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MLA Places Christian Na as Chief Legal Officer at Emburse

Hanover, MD (October 17, 2022) — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world’s leading legal search firm, today announced the placement of Christian Na as chief legal officer and corporate secretary for Emburse, Inc. The search was conducted by Elizabeth Smith, partner and practice lead, and Michelle O’Brien, managing director.

Emburse is a global modern spend management company offering solutions that revolutionize the way organizations manage employee expenses, process invoices and make payments. Over 18,000 customers in more than 120 countries, from start-ups to global enterprises, rely on Emburse to make faster, smarter decisions, improve compliance and optimize spend—making corporate spend deliver meaningful value for the organization.

In his new role as chief legal officer, Christian will be leading a global legal team that delivers operational excellence around the company's key assets and operations covering commercial transactions, global compliance, risk management, data usage strategy, and intellectual property.

“Christian was an ideal fit for Emburse. He approaches his career with an entrepreneurial drive and a continuous improvement mindset, providing an intelligent roadmap for his teams to navigate the legal landscape and drive toward short- and long-term goals,” said Elizabeth Smith. “Christian’s remarkable success in past roles demonstrates his ability to understand business objectives, identify varying risks and inspire confidence in his colleagues. He was also an absolute pleasure to work with,” added Michelle O’Brien.  

Christian most recently served as chief legal officer and corporate secretary for Magnitude Software, a PE-backed SaaS platform that enables enterprise data integration, business process automation and continuous intelligence, where he helped lead the transformation of the company until it was acquired by insightsoftware in November 2021. Before that, he led the legal function at several growth-stage, mid-market and large cap public organizations, including multiple SaaS and software companies. Christian received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law and his bachelor’s from Boston University’s College of Arts & Sciences.

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