Having recently lost sales director Guy Phillips to NetDocuments,  Salesforce-based CRM provider OnePlace has hired iManage RAVN sales director Gareth Thomas as its regional vice president of sales, EMEA to lead its growth plans in the UK and the rest of Europe, Middle East and Africa.

While many in the market still question whether Salesforce is an appropriate platform for a legal CRM, OnePlace has won as clients major international and Am Law firms such as Bird & Bird and Reed Smith.

On LinkedIn Thomas said: “After an amazing three years at iManage RAVN I decided it was time for a new challenge and will be joining OnePlace at the start of October. Its a really exciting opportunity to help grow the business in EMEA and work with an excellent product and team.”

According to founder Tim Smith, OnePlace is in expansion mode after seven consecutive quarters of growth and is looking to recruit further senior talent to its team.