John Tsiofas is the Chief Operating Officer at Cassels. In this role, John is responsible for overseeing all operational and administrative areas of the firm. He brings to the firm over 30 years of experience working specifically within the legal industry. Prior to joining Cassels, John served as a senior management consultant and Interim CEO for Kraft Kennedy, a top legal industry consulting company based in New York. As a consultant, he provided a wide array of management and technology consulting services to numerous AMLAW 100 law firms as well as major corporations across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Before joining Kraft Kennedy, John served as Chief Operating Officer for another top Canadian law firm where he built and managed a team that oversaw all aspects of the firm’s day-to-day operations. Prior to serving as COO, John was the Director of Information Systems for the same firm where he successfully oversaw numerous infrastructure, technology and business tool implementations. John also spent several years working for one of the legal industry’s top software vendors where he held a variety of positions including Manager of Product Development, Chair of the Product Strategy Committee and Vice President.
He has spoken and presented many times to industry groups such as the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), Legaltech, American Corporate Counsel Association, and the Toronto Law Office Managers Association (TLOMA) on an array of topics relating to operational management and technology. John studied Computer Science and Economics at the University of Toronto. He is a past member of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of the National Ballet of Canada and he is an instrument rated, private pilot.