OpenText bolsters legal tech division with double hire

Serge SavchenkoFollowing the launch in July of OpenText’s dedicated legal tech vertical, two new account executives have this month started with the London team.
Joseph Howlett has joined from Varonis and previously held roles at Bloomberg and Messagelabs. He will be responsible for corporate legal sales in the UK & Ireland.
Tony Armstrong has joined from D4 Special Counsel and will be responsible for law firm sales in the UK & Ireland.

The legal technology division is headed by Serge Savchenko (pictured) who joined from Survalent Technology, where he was the chief revenue officer. The division is the only dedicated industry vertical in the Nasdaq-listed, 12,200-employee company.
Savchenko heads a team that includes Simon Price, VP of sales, who was formerly managing director of Recommind. The team will look after the development of eDOCS and OpenText’s eDiscovery business (including EnCase, Axcelerate and OpenText Insight Predict, which stems from its acquisition of Catalyst).