Jay Mandal is an entrepreneur, executive and lawyer. He was co-founder and CEO of LawPivot, an online legal marketplace in which individuals and small businesses received legal answers from lawyers, which the team sold to Rocket Lawyer. At Rocket Lawyer, he then served as GM of the Legal Advice Business, in charge of products that connected users to lawyers and also managed the nation-wide network of lawyers.
Prior to that, he was the lead mergers and acquisitions lawyer at Apple. He began his career as a corporate and securities lawyer at Brobeck and Pillsbury. Most recently, he was Vice President of Product Partnerships and Corporate Development at Optimizely, a website optimization platform that has more than 7,000 customers (backed by Andreessen Horowitz and Benchmark Capital).
A Stanford undergraduate, Mandal earned his B.A. in Economics (with honors) in 1996, and was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar to India in 1996-97, before heading across the bay to the University of California Berkeley, where he earned his J.D. in 2000.