Legal tech hires: Litera bolsters revenue team with double hire

Litera Microsystems has bolstered its revenue team with two key industry hires: Ian Kujawa, formerly director of partnerships at NetDocuments, joins as the new VP of partnerships. Judye Releford, who was previously director of client development at BigHand, joins as document lifecycle evangelist.
As VP of Partnerships, Kujawa will be responsible for leading the growth of Litera’s partner program. Kujawa said: “Building out Litera’s program with new revenue models that increase activity and lead expansion into new markets is the first step in driving our new growth.”
As a document lifecycle evangelist, Releford will be responsible for pre-sales customer education and aligning their needs to Litera’s products. “I have a passion for collaborating with customers and helping them experience greater efficiency and confidence in the work they do,” said Releford. “Like our customers, we have high standards for document creation, and I look forward to helping them master that process.”
“Ian and Judye have already played key roles in shaping how firms draft legal documents,” said Avaneesh Marwaha, Litera Microsystems CEO. “As part of our company’s rapid growth and the growing number of law firms we support, it is important that we continue to build on the deep expertise of our team with key hires. Ian and Judye bring with them a wealth of experience, particularly in the document creation space, and we’re excited for them to help us write this next chapter in our story.”
The hires come during a period of intense growth for Litera, which as we first revealed exclusively in July, has acquired Workshare. That acquisition was driven in large part by Litera’s private equity owner HG (formerly HG Capital), continuing the work of former owner K1 Investment Management, which in 2016 began piecing together leading companies from across the drafting experience to provide users with a single desktop experience. Those acquisitions include Microsystems, XRef, Litera, The Sacker Group and now Workshare. 
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