Ascertus Limited has appointed former NetDocuments senior director for EMEA, Andrew Payne, as its head of professional services to lead the company’s project management and consulting teams as well as drive technical engagement across Ascertus’ product portfolio.

Payne has over 18 years of technical, project management and commercial experience in the legal sector. Prior to his five-year stint at NetDocuments, he was a senior project manager and business analyst at top 30 UK law firm, Nabarro (which merged with CMS alongside Olswang in 2017).

The expectation is that he will be involved in all stages of projects – right from pre-sales and project scoping through to implementation, delivery and support. Additionally, he will look to operationalise change management processes in Ascertus’ implementation and delivery methodology.

Ascertus provides document and information lifecycle management solutions to law firms and corporate legal departments across industry sectors in EMEA.  The company says it has achieved business growth of over a 100% in the financial year 2018 – 2019 and this trend is set to continue in 2019 – 2020.

“We are at an exciting phase in our growth, where there’s a need for expansion of the management team, to support continued business advancement across EMEA,” Roy Russell, CEO of Ascertus, said. “Andrew’s experience is rich and his philosophy of ‘customer success’ matches ours. He brings the right mix of technical and commercial perspective to the role, and we are delighted that he has joined Ascertus. Our customers will greatly benefit from his contribution.”

Payne’s appointment follows the recent announcement on LinkedIn that Daniel Ibrahim, formerly director of strategic accounts EMEA at NetDocuments, has joined OnePlace as sales director. NetDocuments will shortly be announcing a handful of new London hires.