People & Places News

Time for another round-up of people (and places) news, featuring: Alison Thorpe & Prosperoware + Mark Craddock & XRef + DocSolid + Copyrite + Quill Pinpoint + Datashare + Acrowire + Huron Consulting + Spout IT + Wilson Legal Solutions


• INTERNATIONAL – One of our favourite people in the legal IT sector – Alison Thorpe – has just been appointed Regional Sales  Manager with Prosperoware and will be working alongside reseller partners to maximise opportunities for the Milan, Zone and Ascera platforms, as well as have direct responsibility for the Umbria Legal Process Management Solution, with a focus on Matter Budgeting and  Analytics.  She can be contacted at


• INTERNATIONAL – And another of our favourites Mark Craddock is now working with XRef to bring his knowledge of international company development in the legal technology market, to support the continuing growth of XRef  globally. XRef continues to generate further interest in the US and Asia, supported by further recent wins in the UK at Watson Farley & Williams and Bristows. Mark can be reached at


• US – DocSolid, a leader in enterprise document scanning solutions for the legal market, announced it has expanded its leadership team by creating and, now, fulfilling three key director positions:  Eric Lynn is announced as the new Director of Customer Success; Dale Shoup, Director of Software Development; and Kent Henderson is taking the helm as Director of Sales. The additions to the DocSolid leadership team are intended to enhance customers’ success, fuel the recently launched Scanbition consultancy designed to power the paper-to-digital transformation in law firms, and propel the company’s legal market leadership through targeted expertise and a deepened bench of industry experience.


• UK – Copyrite has opened a London office and recruited Sammy Stewart as Regional General Manager. Sammy has previously held management roles with IKON, Konica Minolta and Annodata. The new office is at 9 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YF T: 0203 542 9830


• UK – Over at Quill Pinpoint, Karen Eldridge has been promoted internally from its legal cashiering division where she held the role of Legal Supervisor for a period of 5 years, to a new role as Implementation Manager. Karen’s responsible for overseeing the roll out of software and services to new clients, extra licences and additional products to existing clients.


• UK – John Eady has stepped down from his position as Managing Director of Datashare Solutions, a Shift F7 Group company. “As a founding Director of Datashare Solutions, John has been a key figure and instrumental in the growth and reputation of the company”, said Garry King, Chief Executive of the Shift F7 Group, “He has worked hard to ensure that the acquisition by the Shift F7 Group has been a success, both for the employees of Datashare Solutions and their customers”. Nigel Lomas, currently Managing Director of Shift F7, will take up the role of Managing Director for Datashare Solutions. “Having worked closely with John and the team at Datashare since the acquisition, I am looking forward to getting more actively involved in the day to day running of the company”.


• US – Acrowire a strategic business and legal technology consulting company, just announced that it continues to expand its staff with the addition of Jeff Bodem as Senior Vice President of Client Strategy and Patrick Lamm as Solutions Architect. Bodem brings more than 15 years of experience in business development and client services focused on law firms, corporate law departments and government agencies via organizations including Navigant and LexisNexis. Lamm joins Acrowire as Solutions Architect on the SharePoint development team and has a priority to deliver functional and innovative solutions to clients across all industries. He draws from 10 years of software development experience and is proficient in Microsoft.NET, SQL, Web, HTML, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery. Most recently, he served as a software developer for AAA of the Carolinas as well as director of web development at Cube Six.


• US – Huron Consulting Group Inc announced that Debra Zumwalt, vice president and general counsel for Stanford University, has been appointed to Huron’s board of directors. During her career, Zumwalt was a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP from 1993-2001. She specialized in complex civil litigation and higher education law. She was the managing partner of the Silicon Valley office and a member of the firm’s governing board.


• UK – legal IT specialist Sprout IT has appointed of Angela McNaughton as Director. Angela, a Chartered Management Accountant with 11 years’ experience in the legal industry will assist in leading the company’s strategy, driving organisational structure and creating a culture of engagement. Angela’s appointment comes at the start of an exciting period of growth and development for the company, with a 35% revenue increase on last year alongside the recent launch of the SproutCloud; a highly secure Cloud, utilising private connectivity, for the Legal sector.


• US – Wilson Legal Solutions, a provider of software and services to enhance law firm profitability and productivity, is pleased to announce the following people who have joined the company: Jennifer Hallett, of Seattle (Wa) has joined Wilson Legal Solutions as a senior director. Hallett is a certified project management professional with nearly 25 years experience. She advanced through a series of positions with Thomson Reuters Elite over a period of 17 years. And Bo Yancey, of Charlottesville (Va) has joined Wilson Legal Solutions as a senior business of law consultant. In his new position, Yancey is responsible for the successful end-user deployment of business intelligence with a focus on configuration and assessment of solutions to evaluate client profitability, partner compensation, and department and practice group analysis. Previously, Yancey worked with LexisNexis and Redwood Analytics as director of professional services, director of business of law services, and a senior consultant.