Jon S. Hoak
Jon S. Hoak is a co-founder of UpLevel Ops. UpLevel Ops is a consulting firm specializing in providing services for in-house legal departments and law firms. UpLevel Ops provides a complete range of Legal Operations support, including IT solutions, Finance and Budget guidance, Talent Management and Development, Benchmarking, Best Practices and Metrics, and Outside Counsel Selection and Management.
Prior to co-founding UpLevel Ops, Mr. Hoak served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Flex from January 2011 through June 2016. Flex is a leading Sketch-to-Scale solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. With more than 200,000 professionals across 30 countries, the company provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight, and logistics services to companies of all sizes in various industries. At Flex, Mr. Hoak had global responsibility for providing legal support and directing legal operations. He also led the corporate security function and U.S. Government Affairs activities at Flex.
Previously, Mr. Hoak was Vice President and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer at Hewlett-Packard (HP), where from 2006 to 2011 he oversaw the strategy and implementation of HP’s ethics and compliance program, including adherence to HP’s standards of business conduct. Mr. Hoak also served from 1993 to 2006 as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for NCR Corporation, where he was responsible for furnishing legal counsel services and directing legal operations for all global divisions of the company. He also served as General Counsel of AT&T’s Federal Systems Division, where he led a group of attorneys to support AT&T’s provision of products and services to the United States Government. Prior to joining AT&T, Mr. Hoak was a Partner of the law firm Sidley & Austin, LLP and also worked for Heritage Communications, a cable television provider.