ProntoGroup is the vision of our CEO, Ethan P. Halpern, who saw a need for developing revolutionary applications that focus on workplace efficiency and cost reduction. With his work as a litigation paralegal and exposure to law firms, both large and small, Ethan determined that smaller law firms always had extra work that needed to be completed but not enough to warrant hiring a full-time employee, not to mention the additional overhead costs and tax implications.
As Ethan himself started helping an attorney friend on the side, he realized that there is a real need for non-attorney work that needed to be completed but not enough for full time employment. Based on this demand, ProntoGroup’s first product, ProntoParalegal, was created. ProntoParalegal is an app-based product to match services needed by the law firm with people who have the skill set that matches the request. ProntoParalegal is the first of its kind to be entirely app-based and ProntoGroup will continue to develop apps that leverage mobile technology with business needs.
Meet the Team
Ethan P. Halpern
Ethan P. Halpern is ProntoGroup’s CEO. He has over 10 years of experience in the Florida legal sector as a paralegal, having worked for both solo practitioners and firms with over a dozen attorneys. Specializing in litigation, Ethan understands the challenges of getting the work completed timely and economically. As a result, he became proficient in identifying inefficient/costly practices and implementing more efficient/economic ones. The first of those is ProntoParalegal. Ethan continues to look at other industries to provide similar applications in the future.
Stephen J. Cohen
Stephen J. Cohen is ProntoGroup’s COO. He has over 30 years of experience in the technology industry with extensive experience in infrastructure, mobility, cloud applications, and testing. He has served as Operations Manager and VP Operations for several large enterprises managing staff, customers, technology implementations, and call centers. Stephen brings process experience to ProntoGroup coupled with expertise in technology that will be a source of new application ideas in the future.
Cindy B. Halpern-Cohen
Cindy B. Halpern-Cohen is ProntoGroup’s CFO. With over 40 years of experience as a CPA, Cindy has also earned her CGMA certification and an MBA in Accounting. Cindy has worked in public accounting and in private industry with both public and privately owned entities. She has spent many years working for multiple law firms in south Florida where she has gained firsthand knowledge about the needs of law firms. This knowledge has helped in launching ProntoParalegal. Cindy hopes to leverage her knowledge in other industries to help drive the development of future ProntoGroup applications.