 16 years. Presently, she serves on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Tulane University School of Medicine.

 

Through the course of her clinical work with many successful business professionals, Arian developed a passion for leadership development. She now devotes a portion of her practice specifically to Consulting Psychology. She is certified in the Hogan Assessment, an assessment tool aligned with the specific needs of businesses and leaders. Arian is also an active member of the Division of Consulting Psychology of the American Psychological Association.

ARIAN ELFANT WEBSITE