Exclusive: Changes at the top at Aderant

Aderant just announced the departure of one long-term executive and the promotion of two 25-year veterans of the company to executive positions. Emmanuel “Manny” Kyrinis and William Davis are both being promoted to fill the roles vacated by Mike Barry’s departure. Mike Barry, Executive Vice President of Strategy & Product, has announced he will be leaving Aderant to pursue a coaching and mentoring role at a private equity firm, saying “The timing was right as the new product releases soon coming to market are the result of the leadership of Manny and William. I am thrilled for both of them to assume these executive positions. It is a very exciting time for Aderant.”
The Insider spoke to Mike Barry a few minutes ago. He said leaving Aderant is “the hardest thing I’ve ever done but I’m nearly 60 and believe now is the time for me to slow down and move on from trying to do everything myself, to coaching a new generation on the strategies they should adopt when developing new software. It is also a good time to go because Aderant as a company is in great shape, with good people and products. The company is not going to miss a beat.”
Manny Kyrinis led the Aderant Product Management team for the last 10 years. Under his leadership Aderant expanded its market offerings with numerous new products, including a new generation of business intelligence (BI) and legal process management (LPM) solutions. Kyrinis has been promoted to Vice President of Product Management and will report directly to CEO Chris Giglio.
William Davis, Senior Director of Development in the company’s largest development center in Auckland, New Zealand, has been appointed to the role of Vice President of Development, also directly reporting to Chris Giglio. In his new executive role, Davis will continue to reinforce Aderant’s reputation as a technology leader in the legal industry, focusing on product development and the execution of product strategy.
“William and Manny both have a long history at Aderant and are both vital members of the product team,” shared CEO Chris Giglio. “Their knowledge of our product set and the changing needs of the professional services industry is exceptional. They are both passionate about producing best in class technologies for firms and have been instrumental in taking Aderant to the next level in our growth. We are all sorry to lose a great leader like Mike, but one of the best things he did was to build a tremendous team, and we are uniquely prepared to have a successful transition with Manny and William’s numerous accomplishments. I look forward to working closely with them for years to come.”