UK, EMEA and US Legal IT Hires!

Frans Post has joined Venturis Consulting Group as a partner. Post has held roles including chief finance officer at Clifford Chance, Mourant and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek. At Venturis he will be helping clients to restructure their finance teams and systems. He has particular interest in data, practice performance dashboards, and pricing and profitability tools.

According to a statement from Venturis, Post, who is based in Amsterdam, will be helping clients with everything from profit optimisation to the restructuring of finance teams and systems.

Addleshaw Goddard has hired TLT legal analyst Matt Edmonds as senior legal technologist, starting in May. Edmonds has been at TLT for eight years, starting out as an office assistant before becoming a legal assistant and then legal analyst.

Edmonds said on LinkedIn: “I had an amazing sign off from TLT last week after my (nearly) eight-year tenure. I’m so grateful for the opportunities and memories and looking forward to the next chapter.”

Kerry Westland, who is head of innovation and technology at Addleshaw Goddard, said: “Looking forward to welcoming you to the team.”

Elsewhere, Wolters Kluwer Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) has appointed Raja Sengupta as executive vice president and general manager of its ELM Solutions business, effective May 3, 2021. He replaces Jonah Paransky who is stepping down from the position after four years to pursue outside career interests. Sengupta previously led Wolters Kluwer GRC’s Lien Solutions business.

“Corporate legal professionals are increasingly leveraging technology solutions and analytics to manage risk and drive operational efficiencies,” said Richard Flynn, CEO of Wolters Kluwer GRC. “Raja is a customer-focused leader who has combined data driven insights and advanced technology to create market-leading solutions for customers ranging from the largest global banks to start-up businesses.  I am excited that he will now bring this approach and expertise to serve our corporate legal and insurance customers and their law firms”.

Prior to Wolters Kluwer Sengupta served as General Manager of American Express Merchant Financing. He started his career as a management consultant in Mitchell Madison Group’s New York office. Subsequently, as global head of Banking & Financial Services Practices at Inductis LLC (now part of EXL Service), he played a critical role in the firm’s growth, positioning it as a reputable player in big data analytics.

Rupert Murray has rejoined nQ Zebraworks business development team, handling the northeastern United States. In a statement, the company said: “Rupert joins a long list of former employees who have found their way back to nQ Zebraworks, and we couldn’t be happier that he has returned.”

Murray has spent more than 35 years working with some of the world’s leading legal tech providers, including nQ, LexisNexis, Xerox and Iron Mountain.

And Onit has appointed Brad Rogers as senior vice president of strategy and growth. Rogers has more than two decades of transformation leadership experience in organizations including Bank of America, GE and JPMorgan Chase. He previously served as chief operations officer and chief of staff for advocacy and oversight at a Fortune 100 global financial services company with more than $1 trillion in assets under management and 14,000 employees globally. While there, he had a leadership role in building legal operations capabilities designed to drive productivity and cost reductions. 

At Onit, Rogers will focus on developing, executing and sustaining corporate strategic initiatives that advance its aggressive growth trajectory and innovation. 

“Brad is a respected thought leader in our industry and has developed a stellar track record of accomplishments in digital and legal operations transformations. He also has in-depth knowledge of Onit platforms and products, as he has used our technology for years to execute his vision. I enjoyed working with him as a customer and look forward to his contributions to our strategic endeavors,” commented Eric M. Elfman, CEO and founder of Onit.