Meet the team.
As well as our central team, we are proud to have over 2,000 freelance legal professionals in our community.
Founder and CEO, Obelisk Support
“I founded Obelisk Support in 2010 to keep ex-City lawyers working flexibly, around their family and other commitments. As CEO, I am committed to making Obelisk Support a great place to work for my team and consultants, and to delivering innovative legal services that delight our clients time and time again.” Formerly an international journalist and Linklaters lawyer, Dana is CEO of Obelisk and founder of the First 100 Years and Next 100 Years projects.
Dana is a well-known industry leader and a passionate advocate for building a more diverse, inclusive, and purpose-led legal profession. Multi-award winning, Dana received ‘Special Commendation’ as an ‘Innovative Leader’ in the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Europe 2022 awards – being the only legal leader to make the Financial Times annual roll call for a second time, exactly 10 years apart.
In recognition of her contribution, achievements, and positive impact on the legal profession Dana has also been awarded a Special Contribution Award at the Women in Law Awards 2020, Outstanding Achievement in Legal Services by The Legal 500 in 2019 and, in 2018, was voted Legal Personality of the Year. Dana serves on The Law Society of England and Wales Council representing women and has been appointed to The Law Society E&W’s EDIC (equality, diversity, inclusion) committee.
A TedX speaker, Dana regularly speaks at industry events and in the media on culture in the legal profession and the future of legal work.
“I head up finance, operations and people at Obelisk. This gives me the opportunity to review and develop every aspect of the business”. Will is an experienced CFO/COO with track record of developing high growth privately owned or VC backed SMEs in multiple sectors. He works with the other Board members at Obelisk Support to develop strategies for optimising market growth and keeping one step ahead of the competition in terms of service delivery and customer satisfaction.
Chief Commercial Officer
Client Project Manager
“I joined Obelisk Support as I value their human first approach and the emphasis placed on being a diverse, inclusive and forward thinking company. My role as a Client Projects Manager consists of supporting both the clients and consultants with onboarding to new projects and making sure everything runs smoothly.” Chloe brings with her a strong customer focus and service delivery expertise developed in previous roles in the technology and security industries.
Consultant Experience Manager
“The experience a company provides is as important as its products and services. My role at Obelisk Support is to make sure that our consultants are looked after. I provide a human touch alongside our online platform.” Prior to joining Obelisk in Spring 2020, Daniela ran Winmark’s Academies for C-level executives. Her focus at Obelisk is looking after our consultants by helping them secure work and develop their skills.
Customer Care Associate
“I joined Obelisk Support as a Contracts Manager in September 2021, as their values and innovative approach to flexible working demonstrated to me that this was a 21st Century company that cared. Each day is different in the life of a contracts manager, and my day-to-day role entails producing the documentation for client and consultant onboarding, as well as negotiating contracts with third party service providers.” Prior to joining Obelisk, Hollie was a trainee solicitor at Holland & Barrett International Ltd and worked primarily in commercial and compliance.
“The legal sector can be very conservative, but it is changing rapidly and to see the choices expand, especially for women, is part of what makes the job so fascinating.” Jane joined Obelisk Support in October 2013, managing the recruitment and onboarding of new consultants into the Obelisk Support talent pool. With a background in recruitment and development from Linklaters, her role is to attract and select lawyers, often at the start of their journey into interim legal work, that are a good match with our clients’ businesses.
LOUISA VAN EEDEN-SMIT
“Obelisk Support has grown from strength to strength over the last decade, making the original vision to enable talented lawyers who want to work flexibly and still make a difference in the legal profession a reality. I’m looking forward to working with the Obelisk community to empower more lawyers and clients to work in ways that benefit all.” Prior to joining Obelisk in 2022, Louisa established her marketing expertise through a variety of agency and client-side marketing roles, most recently at LexisNexis.
Client Account Manager