The Innovative Computing Systems leadership team maintains strong ties to clients and is committed to maintaining long-term strategic relationships with them to ensure the highest levels of success with IT initiatives. At the same time, they are dedicated to nurturing and advancing Innovative Computing Systems employees, while upholding the firm's core values.
Michael Kemps is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Innovative Computing Systems, Inc., where he cultivates relationships with clients and partners and, with his management team, provides leadership, strategic and ethical direction and oversight of company operations. He founded the company in 1989 after developing relationships with several law firms that eventually became early clients.
His interest in technology began when he was 13-years old and started developing Bulletin Board Systems (BBS) with friends and repaired hardware and software for family and friends. Today, Michael is involved in the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) and the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), as well as several non-profit organizations.
He was a founding member and advisory board member of Premier Bank of Palos Verdes.
In March 2019, he was elected to the Palos Verdes Estates City Council.
His insights into the roles legal technology solutions can play in law firms have been widely published.
As Innovative Computing Systems' inaugural Chief Operating Officer, Eric Hoffmaster reports to Chief Executive Officer Michael Kemps and collaborates with the Leadership Team. He leads Operations, which oversees Project Management and Professional Services. He has held multiple roles in his twelve years with Innovative, ranging from Systems Engineer to TAC Manager.
He is a close-up magician who has performed at the Hollywood Magic Castle and Hermosa Beach Comedy and Magic Club, among other venues. He is a member of the Academy of Magical Arts and the International Brotherhood of Magicians and actively participates in the magic community in Austin, Texas.
Eric is actively involved in the managed service provider community through writing and presenting at tradeshows and events.
Michael Paul is the Chief Technology Officer at Innovative Computing Systems and has over 21 years of experience in the legal field. In his current role, along with evaluating new technologies and designing systems to deliver new technology solutions to the legal community, he also keeps the glue together on the internal technology that Innovative Computing Systems uses.
Michael holds a bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University and lives in Southern California with his family.
Ted Glutz, Innovative Computing Systems' Director of Sales and Marketing, is responsible for providing direction to the firm's Solutions Consulting practice group.
With more than 33 years of experience, Ted provides strategic guidance to client management across the full gamut of law firm operations. Over the last 13 years, before joining Innovative Computing Systems, he worked with law firms of all sizes, advising them on their technology and organizational challenges.
He retired from serving the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps as a legal administrator and technology manager after 20 years. He is active in both the International Legal Technology Association and the Association of Legal Administrators.
Timothy Van Bourg is Innovative Computing Systems' Regional Service Manager for Northern California and Texas. He leads Innovative's Enterprise Content Management practice group and serves as an iManage implementation engineer.
Tim has watched legal technology grow from mainframes to Novell to Microsoft over his 37 years in the legal industry -- fourteen of them at law firms in almost every capacity but lawyer.
Tim recently completed the Technical Management Program at the University of California, Los Angeles.