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Exclusive: Aderant selects new CEO

Aderant’s president Chris Cartrett will next year take over as CEO, we can reveal, taking over from Deane Price, who is pursuing other opportunities within Aderant’s parent company Roper Technologies.

Aderant’s president Chris Cartrett will next year take over as CEO, we can reveal, taking over from Deane Price, who is pursuing other opportunities within Aderant’s parent company Roper Technologies.

Cartrett was promoted to president on 1 July and formally takes over as CEO in January 2022.

Price’s tenure at Aderant began a decade ago when she took on the role of CFO. She moved into the COO position in 2014 and was promoted to CEO in 2017.

During her decade of executive level leadership at Aderant, Price has seen the company grow from a single-product company to one with a broad product portfolio. Aderant’s brands now include Aderant Expert for practice management, Handshake and Drive for knowledge management, iTimekeep, OCG Live & Thrive for timekeeping and compliance, BillBlast for eBilling, CompuLaw for docketing and calendaring, and Expert Case for legal case management.  

“I am incredibly grateful to our Aderant family for making the last ten years both successful and fun,” said Price. “Chris Cartrett is a natural leader. He understands the legal vertical and what our clients need better than anyone. He is great at leading teams to achieve their goals, and I am confident that he will lead the company into its next phase of growth while bringing success to the entire Aderant community.” 

After many years at Thomson Reuters, Cartrett joined Aderant in 2014 as senior vice president of strategy and growth. He was promoted to executive vice president in 2017, and president in July 2021.  

“Deane’s business acumen and leadership have been on full display for everyone since she became CEO,” said Cartrett. “Her style personifies class and grace, and she has been an outstanding mentor for me and others in the organization. More importantly, her leadership is what has led us to our current number one position in the market across multiple product lines.”  

Price and Cartrett will continue working together through the end of 2021 to ensure a smooth transition this coming January.

Caroline.hill@legalitlexicon.com