Frontera Consulting announces strategic hire for the North American legal sector 

Oracle partner Frontera Consulting has hired legal technology veteran Jim Whitmore as its director of sales for North America Legal, to focus on expanding its global practice management solutions business (GPMS) in the region. Frontera is an Accelalpha company following their merger in August 2022. 

Whitmore has over 20 years of experience in the legal market and has worked across all areas of technology including practice management; time and expense management; and human capital management. His previous roles include vice president of sales at Chrome River and director of sales at Thomson Reuters Elite.  

“Jim is a well-known technology leader with global reach and experience in the legal industry”, said Jake Laliberte, director of GPMS. “Jim has an impressive track record of driving real change. Not only does he bring deep global experience in leadership, talent and experience in the legal industry, he is a welcome addition to our team to focus on our growth and enhance our client and partner success. 

“We feel now is the perfect time to raise awareness of Oracle’s law firm specific capabilities and finally provide law firms with a proven suite of cloud solutions built from the ground up.” 

Whitmore said, “I am very excited to join the Frontera team. I believe the potential for growth and value creation is tremendous, given the smart and passionate people, strong and unique technologies, and worldwide footprint. Having played a leadership role in similar business in legal, I am confident that we can develop and execute plans to drive consistent growth. I look forward to becoming part of the Frontera family and partnering with the team to continue to build the business. 

“Oracle solutions have a long history in the legal sector. We are excited that, Frontera, as a premier Oracle PMS/performance management and HCM partner, is devoted to the legal sector and we are already seeing the benefits of this focus with the addition of flagship clients.” 

Rounding out Frontera’s legal focus, Whitmore will also work with iManage specifically in the area of new business intake and conflicts as well as TIQ Time for lawyer time entry in order to deliver solutions for the entire matter lifecycle.