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Aderant appoints Jairam Padmanabhan as first-ever chief product officer

Aderant has appointed Jairam Padmanabhan as its first-ever chief product officer (CPO), based at Aderant’s headquarters in Atlanta. Padmanabhan’s primary objective in this role will be to accelerate the company’s worldwide innovation across its entire product suite.  

Padmanabhan is a veteran product management leader with 30+ years of experience in software strategy, marketing, and development. Throughout his career, he has specialized in creating technology for professional services firms.  This makes him especially well-suited for Aderant’s legal industry focus.  Previously, Padmanabhan was chief product officer at XCM® Solutions, a financial/accounting software company which was recently acquired by Wolters Kluwer.  He has also held executive positions at Sage, Fiserv and Wolters Kluwer.  Padmanabhan holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from North-Eastern Hill University in India and an MBA from Emory University in Atlanta. 

“Aderant is exceedingly pleased to welcome Jairam to our executive team in the new role of chief product officer,” said Deane S. Price, CEO of Aderant.  “Jairam is uniquely qualified to optimize Aderant’s tremendous technology assets to provide greater flexibility, efficiency and effectiveness for our law firm clients.  The COVID-19 pandemic has made software more essential than ever as law firms have adapted to remote work.  Under Jairam’s leadership, Aderant’s product teams will leverage cutting-edge resources so we can continue delivering best-in-class cloud-based and on-premise solutions to our clients.”  

Padmanabhan said: “The culture at Aderant is clearly focused on solving clients’ problems with versatile, right-sized and reliable technology solutions. My deep background in professional services technology will allow me to enhance Aderant’s already strong product portfolio.  We will leverage the most state-of-the-art cloud, data analytics, AI and machine learning tools available to make products more intuitive, useful and trustworthy.”